Tag: Court

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Court orders detention of all 8 accused of murder of US tourist Bakari Henderson

Panos - Jul 13, 2017

A Greek Court has ordered the detention of all eight defendants for the brutal beating and the death of 22-year-old American tourist in Zakynthos, Bakari Henderson, following…

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High court quashes acquittal of fugitive self-described multi-billionaire on charge of spreading false news

Panos - Jul 04, 2017

A plenary session of Greece's supreme court on Monday quashed a notorious lower first instance court decision acquitted a Greek man, now a fugitive, who claimed to…

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California passes bill banning investment in Turkey over denial of ‘Armenian genocide’

Panos - Jun 06, 2017

The California State Assembly has passed a bill that prohibits two state bodies from making additional or new investments, or renewing existing investments, in Turkey over its…

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Siemens kickbacks case expected to begin in earnest over coming period

Panos - Apr 14, 2017

A three-justice appellate court in Athens this week rejected a defense motion for documents included in a voluminous indictment in a case alleging Siemens kickbacks for contracts…

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Court rules hospital chiefs’ dismissal was not justified

makis - Mar 09, 2017

In a ruling made public on Thursday, the Council of State upheld appeals against decisions by the Health Ministry in 2015 to dismiss directors and managers at…

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Athens court rules in favor of continued short-term detention for 8 Turkish servicemen who requested asylum

Panos - Feb 01, 2017

An administrative first instance court in Athens on Wednesday ruled that the continued detention of eight Turkish servicemen, who have requested asylum in the country, is legal,…

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Administrative court hearing Turkish servicemen’s release request

makis - Jan 30, 2017

An administrative court in Athens on Monday was hearing a request for release by eight Turkish servicemen accused by Ankara of taking part in last summer’s failed…

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Supreme Court reopens cases relating to self-proclaimed billionaire Sorras

makis - Jan 05, 2017

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou on Thursday ordered the reopening of all case files relating to the activities of Artemis Sorras, the self-proclaimed billionaire and leader of…

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Supreme Court rejects ex-finance minister’s appeal

makis - Dec 21, 2016

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by former finance minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou and upheld a guilty verdict against them on…

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Court halts session on TV licenses amid dispute

Sokratis - Oct 01, 2016

The Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, convened Friday to consider appeals by television channels against the constitutionality of a recent government auction of TV…

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Trial for the murder of Ani Borisova postponed until Friday

Panos - Sep 21, 2016

The courts have decided to postpone the trial for the gruesome murder of four-year-old Ani Borisova until Friday, due to the resignation of the defense counsel of…

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Courts troubled by PM’s ‘prediction’ on State Council verdict

Panos - Sep 13, 2016

The recent estimation by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the Council of State will not cancel the law governing television licensing has caused concern among judicial…

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Prosecutor proposes life imprisonment for five in Noor1 case

Panos - Jul 27, 2016

The prosecutor at the Felony Appeal Court of Piraeus has proposed life imprisonment for five defendants in the Noor1 case involving 2.1 tons of heroin. Specifically, the…

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Eight Turkish military due in Greek court

Panos - Jul 18, 2016

Eight Turkish military personnel who landed in Greece in a helicopter during a military coup in Turkey are to appear in court in the northern Greek city…

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Court delays decision for extradition to Cyprus of construction magnate

Sokratis - May 21, 2016

The Council of Appeal Court Judges delayed on Friday until Wednesday its decision on whether to extradite construction magnate Leonidas Bobolas to Cyprus, where he is wanted…

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Athens couthouse evacuated after bomb threat

Panos - May 17, 2016

The main courthouse in Athens at a former Evelpidon military school was evacuated on Tuesday following a bomb threat. Buildings 8, 9 and 13 have been cleared…

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Sale of 67 pct stake in Piraeus Port Authority approved

Panos - Mar 08, 2016

Greece's Court of Audit has approved the sale of a 67 percent in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) to Chinese giant Cosco, sources at the TAIPED privatization…

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Prosecutor of the Supreme Court intervenes in the roadblocks

makis - Feb 24, 2016

Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Euterpe Koutzamani has ordered prosecutors in Greece to intervene with the assistance of Greek Police and open the roads that are blocked…

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German historian pleasantly surprised by acquittal by Crete court

Panos - Feb 11, 2016

German historian Heinz Richter on Wednesday expressed surprise after being acquitted by a court in Rethymno, Crete, of charges that his 2013 book “Operation Mercury: The Invasion…

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Supreme Court orders retrial for 36 acquitted in 1999 ‘bubble stocks’ case

makis - Jan 14, 2016

Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday rescinded an Athens Criminal Appeals Court ruling that acquitted 36 defendants of charges in the notorious 1999 'bubble-stocks' case on the Athens…