A group of Greeks have gone to International Criminal Court to charge Eurozone leaders and the International Monetary Fund creditors with social and economic genocide. The complaint is being sponsored by a group of Greek personalities including publisher, and popular radio-television journalist George Trangas, former New Democracy MP Dimitrios Konstantaras, and journalists Panagiotis Tzenos and Antonios Prekas.
The formal complaint names IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
According to a report on the Greek blog, Hellas Frappe, their case charges that Greece has been used as a "guinea pig" by the dominant financial elite to launch brutal programs, for fiscally disciplining Europe, which has created in a humanitarian crisis that is now threatening Greece's national existence.
The complaint charges that Eurozone member states, in cooperation with the European Commission and the IMF, systematically engaged in the imposition of burdensome terms on Greek citizens, contravening the nation's constitutional and international legitimacy. The accused accomplished this by applying a strategy of terror and blackmail, threatening to force Greece out of the European Union and the Eurozone. The Complainants charge that through coordinated statements from high-ranking Greek and European officials, together with the cooperation of large international media groups, the country and its citizens are being demonized, slandered, and even depicted as responsible for the global economic collapse, through methods that resemble those slandering the Jews during World War II.
They present the case that Greece has been the victim of a plan of social and economical genocide that used methods that violate the UN Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Their complaint states: "The objectives of such a plan would be disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups."