Justice Ministry working on fast-track trial system

Cases of major public interest will reach the trial stage faster than in the past thanks to a fast-track justice scheme currently being developed by the Greek Ministry of Justice it was announced on Wednesday.

The move comes following a series of criminal cases where suspects were released before actually standing trial.

An Afghan national recently stood trial in absentia for a murder he allegedly committed in Patra last year, while a 17-year-old, allegedly one of four suspects behind the killing of two officers of the DIAS squad in Rentis, southern Athens, also last year, was recently released from the Greek capital’s Korydallos Prison after being acquitted for an unrelated offence.

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