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Report: Six indicted for assassination attempt on award-winning Greek journalist
27 Feb 2014
BY PADRAIG REIDY

Athens, Greece. 29th October 2012 -- Greek Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis has his trial postponed. Stathis Kalligeris | DemotixSix people, including a member of Greece’s Secret Services, have been indicted for an alleged assassination attempt on HotDoc editor Kostas Vaxevanis, according to reports. Vaxevanis, who won a Guardian/Index on Censorship Free Expression Award in 2013, has faced pressure from Greek authorities since publishing the leaked “Lagarde list” of over 2,000 potential Greek tax dodgers holding money in Swiss bank accounts. The indictment relates to an incident on 9 September 2012 – a few days before the publication of the leaked list – when Vaxevanis raised the alert after encountering the men close to his home.

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