Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Economou and Alternate Sports Minister Yiannis Vroutsis on Tuesday met Supreme Court Chief Prosecutor Georgia Adeilini and handed over a file containing 200 names of individuals – both alleged hooligans and others – with involvement in supporters’ clubs of all teams on a nationwide scale.
Economou stated that “the list of these individuals covers all colours and the entire country.” According to sources, the file given to Adeilini includes a number of incidents of sports-related and other kinds of violence that have occurred over the last year.
Furthermore, evidence was provided regarding the actions of several people, not only in the last year but over a longer period. “There are people,” Vroutsis clarified, “who are involved in many cases and over a long period of time.”
Regarding the controversial list of hooligans, Economou stated that the names were selected based on the information available to the police authorities “and renders them ‘high risk’ persons, in terms of fan violence.”
The data provided also concerns alleged criminal activities of the people involved, which are directly linked to common criminal activities, such as extortion, drugs, protection, etc.
In particular, Vroutsis added that the file handed over to the prosecuting authorities includes complaints about assaults on referees and journalists that have been reported from time to time by the Panhellenic Association of Sports Journalists.
Furthermore, Economou clarified that the information provided is indicative, as additional evidence will be provided by the competent authorities, if requested by the Prosecutor’s Office.