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Murderer of teenager boy, Alexis Grigoropoulos, walks free, despite life sentence

Special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas who shot and killed 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos for no reason in downtown Athens in December 2008, will walk free on Wednesday morning. The Mixed Jury Court of Appeal in Lamia, central Greece, accepted Korkoneas appeal for early prison release on the mitigation of his …

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Supreme Court to review ruling on Grigoropoulos’ murderer Korkoneas

Greece’s supreme court, Arios Pagos, requested on Friday a copy of the court ruling on the reduced sentence and the early release of Epaminondas Korkoneas, the special police guard who shot dead 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia in December 2008. The Supreme Court chief prosecutor’s office wants to review the …

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Grigoropoulos protesters clash with police for Korkoneas’ release

Protesters clashed with police in Exarchia late on Wednesday during a gathering to protest the release of the murderer of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos. Several hundred people gathered at the spot where special police guard Epaminondas Korkoneas fired his weapon and fatally short the teenager boy on 6. December 2008. Holding …

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Grigoropoulos: Korkoneas’ prison release triggers series of reactions

The prison gate opened for Epaminondas Korkoneas  at noon Tuesday, just hours after the Appeals Court upheld his conviction for the killing of 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2018. The Court confirmed that Korkoneas had committed a premeditated murder, however, it overturned …

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Early prison release for Alexis Grigoropoulos’ murderer

The Appeal Court in Lamia, central Greece, upheld the conviction of police special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas for the killing of 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2018. Under the Law Penal Code, Korkoneas could soon be released from prison, even though the court …

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Fortress Athens: Police on high alert due to Grigoropoulos marches and Erdogan’s visit

Thousands of policemen are being deployed in downtown Athens, metro stations will close to public, public transport means change their routes and tight security measures will be implemented for the next three days. Reasons for the high security are rallies and marches that will mark the 9th anniversary of the …

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Grigoropoulos’ killing: Commemoration rallies, metro stations closed –

More than 3,000 policemen have been deployed in Athens ahead of the commemoration rallies for the anniversary of the killing of teenager boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman on December 6th 2008. High school and university students will hold commemoration gatherings at 12 o’ clock noon outside the Athens University …

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Athens: 3 protest rallies to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos

Students, left parties and anarchists will stage three protest rallies in downtown Athens today to commemorate teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, who was shot by a police officer on 6. December 2008. 11:00 am: Students demo at Propylaia, Athens University 05:00 pm: Left-wing Syriza, Antarsya and non-parliamentary left parties 07:00 …

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Amnesty International calls for end of police violence, impunity in Greece

Amnesty International is calling for the end of police violence and officers’ impunity in Greece following the recent excessive use of force or the use of illegal force. In its call the Greek chapter of AI urges people raise their voices and to sign a petition that will be sent …

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Two lawyers on duty arrested during rallies; they filed against Police

Lawyers Thanasis Kampagiannis and Costas Papadakis were arrested on Sunday and a case was filed against them for “violating the extraordinary measures banning public gatherings.” The two lawyers are among some 100 people police detained in Athens alone for being close to the Memorial of boy Alexis Grigoropoulos to commemorate …

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European values must prevail, even in a state of public emergency like Covid-19

The European Parliament voted a resolution last month, urging that the European values of democracy must prevail even in a state of public emergency like Covid-19. The EP warned against “abuse of power” and called on the EUropean Commission to step up its efforts by taking legal action where necessary. …

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Police hates flowers: Officer beats …bouquet, 2 Germans detained (videos)

Greek police showed an strong aversion to flowers on Sunday on the 12th anniversary of the murder of teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos. Not only they destroyed a bouquet left at his memorial, they also detained two German nationals going to the Memorial, holding flowers. A riot police officer was filmed …

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Greek police paralyzes public transport, closes 24 metro stations

Greek police went out of control on Sunday and paralyzed the whole public transport network in downtown Athens and far beyond. The number of six metro and urban train ISAP stations closed to the public rose to 24 (!) Sunday noon, the tram operation has been halted some 5 km …

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Greece bans public gatherings with over 4 people, 6 metro stations closed Dec 6

The Ministry for Citizen Protection has banned public gatherings with four and more persons across Greece with an order valid form 5:00 a.m. on December 6 until midnight Sunday. The decision is justified for reasons of public health and as a precaution measure to prohibit the spread of the coronavirus. …

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Turkey obstructs Greece’s migrants rescue operation, calls on ships to leave the area (audio)

Turkish coast guard vessels harassed Greek Coast Guard boats and a helicopter participating in a migrants search and rescue rescue operation in the sea west of the small island of Halki near Rhodes. Furthermore, Ankara called on commercial ships that were engaged in the Search and Rescue operation to leave …

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