Ministry of Citizen Protection

Two arrested in relation to journalist Karaivaz’ murder

Police have made two arrests in relation to the murder of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz in April 2021, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos has announced.

In a Facebook post, Theodorikakos said that "police arrested two people - who were the subject of an arrest warrant - involved in the murder of the deceased journalist."

Greek PM Mitsotakis: Any abuse by a law enforcement officers will be severely punished

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, speaking at an event of the Ministry of Citizen Protection on security and the reduction of crime, at the former Hellenic Police Officers' School, sent a message that no abuse by a law enforcement officer at the expense of a citizen will be tolerated on the occasion of the case of the rape of a 19-year-old woman by police officers inside the Omonia police station.

Syrian toddler exits camp, drowns on beach

Greek authorities say a Syrian toddler has drowned at a beach in southern Greece after the boy wandered away from his parents and exited a migrant camp.

The Ministry of Citizen Protection, which oversees Greek police, says that the boy was 2 ½ years old. The boy drowned Sunday afternoon after leaving the camp in the city of Andravida in the western Peloponnese region.

Tsipras annoyed at the use of tear gas against the pensioners

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reproved Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas for using tear gas against pensioners who were protesting the new pension cuts. After pictures of sad old men with swollen, teary eyes were released in the press and the social media, Tsipras put the blame on the deputy minister. The prime minister expressed his disapproval of the use of tear gas agains