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Greek Court Bans Kosher and Halal Slaughter

The Hellenic Council of State banned kosher and halal slaughter on Tuesday. Kosher and halal preparations of animals are central to Jewish and Muslim religious practices. Both practices require animals to be killed without being anesthetized. The Panhellenic Animal Welfare...

Caroline Crouch Family Awarded Temporary Custody of Little Lydia

The family of murdered Caroline Crouch will get the temporary custody of her 12-month-old Lydia, a Greek judge ruled on Monday.

Greek Court Approves Extradition of FYROM Wiretapping Suspects

A Greek court in Thessaloniki has approved a FYROM request for the extradition of two former secret police employees linked to the wiretapping scandal that brought down the country's previous government. The two former police officers, Goran Grujevski and Nikola...

Greek Court Gives 1,489-year Sentence to Migrant Smugglers

A court in northern Greece has sentenced 23 people to prison terms ranging from eight to 1,489 years for smuggling Iraqi and Syrian refugees into the country from the Turkish border in 2015 and 2016. The Thessaloniki court imposed the...

15 Members of Migrant Smuggling Gang Receive Prison Sentences From Greek Court

One of the largest migrant smuggling gangs in northern Greece which has been active since July 2014 has received a blow from the authorities as a Greek court has sentenced 15 of the gang's smugglers to prison. The 15 individuals...

Sentence Handed Down to Man Who Fired Handgun into the Air Outside of Courthouse

After a man facing several misdemeanor charges, including unlawful shooting, illegal handgun possession and resisting arrest fired three shots from a handgun into the air while talking to the press, he has been handed down a punishment by the Greek...

Athens Court Refuses to Lower Bail for Tsohatzopoulos

An Athens criminal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lower the amount of bail that jailed former minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos must pay for his release from prison on compassionate grounds. A majority of the panel of five judges voted...

Greek Court Blocks Second Extradition Request for Turkish Military Officers

A Greek court of appeals on Tuesday rejected the Turkish authorities' request for the extradition of three of the eight Turkish military officers that illegally entered Greece using a Turkish military helicopter in July 2016, in the aftermath of...

2 Turkish Soldiers Allegedly Involved in Erdogan Assassination Attempt, Arrested in Orestiada

Two Turkish soldiers who allegedly participated in the July 2016 coup attempt were detained in Alexandroupolis, Greece. The two men are thought to be part of a coup group that attempted to assassinate Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two...

Greek Court Rules 8 Turkish Servicemen Must Be Detained

The eight Turkish servicemen consisting of pilots and flight engineers who fled to Greece a day after the failed military coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, are to be temporarily detained after a ruling by the Greek court. ...