Athens court

Police solve murder case of 20 year old Afghan man

A 32-year-old Afghan has been arrested for the fatal stabbing in April of a 20-year-old compatriot in the Omonia area of central Athens.

According to police, he was nabbed on Wednesday after an Athens court issued an arrest warrant.

The stabbing occurred after a verbal altercation between the victim and the 32-year-old's girlfriend.

Court clears 51 GENOP unionists, convicts 7

An Athens court on Thursday cleared 51 out of 58 members of the Public Power Corporation's labor union GENOP of fraud charges in connection with some 1 million euros in subsidies granted by the PPC to GENOP that were used for trips and other luxuries.

Seven GENOP members were found guilty and given prison sentences ranging from three to five years, all suspended pending appeal.

Student given 18-month sentence for attack against uni professor

An Athens court on Monday handed down an 18-month prison sentence to a 25-year-old university student for taking part in the physical assault against Panteio University professor Angelos Syrigos early last year.  

The student was identified by Syrigos as one of the individuals that attacked him after he scolded them for writing slogans on a freshly-painted wall at the university. 

Athens judges to hear appeal over 2013 murder of Pakistani man

An Athens court on Monday will be hearing the appeal of two men convicted in 2014 for the 2013 murder of a 27-year-old Pakistani national while he was cycling to work one morning.

Christos Steriopoulos, 33, and Dionysis Liakopoulos, 29, were convicted to life in prison after stabbing Luqman Shehzad, then 27, seven times on January 17, 2013, in the Athens neighborhood of Petralona.

Greece refuses to extradite slain Maltese reporter's source

A Greek court has refused to extradite to Malta a whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places.

Malta wants to arrest Russian former bank employee Maria Efimova for allegedly providing false evidence that could lead to another's conviction, making false accusations to authorities, and theft.