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Prosecutor Inquiry into Whether Opposition Parties Broke the Law on Polytechnic Day

November 23, 2020

ATHENS — A preliminary inquiry into whether three opposition party leaders broke the law with mass gatherings on November 17, Polytechnic Day, was ordered on Monday by the Athens Chief prosecutor of first-instance courts following a legal complaint.

Judge Sotiria Papageorgakopoulou ordered State Security to inquire whether Alexis Tsipras of main opposition SYRIZA, Dimitris Koutsoubas of the Communist Party of Greece and Yanis Varoufakis of MeRA25 are liable for breaking a three-day ban against mass gatherings. The ban was part of coronavirus preventative measures, and included the anniversary day of the student uprising against the junta in 1973.

The issue was raised by lawyer and New Right party leader Failos Kranidiotis, who criticised leftist parties for their actions and state prosecutors for their inaction in his social media messages.

 

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