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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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Court acquits 13 defendants for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

After judicial procedures that lasted one and a half year, a court in Athens acquitted 13 out of 21 defendants for the deadly flash floods in Mandra, west Attica, in November 2017, where 24 people lost their lives. The three-member criminal court acquitted former regional governor Rena Dourou (SYRIZA) and …

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Court vindicates two animal shelters on Crete after false charges

Α local court on Crete unanimously ruled in favor of the directors of two animal shelters in Chania region, dismissing all charges of profiteering from the placement of animals, mostly dogs, abroad. The presidents of two animal welfare associations that maintained their accommodation in Souda and Nerokourou, as well as …

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Greek court overturns decision on US seizure of Iranian oil cargo from tanker Lana

A Greek court on Wednesday overturned an earlier court ruling that allowed the confiscation by the United States of part of a cargo of Iranian oil on Iranian-flagged tanker Lana off the Greek coast of Karystos in south Evia. The incident led to an angry response by Iran that seized …

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#Justice4Zak: Two men sentenced to 10 years each for the killing of Zak Kostopoulos

The owner of a jewelry shop and of a real estate office were found guilty of causing fatal bodily harm in the killing of gay rights activist 33-year-old Zak Kostopoulos in downtown Athens on September 21, 2018. The two men were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each, without parole. The …

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Turkish court to take on citizen’s appeal to assume Greek surname

A court in western Turkish province of Izmir has approved the appeal by Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnically Greek Turkish citizen who comes from a Muslim convert family, to abandon his Turkish last name and assume a Greek one, Mezopotamya Agency reported on Friday. Yaylalı, who emigrated to Greece in …

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Zak Kostopoulos trial: Prosecutor seeks exoneration of policemen, guilty verdict for shop-owners found guilty

The prosecutor in the trial over the 2018 beating death of Greek-American gay rights activist Zak Kostopoulos on Wednesday sought the exoneration of four police officers and guilty verdicts for two local businessmen. In his closing arguments, prosecutor Sotiris Bougioukos pointed to expert evidence and witness testimonies that he said …

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“Flights as usual on April 6,” says Greece Civil Aviation after court decision

Flights to and from all airports in Greece will operate as usual and without problems on the day of the general strike on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Tuesday afternoon. The CAA sought the legal way to declare that the 24-hour strike of the air …

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Parents on Rhodes sentenced and fined for not sending child to school

A 35-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were handed a suspended 14-month prison term and fined 3,000 euros each by a court in Rhodes for not sending their 8-year-old child to primary school due to the pandemic. The parents were convicted of violating the law on compulsory attendance at kindergarten, …

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Appeals court suspends prison sentence of ex-Golden Dawn MP

A Greek appeals court has suspended the six-year prison sentence of former Golden Dawn MP Nikos Michos. With the ruling, which was issued despite the prosecutor’s recommendation that Michos remain in jail, the former neo-Nazi deputy will imminently be released from the high-security Domokos prison in central Greece until the …

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Court suspends wind park construction in Nymfeo NATURA protected area

A court in Florina, northern Greece, ruled the temporary suspension of all construction works for a wind park at Nymfeo Mountain, following a request by two environmental organizations and local residents. Machinery found 1 km before the entrance to the construction site at Aetorachi, Nymfeo, will have to be removed, …

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Court orders force-feeding of “17. November” convict Koufontinas on hunger & thirst strike

Judicial authorities ordered the force-feeding of “17. November” convict Dimitris Koufontinas who is on hunger strike on the 48th days and on thirst strike since Sunday. The order was reportedly issued following suggestion by doctors in Lamia hospital where he is in ICU since last week. According to international laws, …

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Judge questions prosecutor’s claims Golden Dawn convicts have “clean criminal records”

Τhe Appeals Court in Athens adjourned after a short session of Tuesday, after the presiding judge questioned the claim of state prosecutor that the Golden Dawn leadership had a “prior clean criminal records” and would therefore remain out of jail until the case is examined at second instance court. Judge …

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UPD Police’s 4-day long detention of underage student and felony charges trigger outrage

A 14-year-old student has been in custody at the Police headquarters since last Thursday and is to appear in court on Monday. The boy is charged with felony for a crime that has not been clear, so far. He was participating in the students’ protest in downtown Athens. In an …

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