Greece: Violations of the right to freedom of expression: further cases of concern

This paper updates “Greece: violations of the right to freedom of expression” (EUR 25/15/92), giving information about two further instances of convictions of people for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. Michail Papadakis, a 17-year-old high school pupil, was arrested in central Athens on 10 December 1992 after handing out leaflets opposing Greek policy on Macedonia. He was sentenced to 1 year in prison but is at present free pending appeal. Six members of OAKKE, Thodoros Pagomenos, Dionysis Gournas, Roula Adamopoulou, Stergios Gioulakis, Anna Stai and Kostas Koutelos, were sentenced to six and a half months in prison in connection with illegally posting bills urging recognition of Macedonia. They are at present free pending appeal.

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