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Lignadis: Prosecutor appeals against 1. instance court verdict and sentence

Actor and former artistic director of Greece’s National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, is now facing the possibility of a higher sentence in the appellate court, after the Appeals Prosecutor’s Office appealed against two parts of the decision of the Mixed Jury Court that sentenced him to a total of 12 years …

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UPDATE Court finds ex National Theater director Dimitris Lignadis guilty in 2 of 4 rape cases

The Mixed Jury Court in Athens found the former director of National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, guilty for two of four rape cases on Wednesday. The ruling was decided with a majority of votes. The defendant was in trial for the sexual abuse of three minors and one young adult man. …

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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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Historic verdict: Golden Dawn is a “criminal organization” – Live Blog

Large crowds of people have gathered outside the Appeals court in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, awaiting for the verdict of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party. Five and a half years after the trial started and 453 sessions, the moment for the judges to announce the decision that will write …

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The Judges’ Hour: Golden Dawn verdict due on Oct 7

One day to go before a court in Athens court will issue the much anticipated verdict in the five-year trial of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Judges will rule whether GD party that was in parliament from 2012-2019 operated a criminal organization, carried out attacks and murders on migrants and …

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Hagia Sophia: Turkey’s Council of State throws ball into Erdogan’s court

With express procedures Turkey’s Council of State completed the hearing on the status of Hagia Sophia and whether it will be converted into on mosque or maintain its museum status on Thursday morning. The written verdict will be delivered within 15 days. It will be up to President Recep Tayyipr …

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Appeals Court unanimously rules Irianna & Perikles “Not Guilty” on terror charges

The 5-member Court of Appeals in Athens unanimously declared Irianna and Perikles were found not guilty on terrorism charges. The decision was announced short after 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon and was cheered and applauded by dozens of solidarity supporters of the two who are known in the Greek public …

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EU Court of Justice rules: illegal migrants cannot be jailed for solely entering an EU country “illegally”

The European Court of Justice ruled that a national of a non-EU country who has not yet been subject to the return procedure cannot being imprisoned solely because he or she has entered the territory of a member state illegally across an internal border of the Schengen area. This is …

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Court finds ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos guilty on all ‘golden bribes’ charges

An Athens Court found former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos guilty on all charges. According to the verdict on Monday morning, Tsochatzopoulos has been found guilty for the offense of money laundering from illegal activity and thus ‘by profession’. Akis Tsochatzopoulo, 74, has been found guilty of having received bribes in …

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