Top court prosecutor requests swift probe into laywer’s domestic abuse case

Supreme Court prosecutor Georgia Adilini requested on Tuesday the investigative magistrate Christina Salapa to conduct a swift investigation into the domestic abuse case involving prominent Athens lawyer Apostolos Lytras. 

In her request, Adilini referred to the serious nature of the alleged crime and the increased danger for the victim to suffer additional abuse. 

This was Supreme Court's second intervention regarding the case. On Monday, it ordered an urgent preliminary disciplinary investigation into the decision by judicial officials to release Lytras, who is accused of brutally assaulting his wife on Saturday night.

However, Greek Judges and Public Prosecutor's Association, as well as the Hellenic Bar Association issued announcements on Tuesday highlighting their disagreement with the Supreme Court's interventions, stating that the disciplinary...

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