Justice is not being served

Greece?s justice system is suffering from a series of malfunctions with broad repercussion.

The most recent example is the failure to bring to trial people who have confessed to terrorist or murderous acts and against whom there is overwhelming evidence.

Such unforgivable delays have led to the release from detention of members of terrorist groups because the 18-month the legal period for pretrial custody had expired.

The release on Wednesday of Nikos Maziotis and Panayiota Roupa, allegedly two leading members of the Revolutionary Struggle organization which claimed responsibility for a 2007 attack against the US Embassy in Athens, gave them an opportunity to flee, and possibly to once again pose a serious threat to national security.

Someone needs to pay for this oversight and others like it, because obviously it is not just about an ailing justice system, but also the fact that such incidents are not investigated and no one is punished for not doing their jobs properly.

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