Since 2017, his death has tripled the number of investigators murdered in the European Union.
On the afternoon of April 9th (Friday), after recording the daily program “The Truth with Zina” on the private TV channel Star, the famous investigative reporter Giorgos Karaïvaz, who specializes in police reporting, returned to his quiet home on the outskirts of Alimos, south of Athens. . Two men on scooters were waiting for him. They drove on fire and hardly ever drove. “Between 17 and 20 sockets” According to the police, they believed that the attack “Good programming”And by “Professionals”.
The 50-year-old has worked for the ANT1 TV channel and right-wing newspapers Eleftheros Typos, Was killed immediately before joining Star in 2017. Ballistic missiles were on the scene on Friday afternoon, trying to determine whether the guns had been used at other crime scenes, at the same time interrogating the first witnesses and analyzing nearby watching videos. Soon, on the news site created by Giorgos Karaïvaz, Blockage, His colleague wrote: “Some people choose to silence him and stop him from writing his articles with bullets.”
Someone recalled on Friday that Giorgos Karaïvaz was investigating several sensitive cases, including the arrest of Dimitris Lignadis, the former director of the National Theater of Greece, on suspicion of criminalizing minors. Sexual assault, evaluation of senior police officers, and even controversy over the excessive police protection granted to TV presenters. However, there is no information yet to determine the cause of his death.
The Federation of Greek Journalists reacted immediately: “Journalists need not be intimidated by killings, violence and threats. We will defend freedom of the press and the unhindered work of journalists from any pressure, threats and mafia or criminal acts.” Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders, called on the Greek authorities to investigate the assassination in order to establish “If it is related to his quality as a reporter, we think it is reasonable and even possible.”. “If the connection with his professional practice is effectively established, then the new assassination of a journalist on the European continent will have a considerable impact”, He said on Twitter.
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