Monday 19 July 2010
Athens - Tabloid journalist shot dead at 5.20 am in front of his house
act for freedom now!/from the Greek streets
19/07/2010 - Journalist Sokratis Giolias was shot dead at 5.20 this morning, in front of his house in the area of Ilioupoli.
According to the information that has been confirmed until now, one of the assailants - the police estimates that they were two or three - rang Giolias' doorbell and told him that his car was being stolen. When Giolias arrived at the front door of his apartment building, the assailants killed him with 6 bullets at least. Police has reportedly collected more than 20 shells from the scene of the crime.
Police believe the assailants escaped the scene with a stolen car which was found burned a few hours later, not far of the area of the crime.
Giolias was 37 years old and currently working at the Proto Thema radio station. He was also linked as one of the creators of the blog "Troktiko".(a popular news blog with ties to the police and far-right groups)
According to the police, Golias was shot with weapons that have been previously used by the group “Revolutionary Sect” – and so this group is so far treated as the main suspect for the attack.
Posted by sysiphus at 11:17