NEWS

People want N17 trial on TV

The vast majority of Greeks believe that the trial of alleged November 17 terrorists should be televised, according to a nationwide MRB poll that also confirmed public approval of Public Order Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis for his handling of the case. Just over 40 percent of those polled said they «absolutely agreed» that TV cameras should be allowed in the courtroom, 28.3 percent said they «probably agreed.» Only 11 percent «probably disagreed» and 13.4 percent were completely against the idea. The government has presented legislation to keep the cameras out of the court. A large majority also expressed some degree of interest in the trial. Only 10.4 percent said they weren’t at all interested. Chrysochoidis’s handling of the case was «very good» or «good» (according to 18.2 percent and 46.6 percent respectively), while 18.9 percent were non-committal. Only 3.1 percent expressed complete disapproval. Two thirds of the respondents also said they believed the November 17 investigation would continue.