Family of WWII hero raps politicians

The family of the late Mattheus Potagas, a 17-year-old schoolboy who was shot dead after defying Nazi soldiers in the Peloponnesian mountain village of Vytina in 1941, on Friday reacted to the use of the young man?s name in the pre-election speeches of several politicians.

?He never belonged to any party or faction,? the family said in a statement. ?His sacrifice was an entirely personal decision and so the involvement of his name with any kind of political expediency is totally unjustifiable,? the statement concluded.