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Turkish nationals arrested for illegally entering military zone in Ervos

Four Turkish nationals have been arrested and taken to prosecutor for illegally entering a forbidden military zone in the area of Evros in Northern Greece. According to their own information, two of them are journalists and two Turkish nationals who are legally in Greece as residents in Thessaloniki. The four …

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Court clears 18 riot policemen of charges for excessive violence in June 2011 protest

All the Greek police officers on trial for charges of excessive use of violence and tear gas  against anti-austerity protests on 28. and 29. June 2011 have been found not guilty. The One-Member First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Wednesday that all 18 police officers were not guilty. The …

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Turkish court rejects 6. release request for two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court has ruled to keep in custody the two Greek soldiers who were detained in Turkey on March 1st. It is the sixth release request the soldiers’ lawyers have submitted. So far no charges have been pressed, the Greek soldiers remain in high security prison in Edirne, North-Western …

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Man spends 12 years in prison for a murder he did not commit!

A man spent 12 years in a prison for a murder he had not committed. Now the Appeals Court acquitted the 37-year-old man. Irony of the story: The man is fugitive and was sought by police as he never returned to prison after a furlough in January 2017. And the …

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Appeals Court unanimously rules Irianna & Perikles “Not Guilty” on terror charges

The 5-member Court of Appeals in Athens unanimously declared Irianna and Perikles were found not guilty on terrorism charges. The decision was announced short after 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon and was cheered and applauded by dozens of solidarity supporters of the two who are known in the Greek public …

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Turkey rejects 4. request to release the two Greek soldiers

For one more time, Turkish authorities rejected the request to release the two Greek soldiers in custody for the 111st consecutive day and without charges. Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and non-commissioned officer Dimitros Kouklatzis were taken to the court of Edirne from the high security prison in the same area. they …

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Greek Court rejects extradition of whistleblower Maria Efimova to Malta

A Greek Court of Appeals confirmed the decision to not extradite whistleblower Maria Efimova, a Russian national, to Malta. The request for the extradition of Pilatus Bank whistleblower Maria Efimova has been denied by the Greek Court of Appeal in a decision delivered on Thursday. Maria Efimova was the source …

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Court sentences 7 top PPC unionists for fraud: 3 to 5 years on suspension

A Three-Members Appeals Court in Athens sentenced seven top unionists of Greece’s Public Power Corporation union GENOP-DEH to 3 to 5 years imprisonment for the so-called “Golden Subsidies,” according to which the union would be granted thousands of euro that was spent in luxurious travels and other . The court …

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Three men sentenced for Boutaris attack, however, on suspension or bail

The Misdemeanor court in Thessaloniki found guilty three men for the attack against the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris. The court sentenced one 20-eyar-old and a 36-year-old to 14 months imprisonment and the second 20-year-old to 21 months. The sentence is suspended for 3 years for the two 20-year-olds. There …

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Greek FM in Cyprus court over legal battle with Kykkos monastery

“Even the Turks have treated us better than this,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said expressing his dismay about the attorney representing the Kykkos Monastery before the court in Nicosia on Monday. The monastery has taken the Greek state to court over an 8,000-squater-meter land plot where the Greek state …

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Greek court sentences Turkish citizen to imprisonment and fine

A Greek court sentenced the Turkish municipality worker to 5 months imprisonment suspended for three years and a fine of 1,5000 euros for illegally crossing into Greece while driving an excavator on Wednesday. The 38-year-old said he accidentally crossed into Greece when he was trying to install irrigation pipes. The …

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Turkish court rejects 3. release request by the two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court rejected the third release requested submitted by  the lawyers of the two Greek soldiers in custody in high security prison for 55th consecutive days. For the time being the prosecutor has not raised charges against the soldiers who accidentally entered into Turkish soil on March 1st. The …

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Greek court rejects extradition of Russian whistleblower to Malta

A court in Greece rejected two Maltese requests to extradite Russian whistleblower Maria Efimova to Malta on Thursday. Efimova was the whistleblower who reportedly helped Daphne Caruana Galizia’s investigation into high-level corruption in Malta. Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bombing in October 2017. Judges in Athens said the …

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Police learns of bomb explosion after anarchists claims responsibility

Greek police has learned from an anarchists’  website on Tuesday night that an explosive device went off  behind the Evelpidon court building in Athens on Saturday. Police teams have found and are examining the bomb remnants. The bomb was reportedly placed at a guard’s post between Pedion to Areos Park …

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Turkish court extends custody for two Greek soldiers in Edirne high security prison

The prosecutor of the court in Edirne – Adrianoupolis – extended on Tuesday noon the custody for the two Greek soldiers currently in high security prison of the city. Their lawyers had submitted a release application. Now they will be allowed to submit a new release application after one month, …

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Prosecutor appeals court decision to acquit Bishop Amvrosios of homophobic rant

A prosecutor of the misdemeanors court in Aigio, western Greece, has appealed an earlier court decision to acquit bishop Amvrosios, on the charge of inciting hatred against homosexuals. The controversial bishop of Kalavryta most likely will find himself back to the court room. That decision had cleared Amvrosios of violating …

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Greek soldiers: Merkel intervened to Erdogan, US supports Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel intervened to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the two Greek soldiers issue currently in Turkish custody. US Ambassador to Greece said the US is supportive to Greece on the same issue. Meanwhile the two Greek soldiers will reportedly be taken to the court early Tuesday …

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