Teenager Charged over Attack of MeRA25 Leader Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS – On Sunday, a prosecutor charged a 17-year-old with two crimes and two misdemeanors following an attack on Yanis Varoufakis, the MeRA25 party leader. Varoufakis was injured in the attack that took place on Friday evening in Exarchia and was treated at Evangelismos Hospital.

The charges against the teenager include the crimes of serious physical harm and forming a gang, and the misdemeanors of illegal violence and illegal possession of arms. The teenager, who is reportedly known to authorities, will appear before a juvenile court investigator on Monday.


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