Kaili to seek to return to MEP duties, lawyer says

[InTime News]

Greek MEP Eva Kaili, one the main suspects in a cash-for-influence corruption probe at the European Parliament, will seek to return to her parliamentary duties next week, her lawyer has said.

On Thursday, Belgian authorities announced that Kaili was no longer under house arrest and was not required to wear an ankle bracelet.

Speaking to broadcaster SKAI, Michailis Dimitrakopoulos, Kaili's lawyer, said she would subject a request to the competent parliamentary committee to investigate whether there was a violation of the presumption of innocence on the part of the investigative authorities.

He said he believes that one week after the submission of the application, the MEP will return to the European Parliament.

An earlier statement issued by her lawyers said while Kaili was free to return to Greece, she would only do so after her "judicial vindication."<...

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