Former Greek president Christos Sartzetakis passed away on Thursday morning in a hospital in Athens where he was receiving treatment for pneumonia. He was 92.
In 1963 he became widely known when, as a judge in Thessaloniki, he conducted the investigation into the murder of the left-wing member of Parliament, Grigoris Lambrakis, by two right-wing extremists.
The killing provoked mass protests and led to a political crisis in Greece.
Sartzetakis presided over the case and helped solve it, despite pressure from the right-wing political and judicial leadership of the times to cover up the crime.