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German reporter arrested for entering restricted border area

Δημοσίευση 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:28 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
German reporter arrested for entering restricted border area
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A German reporter was arrested in the border region of Kastanies-Nea Vyssa, Evros prefecture, on Friday morning for entering a restricted military area.

A German reporter was arrested in the border region of Kastanies-Nea Vyssa, Evros prefecture, on Friday morning for entering a restricted military area.

The reporter, 46, was detected while traveling in a car in the restricted border district, according to a police announcement.

Authorities said that the man "did not observe anticipated rules of access and procedures of journalistic coverage, which have been publicised and require a special permit from Greek authorities."

The reporter, identified as Jorg Uwe Heuer, is accused of violating the law on security measures for restricted areas. Heuer is reportedly a correspondent of the paper Hamburger Abendblatt and for other publications.