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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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Penal Code amendments protect bankers, suspects of money-laundering

The latest Penal Code amendments grant bank executives immunity for bad loans and returns to suspects of money-laundering their frozen assets. Bank executives accused of breach of trust are protected from the independent intervention by a prosecutor, and people suspected of criminal fraud and money-laundering will see their frozen assets …

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Justice Minister denies claims “early release for N17 terrorists” due to new Penal Code

Greece’s outgoing justice minister on Monday afternoon categorically denied a bevy of same-day press reports claiming that the country’s revised penal code will make it easier for inmates serving multiple life sentences to achieve an early release, with most of the speculation focusing on whether a handful of convicted urban …

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Women pressure enforces legal improvement of Greece’s “Rape Law”

Following an outcry by women’s groups, Amnesty International and even SYRIZA lawmakers about the “rape” definition and its punishment in the new Penal Code,, Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou submitted a legislative improvement early Thursday afternoon. “Anyone who attempts a sexual act without the victim’s consent is punished with imprisonment of …

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Amnesty calls on Greece to change rape definition in draft Penal Code

The Greek chapter of Amnesty International called on the Ministry of Justice to amend the definition of rape in its new draft penal code article 336 to base it on the lack of consent rather than on resistance and violence committed. At a press conference on Tuesday, Amnesty International Greece …

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Changes of Greece’s Penal Code trigger outrage

Government plans to change the Penal Code have triggered an outrage for a series of proposed penalties set to be lowered.penalties proposed. The storm of protests came not only from conservative New Democracy and communist party KKE but but also from the youth branch of ruling party SYRIZA as well …

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Greece to reduce sentences for financial crimes against the state

Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou submitted the draft of a new penal code that reduces sentences for the crimes against the state and re-classifies minor crimes into either violations that are punished with a money penalty or misdemeanors carrying a maximum of five years imprisonment. The Minister also presented a new …

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