More on the majestic equality of the Law:
Greek regional Appeals Court upholds the sentencing of a 53 year old cleaning lady to 10 years in prison and annulment of all her social security contributions (20 years worth of). Her heinous crime? She forged her primary school certificate to make it say she completed all 6 years of primary school (when in fact she only finished 5), so that she could get a job as a cleaning lady at her local kindergarten. Since November 6, this dangerous criminal is behind bars. https://www.taxydromos.gr/Topika/316523 ... dromo.html
Some extra backstory for anyone unable to feel any degree of sympathy for her just by the sheer dis-proportionality of the punishment: she comes from a family of 8 more siblings, she lost both her parents at a very young age and grew up at an orphanage. She left school and started working when she was 11 years old. She was married at 16 (typical age of Greece at that time), and had two children. Her husband worked in construction as a builder for decades, but he was left to live with serious disabilities, so for the longest time she was the sole breadwinner for the family. Before she could get that cushy job of cleaning after toddlers, she and her husband and two children lived in a leaky hut and feared that Child Welfare Services would take her two kids away if she didn't do what was necessary to get a better-paying job.
PS: Around the same time, a courthouse clerk in a different part of Greece was found not guilty of a similar crime. She forged a Law School Bachelors degree that she didn't need for her job (but which afforded her a higher pay-grade).
Her successful defence? "I didn't do it for the money, I did it because I felt inferior being the only one working there who didn't have a university education".
All her colleagues from the court house (judges, lawyers, other courthouse staff) came to her defence and spoke of a very dedicated woman, an excellent co-worker, and testified that indeed she didn't need the extra money she was already quite well off.https://www.usay.gr/article/253852/athw ... peidi.html
So I guess, keep that in mind when you see news about riots in Athens?