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Greek National Theater Director Investigated for Abuse of Refugee Children

The public prosecutor's office of Greece launched an investigation on Monday into the possible involvement of NGOs with Dimitris Lignadis

Greece’s Former National Theater Director Arrested on Rape Charges

Former Greece’s National Theater artistic director Dimitris Lignadis is held in custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of serial rape

Greek Minister Calls for Official Investigation into Sexual Harassment Claims

Greek Culture Minister Mendoni called for an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse claims against the director of the Greek National Theater

#MeToo Movement in Greece Spreads from Sport to Entertainment

The #MeToo movement, the global social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment, is now spreading like wildfire in Greece. Following allegations of sexual abuse in the sport of sailing, Greek women are now speaking about harassment by male directors...

Greek Abuse Scandal: Police Arrest Coach Suspected of Rape

A Greek sailing coach who admitted on Friday that he had what he called a “relationship” with an 11-year-old athlete was arrested on the island of Samos on Sunday. He will be charged with aggravated rape, seduction, and misconduct. A Greek...

Offensive Rape Remark by "Big Brother" Contestant Causes Uproar in Greece

A vulgar remark about rape by a contestant of the reality show "Big Brother" on Sunday night  has caused an uproar in Greece, with the government saying it was an "incitement to a criminal act." The show, aired by the...

Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Jailed for 23 Years Over Rape Conviction

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in jail after he was found guilty of rape in the third degree in February. A New York jury cleared Weinstein of a more serious charge of...

Greek Government Backs Down Over Definition Of Rape After Outcry

The Greek government announced on Thursday a “legislative improvement” of a controversial definition of rape included in a reformed penal code, after women's organizations and Amnesty International expressed deep concerns. Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou said in Parliament “in consultation with...

Greek Parliament Mulls New Penal Code

The Greek government on Monday brought forward for debate proposed legislation on the reformed penal code, which includes the reclassification of certain felonies and misdemeanors. Some of the new or amended provisions include the following: - The heads of criminal gangs...

Former GP Kyriakou Calls Rape Charges “Stupid”

75-year-old retired General Practitioner Con Kyriacou appeared before the Melbourne, Australia Magistrates Court for the first time on Monday after the Crown charged the former doctor with numerous complaints of the rape and sexual assault of his patients. The doctor...