The protection of citizens' individual rights is non-negotiable, AKEL spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said in a statement today, accusing the Minister of Justice of abusing power in the case with his parody Twitter account.
“The new developments”, as he said, “in the case of Mrs. Giolitis expose even more her and the government that continues to cover her. “The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that there is a reason to cancel the warrant with which the police investigation was carried out in a citizen's house in order to find a satirical twitter account”.
“The Minister of Justice,” he added, “is facing an unprecedented case of abuse of power against a citizen. This is, of course, a behavior that is part of the Anastasiadis government's style of power, their arrogance and authoritarianism at the expense of every institution, journalist, citizen who criticizes them. That is why, after all, the President and the government provide coverage for the unacceptable behavior of the Minister “.
“This case,” he concluded, “will not fall on deaf ears. In a democracy, no citizen can be afraid that the police will block his home and confiscate his computers because he is satirizing the government or because a minister thinks so. AKEL will insist on the issue, because the protection of the individual rights of the citizens is non-negotiable “.