JUSTICE

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NEWS

Ex-defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou, who had been accused of taking kickbacks for the 2003 contract to secure the purchase of six Hellenic Navy frigates, was summoned on Monday to provide further testimony.


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NEWS

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office has ordered an investigation into allegations of physical and verbal abuse, as well sexual harassment made by 22 former athletes of rhythmic gymnastics against an unspecified number of coaches.

Riot police officers stand outside a courthouse during the trial of 497 defendants, in Sincan, outside the capital Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday. [AP]
NEWS

A Turkish court sentenced dozens of people, including former soldiers attached to the presidential guard regiment, to life imprisonment on Wednesday over their involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.


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NEWS

The Athens trial over the trafficking of 27 Tibetan migrants, who were found in a Kypseli apartment in November 2019, ended on Wednesday with the two main defendants, nationals of Tibet and Malaysia, receiving 12.5-year prison sentences.


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NEWS

After a stormy debate, a parliamentary plenary session Tuesday voted in favor of a proposal by 30 ruling New Democracy lawmakers for the creation of a special committee to investigate allegations of foul play by Nikos Pappas during the contentious auction for TV licenses in 2016 when he was digital policy minister in the SYRIZA government.

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NEWS

A Greek pawnbroker who was accused of smuggling large quantities of gold to Turkey in 2018, was cleared of all charges according to a report by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), citing his lawyer.



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STATISTICS

For the past 10 years, the case of the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, has been testing the Greek judicial system.

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FIRE

The former head of the country’s fire service, Vassilis Mattheopoulos, testified before an investigative magistrate in Athens on Wednesday about the events that unfolded during the devastating fire that engulfed the seaside resort of Mati in eastern Attica in July 2018 and killed 102 people.

A screen grab from a video posted on social media shows a police officer hitting a man in the Athens suburb of Nea Smyrni on Sunday afternoon.
POLICE MISCONDUCT

A senior officer of the police’s rapid response DIAS squad in charge of an operation which led to a violent incident in the Athens suburb of Nea Smyrni on March 7 has been relieved of his duties.


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NEA SMYRNI ATTACK

The police officer who was attacked by a group of people during protests in Nea Smyrni on March 9 gave a deposition describing the events of that night to a prosecutor on Tuesday. 

A frame grab from video provided by Voice of America shows members of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail reacting violently to a peaceful protest during the Turkish president’s trip to Washington in May 2017. [Voice of America/AP]
ANDREAS AKARAS

In a brief submitted by the US Department of Justice in ongoing litigation, the Biden administration asserts that the Republic of Turkey is not immune from suit for the attacks perpetrated by Erdogan’s security detail against peaceful protesters in Washington, DC.