Articles | Justice | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 01:59:21 GMT 2020-08-26T01:59:21Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Man United defender Maguire found guilty of assault http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/man-united-defender-maguire-found-guilty-of-assault

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been found guilty of assault at a trial and handed a 21-month suspended sentence following his arrest after a brawl last week on the island of Mykonos, court officials in Greece said.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 18:18:48 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/man-united-defender-maguire-found-guilty-of-assault 2020-08-25T18:18:48Z
Prosecutor to probe 21 cases of misinformation http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-to-probe-21cases-of-misinformation

The Hellenic Police has submitted to the Athens court of first instance prosecutor more than 20 cases of alleged attempts to misinform the public about measures put in place by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19. 

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 19:18:54 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-to-probe-21cases-of-misinformation 2020-08-21T19:18:54Z
Prosecutor orders probe into infections at retirement home http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-orders-probe-into-infections-at-retirement-home

A Greek prosecutor ordered on Thursdy an investigation into a string of infections at a retirement home in northern Greece, where 33 of the 150 residents and three staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:20:14 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-orders-probe-into-infections-at-retirement-home 2020-08-13T11:20:14Z
Bill eyes stricter terms for terrorism convicts http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bill-eyes-stricter-terms-for-terrorism-convicts

Draft legislation presented to cabinet last week by Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis aims to put a stop to the transfer of inmates convicted of terrorism from high-security penitentiaries to agricultural jails.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:24:37 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bill-eyes-stricter-terms-for-terrorism-convicts 2020-08-01T16:24:37Z
Case files against Papangelopoulos sent to Supreme Court http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/case-files-against-papangelopoulos-sent-to-supreme-court

The Greek Parliament sent the case files against former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos to the Supreme Court Friday to decide if the ex-SYRIZA minister will be tried in a special court on charges that include breach of duty and incitement to criminal abuse of office.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:20:08 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/case-files-against-papangelopoulos-sent-to-supreme-court 2020-07-31T13:20:08Z
Deputy Justice Minister resigns http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/deputy-justice-minister-resigns

Deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Kranis submitted his resignation to the prime minister on Friday, sources said.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:32:52 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/deputy-justice-minister-resigns 2020-07-31T09:32:52Z
Court proceedings in Veria interrupted by brawl http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/court-proceedings-in-veria-interrupted-by-brawl

A courthouse in Veria, northern Greece was turned into a wrestling arena on Wednesday morning, when a violent brawl broke out between members of two large Roma families. 

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:05:13 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/court-proceedings-in-veria-interrupted-by-brawl 2020-07-29T17:05:13Z
Ex-regional governor Dourou given extra time to prepare defense over Mati fire http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/ex-regional-governor-dourou-given-extra-time-to-prepare-defense-over-mati-fire

Former Attica regional governor Rena Dourou, charged in connection with the deadly blaze in the seaside town of Mati in July 2018, was given additional time to prepare her defense after appearing before an Athens prosecutor on Wednesday.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:39:53 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/ex-regional-governor-dourou-given-extra-time-to-prepare-defense-over-mati-fire 2020-07-29T09:39:53Z
Mayor files indictment over 2017 Kythira fire http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mayor-files-indictment-over-2017-kythira-fire

In the wake of the publication of what appeared to be damning audio recordings by Kathimerini, the mayor of Kythira, Efstratios Harhalakis, filed an indictment on Tuesday against all persons responsible for the devastating fire that ripped across the island in 2017.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:40:52 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mayor-files-indictment-over-2017-kythira-fire 2020-07-28T16:40:52Z
Greek former minister charged over pharmaceutical probe http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-former-minister-charged-over-pharmaceutical-probe

Greece's parliament voted late Wednesday to charge a former deputy justice minister over allegations he sought to incriminate political opponents in a purported pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 06:38:29 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-former-minister-charged-over-pharmaceutical-probe 2020-07-23T06:38:29Z
New probes also launched into 2017 fires http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/new-probes-also-launched-into-2017-fires

New judicial investigations have been launched into destructive wildfires that struck Mani in the Peloponnese and the island of Kythira in 2017, following claims by former fire service chief Vassilis Matthaiopoulos, revealed by Kathimerini, according to which water-dropping aircraft were not dispatched to those fires as part of a bid to discredit a senior fire service official at the time.

