ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis requested the swift solving of the murder case of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz, in a meeting with Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis held at Maximos Mansion on Saturday.
After the meeting, Chrysochoidis said the murder of Giorgos Karaivaz is a "repulsive crime", and that the prime minister explicitly called for a speedy investigation and solving of the case.
"Greece's democracy pays special respect to the notion of free press and the protection of one's rights. Very soon Greek Police will find the culprits and hand them over to justice. I express my deep and sincere condolences to the family of Giorgos Karaivaz," noted the minister.
On Twitter, Mitsotakis expressed his deep condolences to Karaivaz's family, and added that "his murder has shocked the entire society."
Karaivaz was ambushed and murdered by drive-by shooters outside his home in Alimos, on the southern coast of Attica, at 14:15 on Friday.