[MGSA-L] Fw: Statement of Protest

akis at sfr.be akis at sfr.be
Thu Aug 10 07:05:25 PDT 2017

The facts of the case against the ARB may be "well known", but not all of them are mentioned in this letter of protest. So in order for anybody wishing to sign to be able to ponder all the pros and cons, I think it would be useful to mention some additional facts.
The object of the trial was not the cold war, nor the content of the convictions held by Kotzias -or anybody else- 30 years ago, or now. 

It was the statements of facts, contained in the ARB story, that Kotzias was a "Gauleiter" [term designing a Nazi official] and that he had studied in East Germany "with Honecker's money". Insinuations were also made that he was a Stasi agent.

These claims were found inaccurate and libelling by the Greek court. 

This may or may not be sufficient justification for the decision. But I don't think it is useful to politicize the issue in such an explicit manner. Political views can be credited or discredited according to history's ups and downs. The persons who hold them, or held them in the past, must have the right to a fair trial, and to object any non true statements made against them.

---- Message d'origine ----
De : Roland Moore <rolandmo at pacbell.net>
À : MGSA List <mgsa-l at uci.edu>
Objet : [MGSA-L] Fw: Statement of Protest
Date : 09/08/2017 20:46:40 CEST

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:55 AM, John O. Iatrides <joiatrides at earthlink.net> wrote:

 I would appreciate it very much if you could post the attached statement on the MGSA List.


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