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Day 190: Lawyers’ strike to honour murdered lawyer

190th Hearing, Court of Appeals, October 16th, 2017

I. Access to the Court

The courtroom remains open to the public upon presentation of a state ID card, which is retained by court authorities for the duration of the session, until all audience seats in the courtroom are filled. Few journalists and spectators showed up in court today.

II. Presence of defendants

None of the defendants was present at the hearing.

ΙΙΙ. Proceedings

Civil action counsel Tzellis announced in court the participation of the civil action in the lawyers’ strike announced by the Athens Bar Association for October 16th and 17th in order to honor the death of murdered lawyer Michalis Zafeiropoulos. Civil action counsel Antanasiotis added that the strike is also a protest, on the 16th and 17th, as well as on Friday, the 20th, from 13:00 to 15:00. The defense counsels’ statements were in accordance. Defense counsel Aggeletos added that, apart from the murder of Zafeiropoulos, there have been four attacks on the offices of some of the defense counsels and that their lives are in danger, and that the defense counsels of Golden Dawn should stop being portrayed as targets in certain circles who stand to profit from this.

The presiding judge adjourned for Friday, October 20th, in the Women’s Wing of Korydallos Prison.