Tsalikidis phone calls scrutinized

Authorities will examine the records of all phone calls that Costas Tsalikidis made and received in the 14 months prior to his death after the prosecutor investigating the Vodafone software engineer’s alleged suicide was given the green light yesterday. The Appeals Court Council decided to allow the lifting of a privacy law which bans phone records from being made public so prosecutor Yiannis Diotis can examine Tsalikidis’s calls. Diotis asked six phone companies, including Vodafone, to supply him with records of all calls made to and from Tsalikidis’s mobile phones and landlines from January 1, 2004. The engineer was found dead on March 9 last year but Diotis told the telecoms companies he also wants to know if any calls were made from or to Tsalikidis’s phones in the three weeks following his death. Authorities hope the phone records might provide more information about whether Tsalikidis was aware that more than 100 Vodafone mobile numbers, including the prime minister’s, were tapped.

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