Let journalist Kostas Vaxevanis free - Stop the absurdity.
  • Petitioned For the release of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis

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For the release of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis

Let journalist Kostas Vaxevanis free - Stop the absurdity.

    1. Petition by

      George Kou

      heraklion, Greece

Government unaccountability in greece is at its lowest level possibly ever. The public prosecutor found it appropriate to arrest a journalist, but instead leave everyone else who should be accountable to use the list free. We should instead be congratulating mr. Vaxevanis for not letting go on the subject and bringing matters forward, something that the public prosecutor failed to do.

Quick facts: Mr. Vaxevanis published a list of names of Greeks with accounts on HSBC Geneva. The list has been a matter of debate in recent months, as it was initially handed to the Greek government by the IMF for possible tax evasion, however a series of governmnets failed to act upon it in a criminal way. An arrest warrant was issued and the journalist was arrested today. The sad part is that today is Greece's national WWII commemoration holiday.

More Info: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/world/europe/list-of-swiss-accounts-turns-up-the-heat-in-greece.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204098704578083490949681004.html

http://rt.com/news/greece-officials-swiss-accounts-journalist-warrant-407/

http://www.businessinsider.com/lagarde-list-of-swiss-bank-accounts-leaked-2012-10

The journalist's twitter account: https://twitter.com/KostasVaxevanis

 

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    • Henning Schumacher FREISING, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The 1. arrest was a sign of stupidity and cover up. Does the governemnt really want to repeat the same mistake???

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    • Artio Shieldmaiden TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Freedom of speech and human liberty

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    • Roswitha Rogall COLOGNE, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      It´s a shame!

      The 2059 People who ruined the greek society should be brought into Jail - not this honest man!

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    • Rafael Bejarano LA CARLOTA, SPAIN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Estoy hasta donde no voy a decir, de oír que hay que "Modular", "regular", o "acotar" derechos fundamentales, como el derecho a al vida, el derecho a la salud, el derecho a un trabajo a unas vacaciones decentes (ambos: vacaciones y trabajo), a la vivienda digna, a la enseñanza pública y "gratuita"...

      Estoy más que hartísimos de soportar a los capitalfascistas que cada día que pasa nos roban derechos que han costado a nuestros antepasados cientos de millones de mjeurtos y siglos de luchas, milenios si tenemos en cuenta la guerras sociales de Roma (como la de Espartaco).

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    • SILVIA VEGA BARCELONA, SPAIN
      • almost 2 years ago

      he oído a un retardado de los que gobiernan decirf que "se abusa de la libertad de expresión" qué demonios ers esea estupidez?!

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