Editorial: Save the life of Nikos Romanos
The absurdity surrounding the case of Nikos Romanos must come to an end. And there is only one way for this to happen, to…
The absurdity surrounding the case of Nikos Romanos must come to an end. And there is only one way for this to happen, to agree that a human life must not be wasted. Obviously there are legal problems, just like the intransigence, aggression and self-destructive logic of the angered anarchist. The hatred he has for the institutions though cannot be used as an excuse to not find a solution that will allow him to study, whether he means it or not.
From the moment that the State allowed him the right to participate in the exams and even attempted to reward him for his success, it must guarantee him the terms to follow his courses. The means must be found, just like the guarantees that he will not continue with illegal actions.
It is unacceptable that even after the Prime Minister recognizes the seriousness of the situation, namely the threat against his life, talks with his father and then ending up nowhere. From the moment that the government recognizes – even indirectly – that this is a problem requiring political management, it has the duty to take the necessary initiatives. Just like everyone standing by him must not burden him with responsibilities that he can neither endure, nor recognize.
In a period of tension and unpredictable political developments, neither the country, nor society must pay the price of an absurd deadlock. Nikos Romanos must life so that he has the ability to perhaps rethink his choices, the come to terms with his anger and aggression and to realize, to the extent that this is possible, that life is not a constant struggle, a fight to the end.
At present, with all the burden that has been place on his shoulders, whether fairly or unfairly, Nikos Romanos cannot take one step back. The State though, which does not act vengefully, must seek out a rational solution. If must do it, as a recognition at least, of the responsibility it has through for the pitifully condition of our penitentiary system.