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Caroline Crouch murder trial: Defendant states “married and widower”

Wearing a bulletproof vest and his handcuffed hands on his back, Babis Anagnostopoulos crossed the door of the Mixed Jury Court of Athens short before 8:30 Friday morning. The trial for the murder of his 20-year-old wife Caroline Crouch, a UK national, started almost a year after the heinous murder …

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Pharmacology professor Kouvelas on trial for spreading misinformation on Covid vaccines

Dimitris Kouvelas, professor of clinical pharmacology at the Aristotle University and a vocal critic of the vaccines against Covid-19 and the coronavirus containment measures, went on trial in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Tuesday for disseminating misinformation regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. Kouvelas was put under investigation and indicted last year after …

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Ex director of National Theater and actor Dimitris Lignadis indicted to stand trial

Former artistic director of the National Theater of Greece and actor Dimitris Lignadis accused of raping four teenage or young adult males, was on Friday indicted to stand trial before a Mixed Jury Court by a Misdemeanours Court of the  Justice Council. It also ordered that he remains in custody …

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Caroline Crouch murder: Prosecutor seeks highest punishment for husband

“He had no scruple about his act although she was the mother of his child,” the prosecutor dealing with the murder of Caroline Crouch noted, among others, in his trial recommendation for 33-year-old husband Babis Anagnostopoulos. In his 21-page long recommendation to the Judicial Council, prosecutor Giorgos Noulis, proposed to …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Trial begins three years after the brutal killing of LGBT activist

Three years after the brutal killing of LGBT activist Zak Kostopoulos, the trial finally began on Wednesday morning in Athens. Two businessmen and four police officers are being accused of fatal bodily harm of the 33-year-old Zak who was brutally beaten and died on a sidewalk in downtown Athens. The …

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Well-known actor in custody pending trial over rape charges

Well-known comedian, actor and director Petros Filippidis was detained and taken to prison following his testimony and the unanimous decision by the investigating magistrate and a prosecutor. They ruled that Petros Filippidis be detained for alleged acts of sexual assault against fellow actors, after his testimony before them on Tuesday, …

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Prosecutor insists on suspended sentences for Golden Dawn convicts

Prosecutor Adamantia Economou on Wednesday insisted on her recommendation that all former MPs of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will receive suspended sentences until courts examine their appeals. The prosecutor’s proposals refer to those the court convicted and sentenced to prison terms for leading or participating in a “criminal organization.” …

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Judge questions prosecutor’s claims Golden Dawn convicts have “clean criminal records”

Τhe Appeals Court in Athens adjourned after a short session of Tuesday, after the presiding judge questioned the claim of state prosecutor that the Golden Dawn leadership had a “prior clean criminal records” and would therefore remain out of jail until the case is examined at second instance court. Judge …

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Prosecutor proposes suspended sentences for Golden Dawn leadership

The state prosecutor in Golden Dawn trial proposed on Monday that the sentences of those convicted to over 10 years imprisonment be suspended pending their convicts’ appeal. Exempted from sentence suspension should be the murderer of 33-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. Prosecutor Adamantia Oikonomou has …

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Golden Dawn Prosecutor: Life for Fyssas’ murderer, 13 years for party leadership

The prosecutor of Golden Dawn trial proposed on Tuesday morning the sentences for the leadership of the neo-nazi party, the murderer of rapper Pavlos Fyssas and his accomplices as well as for those involved in attacks against Egyptian fishermen and unionists of PAME. The Court of Appeals had rejected “mitigating …

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Trial of man charged with Suzanne Eaton’s heinous murder starts on Crete

The trial of the man arrested for the brutal murder of  American scientist Suzanne Eaton on the island of Crete is scheduled to start in Rethymnon, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 60-year-old Suzanne Eaton was abducted, raped and killed by a local man while she was jogging in Chania, on …

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Convicted GD MEP Lagos hires far-right lawyer Plevris, father of ND MP

MEP and convicted Golden Dawn Giannis Lagos fired his lawyer and hired Constantinos Plevris. The 80-year-old lawyer is also a prolific far-right author and father of New Democracy MP Thanos Plevris who immediately distanced himself form the issue. Through his new lawyer, Lagos accused the judges of bias and appealed …

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Court rules against leniency for Golden Dawn leadership, Fyssas’ murderer

The Appeals Court in Athens ruled on Monday morning that the leadership of neo-nazi Golden Dawn and Pavlos Fyssas’ murderer are not eligible for leniency. The court ruled that there are no mitigating circumstances for the leader of GD, Nikos Michaloliakos and another six former MPs of the party who …

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Citizen Protection Minister sees “150 molotov cocktail” even if not one around…(videos)

Opposition parties SYRIZa and MeRA 25 are at war of words with the Ministry of Civil Protection that justified the firing of tear gas against people waiting for the verdict of neo-nazi Golden Dawn outside the Appeals court on Wednesday. In a tweet Civil Protection Minister, Michalis Chysochoidis stated that …

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Golden Dawn convicts’ “mitigating circumstances” as sentencing expected today

After a marathon session that lasted 13 hours on Wednesday, the Appeals Court in Athens resumes its work in the trial of Golden Dawn at 12;30 noon on Thursday. The session starts with the recommendations of the prosecutor regarding which mitigating circumstances should or should not be admitted in imposing …

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