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.



ATHENS - "It is certain that the SYRIZA party of 172,000 members will be the first party by far in the next general elections, whenever Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decides to hold these," underlined main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras in his statement late on Sunday, commenting on the results of the vote to elect the SYRIZA party's leadership.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


TNΗ’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.