Athens Prosecutor to Probe College Crime Wave



Greek prosecutors are to get involved in a developing scandal about allegations of violence, vandalism and general criminality plaguing some of the country’s universities

Athens Prosecutor’s Chief Prosecutor Elias Zagoras is reportedly to start a preliminary investigation into reports of lawlessness on college campuses.

On Tuesday, National Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) Deputy Professor Manos Stephanidis sent an open letter to the Dean of the School of Economics, Thanos Dimopoulos, complaining of criminal activities and lawlessness on campus.

In it, Stephanidis hit out at alleged robberies and assaults against students and professors, an exchange of gunfire outside a student dormitory, an armed robbery at an ATM plus the stabbing of a student.

Politically, too, the issue has drawn the ire of main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis who promised via Twitter that he would put an end to vandalism in Greek universities, if New Democracy wins the next election.


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