Woman arrested for selling bootlegged clothing online

Police in Athens have arrested a 42-year-old woman on suspicion of setting up a website to sell bootlegged shoes and clothes to unsuspecting customers. The shoes and clothes were advertised as being from leading brands but when buyers received the parcels, they found that the products differed from those advertised and were of low value.

Priest faces charges of committing indecent acts on child

A priest on the island of Salamina has been arrested on suspicion of committing indecent acts on a child. The 68-year-old cleric, who was arrested on Sunday on foot of a complaint, is expected to appear before a prosecutor on Wednesday, state broadcaster ERT reported.

Sweeping changes to judicial system

As part of its pre-election promise to expedite the administration of justice and to consolidate legality, the government has prepared a package of legislative measures to reform the country’s criminal and judicial system.

Cocaine found in banana cargo

A large quantity of cocaine in a container of bananas in Piraeus port originating from Ecuador and destined for Thessaloniki was found and seized by customs inspectors of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) authorities said on Saturday. 

Six embassies issue message against gender-based violence

The embassies of Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States in Greece created a video message against gender-based violence (GBV) on Saturday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), as part of a 16-day campaign.

Scores of domestic violence cases shelved

Hundreds of cases of domestic violence reported to the justice system are shelved for indefinite periods of time because the law in force to date stipulates that complaints made to the prosecutor about incidents of beatings, threats and violent behavior must, before they reach the court, be put through mediation.

Case of rapist in Exarchia exposes authorities’ failings

The case of the 23-year-old Syrian national who was arrested earlier this week for repeated attacks against women, including a 13-year-old girl, in the center of Athens has highlighted gaping omissions by law enforcement and judicial authorities.