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Greek Court Rejects Tougher Sentences for Henderson’s Killers

On Friday, a Greek court rejected an appeal to toughen the sentences originally imposed on six people charged with the killing of Bakari Henderson, a college graduate from Texas, in Zakynthos in July 2017. The court upheld the original convictions,...

UK Top Court Opens Door for Julian Assange’s Trial in the U.S.

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange maybe eventually tried in the US on espionage charges after the UK High Court on Friday granted the US government’s appeal. In January, a district court denied the US extradition request, citing the vulnerable mental state...

Trial Over Killing of LGBTQ Activist Zak Kostopoulos Begins in Athens

The trial over the killing of prominent LGBTQ Zak Kostopoulos, who was beaten to death in Athens on September 21, 2018 begins in Athens on Wednesday. Six people will appear in court in a trial seen as important for gay...

Phryne: The Ancient Greek Courtesan Who Disrobed For Her Freedom

Phryne the Thespian was a notable ancient Greek hetaira, or courtesan, of Athens, who is remembered throughout the millennia for her dramatic trial which she won by baring her naked body. Her real name name was Mnesarete, but people referred...

Greece Sends Folli Follie Scandal Masterminds to Trial

A judicial panel in Greece has decided to send 13 defendants in the Folli Follie case to trial before a three-member Athens criminal appeals court. The accused include Dimitris Koutsolioutsos, the founder of the jewelry-making company, his wife Katerina, and...

Valerie Bacot: French Woman Could Face Life in Prison for Killing Abusive Husband

  The trial of Valerie Bacot, a French woman who claims to have murdered her husband in self defense, has begun in Chalon sur Saône, in the Burgundy region of central France. The 40 year old Bacot faces life in prison...

Four Afghans on Trial for Burning Down Migrant Camp on Greece’s Lesvos

Four young Afghan migrants went on trial in Greece accused of starting the fires that burnt down the migrant camp of Moria in Lesvos.

Greek Court Sends Golden Dawn Leaders to Prison

A Greek court upheld its ruling to sentence the leaders of the criminal organization Golden Dawn to 13 years in prison, overruling an earlier recommendation by the public prosecutor that the sentences should be suspended pending appeal. Following the ruling,...

Criminal Organization Golden Dawn is Behind Bars For Good

Judges at the Athens Appeals Court announced near maximum sentences under Greek law for the convicted leaders and members of the criminal organization Golden Dawn. Leader Nikos Michaloliakos and five other leading members, including Christos Pappas, Ilias Kasidiaris, Ioannis Lagos,...

Greek Court Rules Out Leniency for Golden Dawn Leaders

The Athens Appeals Court which ruled last Wednesday that the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is a criminal organization, also ruled on Monday that its leadership is not eligible for leniency. The seven leaders of Golden Dawn – Nikos Michaloliakos, Christos...