Tsipras: ‘When a journalist is murdered, democracy is wounded’

SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said that despite government claims to standing public order and security, “they have let the country become a colony of organized crime and of mafia rings’ uncontrollable activity,” in social media on Saturday.

Tsipras’ statements came in reaction to the Friday murder of crime journalist Giorgos Karaivaz by drive-by shooters outside his home in the coastal Athens suburb of Alimos.

“When a journalist is murdered democracy is wounded,” he added. “An atmosphere of insecurity then envelops the world of media and society at large.”