technical updates to legal threats by convicted criminals (and family members) against expert witnesses in antiquities cases

Just in case feed-readers don’t otherwise see, I’ve made some technical updates to the post on legal threats by convicted criminals (and family members) against expert witnesses in antiquities cases.

First, I’ve added a note on the court system. Although the Three-Member Court of Appeals hosts appeals, it also serves as a court of first instance in some cases In other words, it hears cases in its court, as well as appeals against the verdicts of other courts. This was a trial, against which there may be an appeal.

Second, I’ve added a note on overturning verdicts. One of the points in the legal letter appears to offer a way for Christos Tsirogiannis to free himself from the legal threat of defamation proceedings, by stating that he perjured himself under duress, thereby accusing the Ministry of Culture and/or the Prosecutor in Greece of malicious prosecution. This would make the case for the verdict against Christo Michaelides’ relatives, Despina Papadimitriou and Dimitri Papadimitriou, to be overturned.

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One Comment to “technical updates to legal threats by convicted criminals (and family members) against expert witnesses in antiquities cases”

  1. Reblogged this on HARN Weblog.

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