Greek Director’s Trial on Raping Minors Charges Set to Resume

February 27, 2022

ATHENS – Greece’s former National Theater Director Dimitris Lignadis, who was an actor, will face a court again March 3 on charges of raping four underage males, after an adjournment over a court member’s illness.

The prosecution complained that the courtroom for the trial is too small to allow more people to attend, said Kathimerini but the court President said that,“Those who should be present will be present… We are all interested in the trial being conducted properly and we will go to whatever room is available.”

Outside the courthouse, the paper said that in support of his victims that an orchestra played music and sang slogans in support of his alleged victims, including one 14 and another 17, who have not been named although they are now adults.

Lignadis has been detained since his arrest in February, 2021 and named although that generally isn’t allowed in Greece unless someone is convicted of a crime unless they are high-profile figures, politicians or celebrities.



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