Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart
The Greek journalist, Kostas Vaxevanis, was arrested in his home last night for publishing the ‘Lagarde list’. The list consists of the names of about 2000 Greeks who made $1.9 billion in deposits in the Swiss based HSBC bank and are being probed for tax evasion. The full list contains the names of 22,000 wealthy European tax evaders.
neo11 from Daily Kos reports:
[…] In a tweet posted Saturday evening by Vaxevanis, he stated that police were stationed outside the offices of Hot Doc, as well as outside his home and the homes of his personal friends.
Vaxevanis is a well-regarded investigative journalist with a career spanning back to 1988. He has worked with several major media outlets in Greece as a war correspondent and is now the publisher of Hot Doc. […]
You can follow Kostas Vaxevanis on twitter @ https://twitter.com/KostasVaxevanis
PETITION: DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST KOSTAS VAXEVENIS: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Drop_all_charges_against_Greek_journalist_Kostas_Vaxevanis/?cmlcgcb
Business Insider reports that people are turning up dead since the ‘Lagarde List’ went viral: http://www.businessinsider.com/greek-men-on-lagarde-list-found-dead-2012-10
UPDATE: Greek Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis released from jail in Athens today after being arrested in his home for publishing the Lagarde list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVSr_20K4gE&feature=em-uploademail-new