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Police officers charged with raping woman at Athens police station

Two police officers of the DIAS motorcycle squad were charged with raping a 19-year-old woman in Omonia police station in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The two men, aged 24 and 27, were arrested by the police’s internal affairs unit on Friday morning who is leading the investigation. Both …

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Domestic violence: Man abducts ex wife, rapes her and sets her hair on fire

A 28-year-old woman experienced the sheer horror when the ex husband abducted her, beat her and raped her and threatened to set her on fire thus put her hair on fire with a lighter. The new shocking case of domestic violence took place in Corinth, north-eastern Peloponnese, when the 33-year-old …

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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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Soccer player Semedo arrested in Athens over rape allegations; Olympiakos’ reaction

A well-known Portuguese football player at a team of the Greek Super League, was brought before a public prosecutor on Monday on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl. Olympiakos FC defender Ruben Semedo was arrested and brought before a public prosecutor on Monday on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl. …

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#MeToo: Well-known comedian charged with rape and attempted rape

Prosecutor authorities pressed three felony charges against well-known Greek comedian Petros Filippidis on Wednesday. The 57-year-old actor is being accused with one rape and two to attempted cases of rapes. Filippidis denies the charges. The accusations came by three actresses. Investigation against the actor began with the assistance of the …

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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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