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Lignadis: Prosecutor appeals against 1. instance court verdict and sentence

Actor and former artistic director of Greece’s National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, is now facing the possibility of a higher sentence in the appellate court, after the Appeals Prosecutor’s Office appealed against two parts of the decision of the Mixed Jury Court that sentenced him to a total of 12 years …

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Outrage as ex National Theater Director Lignadis convicted for 2 rape cases, is out on parole

The former director of the Greek National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis found guilty of the rape of two minors, sentenced to 12 years in prison. However, the court also ruled that he can go free until his appeal is heard, provided he pays 30,000 euros bail. His release on parole triggered …

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UPDATE Court finds ex National Theater director Dimitris Lignadis guilty in 2 of 4 rape cases

The Mixed Jury Court in Athens found the former director of National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, guilty for two of four rape cases on Wednesday. The ruling was decided with a majority of votes. The defendant was in trial for the sexual abuse of three minors and one young adult man. …

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Ex director of National Theater and actor Dimitris Lignadis indicted to stand trial

Former artistic director of the National Theater of Greece and actor Dimitris Lignadis accused of raping four teenage or young adult males, was on Friday indicted to stand trial before a Mixed Jury Court by a Misdemeanours Court of the  Justice Council. It also ordered that he remains in custody …

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Ex Theater director Lignadis remanded custody, lawyer announces lawsuits

Former artistic director of Greece’s National Theater Dimitris Lignadis has been remanded in custody in the early hours of Friday. In the scandal case that rocks the Greek society and the political world, the man faces charges of repeated sexual abuse of underage boys. In a marathon session of Thursday, …

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Prosecutor probes alleged involvement of NGOs for unaccompanied minors in Lignadis case

The public prosecutors’ office on Monday launched a preliminary investigation into allegations made on social media and various media articles that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in charge of unaccompanied refugee minors were involved in the case of former National Theatre director Dimitris Lignadis during the period 2017-2018. The head of the …

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Culture Ministry repeals decision to accept funding for Delos after gang-rape case

The Culture Ministry has announced plans to repeal a decision accepting a donation from a private foundation that has recently become the subject of controversy following a high-profile gang-rape case in the northern port city of Thessaloniki. The donation was aiming to revamp the museum on the island of Delos. …

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Well-known actor in custody pending trial over rape charges

Well-known comedian, actor and director Petros Filippidis was detained and taken to prison following his testimony and the unanimous decision by the investigating magistrate and a prosecutor. They ruled that Petros Filippidis be detained for alleged acts of sexual assault against fellow actors, after his testimony before them on Tuesday, …

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Stage director at National Theater Drama School resigns following students’ complaints

Stage director at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater, Stathis Livathinos, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences with the students.. The resignation followed complaints by students of the Drama School who accused him of “authoritarian behavior, derogatory and homophobic comments and discrimination,” media reported. The students …

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Greece sets up #MeToo website, proceeds with penal code changes for minors’ protection

The Greek government has set up a #MeToo website where citizens can submit complaints get information on sexual harassment and abuse as well as power-based violence, actions taken against abusers and links where victims can seek help. The website metoogreece.gr will soon host announcements concerning initiatives designed to help people …

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Actors demand resignation of Culture Minister after arrest of ex National Theater director

Pressure is growing on Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni to resign in the aftermath of the arrest of the now former artistic director of the National Theater on multiple counts of rape including ones involving teenager boys. Call for resignation came also from a member of ruling New Democracy.is  also …

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Culture Minister moves against ex National Theater director over alleged sexual abuse cases

Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni submitted a complaint report-memo to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court, requesting a full investigation into the alleged sexual abuse cases in the National Theater. The complaint is reportedly against the former Artistic Director of the National Theater Dimitris Lignadis and follows a storm …

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Tourism Organization & National Theater cooperate to promote culture tourism

Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the National Theater have signed a memorandum of cooperation with the aim to promote Greece as an international culture destination, especially in the field of theater. GNTO President Angela Gerekou and NT President Vassilis Poulantzas and artistic director Dimitris Lignadis signed a memorandum of …

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Greece’s National Theater offers 7 performances with English subtitles

The Greek National Theater is offering several performances with English subtitles in the season 2019/2020. Seven classical and contemporary plays will entertain the non-Greek speaking theater lovers. Where: At the Ziller Building’s Main Stage When: Wednesday to Sunday – “TONIGHT WE IMPROVISE” Based on the play of the phenomenal Luigi …

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