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 06:24:51 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/new-probes-also-launched-into-2017-fires 2020-07-23T06:24:51Z
Parliament voting to indict former leftist justice minister over Novartis probe http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/parliament-voting-to-indict-former-leftist-justice-minister-over-novartis-probe

Parliament was on Wednesday voting to indict former leftist alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on charges that he sought to influence the course of the Novartis bribery investigation.

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:49:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/parliament-voting-to-indict-former-leftist-justice-minister-over-novartis-probe 2020-07-22T19:49:00Z
Probe into Mati cover-up claims gets under way http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/probe-into-mati-cover-up-claims-gets-under-way

A judicial inquiry got under way on Tuesday into the revelations of a report by Kathimerini pointing to an apparent attempt by officials of the previous leftist-led government to cover up the gross mishandling of the catastrophic July 2018 wildfires in Mati.

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:50:04 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/probe-into-mati-cover-up-claims-gets-under-way 2020-07-22T14:50:04Z
Journalists' union calls on former minister to withdraw Kathimerini lawsuit http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/journalists-union-calls-on-former-minister-to-withdraw-kathimerini-lawsuit

The Athens Journalists’ Union ESIEA criticized former citizens’ protection minister Olga Gerovassili for suing Kathimerini over a report pointing to an apparent attempt by officials of the previous leftist-led government to cover up the gross mishandling of the deadly July 2018 wildfires in Mati, and called on her to withdraw it.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 18:55:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/journalists-union-calls-on-former-minister-to-withdraw-kathimerini-lawsuit 2020-07-21T18:55:17Z
Hagia Sophia: How European human rights laws are being violated http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/hagia-sophia-how-european-human-rights-laws-are-being-violated

The conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque does not only offend its status as a cultural heritage site. It also violates international law.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:30:47 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/hagia-sophia-how-european-human-rights-laws-are-being-violated 2020-07-21T17:30:47Z
Prosecutor to probe Mati revelations http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-to-probe-mati-revelations

Responding to a report by Kathimerini on Sunday, the head of the Athens prosecutor’s office, Evangelos Ioannidis, has ordered an inquiry into evidence that officials under the previous leftist-led government tried to cover up the gross mishandling of the wildfire in the seaside town of Mati east of Athens that cost more than 100 lives in July 2018.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:15:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-to-probe-mati-revelations 2020-07-21T08:15:06Z
Fire service investigator sues former boss for 'attempted violence' over 2018 wildfire report http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/fire-service-investigator-sues-former-boss-for-attempted-violence-over-2018-wildfire-report

A Greek Fire Service officer investigating the deadly July 23, 2018, wildfires in eastern Attica, sued the then head of the Fire Service, along with any accomplices or instigators for “attempted violence” against him, according to the lawsuit seen by Kathimerini.

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:30:10 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/fire-service-investigator-sues-former-boss-for-attempted-violence-over-2018-wildfire-report 2020-07-20T15:30:10Z
Prosecutor orders inquiry into latest Mati allegations http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-orders-inquiry-into-latest-mati-allegations

The head of the Athens prosecutor's office, Evangelos Ioannidis, has ordered a preliminary inquiry into allegations that officials under the leftist-led government tried to cover up the gross mishandling of the wildfire in the seaside town of Mati east of Athens that cost more than 100 lives in July 2018.

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:11:52 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/prosecutor-orders-inquiry-into-latest-mati-allegations 2020-07-20T11:11:52Z
MPs to vote this week on indictment of ex-minister http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mps-to-vote-this-week-on--indictment-of-ex-minister

Following the completion last week of a parliamentary investigation into former leftist alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos and whether he sought to influence the course of the Novartis bribery investigation, MPs are this week to decide whether to indict him. 

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:45:55 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mps-to-vote-this-week-on--indictment-of-ex-minister 2020-07-20T08:45:55Z
Burying the Mati tragedy http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/burying-the-mati-tragedy

An old and true saying teaches us that attempting to cover up a crime is usually worse than the crime itself, whatever it might be. It ultimately does more political damage and puts those responsible for the cover-up on a very slippery and dangerous slope.

Sun, 19 Jul 2020 18:54:53 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/burying-the-mati-tragedy 2020-07-19T18:54:53Z