Men accused of throwing woman into Ioannina lake cry foul


Three Ioannina men who were arrested on Friday after allegedly throwing a pregnant 31-year-old woman into the northwestern city’s lake were granted conditional release on Tuesday pending trial on charges of attempted murder.

Two of the three men were banned from leaving the country while the third, who is said to be the woman’s former boyfriend, must also visit his police precinct once a month until the case comes to trial.

The lawyer representing the three men told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that his clients claim to have an alibi proving that they were not at the lake on Friday and say that the woman is trying to set them up.

The lawyer is also said to have requested access to the woman’s telephone records in a bid to substantiate his clients’ defense claims.