Teenager charged after Yanis Varoufakis MP publicly attacked in Athens

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A 17-year-old was charged with two crimes and two misdemeanours by a prosecutor on Sunday after he was part of a group that attacked and injured MeRA25 party leader, Yanis Varoufakis.

The charges include the crimes of serious physical harm and forming a gang, and the misdemeanours of illegal violence and illegal possession of arms. Any other members of the group found will face similar charges.

The 17-year-old will testify before a juvenile court investigator on Monday.

According to Ekathimerini, Varoufakis was attacked in the Athenian neighbourhood of Exarchia on Friday night, when a group of people spotted him in a restaurant and broke his nose.

Greece’s former finance minister was taken to Evangelismos Hospital where he was fitted with a cast.

Sources: ekathimerini.com, amna.gr

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