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Greece: Trial of journalist a blow to freedom of speech

Headline Title:  Greece: Trial of journalist a blow to freedom of speech 01 November 2012 The Greek authorities must uphold the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said, following the prosecution of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis.The organization’s comments came on Thursday as Vaxevanis went to trial in Athens for breach of privacy after publishing the names of 2,000 Greeks alleged to have HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland and calling for investigations into possible tax evasion.The investigative journalist and editor was arrested last Sunday after he published the list,…

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