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12 February, 1999
Government spokesman Dimitris Reppas yesterday said that personal beliefs were not persecuted in Greece.
Mr. Reppas was replying to questions regarding newspaper articles on the sect "Concerned Christians" and whether their presence here was causing concern to the government.
"Each person has a free choice on the elements that comprise his personal life and his political beliefs" Mr. Reppas said, adding that "what matters is that everyone lives in accordance with the law".
The spokesman said that Greek law protects citizens who do not commit illegal acts and he clarified that nobody may turn against them, while the law and justice will automatically confront violators.
"We have not conducted any special investigations and we have no particular reason to be concerned" Mr. Reppas said, adding that "a lot has been written about this issue, however, it is not confirmed by the facts".
Source: Athens News Agency