Former President of Greece Christos Sartzetakis laid to rest in Athens


The funeral of former Greek president Christos Sartzetakis was held in Athens on Monday.

The former president, who died last Thursday at the age of 93, was buried with head of state honours “as a minimum tribute to his excellent services to the people, the country and the nation.”

The funeral at the Athens Cathedral was attended by the state and political leadership of the country, including the current president of the Hellenic Parliament Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the leadership of the armed forces and the judiciary, as well as friends, co-workers and family.

The burial, held at the Athens 1st cemetery, was restricted to the immediate family due to Covid restrictions and the family’s own wishes.

Eulogies were read out by President Sakellaropoulou, Supreme Court President Maria Georgiou and University of Piraeus Professor of Public-sector Law Theodoros Panagopoulos.

Sakellaropoulou noted that his life had been inseparably linked with important moments in Greece’s history and that his work as a magistrate investigating the Lambrakis case in the troubled decade of the 1960s had made him a figure of international renown.

Source: Ekathimerini




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