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Trial of parents of girl who went missing postponed

The trial of the parents of the 4-year-old girl who went missing west of Athens on Easter Sunday and was found the following day, has been postponed until Friday due to an ongoing lawyers’ strike protesting the government’s planned pension cuts.

Both parents were charged on Tuesday by an Athens prosecutor with neglecting the child and exposing her to danger.

Young Maria disappeared from her grandfather’s used car lot following an Easter lunch in Skaramangas, prompting a wide-scale search.

She was found the following day in Haidari, several kilometers away, and was released into the care of a children’s hospital, where she was examined by doctors and questioned by a specialized psychologist.

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