OPINION

Justice in all senses of the word

When someone accused of committing a punishable act is remanded in custody, his or her incarceration ought to be based on well-founded criteria concerning the protection of public interests. Remanding a suspect in custody, in other words, should not be carried out as a publicity stunt.

In this case, the law is very clear. It foresees the detention of those awaiting trial when there is reason to believe that they could commit new crimes or flee the country.

Meanwhile, public opinion is demanding the completion and closure of every single case which has been on the receiving end of major publicity, whether they turn out to be full-blown scandals or were simply sensational cases with no substantial evidence to convict the accused.

It is up to the Greek justice system to ultimately decide what is actually punishable or not.

Until then, however, justice has a duty to safeguard the rights of all those concerned, based on Greek law and nothing more.