A sim­ple ques­tion

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In­stead of scrap­ping the so-called Paraskevopou­los law that pro­vides for the early re­lease from prison of se­ri­ous of­fend­ers with health prob­lems, the gov­ern­ment has once again lim­ited it­self to in­tro­duc­ing pro­vi­sions. The fun­da­men­tal ques­tion is why doesn’t the gov­ern­ment sub­mit a new le­gal code – which it claims to have al­ready drafted – to Par­lia­ment in or­der to re­place the con­tro­ver­sial leg­is­la­tion it ush­ered in three years ago. The record has shown that since the Paraskevopou­los law was in­tro­duced a large num­ber of crim­i­nals have been re­leased with many of them re­of­fend­ing. What­ever amend­ments are made, noth­ing can erase the gov­ern­ment’s huge re­spon­si­bil­ity for in­tro­duc­ing such a bad law which has led to the re­lease of so many se­ri­ous of­fend­ers.

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