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Bomb Explodes Outside Appeals Court in Athens

A makeshift bomb exploded outside an appeals court in Athens early on Friday causing damage, police officials said. There were no reports of injuries. Two Greek media organizations received warning calls before the explosion at 0250, one police official said. The individual...

Former Minister Tsohatzopoulos Back in Jail After Guilty Verdict

A Greek criminal appeals court handed down a unanimous guilty verdict for Greece's former Defence Minister, Akis Tsohatzopoulos, and 15 other defendants accused of arranging illegal kickbacks for the purchase of the TOR-M1 missile system and Greek Navy submarines by the...

Charges Against Former GenSec for Public Revenues Katerina Savvaidou Dropped

An Appeals Justices' Council on Thursday decided to drop all charges against the former general secretary for public revenues Katerina Savvaidou for attempted breach of trust, in spite of a public prosecutor's recommendation that she stand trial, in a...

Katerina Savvaidou to Submit Proposal to Appeals Council

Former General Secretary of Public Revenue, Katerina Savvaidou, is being referred to the Prosecutor's Office with her proposal to the Appeals Council. In her letter to the Appeals Council, Prosecutor Maria Gane, suggests that Katerina Savvaidou be indicted for...

Greek Appeals Court to Re-examine Turkey's New Extradition Request for Eight Turkish Officers

A Greek appeals court will discuss for the second time an extradition request by Turkey for eight Turkish army officials who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country in July 2016. Last January, the Supreme...

Court Drops Case Against Blogger With Satirical Website About Orthodox Monk

An appeals court nullified on Thursday a 10-month suspended prison sentence imposed on a Greek blogger who run a satirical webpage titled “Geron Pastitsios” (Elder Pastitsios) for “insulting religion,” ending his five-year legal battle. The court activated article 8 of...

Extradition Appeals of Turkish Officers to Be Heard at Top Court in January

The appeals of eight Turkish officers against their extradition to Turkey after they flew to Greece in a military helicopter a day after the failed coup will be discussed at the criminal section of the Supreme Court on January...

Verdict Expected on Drug Ship Noor 1 Case on July 19

An appeals court in Piraeus will announce on July 19 (Monday) its decision on the 32 suspects involved in the high-profile case of the Noor 1, a cargo ship seized in 2014 in Elefsina with 2.1 tons of heroin...

Re-Trial of Former Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos Begins Today

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos is expected to be transferred today from Korydallos Prison to the Athens Appeals Court to attend the second-degree proceeding of his trial. Tsochatzopoulos is imprisoned for receiving millions of euros in kickbacks from Greek...

Thessaloniki Ex-Mayor had his Life Sentence Reduced

Former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos had his life sentence for embezzlement reduced to a maximum of 20 years by a new court ruling today. By a vote of 3 to 2, the five-member Appeals Court ruled that Papageorgopoulos had been...