Greek journalist Stefanos Chios has evaded a flagrante delicto arrest for spreading pretend information across the cold-blooded assassination of crime journalist George Karaivaz.
Chios, who’s the writer of the newspaper Makeleio, claimed in a front-page article that he obtained proof proving that Greek authorities officers had been concerned in Karaivaz’s assassination.
Following the publication of his signed piece final Saturday, the Athens Public Prosecutor’s Workplace ordered a preliminary investigation and the ex officio prosecution of the journalist on the accusation of spreading pretend information.
Chios himself had survived a homicide try 9 months in the past by combating off his would-be murderer. He managed to drive to the closest hospital with an open wound on his neck after taking two gunshots as he was parking his automotive outdoors his home.
A particularly controversial determine in Greece, Chios has been arrested previously and has been sentenced for libel in opposition to politicians, journalists, and celebrities in varied circumstances.
His newspaper Makeleio is accused of being a racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, and anti-communist publication that repeatedly spreads pretend information and conspiracy theories.
Ongoing investigation for murdered Greek journalist
Distinguished Greek journalist George Karaivaz was shot lifeless on Friday morning by two unknown people, in broad daylight, outdoors his home on the coronary heart of Alimos in southern Athens.
The well known and extremely revered crime and investigative journalist was arriving residence after wrapping ups work on the each day tv present that he labored for on Greece’s STAR Channel, when the 2 shooters approached him on a small motorbike as he exited his automotive.
Karaivaz was the pinnacle crime reporter of main Greek TV community Ant1 for a decade earlier than beginning his personal crime information web site and becoming a member of Star Channel in 2017.
Over the weekend, Greek media have printed surveillance digital camera photographs of the shooters on their car however the police are but to make any bulletins on the progress of the homicide investigation.
Worldwide reactions to Karaivaz’s homicide
Statements of condemnation for the cowardly homicide of Kariavaz had been issued by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli; by Aristotelia Peloni, the spokeswoman of the Greek authorities; and the remainder of the teams of the Greek Parliament.
Even Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Fee, issued a press release late on Friday evening.
”Murdering a journalist is a despicable, cowardly act. Europe stands for freedom,’’ von der Leyen famous.
”And freedom of press will be the most sacred of all. Journalists should be capable of work safely. My ideas are with the household of George Karaivaz. I hope the criminals are quickly dropped at justice’’, the President acknowledged.