Greece: Judicial harassment against Mr. Panayote Dimitras

Greek Helsinki Monitor - Ελληνικο Παρατηρητηριο των Συμφωνιων του Ελσινκι

Greece: Judicial harassment against Mr. Panayote Dimitras


CASE GRE 
070819

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

 Judicial Harassment

The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Greece.

Description of the situation:

The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by the Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) about the ongoing judicial harassment against Mr. Panayote Dimitras, GHM Spokesperson and a member of OMCT’s General Assembly.

According to the information received, Mr. Panayote Dimitras is facing accusations of embezzlement and concealment of facts in two different cases of judicial harassment.

In the first case of judicial harassment Mr. Dimitras has been referred to trial for embezzlement/illicit appropriation. The trial has been postponed twice and is currently scheduled for September 16, 2019, before the 10th Single-Judge Misdemeanors Court of Athens. The accusation against him is related to two cases[1] against Greece before the…

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