2NOT AN OFFICIAL COPY
Other human rights problems in 1993 included prosecution of persons who dissentedon sensitive foreign policy and minority issues or who "insulted authority,"restrictions on religious practice, discrimination against Gypsies, and continued use of Article 19 of the Citizenship Code to revoke the citizenship of Greek citizens who arenot ethnic Greeks, despite assurance by senior government officials in 1991 thatArticle 19 would be repealed.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTSSection 1 Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from:a. Political and Other Extrajudicial Killing
Neither government forces nor legal opposition groups engaged in political killing. Incontrast to previous years, no lethal terrorist attacks occurred in 1993. However,during 1993 there were allegations that Greek border guards and military personnelkilled several Albanians who had illegally entered Greece. The Army is conducting aninvestigation to determine whether to court-martial a soldier who fatally shot anAlbanian immigrant on February 27. In another case three Albanians reportedly fellover a cliff to their deaths when a Greek border patrol fired at them during a nightchase through rugged terrain.As a result of the investigation into the case of accused drug dealer Suleyman Akyar,who was reportedly beaten to death in January 1991 while in official custody, the prosecutor proposed that three police officers be charged with using excessive forceleading to death, a felony. The three police officers were subsequently exonerated,however, and the official cause of death was ruled to be pneumonia.A German citizen, Ramon Joachim Schulz, died in a prison in Crete in August under questionable circumstances. The official cause of death was listed as a heart attack, but there was strong evidence that he had suffered a severe beating while in detention.The Ministry of Justice opened a further investigation into the case at the request of the German Government.
Amnesty International (AI) reported the disappearance of two ethnic Greeks withAlbanian citizenship who were detained by police in Zagora on March 4 and never seen again.
c. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment