Skouries investigation lawful, police statement says

Police in Thessaloniki on Saturday denied that Halkidiki residents’ rights were being abused as part of the investigation into the attack on the Skouries gold mine. In a statement, the police insisted that its investigation was lawful and “absolutely respectful of human rights.”

On Friday, lawyers representing some of the residents questioned by officers accused the police of taking DNA samples from their clients without explanation or pressing charges.