Name: The case of the Ph.D. Thesis at the University of Ioannina, Greece, concerning the:' The guerillas of EDES in Epirus - Greece, goals, action and results.'

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPersonal Opinion

Artist:  Athanasios Flitouris Ph.D Thesis, University of Ioannina, Greece. Unpublished 1998

Confronting Bodies: 1. Relatives of a man who acc├»rdinng to a reference (from unpublished persoanl diary) was collaborating with the occupation forces of Wehrmacht in Greece, sued the ahthor of the thesis and the Faculty members. The citation is in the thesis indicating the source of information. As long the holder of the diary was alive no action was taken, as soon as the diary writer passed away, it was decided to sue the Ph.D. thesis author for writing false information and by this way commiting sacrelege as it pertaion the memory of the dead and the University of Ioannina Faculty members for allowing to be ventilated such engraving inforamation. 2/ One day prior to the start of the trial in the Court of Preveza. One parliament member named Antonis Foussas filed an application in the Parliament of Athens,with the Minister of education and the Minister of Defence ??? (sic)so the Ministers will take measures in order to be withdrawn the Thesis from the University of Ioannina Library shelves, since the thesis is not so friendly with the guerilla movement EDES during the WWII in Greece.

Date of Action: The trial started the 20th of April 2004. The question by the member of Parliament was filed the 19th of April 2004. Diary number 119/2004-04-19.

Specific Location:  1. The court of the town Preveza N.W. Greece. 2. The Parliament of Greece

Description of Artwork:  No art work involved

Description of Incident:  Intervening with the Freedom of University Research.

Results of Incident:  The court has not decided and will announce its decision from 2-5 months after the 21 of April 2004 when the trial ended.

Source:  The web site: The local press.

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