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Jewish community accuses newly appointed Supreme Court vice president of “antisemitism”

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) has reacted to the appointment of Supreme Court Judge Marianthi Pagouteli as Vice President of Greece’s Supreme Court, accusing her of anti-Semitic conduct. “The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expresses the strong resentment of the Greek Jewry for the …

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Greek NGOs appeal to Supreme Court for rescue of 50 migrants stranded at Evros islet

Two Greek NGOs tabled a complaint on Tuesday with the Supreme Court of Greece calling for the rescue of 50 Syrian migrants, including 3 pregnant women and 12 children, from an islet on the Evros River, in Greece’s borders with Turkey. The Greek Council for Refugees and HumanRights360 said the …

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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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Supreme Court prosecutor blocks early release of Golden Dawn convict

Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor has opened the window for the possibility to reverse the decision for the conditional release from prison of the convicted Golden Dawn member Giorgos Patelis. One day after the release decision by the Court of Appeal in Athens, the chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court Vassilis …

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Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor targets mask-deniers with arrest, imprisonment

The Supreme Court prosecutor in Greece has decided to take action against mask-deniers and issued a circular on Tuesday seeking the immediate arrest of  people who refuse to wear a face mask in violation of public health safety rules or encourage other people to do so. Chief prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas …

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“Violating coronavirus measures is a crime,” says Greece’s Supreme Court

Violating the measures imposed by Greece’s health authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus should be treated as a crime and prosecuted, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. Punishment reaches up to life imprisonment if violating the measures causes death. In a memo sent to prosecution offices, the Supreme Court …

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Ex PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos ordered back to prison

Greece’s Supreme Court, Arios Pagos, ordered former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos back to prison in order to serve the rest of a 19-year long sentence kickbacks and money laundering. On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered 79-year-old Tsochatzopoulos back to Korydallos prison upholding a previous ruling by a court earlier …

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Supreme Court rules in favor of furlough for 17. Nov convict Koufontinas

Greece’s Supreme Court has dismissed decision of the court in Volos that had denied the seventh furlough for Dimitris Koufontinas, the convict of terror organization “17. November.” The penal section of the Court accepted the chief prosecutor’s appeal asking the dismissal of the Volos court decision. The reasoning of the …

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Supreme Court prosecutor appeals furlough denial for convict Koufontinas

Greece’s top prosecutor ordered late Friday the review of the decision denying 17. November convict Dimitris Kourontinas a furlough. The move by Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou comes with Koufontinas on hunger-strike since beginning of May and hospitalized in intensive care since Friday. Dimitriou’s reasoning for the appeal is that …

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Bomb outside home of Supreme Court prosecutor in Athens

Special teams of anti-terror squads of Greek Police have defused an explosive device left outside the home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in Vyronas suburb of Athens early Tuesday morning. The bomb was hidden in the trunk of a motorcycle parked outside the prosecutor’s home. Police rushed to …

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Supreme Court rules: NO to extradition of 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish officers. The court ruled after a request by Turkey that claimed they were involved in the failed coup of July 2016. In six cases the judges decided unanimously, in two according to majority. Two votes were apparently in favor of the …

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Supreme Court postpones final decision for 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court postponed for Thursday, January 26th the final decision on whether the eight Turkish officers should be extradited to Turkey or not. The government in Ankara had requested the extradition of the servicemen claiming they had active participation in he failed coup of July 2016. The decision was …

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Greek court rejects Turkey’s request for extradition of last 2 Turkish officers

A Greek court ruled on Thursday that the last two Turkish officers should not be extradited to Turkey. The Appeals Council accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor. Furthermore the court decided to lift the detention order for these two officers. For the remaining six Turkish officers, the Appeal Council had …

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Fate of 6 Turkish soldiers in danger, after Greek court to extradite 3 of them to Turkey

A legal overthrow for six out of eight Turkish soldiers, alleged coup plotters, who fled to Greece one day after the attempted coup in July 15th 2016. A Greek court has agreed on Tuesday to the extradition of three of Turkish servicemen from a group of eight who fled to …

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