Appeals court frees woman serving 10yr sentence for falsifying grade school diploma, pending supreme court review
A five-justice appellate court in the central city of Larissa on Wednesday suspended the incarceration of a 53-year-old former municipal janitor serving a 10-year prison sentence on a felony forgery charge for altering a certificate to show she graduated from the sixth grade.
The fact she was tried on a 1950s-era law for forgery that significantly damages the state, along with the mandatory minimum 10-year sentenced, generated a public outcry in the country.
The ruling means that the woman will remain free on bail pending a review of her trial and sentence by the supreme court.
You may be interested
Greece is a place where you can touch history, US Ambassador Pyatt saysPanos - Jun 14, 2021
"If I had to choose something from Greece, this would not be a specific place but a ... thing. It…
Where Europeans Get To Work From Home (infographic)Panos - Jun 14, 2021
The social distancing measures introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many people to work from home and…
How many earths/resources needed if people lived like these countries (infographic)Panos - Jun 14, 2021
The world celebrated Earth Day last week, and if the citizens of the world lived like those of the United…