Greek authorities say they’ve arrested two males on suspicion of involvement within the killing of a outstanding crime reporter two years in the past
ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say they’ve arrested two males on suspicion of involvement within the killing of a outstanding crime reporter two years in the past.
Giorgos Karaivaz was gunned down close to his dwelling in southern Athens on April 29, 2021, reportedly shot a number of instances by two males on a motorbike.
Greek police mentioned Friday that two males, aged 40 and 48, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in reference to the reporter’s demise.
The killing shocked Greece and led to widespread condemnation.
“We … name on Greek police to conduct a swift, clear, and thorough investigation into his killing,” Committee to Defend Journalists Program Director Carlos Martinez de la Serna mentioned on the time. “Authorities should decide whether or not Karaivaz was focused for his work, and may do every thing doable to search out the killers and produce them to justice.”
The dearth of arrests had led some to criticize the federal government for failing to totally examine the killing.
“We had mentioned from the primary second that we’d do every thing to unravel the homicide of Giorgos Karaivaz. So long as it takes,” mentioned Residents’ Safety Minister Takis Theodorikakos, including that the police investigation had sped up not too long ago, resulting in Friday’s arrests.
“Those that used this tragic case to slander the … authorities and the Greek police, owe an apology,” he mentioned. “We’re persevering with with every thing we should (do) to totally clear up the case.”
Police didn’t present additional particulars on the arrests, however have been scheduled to carry a information convention on the case on Saturday.