Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos and Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas filed a complaint against everyone responsible for circulating allegations by former deputy citizen protection minister Yiannis Panousis, that SYRIZA members had ties with a terrorist group.
According to Panousis, a member of SYRIZA and advisor to the justice ministry Panayiotis Lamprou had close talks with a jailed member of the guerilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. Panousis has presented as evidence a conversation inside a prison cell recorded by a bug placed by the National Intelligence Service. During the conversation Lamprou promises the imprisoned terrorist that a new bill to be signed by the justice ministry will include the release of certain terrorists and an easing on jail terms on convicts.
The two ministers reportedly asked the Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court to investigate possible criminal responsibilities and those who leaked the documents as well as the mass media that circulated Panousis’ allegations.
Regarding the report, Paraskevopoulos said “it contains dialogues that are made public and we don’t know if they are real, but they seem to come from agencies that safeguard secrecy. These published texts generate concern and insecurity.”
According to reports, the two ministers asked the prosecution to investigate offenses, such as privacy violation, stealing state documents, and violation of state secrets.