Dairy School of Ioannina
A woman testifying in the trial against nine former students of the Dairy School of Ioannina on charges of causing grievous bodily harm to classmate Vangelis Giakoumakis - a 20-year-old who committed suicide at the school in 2015 - said she saw the accused punching the victim repeatedly in the face and spitting on him.
The trial against nine former students of the Dairy School of Ioannina on charges of causing grievous bodily harm to classmate Vangelis Giakoumakis - a 20-year-old who committed suicide at the school in 2015 - was adjourned until June 6 on Tuesday.
The court in northwestern Greece heard from three witnesses, including a classmate who said she never saw the 20-year-old being bullied.
A prosecutor in the trial of nine former students of the Dairy School of Ioannina who are charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a classmate who committed suicide expressed frustration on Thursday that several witnesses seemed to have forgotten what they had initially told police in their testimonies.
Judges in the northwestern city of Ioannina on Monday postponed the trial of the father of a college student who committed suicide after being subjected to violent and vicious bullying from a group of peers, accused of attacking the former director of the school where the tragedy transpired in 2015.
Parents of bully victim Vangelis Giakoumakis, who committed suicide after being hazed by students of the Dairy School of Ioannina, have decided to start legal action against the education facility’s administration. They were outraged by the school’s decision to “punish” students who were responsible for their son’s torture by simply reprimanding the students responsible.
Maria Giakoumaki, the woman who flung herself onto her son's white coffin, is a tragic figure in the disappearance and consequent news of Vangelis Giakoumakis' suicide. She told Proto Thema of the difficult times she is going through and the pain of finding out about her son's suffering at the Dairy School of Ioannina. In Crete, her hometown, she feels that her son is near her.
Maria Giakoumaki, the mother of the bullied student who went missing on February 6, was the tragic figure at the funeral in Selli, Crete, on Tuesday, just 17km from Rethymno. People gathered to pay their last respects to Vangelis Giakoumakis, the boy who stoically and silently dealt with months of degradation by his peers at the Dairy School of Ioannina before committing suicide.