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High-ranking Police Officer in Chania in custody for extortion

A high-ranking officer of the Greek Police in Chania, Crete, was remanded in custody following his seven-hour testimony to an investigator and a prosecutor. The 53-year-old officer, a native of Chania has been charged with felony charges such as repeated extortion, bribery of an employee, and breach of duty. He …

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105 soccer fans ordered detained pending trial

All 105 soccer fans suspected of being involved in extensive clashes in the Greek capital that ended in the death of a 29-year-old AEK Athens supporter have been ordered to be detained pending their trial, authorities said Sunday. Three examining magistrates and two prosecutors questioned the detained fans in batches …

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Anastazja Kos: 32-year-old suspect in custody for kidnapping

The 32-year-old man from Bangladesh, who is accused of kidnapping 27-year-old Polish national Anastazja Rubinski on the island of Kos remanded in custody after a two-hour testimony on Wednesday. Hotel worker Anastazjia went missing on Monday and was found dead on Sunday afternoon in the Alykes area.   The 32-year-old …

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Belgian justice to decide on Kaili’s release on Mar 3

Belgian judicial authorities will announce later this week whether Greek MEP and former European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili should be released from pre-trial detention with an electronic bracelet, her lawyer has said on Tuesday. Speaking after an appeal hearing in Brussels, Michalis Dimitrakopoulos said he expected the decision to …

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Eva Kaili to remain in custody for another 2 months, Βelgian judges rule

The judges council in Brussels rejected Eva Kaili’s request to be released from custody on bail, thus extending her detention for another two months, Belgian media reported. This was the third time the former European Parliament vice president appeared before the council since her arrest, and she has a right …

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Brussels court confirms Eva Kaili remains in prison

The court in Brussels confirmed Thursday evening that Eva Kaili remains in prison in pre-trial detention after she appeared before judicial council earlier. In an official announcement the council said that Kaili can appeal the decision within 24 hours, but she will have to appear before the Indictment Chamber at …

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MEP Eva Kaili in custody for one more month, Belgian court rules

A Belgian court decided on Thursday evening that MEP Eva Kaili will remain in custody for one more month. She can appeal within 24 hours and her appeal will be examined within 15 days. The judicial council decided to extend the pretrial detention of 44-year-old Eva Kaili in Harem prisons …

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Police officer who shot Roma boy released from custody

The 34-year-old police officer accused of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old roma boy Kostas Fragoulis beginning of the month has been released from custody on condition that he will not leave the country. The decision of the officer’s release was announced on Monday by the Judicial council in Thessaloniki. The …

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Kaili’s partner & ex MEP Panzeri remain in custody, court rules

Qatar-Gate: The Tribunal of First Instance court in Brussels ruled on Wednesday that two of the four people detained by Belgian authorities investigating a bribery scandal involving Qatar, are to remain in custody. A third one is released with an electronic bracelet. The hearing of MEP Eva Kaili has been …

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Medea of Patras remanded custody; investigation orders exhumation of child, ex landlord

The 33-year-old mother charged with the premeditated murder of one of her three daughters was remanded custody and was taken back to prison after she testified for over nine hours before the investigating magistrate and the prosecutor on Monday. Investigation continues at multiple levels including the deaths of the two …

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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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Caroline’s mother asks for full custody of baby Lydia

The mother of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch, who was murdered by her pilot husband, has asked for the exclusive custody of her baby granddaughter Lydia. The request was submitted Thursday by the family lawyer, Thanasis Harmanis, on behalf of the victim’s mother, who lives on the island of Alonissos. “We requested …

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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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Ex Defense Minister Papantoniou remanded in custody for bribes in frigates contract

After a marathon deposition of 20 hours, former Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou was remanded in custody late on Tuesday. Handcuffs were passed also to his wife Stavroula Kourakou. Both face charges for money laundering of 2.800.000 Swiss Francs (2.4 million euros) from kickbacks from the time he was Defense Minister …

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Two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody are to be set free in the next hours

The two Greek soldiers, Mitretodis and Kouklatzis, in Turkish custody since March 1st are to be set free in the next hours. According to preliminary information, the unexpected move has surprised also the soldiers’ lawyers who were supposed to submit one more release request. Τhe news was first reported by …

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Farmer in custody for having shot Syrian teenager on Lesvos

A court on the island of Lesvos remanded custody to the 78-year-old farmer who shot and wounded a teenager refugee from Syria last week. Together with his family the 16-year-old asylum seeker had sought refuge in the farmer’s land plot to escape violence in the Moria hot spot nearby. The …

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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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Turkish court rejects release of two Greek soldiers – What’s next?

Turkish judicial authorities have postponed an appeal hearing against the imprisonment on remand of the two Greek soldiers arrested last week. “The hearing will take place some time this week,” the lawyers of the two Greeks said. They had applied for the clients’ release from Edirne prison early on Monday. …

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