ATHENS: Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Athens yesterday to protest against the alleged abductions of 28 Pakistanis by Greek and British security officials following the July transit bombings in London.
The demonstrators, who numbered more than 500, carried banners demanding the resignation of Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis.
Greece and Britain have denied allegations that the Pakistanis around Greece were kidnapped in July and interrogated by an alleged British security agent and eight Greek agents over several days about the bombings that killed 56 people on three subway trains and a bus.
Three of the four suspected suicide bombers involved in the attacks were Britons of Pakistani descent.
Frangiskos Ragousis, a lawyer representing several of the alleged abductees, said he would report the incident to the European parliament on Tuesday. "We will not stop until the very end because we have public opinion on our side and no one can remain above the law," he said.
"It's one thing to detain someone for questioning, but its totally unacceptable to mistreat people under any circumstances."
The Pakistanis had been offered bribes to retract their allegations, he said.