Sor­ras charged with hate crimes by prose­cu­tor

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An Athens first-in­stance prose­cu­tor yes­ter­day lev­eled hate crime charges against self-pro­claimed “tril­lion­aire” and leader of the na­tion­al­ist Con­ven­tion of Greeks move­ment Artemis Sor­ras, over com­ments made last year dis­parag­ing the dis­abled.

The case against the con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure – who claims to have enough money to pay off Greece’s pub­lic debt and all the debts of Greek house­holds – con­cerns com­ments Sor­ras made in an in­ter­view on Septem­ber 8, 2016, to the Ri­zopou­los Post web­site, in which he said that “it is an in­sult to the Olympic Games to have dis­abled peo­ple do­ing Par­a­lympics.”

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