Greek police Photoshop away bruises in mug shots, prompting public outcry


A Greek prosecutor has asked for an investigation into whether retouched mug shots are covering up evidence of police brutality, Reuters reports. Earlier in February, four young men were arrested during an attempted armed bank robbery, and photos taken at the time of their arrest show heavy bruises or split lips. Mug shots released not long afterwards, though, didn’t match up — they’d been poorly Photoshopped, with injuries apparently gone.

Critics have accused police of singling out and beating the suspects, then altering photographs to downplay the extent of their injuries. “My son — and the others arrested — was not treated like every other law violator but with particular hatred because he is an anarchist,” says the mother of…

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