Kammenos suit against journalist heads to court

TAGS: Politics, Media

The Athens Court of First Instance is on Thursday to hear the legal suit lodged against journalist Andreas Petroulakis by Defense Minister and Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos over a critical article.

Kammenos has sued Petroulakis for a million euros over the piece, which was published on the website two years ago, a move that has prompted widespread criticism.

In a post on Facebook, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis joined the chorus of disapproval. Noting that freedom of speech and the right to criticize are “non-negotiable,” Mitsotakis called on Petroulakis to “hang in there.”