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Reduction of Korkoneas life sentence made on basis of new penal code

An appeals court in Lamia, central Greece, on Monday upheld the conviction of police special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas for the deadly shooting in December 2008 of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia but reduced the term from life to 13 years.

Court overturns life sentence for murderer of 15 -year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos

The life sentence handed down to former policeman Epameinondas Korkoneas for the killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was overturned by a Greek court today.

Korkoneas shot dead Grigoropoulos on 6 December, 2008.

The murder sparked many days of rioting in Athens and around the country.

Court reduces Korkoneas' conviction for 2008 teenager's murder from life to 13 years

An appeals court in Lamia, central Greece, on Monday upheld the conviction of police special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas for the deadly shooting in December 2008 of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia but reduced the term from life to 13 years. 

Appeal court to deliver final ruling on police officer convicted of teen's 2008 killing

Judges at a Lamia court are due on Monday to deliver their decision on the latest and final appeal by former police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas against a life sentence for the fatal shooting in December 2008 of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia.

The Demonstrations in Hong Kong Gathered Together over 288,000 People

A mass demonstration in Hong Kong's suburb, Yen Long, gathered 288,000 people, according to organizers of the protest quoted by the TASS.

Earlier, police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Some radical actors were throwing bricks and other items into the police. According to reports, several people have been injured in the clashes. For detainees there is still no mention.

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