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Convict leader of neo-nazi Golden Dawn, Michaloliakos, on early prison release

Nikos Michaloliakos, the leader of neo-nazi Golden Dawn, convicted for establishment of a criminal organization, will be released from prison with a special degree, a decision of the judicial council of Lamia, central Greece. According to media reports on Thursday, the prosecutor rejects the release on grounds that the convicted …

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Independent MP who punched a lawmaker released after testifying to magistrate

Independent MP Konstantinos Floros, formerly of the opposition Spartiates party, was released after testifying before an examining magistrate on Thursday. He was accused that he had physically assaulted a fellow MP, Elliniki Lysi deputy Vasilis Grammenos, in the colonnade surrounding the Parliament a day earlier. Both the examining magistrate and …

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Kaili released from prison: House arrest with e-tracking bracelet

Greek MEP and former Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili was released from prison on Wednesday by order of Belgian prosecutor Michel Claise following a detention of over four months, said her Belgian lawyer Sven Mary. Kaili will be placed under house arrest, wearing an electronic tracking bracelet. …

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Abuser of minors sentenced to 401 years in prison, released after 12.5

A basketball coach on the island of Crete was sentenced to 401 years in prison for 36 cases of lewdness against minors. However, he was released on parole on Tuesday after serving a total of 12.5 years behind bars. A decision that triggered outrage among the victims and their families, …

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Belgian justice to decide on Kaili’s release on Mar 3

Belgian judicial authorities will announce later this week whether Greek MEP and former European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili should be released from pre-trial detention with an electronic bracelet, her lawyer has said on Tuesday. Speaking after an appeal hearing in Brussels, Michalis Dimitrakopoulos said he expected the decision to …

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Police officer who shot Roma boy released from custody

The 34-year-old police officer accused of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old roma boy Kostas Fragoulis beginning of the month has been released from custody on condition that he will not leave the country. The decision of the officer’s release was announced on Monday by the Judicial council in Thessaloniki. The …

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Convicted Golden Dawn member Patelis back to jail after Supreme Court decision

Convicted Golden Dawn member Giorgos Patelis will return to prison after Greece’s top court, the Supreme Court, agreed to reverse the decision of his early release. A request to reverse the ruling issued by a five-member appeals court had been made by Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Haralambos Moysidis. Patelis, 41, …

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Grigoropoulos: Korkoneas’ prison release triggers series of reactions

The prison gate opened for Epaminondas Korkoneas  at noon Tuesday, just hours after the Appeals Court upheld his conviction for the killing of 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2018. The Court confirmed that Korkoneas had committed a premeditated murder, however, it overturned …

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13 Greek NGOs call for immediate release of Carola Rackete

Thirteen Greek humanitarian organization support the German captain Carola Rackete currently in Italian custody and call on the European institutions, the political forces, the state and judicial authorities in Italy to protect her rights as well as the rights of people she saved. Furthermore, they call for the immediate release …

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German FinMin Scholz to block €970mn for Greece at Eurogroup

German finance minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) plans to block the release of 970 million euros for Greece at the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday. According to an internal memo of the German Finance Ministry obtained by daily Handelsblatt, the Eurogroup should postpone its decision [for the money release] at …

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Two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody are to be set free in the next hours

The two Greek soldiers, Mitretodis and Kouklatzis, in Turkish custody since March 1st are to be set free in the next hours. According to preliminary information, the unexpected move has surprised also the soldiers’ lawyers who were supposed to submit one more release request. Τhe news was first reported by …

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Turkish court rejects 6. release request for two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court has ruled to keep in custody the two Greek soldiers who were detained in Turkey on March 1st. It is the sixth release request the soldiers’ lawyers have submitted. So far no charges have been pressed, the Greek soldiers remain in high security prison in Edirne, North-Western …

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Bazaar conspiracies: Turkey’s FM claims “the West put pressure on Greece” against 8 servicemen extradition

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused “the West” for having put pressure on Greece to not extradite the 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup of July 2016. In an interview with state news agency Anadolu, Cavusoglu said  the Greek Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister …

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Turkey rejects 4. request to release the two Greek soldiers

For one more time, Turkish authorities rejected the request to release the two Greek soldiers in custody for the 111st consecutive day and without charges. Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and non-commissioned officer Dimitros Kouklatzis were taken to the court of Edirne from the high security prison in the same area. they …

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ESM postpones release of €1billion bailout tranche for Greece

The board of directors of European Stability Mechanism did not approve the release of one billion euros sub-tranche for Greece on Friday. The board of ESM reportedly requested more data about the arrears of the Greek state to the private sector, ERT TV reported. The board of directors is expected …

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