'In my case it is correct to assume that the presumption of innocence had been revoked and, in fact, a presumption of guilt was created, for obvious reasons of political gain. My guilt was presumed in advance for political reasons,' said Papastavrou.
Let us protect the prestige of institutions and politicians and let the entire system (and its branches that tried to push the country back to dark times) come to light.
The parliamentary committee probing possible abuse of power by the ex-alternate justice minister must operate without vindictiveness despite the rage over what was billed as the greatest scandal since the establishment of the Greek state.
Who offered these individuals the status of protected witnesses with immunity from prosecution in order to receive so little –mere rumours – and on whose orders?
The disappearance of the protected witnesses and the subsequent inability of police to track them down according to critics raised questions about the competence of state organs.