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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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Supreme Court orders immediate arrest of MPs releasing illegaly acquired footage

Supreme Court prosecutor Euterpi Koutzamani instructed Greece’s prosecutors to proceed to immediate arrest of members of the Parliament if they publish footage that was illegally obtained. Kotzamani’s instructions on Monday come amid claims by Golden Dawn MPs that they had more videotaped conversations with MPs from government and opposition parties. …

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Supreme Court Orders Arrest of MPs Despite Immunity -Greece’s Measures Against Extremists

 Greece’s Supreme Court of Civil and Penal Law (‘Αρειος Πάγος) decided to take radical measures against members of the Parliament caught in flagranti (to catch red-handed, in action) in committing felonies: Arrest! The circular sent to prosecutors and police departments does not namely refer to MPs of extreme-right Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) however the …

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