Fourteen years after a judicial inquiry was first launched, the trial into the 1997 Siemens bribery scandal concluded on Tuesday with an Athens court finding 22 of the original 64 defendants guilty of a range of crimes, including money laundering. The sentences are expected to be announced on Friday.
An Athens court handed life terms to three Albanian convicts on Thursday after finding them guilty of the murder of Athens lawyer Michalis Zafeiropoulos in 2017.
Following a prosecutor's proposal for an exemplary punishment, the court sentenced Ibrahim Brahimai, who shot the lawyer, to life, plus an additional 11 years.
Judicial officials have given the go-ahead for the eviction of anarchists from the Vox cafe in the capital's downtown Exarchia district, the unofficial headquarters of the anarchist group Rouvikonas, known for their attacks of vandalism against government, business and foreign diplomatic targets, Kathimerini has learned.