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George Bizos, legendary lawyer of Nelson Mandela, passes away at 92

Greek-South African veteran lawyer George Bizos who defended Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists passed away at 92 in Johannesburg on Wednesday. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which is credited …

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Justice Ministry investigates Coroner; Syrian community wants “public apology”

Greece’s Justice Ministry has launched an investigation on the coroner seeking to determine whether he committed a “disciplinary offense.” He had had falsely claimed that the 11-month-old refugee baby girl from Syria was “sexually abused,” contrary to the official autopsy report that found no signs of abuse of any kind. …

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Coroner under fire for falsely claiming Syrian baby girl was “sexually abused” (Autopsy Report)

No words. How could a coroner claim in public that the 11-month-old refugee baby girl from Syria was “sexually abused,” when the final forensic examination showed that it wasn’t? The official autopsy report does not mention anywhere “sexual abuse.” The injuries in the body’s body most likely were caused by …

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Body of US expat Bob Mayer found 4 months after he went missing on Tinos

The body of retired US lawyer Bob Mayer missing on the island of Tinos, Cyclades, since last November was found on Sunday. His body in advanced decomposition was found by a local in a ravine in the area of Kossini.His clothes and personal belongings were recognized by his wife, Gayle. …

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Lawyer injured by flare during Athens riots in critical condition (shocking video)

The 55-year-old woman who was injured during the riots in Exarchia in downtown Athens on Friday night remains in critical condition. After a 5-hour surgery in the leg, the lawyer remains in intensive care and is intubated. The woman has reportedly suffered a fracture and also respiratory problems due to …

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Police arrests Albanian man over the murder of prominent lawyer Zafeiropoulos

Greek police has arrested one of two Albanian nationals suspected to be the killers of 52-year-old lawyer Michalis Zafeiropoulos. He was arrested in the city of Patras, western Greece, on Saturday, while he was preparing to leave the country. His accomplice is believed to have left Greece for Albania via …

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Prominent lawyer shot dead in his office in downtown Athens

A prominent Athens lawyer was shot and killed by unknown assailants in his office in the center of the Greek capital on Thursday afternoon. They killers pretended to be clients. 52-year-old Michalis Zafeiropoulos was shot with two bullets that caused fatal injuries in his head and abdomen. He died almost …

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Turkish Purge: Young Lawyer flees to Greek islet off Symi

Turkish purge: A young Turkish lawyer was found on an uninhabited Greek islet, two days after the referendum in Turkey. The man was located by the Greek Coast Guard on Nimos islet in the north of the island of  Symi, very close to the Turkish coast in southeastern Aegean Sea. …

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New Speaker Konstantopoulou: “Parliament cannot function as graveyard of political scandals”

With a record number of votes (235) SYRIZA MP Zoe Konstantopoulou was elected Greece’s Parliament Speaker. Konstantopoulou is the second woman to be elected for this office and with 38 years old the youngest Parliament Speaker in the Greek Parliament. She is a human rights lawyer and  a member of …

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Lawsuit filed against ex FM Pangalos claiming Greece was tapping US-ambassadors

Once they belonged to the same political party, socialist PASOK. But now lawyer Agis Tatsis filed a law suit against his former socialist comrade for “exposing the country”. Just hours after former foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos  claimed during a radio interview on Tuesday morning that “Greek intelligence service (EYP) was tapping US-ambassadors in Athens …

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