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Cleaner, mother of 13, sentenced for forging year of elementary school graduation

A mother of 13 children who applied for a job vacancy was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for having forged the date she graduated from elementary school. In her job application for a work at a state hospital in Ioannina, Epirus, the woman had wrote the year of her graduation …

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Police, Justice top Corruption Report 2017 by Greek Police and TI

Greece’s ranking on Transparency International list of corruption has improved in “Corruption Perception Index 2017” when the country ranked on position 59/180 and score 48/100 behind Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In 2016 Greece was holding position 69. According to survey findings, complains about instances of corruption decreased by 8.5% in …

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Golden Dawn expels MP after Justice launches investigation for “High Treason”

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos expelled MP Konstantinos Barbarousis less than an hour after the Justice Ministry announced investigation  on crimes of “high treason.”  The General Secretary said the party was distancing itself from Barbarousis statement and that he was “off the party line.” With the expulsion the far-right party …

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Kammenos calls on Justice to persecute Golden Dawn for “High Treason”

Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, called on Justice to persecute Golden Dawn MP Kostantinos Barbarousis for “High Treason” and “preparatory actions to commit high treason.” Speaking at the Plenary of the Parliament right after the unprecedented incident with Golden Dawn MP, Konstantinos Barbarousis, Kammenos urged the Justice to intervene and called …

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Animal rights group threatens to sue Dolphins Park in Athens

A German animal rights group said that it plans to file a lawsuit against the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, east of Athens, over its alleged “criminal” treatment of dolphins. ProWal’s managing director, Andreas Morlok, said on the group’s Facebook page that the dolphins are forced to perform unnatural acts …

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Justice Minister seeks legal measures against vulgar and homophobic front-page of conservative daily

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis asked the prosecutor of  Greece’s Supreme Court to investigate the homophobic and vulgar front page of far-right daily newspaper “Eleftheri Ora.” One day after the Parliament adopted the legislation for gender change, the newspaper published its Wednesday edition with the title Travesti – Parliament and subtitles: …

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War of Words between Greek Judiciary and Government escalates

The war of words between the Greek government and the judiciary escalated on Monday, when the president of the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, made a statement that was broadcast live on television. In his statement, the president of CoS, Nikos Sakellariou, spoke of a systematic government …

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ECHR rules Greece to pay €12K-€16K to each of 42 strawberry pickers in Manolada shooting

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court. They were shot at by employer’s foremen for demanding unpaid wages after they had worked for 5 month sin Manolada, Peloponnese. The Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday …

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CoE Anti-torture report slams “poor conditions” in Greek prisons and “excessive police force”

The anti-torture report published today by the Council of Europe criticizes strongly excessive police force and poor prison conditions in Greece. The report is the result of a visit to Greek prison carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture/Inhuman or Degrading Treatment/Punishment between 14 and 24 …

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Ex FinMin Papaconstantinou at “Special Court” over Lagarde List

Former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou will be referred to “special court” and stands trial for deleting the names of four of his relatives from the infamous Lagarde-List containing the names of Greeks suspected of tax evasion. With votes 4:1 the judges of the Supreme Judicial Council of the Supreme Court …

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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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Hunger-strikers’ parents appeal for their children’s lives, say they will hold Justice Ministry responsible if something happens

The right to education is inalienable and for whatever happens to the health of Nikos Romanos and his friends on hunger-strike responsible will be the Ministry of Justice and Minister Charalampos Athanasiou. That was the main idea of the press conference held on Tuesday by the parents of Nikos Romanos …

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Prisoner Nikos Romanos on hunger strike, while ministries play ping-pong with responsibility

This is an excellent example of political and state hypocrisy: A prison convict for bank robbery was first honored by the President of the Hellenic Republic for passing the university exams while in prison. Nikos Romanos, 21, was even awarded with 500 euro for his achievement, even though he refused …

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Crete: prosecutor wants 2 years imprisoment for widow, 90, for illegally receiving allowance

A prosecutor at a court in Chania, proposed a two-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old widow. The woman had illegally collected allowance by the social security fund IKA, after the death of her husband. For seven consecutive years, the widow received allowance payments totaling 67,000 euro, in addition to pension …

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