Gov’t pledges thorough investigation after woman is killed outside police precinct

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The Greek government has pledged to conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether all necessary protocols were followed by the police force following the fatal stabbing of a 28-year-old woman outside an Athens police precinct, where she had just sought protection from her ex-boyfriend.

The killing on Monday in the area of Agioi Anargyroi has deeply shaken public opinion and sparked renewed calls from leftist opposition parties for the recognition of femicide as a distinct term in the Greek criminal code.

"Every aspect of this horrific murder will be examined thoroughly, and the case will undergo a comprehensive investigation to determine whether all necessary actions were taken by the police and whether protocols were followed," government spokesman Pavlos Marinakis told Antenna TV on Wednesday.

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