Journalist behind Greek government spy scandal story summoned to testify


Journalist and editor-in-chief of Documento newspaper Kostas Vaxevanis who broke the story of the spyware scandal alleging Greek government surveillance of opposition politicians, was summoned to testify to prosecutors on Friday on the matter, it was reported on Tuesday.

Supreme Court Prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos launched an inquiry after Documento published a list of 33 names of politicians, cabinet ministers, businesspeople and some of their relatives who were allegedly under surveillance.

Vaxevanis had requested that Dogiakos consolidates pending criminal cases that are being investigated individually - such as the case of PASOK-KINAL party leader Nikos Androulakis and those of journalists - with Predator spyware being the common denominator.

The wiretapping case is being handled by First Instance Prosecutors Aggeliki Triantafillou and Kostas Spiropoulos.