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Prosecutor probing provenance of children’s name list

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On Thursday a prosecutor ordered an investigation into the publication of a list of names of migrant children at an Athens kindergarten.

The list was included in a report published by the meaculpa.gr website on Tuesday about the “acute social and demographic problem” allegedly caused by immigration.

The prosecutor will seek the cooperation of the police’s cybercrime unit to identify the original source of the leak and examine whether any other persons were involved or linked in handling the personal data file.

The post was controversially retweeted by New Democracy lawmaker and ex-journalist Konstantinos Bogdanos.

In the wake of a public outcry, Bogdanos said on Wednesday that retweeting the story, which has now been deleted, was a “mistake.” He also denied claims that he owns the site which published the story.

The government has snubbed opposition parties’ calls to the prime minister to expel his MP. During a press briefing on Thursday, government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou said that similar mistakes “will not be tolerated” in the future.