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Opposition in Greece demands in-depth investigation into government surveillance : Peoples Dispatch

 Opposition in Greece demands in-depth investigation into government surveillance : Peoples Dispatch

Lawyers of PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis at the office of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) (Photo: via PASOK)

The conservative government in Greece led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been accused of putting investigative journalists and opposition political leaders under surveillance using spyware. The accusations and the ensuing protests forced two top-level officials of the government, Secretary General of the Prime Minister’s Office Grigoris Dimitriadis and National Intelligence Services (EYP) head Panagiotis Kontoleon, to resign in the first week of August. Opposition parties including the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) have demanded a special investigation by the parliament into the incident. On August 7, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) also demanded the government to constitute a special committee to inquire into the accusations. 

The controversy over the use of spyware to…

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