Hi! My name is Manolis (Emanuel) Kypreos a former war correspondent.
In June 2011 - as a journalist- I was covering protests under my professional capacity in Syntagma Square, Athens, against the new austerity measures, introduced by the Greek government. A riot police unit threw me a stun grenade.
On 9 August 2011 and April 2012, Ι underwent 2 surgeries to have install implant that provide a sense of sound to a person who is completely deaf. I regained a small part of my hearing to my right ear. Due to this physical disability and psychological trauma, my career as a journalist is over.
The Amnesty International, the International Federation of Journalists, the European Union of Journalists, the Reporters sans Frontier, the Greek Journalist Union in cooperation with many other EU and Transantlantic Journalists Unions ask from the greek goverment (from 2011 until today) to provide me with a level of compensation which takes full account of the consequences of my loss of hearing.
After 9 years of litigation, the Greek judiciary finds the police forces guilty at first degree. However, instead of accepting the legal decision, the Greek government continues to turn against me in the second degree, in order to protect the Riot Police units brutality. Unfortunately I need a huge amount to deal with the ongoing legal dispute. I do not have anymore the financial ability to handle such a large sum of money (15,000 Euros).
That is why I am asking for your help and support in a case concerning freedom of the Press and Democracy not only in the European Union but throughout the world.Let us join our voices against police brutality: I CAN’T HEAR!