Dead po­lice­man’s fam­ily awarded 500,000 eu­ros

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An Athens court late on Mon­day awarded 500,000 eu­ros in dam­ages to the fam­ily of po­lice­man Nek­tar­ios Sav­vas who was killed in the line of duty in June 2009. The court ruled that com­pen­sa­tion was due to the fam­ily of the de­ceased as the state had failed to en­sure his safety while on the job. Sav­vas, 41, was on wit­ness pro­tec­tion duty in the cen­tral Athens neigh­bor­hood of Ano Patis­sia on June 17, 2009, when he was gunned down by two as­sailants while sitting in an un­marked po­lice car. The Naxos-born po­lice­man was guard­ing Sofia Kyriakidou, a key wit­ness in the 2004 trial of four mem­bers of the now-de­funct Peo­ple’s Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Strug­gle (ELA) ter­ror­ist group. Sav­vas’s mur­der was claimed by a para­mil­i­tary group call­ing it­self the Sect of Rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies.

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