The lawyers of the defendants invoke serious security reasons that exist in the Limassol Court.
The trial for the murder of Thanasis Kalogeropoulos at the Criminal Court of Limassol has been postponed. Lawyers for the defendants asked for a 15-day adjournment to complete the proceedings at the Court of Appeal on the city of trial. It is noted that the process has not started in essence, with the defendants asking for time to respond to the charges.
Tomorrow the trial continues at the Court of Appeal in order to make the decision pending before it regarding the request of the defendants' lawyers to change the city where the case will be heard. Specifically, the defendants request that the trial be held in Nicosia with the Legal Service filing an objection, considering that there are no grounds.
The lawyers of the defendants invoke serious security reasons that exist in the Limassol Court. It is recalled that during the proceedings of bringing the suspects to the Court, during their detention, there were several incidents of bribery by both themselves and their lawyers, with these incidents also supporting the lawyers' request.
As in the procedures for arresting the suspects, the Police took strict security measures both inside and outside the Court, as well as inside the Criminal Court room.
A new date for the case has been set for February 8, 2024, with the defendants remaining on trial at the Central Prisons.