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Q: Modern Greek Law ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Modern Greek Law
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: tisviv-ga
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Posted: 19 Jul 2006 02:57 PDT
Expires: 18 Aug 2006 02:57 PDT
Question ID: 747659
In a case of murder on a Greek island by a single defendent of a
single victim, non-terrorist related, would the accused be tried by a
jury of 12, or fewer, or by some other means?
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Subject: Re: Modern Greek Law
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Jul 2006 03:50 PDT
Since this question has been around unanswered for several days, I
will venture to post a free comment that may help you.

The trial for the murder of Sotiris Yialamas by Akis Panou would be an example.

"[32] Songwriter Panou convicted of murder
Athens 24/03/1998 (ANA)
A Kavala court yesterday convicted a popular Greek songwriter on a
murder count, sentencing him to life in prison.

Akis Panou was also convicted of illegal arms possession.
Five members of the seven-member court also did not find any
extenuating circumstances for Panou, who admitted to killing his
daugther's married boyfriend last summer, claiming it was a crime of
"honour" and committed in the heat of the moment.
He has the right to apeal the verdict."

Note that the above refers to a seven-member court, either a "mixed"
Court of the First Instance or a "mixed" Court of Appeal, as described
in the following Wikipedia article, which explains that these are made
up of 4 jurors and 3 judges.  The higher levels of appeals courts
consist of 3 or 5 professional judges.

I hope this free comment answers your question.
Subject: Re: Modern Greek Law
From: tisviv-ga on 28 Jul 2006 14:05 PDT
Thank you very much for your most helpful information.
Subject: Re: Modern Greek Law
From: myoarin-ga on 29 Jul 2006 04:13 PDT
Hello Tisviv,
My pleasure, and thank you for coming back to say so.
Cheers, Myoarin

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