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Supreme Court prosecutor orders investigation into organised crime in mykonos and cyclades islands, including lifting of phone privacy

Georgia Adilini, the prosecutor of the Supreme Court, has called for an investigation into organised crime activities on Mykonos, other Cyclades islands, and even in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Supreme Court moves to appeal Mati wildfire court decision

Supreme Court Prosecutor Georgia Adelini instructed the Prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court to explore the possibility of appealing the court's decision on the Mati wildfire case.

On July 13, 2018, a wildfire in Mati, a village on the east coast of the Attica region, took 104 lives and injured many. 

Ethnic Kurd arrested; wanted in Turkey for terrorist action

Police have arrested a Turkish citizen, an ethnic Kurd, wanted for membership in a terrorist organization.

The 41-year-old had gone to the police's aliens' division in Athens to renew his asylum request papers; when the officer entered his name an INTERPOL Red Notice appeared, asking for his arrest.

Tension at Golden Dawn appeal hearing

A senior Golden Dawn member convicted over the 2013 murder of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, among other crimes, was led away in handcuffs from Athens Appeals Court after hurling insults at Fyssas' mother.

Yiannis Lagos, a member of the European Parliament and among the party's highest cadres, said Magda Fyssa was a "professional" and told her to "f**k off."

Faulty radios impair security

Police radios used by units guarding sensitive locations in Athens, such as the US Embassy, the Athens Appeals Court and the residence of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Maximos Mansion, are faulty or don't work at all, and this situation is raising security concerns, according to senior Greek Police (ELAS) officials who spoke to Kathimerini.

Golden Dawn trial enters next phase

The long-running trial of MPs and members of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party on Thursday shifted to the next stage of examining hundreds of documents following the completion of testimonies delivered by more than 130 witnesses for the prosecution.

After 224 sessions since the launch of the trial in April 2015, the party's leadership has yet to appear in court.

Businessman Leonidas Bobolas denies wrongdoing in waste management probe

In a letter sent to Kathimerini, the businessman Leonidas Bobolas has denied any wrongdoing with regard to a criminal investigation that has been launched in Greece into waste management contracts undertaken by him in Cyprus.

"I have not been involved in any unlawful conduct and firmly believe that my law-abiding conduct will be confirmed in proceedings to follow," Bobolas wrote.