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article imageGunmen kill investigative journalist, blogger in Greece

By R. C. Camphausen     Jul 19, 2010 in Politics
Athens - According to police sources, three gunmen shot Sokratis Giolias in his Athens home today. A well-known and respected investigative journalist, Giolias seems to have been close to publishing what he found while investigating corruption in Greece.
Greek journalist and blogger Sokratis Giolias was killed today in his apartment in Athens. It has emerged from witnesses and investigating police officers that he was executed by three gunmen who had previously lured him out of his flat by a ruse. He died, riddled with bullets, at about 5:30 a.m., leaving behind his wife and a two-year-old son.
Giolias, a well-known figure in the world of Greek media, ran a national radio news service but also published a blog in a attempt to provide his audience with quality investigative reporting.
According to friends and colleagues, reports the BBC, Sokratis Giolias was close to publishing the results of his findings.
Police affirms that the killers do not appear to come from the leftist, anarchic scene that has been in the news lately. According to the Huffington Post, "Sixteen bullet casings recovered from the scene matched two 9-millimeter weapons used by the Greek terrorist group Sect of Revolutionaries, police said in a statement."
Giolias has often been credited to have founded, together with others, the famous and successful blog Troktiko. The news site of New Europe wrote:
In a country where corruption is high and media is heavily politically linked, Giolias and Troktiko were clashing heavily with inter-weaved interests of political and business circles.
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