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Zak Kostopoulos: One of convicts released on parole pending appeal trial

Οne of the convicts for the death of LGBT-activist Zak Kostopoulos has been released on parole just two months after a court in Athens convicted him and the owner of a jewelry shop to 10-year sentence each. The real estate agent will be released from prison until the next level …

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Norwegian photographer Knut Bry released on bail; arrested on Lesvos

Norwegian photographer Knut Bry who was detained last week at the island of Lesvos on espionage charges, was released from custody on Monday. The 75-year-old photographer was reportedly released on a 4,000-euro bail and on condition of informing Greek port and police authorities each time he arrives at – or …

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Lyon: Suspect arrested for shooting at Greek-Orthodox priest released

French authorities who arrested a suspect for the shooting at a Greek-Orthodox priest in a church in Lyon, released him on Sunday afternoon, the prosecutor’s office announced. “There is no evidence” that this man was involved in the shooting of Nikolas Kakavelakis, the prosecutor’s office said adding that his state …

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Pirates release abducted crew members of tanker, among them young Greek

Three of the four abducted crew members – among them a Greek national – of the Greek-owned tanker “ELKA ARISTOTLE” have been released following negotiations with the pirates, it was announced on Friday. One crew member from the Philippines had died due to health issues, the shipping company said. After …

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Convicted bomber and armed robber Nikos Romanos gets early prison release

Jailed 25-year-old Nikos Romanos, convicted for attempted robbery and planting a bomb outside the house of a former minister, among others, was released on Wednesday on good behaviour after serving six years in jail. Romanos was convicted in 2013 to 11 years behind bars for an attempted armed robbery targeting …

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Greek soldiers back home after 167 days in Turkish custody (picts, videos)

It was 3:19 Wednesday morning when the state airplane landed at the airport of Thessaloniki. On board were Greek soldiers Aggelos Mitretodis and Dimitris Kouklatzis, who touched again Greek soil after 167 days in Turkish custody. Second Lieutnant Mitretodis and Sergeant Kouklatzis exited the airplane wearing military uniforms and not …

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Mikis Theodorakis released from hospital after suffering heart attack

Mikis Theodorakis  was released from hospital on Tuesday morning after doctors diagnosed improvement in his health condition. The 93-year-old composer was rushed to a private hospital late last Friday after having suffered a heart attack. “Composer Mikis Theodorakis was released form hospital after clear improvement of his health condition,” the …

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Ousted Golden Dawn MP accused of “high treason” set free on bail

Ousted Golden Dawn MP, Kostantinos Barbarousis, was set free on bail after he testified before a judge on Wednesday. He was charged on “preparatory acts of high treason.” The bail was set at 30,000 euros, he has been barred form leaving the country and has to report to a police …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos released from prison after 5 years

The five-member Court of Appeals for Felonies decided to release from prison former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos due to health reasons.Akis Tsochatzopoulos was convicted to 20 years imprisonment for bribes and money laundering. Total time he spent in prison is five years. By a majority of three to two …

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Court dismisses jail sentence for satirical blogger “Elder Pastitsios”

The legal adventures of satirical Greek blogger “Elder Pastitsios” (Geron Pastitios) are over.  The Three-Member Misdemeanors Court decided to trigger Article 8 of Law 4411/2016, which eliminates criminal liability for misdemeanors and minor offenses that were committed until 03.31.2016 and threatened with imprisonment up to two years. Philippos Loizos, aka …

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GD-member charged with murder of rapper Fyssas, 34, released from custody

Giorgos Roupakias, charged with the murder of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013, has been released from custody after completing the maximum of 18 months in pretrial detention. Roupakias arrived at his home in Tavros suburb in South Athens surrounded py policemen and media. “Murderer! Thug! Shame on you!” …

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“Flexible work conditions” with “peanuts for payment” rule Greece’s Labor Market

Gone are the times when labor craft would get a full time job with a wage that would allow a descent living. The data published by the Greek Labor Ministry are grim. Not only 24,674 jobs were lost in the private sector in November. The data reflect also the absolute …

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€500K-bail opens custody cell for ex Proton-banker Lavrentiadis

Former main shareholder of Proton Bank, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis is expected to be released from his custody cell after an Athens court decided his conditional release on a 500,000 euro bail. Lavrentiadis had requested for his release on bail citing serious health problems. Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, the once powerful businessman has been …

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Media owner Kontominas released on mammoth bail of 5 million euro

Owner of private Alpha TV Dimitris Kontominas was released on a mammoth bail of 5 million euro. Furthermore he has been prohibited from traveling abroad and he should check at a local police station twice a month. After a marathon meeting the members of judicial council decided to allow Kontominas …

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Kostas Sakkas: hunger striker released on bail & other conditions

The Court of Appeals in Athens ordered on Thursday the release of Kostas Sakkas after 951 days (31 months) in prison without trial. The 29-year-old student was on the 38th day of hunger strike and was treated at Nikea General Hospital. the judges released Sakkas on 30,000 euro bail and conditions like: …

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UPDs: Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis Arrested for Publishing Lagarde-List

Greek Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was arrested on Sunday morning at a friend’s home for publishing 2,059 names of Greek HSBC-account holders whose names were on so-called Lagarde-List.  The journalist wrote on his Twitter account during his arrest: “@KostasVaxevanis They’re coming in the house with a prosecutor now. They are arresting …

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