Androulakis says government’s stance on phone tapping is “suspicious”

Nikos Androulakis

Opposition PASOK-Movement for Change leader Nikos Androulakis characterised Maximos Mansion’s stance ‘suspicious’ regarding
the tapping of his phone numbers, stating that it is not a personal matter but a matter of democracy.

Androulakis, who is visiting the town of Chania in Crete on Monday, claimed that Maximos Mansion is trying to downgrade the phone tapping issue.

Answering a press question, he said that the government spokesperson and ruling New Democracy (ND) officials are spreading fake news to Greek society, noting that he is expecting from the responsible institutions and from justice to tell us who are responsible for the phone tapping.

The opposition leader filed a complaint with the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office last week, reporting an attempt to tap his mobile phone using illegal spyware and an attempt to intercept his personal data, as mentioned during an informal briefing by the party.

The PASOK leader had his mobile phone scanned last month through a special European Parliament service and the scan revealed a suspect link, which allows the hacker full and constant access to the mobile device, including passwords, photo and contact folders, web browsing history, text messages, voicemail, and others.

Androulakis has also informed the European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Iratxe García Perez, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, as well as members of the European Parliament’s committees of inquiry into the use of Pegasus and related surveillance spyware.

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