“Undesirable person” (Persona non grata) for the people of civilization, characterizes the Association of Greek Archaeologists (SEA), the minister Lina Mendoni , in a harsh statement entitled “Ok aei archis”, on the occasion of her handling of the case of Dimitris Lignadis.
Instead of immediately dismissing him and asking for the prosecutor's intervention to investigate the execution or “Instead of creating a protective net for the protection of the complainants, he preferred to ask the accused himself and made public statements of support for him!”, states the SEA.
He adds that ” L. Mendoni has many times associated her name with culturally disastrous choices “. At the same time, she states that “in the recent past, she turned with disgust towards the artistic field, which she characterized as a branch of the black economy, playing the workers in modern culture during the pandemic period, at the same time disguising persons of the Ministry involved in corruption cases. of public money, which are being investigated by the judiciary. “
” Ouk aei archeis “
The following is the announcement of the SSC:
“The former director of the National Theater was arrested on Saturday 35 / 2 / 2021 as a person accused of continuing to rape minors, following the indictments that have been filed against him. From 5/2 / 2012, when the first indictment was filed with the Prosecutor, until 19 / 2 / 2021 the Minister of Culture and Sports L. Mendoni, who had signed his appointment former director of the National Theater, after canceling a relevant open competition, did not take any action to clarify the real data.
Instead of dismissing him immediately and asking for the intervention of the prosecutor himself to investigate the commission or non-criminal acts , instead of creating a protective net for the protection of the complainants, he preferred to ask the accused himself and made public statements of support! At least from the above it follows that the relationship of the Minister with the accused former director is not institutional, as it should be, but personal. In her press conference 19) / 2 not only did she not take political responsibility for her actions and omissions, but she claimed that “she was deceived , Identifying the art of acting with hypocrisy and fraud, while seeking responsibility for all but herself.
L. Mendoni has often associated her name with culturally disastrous choices, such as the methodical destruction of the antiquities of Venizelos, the unacceptable interventions in the Acropolis and the attempt to dissolve the Archaeological Service with the change of legal status in the state museums, while the methods for the manipulation of top institutions of the Ministry of Culture are well known. for cultural heritage results. She herself has in the recent past turned with disgust to the arts, which she described as a branch of the black economy, mocking workers in modern culture during the pandemic period, at the same time disguising Ministry officials involved in public money laundering cases. which are investigated by justice.
Mrs. Mendoni is a persona non grata for the people of culture. It has no social basis. Her words represent exclusively her and her associates, while her signature is a cry of disrespect.
As employees of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, we understand that the Ministry is facing an unprecedented crisis of confidence focused on the Minister. After all, a 'deceived' politician must at least take political responsibility for her deception. We, realizing the institutional crisis that has culminated during her term, say to her: oh no, no. ”