Xeni Dimitriou

Government on a slippery slope

Two prominent judicial officials were selected on Friday to replace the outgoing president and prosecutor of the Supreme Court despite intense criticism by legal experts and the political opposition over the legitimacy of the process before a snap election takes place on July 7.

ND: Constitutional crisis if High Court president, prosecutor are picked now

By George Gilson

A top advisor to main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned that if the government during its last week in office appoints the new Supreme Court Chief Justice and Prosecutor after their term ends on 30 June and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signs the necessary Presidential Decree, that could trigger a constitutional crisis.

Koufodinas furlough to be reviewed again

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an appeal filed by its top prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou against the rejection of a furlough request for convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, paving the way for the likely approval of the request. 

A few hours later, Koufodinas ended a hunger strike he started on May 2 to protest the refusal of his request. 

Supreme Court overturns ruling denying furlough N17’s Koufodinas

By George Gilson

The Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) has overturned a ruling of a judicial council in Volos denying the now defunct N17 terrorist organisation's top gun, Dimitris Koufodinas, his seventh consecutive furlough.

Now the Volos Judicial Council will meet again with a new composition to re-examine the request, and it is considered highly likely that it will be granted.

Prosecutor appeals rejection of N17 terrorist's furlough request

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou late on Friday appealed a decision by a judicial council not to grant a fresh furlough to convicted November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas. 
The prosecutor's appeal is expected to be discussed by a judicial council of the Supreme Court and, if accepted, will pave the way for the review of the case.