Verdict due in Zammit case

A court on the island of Lesvos is due to deliver a verdict today on the four men who have been charged in connection to the death of Australian tourist Doujon Zammit in 2008. Proceedings in the criminal court were halted late last night as judges considered their decision. Nightclub bouncer Marios Antonopoulos has been charged with murdering 20-year-old Zammit following an alleged incident at the Tropicana bar on Paradise Beach on Myconos. Bar workers Giorgos Hadzioannou and Dimitris Varonas are charged with being accessories to murder but they deny taking part in the attack and have argued in court that they were simply passing by when the incident occurred. Tropicana owner Stamatis Daktylidis is accused of supplying the fold-out metal batons used in the assault. Doujon’s father, Oliver, who prompted widespread public sympathy in Greece after donating his son’s organs, has pleaded for justice for his son.

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