Outrage in Greece after the release of a convicted rapist close to power

“He’s a rapist.” Since July 15, every evening in Greece, this banner has been unfurled in the public during performances of shows such as in Epidaurus or Kalamata or during concerts, in Athens, Alexandroupoli… On stage, artists read a text signed by of the Greek Actors Associations which concludes with: “We stand with the victims – Dimitris Lignadis found guilty of two child rapes must remain in prison.” Former director of the National Theater, Dimitris Lignadi, 57, is a famous actor, director and director, close to current Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni. Found guilty of two rapes of minors on July 13, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison… before returning home. Hence a wave of indignation that goes beyond the artistic world to spread throughout Greek society.

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