Defenders Say Greek List Publisher Shouldn't Be Charged

Printed names of wealthy citizens holding Swiss bank accounts. Faces prison for violating privacy


Lawyers for a journalist who published the names of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks believed to be holding Swiss bank accounts have argued he should not be on trial.

Kostas Vaxevanis, editor of Hot Doc, a weekly magazine, was surrounded by fellow journalists and other supporters who packed the courtroom in Athens as his lawyers began their defence.