Former minister objects to use of diary in his trial

The court hearing the money-laundering trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos is expected to decide this week whether the diary of the one-time Socialist strongman can be used as evidence or to uphold the latter’s appeal for it to be withdrawn as it constitutes private personal data.

Addressing the Athens Appeals Court on Tuesday, Tsochatzopoulos complained that the contents of his diary have already been distributed “like fliers” by the media, which he accused of attacking him and seeking his public humiliation.

Prosecutors noted that anything discovered during the investigation into Tsochatzopoulos should be usable as evidence.

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