OPINION

Protecting the judiciary

Attacks on judicial officials such as the recent mailing of a letter bomb to an Athens judge who deals with terrorism cases should be of grave concern and treated accordingly by the Greek authorities.

There have been a number of attacks in the last few months on judicial officials and correctional officers who are involved in the investigation and punishment of cases related to terrorist activities or in clearing up major political and economic scandals.

The people investigating and trying these cases, and those responsible for carrying out their orders to punish offenders, must by all means be protected by the state if we want to continue to see progress in the crackdown on terrorism and major white-collar crime.

If the state does not make a concerted response to the intimidation tactics of terrorists and crooks, the price will truly be a hefty one.