SYRIZA tries to contain impact of ex-minister's grave allegations

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA

The government is in a battle to contain the impact from allegations by former Citzens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis that some SYRIZA members were in regular contact with jailed members of terrorist groups and tried to arrange for beneficial legislation to be passed, even allegedly threatening the ex-minister’s life.

Panousis, who is not a member of SYRIZA, submitted to the Supreme Court prosecutor on Monday evidence, including transcripts of conversations recorded by the National Intelligence Service (EYP), that he says prove he was the victim of political pressure...

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