Greek Cleaning Lady’s Jailing Reveals Two Standards

FILE PHOTO: EUROKINISSI/ΤΑΤΙΑΝΑ BOLARI.

ATHENS – In Greece, critics say, justice is meted out much the same way the laws are applied: the rich and connected walk or get leniency for wrongdoing, and everyone else gets punished, often more severely, for even lesser crimes.

The double standard was illustrated in colored chalk and neon lights when a 53-year-old cleaning lady was given a 15-year jail sentence – reduced to 10 years after an uproar that led to her release while her conviction for forging a …

To Read this Article Login or Subscribe

Login Subscribe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *