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ND lawmaker accuses LAOS of violating his privacy

Former deputy tourism minister and current New Democracy MP Anastasios Liaskos has accused the nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) of violating his privacy rights.

Liaskos issued a statement on Saturday saying he demanded and apology from the right-wing party and its leader Giorgos Karatzaferis over suggestions that a conversation between Liaskos and the politician at LAOS headquarters had been recorded.

Liaskos visited Karatzaferis on Thursday and after the meeting, LAOS issued a photograph of the meeting and a statement saying that the Evia deputy had agreed to leave ND and join the nationalists.

Liaskos later denied that he had made any such agreement, prompting Karatzaferis to suggest that he had ?audio documentation? of the meeting.

The conservative deputy said that he demanded an immediate apology from the LAOS leader, calling his actions ?a serious insult to my privacy? and suggesting that a prosecutor would have intervened were it not for Karatzaferis?s parliamentary immunity.