Sunday, September 28, 2008

Final conviction of Eleftheros Cosmos

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Press Release from The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

Following their conviction at first instance, the editor of the far-right Greek weekly “Eleftheros Cosmos” Dimitris Zafeiropoulos and journalist Theodoros Hatzigogos were tried on 18 September 2008 on appeal before a Three-Member Court of Appeals of Athens, and were unanimously sentenced to imprisonment for 5 months (with a three-year suspension) for anti-semitism (violation of Law 927/1979 against racism), for the article published in the newspaper’s 12 March 2006 issue, which stated : “Thank God, not even 1,500 Jews are left in Thessaloniki ...”.

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I guess freedom of speech in Hellas is slowly dying