Chrysochoids for gynaecicide in Saints Anargyros: When a life is lost, nothing is well done

The Minister of Citizen Protection, spoke to ERT about the news to St. Anargyros outside the police station in the area. At first Michalis Chrysohoidis pointed out about the 28-year-old womanicide in front of the police station in St. Anargyros that “this incident is one of the most shocking, because she has left in a painful way, in a violent way a young 28-year-old girl and we all mourn about it” and made it clear that “when a life is lost, nothing is well done”. Regarding the fact that there is even a provision for special training of police officers to receive such incidents and whether this womanicide could be avoided, Mr. Chrysochoides said that “it is up to us to investigate how the incident took place. When he goes to police such an incident there are very specific protocols followed by a police officer to manage the incident, for which police officers are trained. So we should consider whether all of this has been implemented.” He also reported that: “We have over 17,000 police officers trained in this”. She again stressed that, “what is important is that the incident be fully investigated, under what circumstances was conducted, how the girl lost her life. We will do research in depth so that any responsibility is attributed to or any negligence of failing to heal and be punished on the other hand, to assure the citizens that a very great effort is being made.” He added that after covid there is an outbreak of such incidents and that this is a social issue that we need to discuss at another level, as a society. The Minister explained about the inclusion of the term gynaecicide in the Criminal Code: “I agree with the term women’s murder, but criminally he wants a debate. Criminalists along with the Justice Ministry should “sit down,” see if this change really requires.”