The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country.
The journalists were detained following a complaint by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose ministry is handling the EU funding. The article published Friday alleged some of the recipients of EU funding were businessmen connected to Kammenos.
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Panayiotis Lampsias, editor-in-chief of daily "Fileleftheros" (Liberal) told the Associated Press that "we are at the Exarchia police precinct, where we will spend the night and probably be sent to a prosecutor" on Sunday.
Opposition parties have condemned the detention. Conservative New Democracy party accused the defense minister of "thuggery" and said the real issue was the mishandling of funds.