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“Chemical castration for minors’ rapists,” says Minister

“Chemical castration for rapists of minors should be considered under conditions,” Greece’s Interior Minister Makis Voridis said on Thursday as the country is been shaking with a series of such heinous crimes against minors that pop up in the news almost on a daily basis. The Minister also stressed that …

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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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Greece to grant Ukrainian refugees one-year protection status, right to work

The Greek state will provide one-year protection status along with rights to work and medical care to Ukrainian refugees entering Greece, the Migration & Asylum Ministry announced on Wednesday. This will be issued to Ukrainian nationals within 90 days of their entering Greece, as the usual 90-day visa entry requirement …

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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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Police arrests dozens of volleyball fans, among them 27 minors, for weapons possession

Dozens of fans -among them 27 minors- of Panaathinaikos women’s volleyball team were led before a prosecutor after they were found in in possession of weapons ranging from firebombs to axes, shovels and screwdrivers, the Greek police said on Thursday. picture via Greek Police A day earlier, on Wednesday, 57 …

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Tennis coach arrested in northern Athens for minors’ sexual abuse

Greek police arrested a tennis coach in the northern suburbs of Athens after parents filed against him for the sexual abuse of their underage daughters. The 35-year-old man was arrested on Friday just hours after the parents filed against him at the Greek Police headquarters. The victims are reportedly two …

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Amendments in Penal Code with stricter penalties for heinous and gender-based crimes

Greece’s Justice Ministry proceeds with new amendments in the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. The amendments foresee stricter penalties  for heinous crimes, sexual crimes, crimes against minors and gender based violence. They also provide for an extension of the time of release under conditions for serious offenders …

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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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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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Ten EU countries agree to take 400 unaccompanied minors from Moria

Ten EU member states have agreed to take the 400 unaccompanied minors form the burned down camp in Moria. Germany and France will take the majority of them, each 100-150, German state broadcaster reported on Friday. The countries that will take the refugee children are: Germany, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, …

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Denmark to financially support unaccompanied minors in Greece

Denmark will offer approximately three million euros to Greece to support unaccompanied refugee minors the funding will follow an agreement Alternate Minister of Migration and Asylum George Koumoutsakos and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Prehn signed on Friday According to the text of the agreement, “the decision to make …

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