Day 5: “It was the appropriate and mildest process”


Date:14 December 2021
Location:Athens Court of First Instance, Degleri street, courtroom #2
Access:Access to the courthouse was limited due to measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. No audience was allowed in the courtroom with the exception of the victim’s family, six journalists, one representative of Amnesty International, one representative of the “Orlando LGBTQI+” group and two observers. Photojournalists are not allowed to cover the trial.
Defendants in attendance:Athanasios Chortarias, owner of a real estate agency
Vassilios Rousakos, police officer, Zeta Group
Leonidas Alexandris, police officer, Zeta Group
David Seferis, police officer, DIAS Group
Ioannis Tsombanis, police officer, DIAS Group
Process:Examination of witnesses from the list included in the referral order:
– Petros Lagoudakos, pollice officer (DIAS)
– Petros Athanasatos, police officer (Zeta)
– Athanasios Kabras, police officer (Ζ)
– Konstantinos Michailidis, police officer
– Kosmas Kotridis, pollice officer (DIAS)
– Kyriakos Falkas, police officer (DIAS)
– Ioannis Aspiotis, police officer (DIAS)
Next hearings:December 2021: 17 and 21
January 2022: 18, 25 and 28
Composition of the court:Judges:
Stavgianoudaki Eleana (chair)
Efthimiou Maria
Moraiti Eleni.
Members of the jury:
Prosecutor: Sotirios Bougioukos

Our report from the court proceedings of the day will be posted in this page.

The full text of our transcript from the courtroom (in Greek) :