Courts closed from 10 a.m. Monday as judges hold stoppage

Courts across the country will remain closed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday as judges and staff are protesting poor security at Greece’s courts after a judicial secretary was stabbed by a convict in Athens on Friday.

The action was called after a magistrate’s secretary was on Friday stabbed by an Iranian convict at the capital’s Evelpidon Street court complex. The 36-year-old woman was transferred to Evangelismos hospital where doctors said her life was not at risk. In a statement, judicial officials said Friday’s stabbing was “added to a long chain of regular attacks against Justice.”

The stoppage will affect scheduled hearings and other court functions.