Greek judges order release of ex defense minister


Greek judges have ordered the release of former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos from prison for medical reasons.

The 77-year-old, who was given a 20-year sentence for money laundering in 2013, had a triple bypass surgery last month.

A prosecutor had earlier argued for Tsochatzopoulos’s release saying that his continued residence at Korydallos “would cause irreparable damage” to his health.

The court accepted the request by a majority of three to two.