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The Massacre at Distomo: the Trial Begins in Hague

A substantial trial begins today in Hague concerning the Massacre at Distomo. It took place on the 10th of June in 1944 and it was one of the largest massacres of civilians during the Second World War with 218 deaths, among them 23 children.

It is about the case of judicial immunity, after an appeal brought by the German State against Italy due to an enforcement of a judgement for Distomo. The Greek Government is expected to intervene in this trial after the decision-making of the Council of Ministers, due to a proposal by a former Minister of Justice. The trial is again in the foreground after Germany has brought the matter before the International Court of Justice.

On Wednesday, Stelios Perrakis, the lawyer of the Greek Government is going to intervene concerning the massacte at Distomo before the International Court of Hague something that will be watched by the Mayor of Distomo, Giannis Patsantaras.

Due to the beginning of the trial in Hague, the European Center For Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Association of Democratic Lawyers in Germany will hold a relevant conference at the university of Hague on Monday, at 6:30.

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