Protest staged over British student in Greek jail

222Campaigners have called for justice for a British student who was extradited to Greece after being accused of a nightclub killing.
Andrew Symeou, from Enfield, north London, has been behind bars since July.
Supporters staged a demonstration outside the Greek embassy in west London on Saturday to demand an end to his detention, a trial date and an inquiry into allegations of police misconduct.
Around 100 people, including family and friends of Mr Symeou, attended the protest.
Fair Trials International chief executive Jago Russell said: “Andrew has already been held for months in a Greek jail without any opportunity to clear his name.
“We are urging Greece to bring this family’s unjustified ordeal to an end, to release Andrew on bail and to investigate the serious allegations of police misconduct.”
Mr Russell said there had been no response from the Greek authorities but he hoped the detention would be reviewed at a bail hearing scheduled for January 15.
He added: “We have made an application to the European Court of Human Rights about the discrimination against Andrew.”
(source: morning star)


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