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From Novartis-scandal to Novartis-gate, when gov’t officials spread fake news

Prominent justice reporter Ioanna Mandrou complained in a shocking denouncement on Friday about “an organized disinformation plan to court editors” regarding the impeachment of former SYRIZA deputy Justice Minister and the prosecutor who had investigated the Novartis scandal in Greece. “With an unanimous decision, ex deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papaggelopoulos …

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Prosecutor to investigate alleged surveillance of Greek journalist Thanasis Koukakis

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office ordered on Monday a preliminary investigation into the alleged surveillance of Greek journalist Thanasis Koukakis financial editor of CNN Greece and regular contributor to local and international media outlets. Chief prosecutor Sotiria Papageorgopoulou ordered the investigation following reports by investigative media Inside Story …

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Supreme Court fires one judge, one prosecutor for massive delays in handling dozen of cases

The Disciplinary Plenum of Greece’s Supreme Court fired one judge and one public prosecutor for “inadequacy” in performing their duties, due to massive delays in issuing court rulings. The Plenum also temporarily suspended the presiding judge of a first-instance court for six months for unjustified absences from her post. Since …

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Ex President Christos Sartzetakis dies at 92; known for investigating murder of MP Lambrakis

Former Greek president Christos Sartzetakis passed away at the age of 92 after long hospitalization. He was widely known for rigorously investigating the 1963 murder of left-wing MP Grigoris Lambrakis by right-wing extremists. Sartzetakis had been treated for pneumonia in the intensive care unit of Laiko General Hospital since December …

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ICU for VIP: Health minister refers Hospital Workers Unionist to prosecutor

Greece’s health minister Thanos Plevris said early Thursday morning that he will refer the president of hospital workers union (POEDIN) to the prosecutor for the claims that public hospitals reserve beds in Intensive Care Units exclusively for Covid-patients who are Very Important Persons. Short time later, state broadcaster ERT reported …

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Caroline Crouch murder: Prosecutor seeks highest punishment for husband

“He had no scruple about his act although she was the mother of his child,” the prosecutor dealing with the murder of Caroline Crouch noted, among others, in his trial recommendation for 33-year-old husband Babis Anagnostopoulos. In his 21-page long recommendation to the Judicial Council, prosecutor Giorgos Noulis, proposed to …

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Prosecutor on Mati fires: “Lack of coordination, ineffective cooperation, incompetence, criminal mistakes”

A prosecutor investigating the causes of the deadly wildfire in Mati and eastern Attica in July 2018 proposed on Tuesday that a total of 27 people should stand trial for criminal negligence and omissions of state mechanisms and local authorities that led to the deaths of more than 100 people …

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Prosecutor in Thessaloniki investigates “anti-vaxxer” priest

A public prosecutor in Thessaloniki has opened an investigation against a priest who is allegedly advising church goers not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The inquiry opened after a local news website reported on the priest, whome the parishioners denounced a “anti-vaxxer.” Citing local parishioners and residents, the story reports …

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Prosecutor investigates death of Covid-patient who refused intubation

The public prosecutor in Athens has launched investigation into the death of a 54-year-old woman, a Covid-19 patient, who refused intubation while in the Intensive Care Unit and sought legal assistance to support her case with posts on social media. However, in the end, the patient was intubated and died. …

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The Nursing Home of Horror: Prosecutor investigates death of 68 elderly in Chania

Appalling conditions in a nursing home in Chania may have lead to the deaths of 68 to 72 elderly. Excessive use of sedatives and ill-treatment nearing torture. Elderly left to starve, tied in their beds, often beaten by personnel. Filth and negligence and accommodation in the basement for those paying …

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Prosecutor probes alleged involvement of NGOs for unaccompanied minors in Lignadis case

The public prosecutors’ office on Monday launched a preliminary investigation into allegations made on social media and various media articles that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in charge of unaccompanied refugee minors were involved in the case of former National Theatre director Dimitris Lignadis during the period 2017-2018. The head of the …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into police violence against citizen in Thessaloniki (video)

The Public Prosecutor of Thessaloniki ordered investigation by the internal affairs department of Greek Police after riot policemen were filmed to hit a citizen in the face with the elbow and kick him, while they moved with baton against another one. The incident took place in the center of the …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into “inaccurate Covid-19 reports” by EODY

The head of the Prosecutor’s Office in Athens ordered on Monday a preliminary investigation into media reports claiming that there are mistakes in the way the National Health Organisation (EODY) published and kept data on the coronavirus. According to reports published in newspapers To Vima and Demokratia on Sunday, EODY …

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Prosecutor investigates birthday party at the Bar Association amid measures

The Chief Prosecutor of the First Instance Court in Athens ordered a preliminary criminal investigation after a video recorded during a party at the Athens Bar Association was leaked to the press. The party was held to celebrate the President’s birthday. The video shows a least least ten people cheering …

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Prosecutor appeals for longer jail sentences for Golden Dawn leaders

A prosecutor has filed an appeal to request longer sentences for the already convicted leadership of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn on Thursday. The second-level appeals court motion by prosecutor Stelios Kostarellos, who was alternate prosecutor in the trial that concluded last week, focused specifically on the leading members of …

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Prosecutor insists on suspended sentences for Golden Dawn convicts

Prosecutor Adamantia Economou on Wednesday insisted on her recommendation that all former MPs of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will receive suspended sentences until courts examine their appeals. The prosecutor’s proposals refer to those the court convicted and sentenced to prison terms for leading or participating in a “criminal organization.” …

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Judge questions prosecutor’s claims Golden Dawn convicts have “clean criminal records”

Τhe Appeals Court in Athens adjourned after a short session of Tuesday, after the presiding judge questioned the claim of state prosecutor that the Golden Dawn leadership had a “prior clean criminal records” and would therefore remain out of jail until the case is examined at second instance court. Judge …

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Prosecutor proposes suspended sentences for Golden Dawn leadership

The state prosecutor in Golden Dawn trial proposed on Monday that the sentences of those convicted to over 10 years imprisonment be suspended pending their convicts’ appeal. Exempted from sentence suspension should be the murderer of 33-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. Prosecutor Adamantia Oikonomou has …

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