Greek Prosecutor Orders Preliminary Investigation for Attack Against MP

koum2The head of public prosecutors’ Ilias Zagoraios on Friday ordered a preliminary investigation for the attack against New Democracy lawmaker Giorgos Koumoutsakos.

Koumoutsakos has filed a suit against persons unknown. Meanwhile Greek Police has called for questioning eight people who were identified by television cameras. They were all released later on lack of evidence.

Koumoutsakos was attacked outside parliament on Thursday evening, during a protest rally of Pontian Greeks. Initially he claimed the assailants were members of Golden Dawn and named a certain MP of the extreme right who was standing close to the assailants. The Golden Dawn MP threatened to sue Koumoutsakos for defamation.

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas told state broadcaster, ERT, that the man in the photos is a “sports trainer” affiliated with the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party whereas the others who appeared to be beating Koumoutsakos are also being investigated.

There has been an uproar among Greek people over the stance of the policemen who were next to the beating and did next to nothing to protect the lawmaker or arrest any of the assailants who acted in front of their eyes.


  1. Another classic example of trial by media. Unless there are arrests it is pointless to name political party members as assailants or otherwise contributing to a crime. ND MPs accusing XA MPs without definitive evidence only places the entire incident in question as a staged event. Frankly given the state of the nation and the animosity between citizens and Parliament, I’m surprised there aren’t more such attacks against those that are supposedly serving-protecting the people.

  2. In 2013 the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk museum was officially opened in Thessaloniki, with the opening ceremony led by NEW DEMOCRACY MP Akis Gerontopoulos who served under the at that time leader of ND and Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras. Is it any wonder that the Pontic community dislikes New Democracy?

    WATCH New Democracy MP Akis Gerontopoulos lead the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk museum opening ceremony on You Tube by searching for: “ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ: Εγκαίνια Μουσείου Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ στη Θεσσαλονίκη”

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk led the Young Turks which genocided and erased the Greeks communities of Pontus and Asia Minor.

    ND MP Giorgos Koumoutsakos walking around at a Pontic genocide remembrance protest is the equivalent of holding membership in a group that publicly paid tribute to Adolf Hitler, then going for a walk amongst a crowd of Jews. He must’ve expected trouble.

  3. Sure Polycrates. Fascist Golden Dawn are the real victims here. Good grief. Your hatred of ND is so great you now apologize for fascists?

  4. WATCH New Democracy MP Akis Gerontopoulos lead the Thessaloniki Mustafa Kemal Atatürk museum in opening ceremony on You Tube by searching:
    “ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ: Εγκαίνια Μουσείου Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ στη Θεσσαλονίκη”

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE between Pontic genocide denying Marxist SYRIZA MP Nikos Filis and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk praising ND MP Akis Gerontopoulos?

    In fact you could argue that ND MP Akis Gerontopoulos is even more treasonous than SYRIZA MP Nikos Filis, as he actually paid tribute to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk who led the Young Turk movement which genocided of millions of Orthodox Christian Greeks and Armenians.

    It is worth remembering that your hero Antonis Samaras was leader of New Democracy and Prime Minister of Greece when the antihellenic traitor ND MP Akis Gerontopoulos led the opening ceremony for the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk museum in Thessaloniki.

  5. A new museum is never bad. Maybe people with low IQ can not understand that.

    Mustafa Kemal was not function in the zone of the Armenian&Pontic genocides between 1915 and 1918, he was in the Dardanelles and Palestine. So he nothing to do with those genocides.
    That he took the decision of the population exchange it is a fact and at his honor knowing that by those painful but necessary movie he avoided many possible war between Greece and Turkey. Population exchange included Muslims in Greece who had to go to Turkey, often without even speaking Turkish in the first place, as many Christians from Asia Minor who arrived in Greece did not even speak Greek.
    Population exchange is painful for everyone on both sides but it is neither genocide nor ethnic cleansing.

  6. They are not equivalent because one is not a denial of the genocide but nevertheless I would agree it was a mistake to give Ataturk a museum (especially while Turks are colluding with Skopians)

    Unfortunately fascist cultists fail to understand reasonable people don’t agree with everything their leaders say and do (as GD supporters behave with their Nazi leader while pointing fingers at everyone else). There are several things Samaras did that I disagreed with. However I still see him as a good man that cared about Hellenism and the best politician Greece has had in a long long time.

    Unfortunately most Greeks are idiots that care more about fascism and Marxism than Hellenism.