Forty-four lawsuits related to calls for disobedience, Internet conspiracy scenarios and breaches of disobedience in general for the use of the mask have been formed in the last month by the executives of the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate.
All have been forwarded to the competent prosecutor, who after their criminal evaluation is expected to place an order for the taking of unlawful deposits by the creators of closed groups involved in social media, relevant blogs or for individual users who incited disobedience;
The focal point of this research was the beginning of the school year, as it was found that social media groups had been created, which in a few days numbered more than 15.000 followers each. Occupations in schools, as observed by competent police officers, did not give place to organized mobilizations of "negatives" via the Internet for rallies in city streets. Some such online profiles or blogs suddenly disappeared after the announcement of police investigations and impending prosecutions.
These 44 cases involve group reports on social media about not wearing a mask in schools, one case urged not to use a mask by viewing a relevant video, while others concerned blogs that generally urged citizens not to follow pandemic prevention measures.. The lawsuits relate to the creators of such groups calling on all followers to be "disobedient" to state laws concerning public health.. The followers of such closed groups and blogs are not quasi-accused, except when reposting by adding comments to disobedience.
It is noted that the article 183 of the Penal Code states that "anyone who in any way provokes or incites public disobedience against the laws or decrees or against other legal orders of the Authority shall be punished by imprisonment for up to three years".
Recently, the prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Vassilios Pliotas, in a circular sent to prosecutors across the country orders prosecution and self-immolation for masked deniers who oppose State pandemic measures. The circular of the prosecutor of the Supreme Court comes in a series of similar ones, previous compliance with the measures, at this stage, however, a new one was deemed necessary, as the problem of coronavirus spread grows and mask deniers confuse the public. The same goes for those who push students to squat or some to organize rallies and marches for non-compliance with the measure.
About Tuesday night 80 patrol cars - "loudspeakers" patrolled around six squares in Attica, in order to avoid lockdown in "green", "Yellow", "Orange" and "red" epidemiological areas of Attica. These patrols took place in the squares of Omonia, Victoria, Saint Panteleimon, America and Agios Nikolaos Neapolis Exarcheia, where with gentle interventions and audio messages all the citizens who were gathered left.
In Barnabas Square in Pagrati there were moments of tension during a parallel police operation to control the gathering of citizens in the square, but also shops in the area.
The police proceeded to 83 controls, were made 6 adductions, in 13 individuals were fined 150 euros for aggregation over 9 people and a store clerk for not using a mask.
In the meantime, the EL.AS officers. oriented to the use of 30 "Pacifists" - mediators who had been trained to negotiate with protest organizers, in order to consult with citizens gathered in open public spaces. Although the law provides for a fine and even a spontaneous procedure, the officers of EL.AS.. do not want to cause tensions with the people who are under pressure from the pandemic and what it has brought about socially and economically.
The patrols will continue until 4 October, where they will be judged again, according to the conclusions to be drawn from the epidemiological data of the regions.