On March 18, 2016 the greek astrologers Thanasis Matsotas, Katerina Saloniki and Dimitris Koronakis were tried at the 8th Athens magistrate’s court, for the charges of unprovokedly insulting, defamating and libelling astrologer Thomas Gazis (charges pressed against the accused by Thomas Gazis back in 2010). Both Matsotas and Saloniki were sentenced to six months of jail each!
Personally, I am not complaining at all for this court’s sentence. It was fair enough. To make you realize though the full extent of this case I would like you to consider another fact: due to the current greek legal framework the court tried the three accused on the basis of a single insulting and defamatory post of theirs – with its relative comments – published against Thomas Gazis on their blog “Astrosymmorites” (“Astrogang”) within a small time frame (three months prior to the date when the charges were pressed – on May 17, 2010 in my case). But both before and after that critical period (February 17, 2010 to May 17, 2010) the Matsotas, Saloniki and Koronakis trio had published hundreds of insulting, derogatory and even life threatening posts and comments, on their blogs “Astrosymmorites” (“Astrogang”) and “Ouranitsa eh Ophiuchos” (“Celestina the Viperial”).
Most of these posts and comments were submitted to the court but they were only marginally taken in consideration, as they had “expired”. You see, to the greek legal system if you want to be fully justified in the case of somebody insulting and libelling you on the Internet you should be constantly pressing charges against him/her every three months (and then consequently attend all the corresponding trials)! Thus, in my case I should have being pressing charges against the accused every 3 months for the last 10 years – and thus attend 40 seperate trials!
You may read though some of these posts and comments and draw your own conclusions. On May 27, 2008 Matsotas and Saloniki (the court identified the two as the sole moderators of their blog) published on their blog “Astrosymmorites” a post where they are explicitely threatening my life! See it for your self:
“Keep it well in mind…I AM NOT used in losing! You are
playing with me now! I WILL EXTERMINATE you!
And don’t think that I am just threatening you (as the idiot
you are)…BE SURE OF IT!!!”
When Matsotas and Saloniki saw that I republished this specific post of theirs in various pages – so that many people see it and determine their quality as human beings – they deleted it! After a few days though they wrote another post where they – rather unwittingly – are admitting that they had already launched threats against my life. As they were publicly exposed though, in this newer post of theirs they attempted to downplay the extent of the threats. They quoted in it the above phrase in red and they additionally wrote:
“Tommy boy you shouldn’t overestimate your self!
There are other means of extermination
beside the physical ones!”
The third member of the trio is Dimitris Koronakis. He was acquitted from the charge, due to circumstantial evidence in that one and only critical post of theirs. But to my knowledge, in the long term he is as guilty as the other two. He wrote for example a comment in that “downplaying” post of theirs, as “Ouranitsa the Ophiuchos” (the court identified him behind this nickname). And in that comment Koronakis not only he did not condemn the appalling threats of his two friends and associates but – in the spirit of fully endorsing them – he wrote a defamatory and insulting comment against me :
“Every town has its own circus!”
(If you yourself or somebody you know speaks greek, you may read (or at least try to “google translate”) the relevant publication and its comments by clicking here. Allow a few seconds for the “Photobucket” full image to load. Initially it will look like a narrow strip. You may zoom on it by clicking the magnifying lens you will see on the “Photobucket” tools).
(“Astrocat” is the nickname by which Katerina Saloniki comments to both the blogs “Astrosymmorites” and “Ouranitsa eh Ophiuchos”. “La Pelle Noir” is Thanasis Matsotas nickname).
Αs I mentioned before, when we come down to Dimitris Koronakis ( alias “Ouranitsa eh Ophiuchos”, “Uranus”, “Uranialb”, “Vanessa the scorpion”, “Vanessa111” etc.) my testimony is that he is as guilty as Matsotas and Saloniki for insulting and libelling me (that’s why I pressed charges against him as well). But ultimately due to the existing greek legal framework he was tried just over a single post and acquitted because the evidence on that specific post was circumstancial! In no way though this tantamounts to his overall innocence. Just take a look below at a post published on the “Astrosymmorites” (“Astrogang)” blog, entitled “Thomas Gazis the buffoon of the astrological scene”.
In this specific post the duet Matsotas- Saloniki are writing:
“This post has been written with the consent and cooperation of “Thanasis Matsotas”, “Katerina Saloniki” and “Dimitris Koronakis”!
And further on:
“Dimitris Koronakis is a friend and associate of ours…as Yianis (John) Rizopoulos is as well”…
(If you yourself or somebody you know speaks greek, you may read (or at least try to “google translate”) the relevant publication and its comments by clicking here. Allow a few seconds for the “Photobucket” full image to load. Initially it will look like a narrow strip. You may zoom on it by clicking the magnifying lens that you will see on the “Photobucket” tools).
All in all, Dimitris Koronakis has written and republished hundreds of defamatory and insulting against me posts and comments, both in his blog “Ouranitsa eh Ophiuchos” (in which both Matsotas and Saloniki were frequently commenting) and in the “Astrosymmorites” blog of Matsotas – Saloniki. You may take a look at one of Koronakis own defamatory and insulting against me post below, where in one of his comments he is advising me to “stop being delusional and start writing something creative, even of bad quality” (according to Koronakis’ opinion that much I can do). Furthermore, in that same comment Koronakis is urging me “to put a champagne bottle into my “sewer““ (as a famous greek porn star did)!
(If you yourself or somebody you know speaks greek, you may read (or at least try to “google translate”) the relevant publication and its comments by clicking here. Allow a few seconds for the “Photobucket” full image to load. Initially it will look like a narrow strip. You may zoom on it by clicking the magnifying lens you see on the “Photobucket” tools).
Literally HUNDREDS of insulting and libelling posts and comments of Matsotas, Saloniki and Koronakis have been preserved. For the time being though the once here are sufficient to give you an idea …
The only witness who the three of them managed to bring to the court is Evita Zachariadou, who told shameless lies to the court, the same lies that Matsotas, Saloniki, Koronakis and their associates have been propagating over me for the last ten years (that “I do not know astrology”, that “I quarrel with everybody”, that “I behave hysterically” – their favorite version is that I am a psycopath – that “I destroyed all their efforts to form an astrological collective entity”, that I am a “money grubber” etc. etc.). Ms. Zacahariadou though did not convince the court…