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Short Update: Greek Public Prosecutors receive circular order for the prosecution of crimes relating to COVID-19 pandemic

FairTrialsAdmin - April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences

According to circular order no. 4/12.3.2020 (in Greek) and the following circular order no. 7/31.3.2020 circular order no. 7/31.3.2020 (in Greek) the Office of the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Cassation in Greece informed the prosecutor’s offices at the First Instance Court of Greece as well as the prosecutor’s offices at the Greek Courts of Appeal about the immediate need for vigilance and constant intervention for the prosecution of crimes relating to COVID-19 pandemic. These crimes include the violations of the implemented or the forthcoming lawful measures for the suppression of the pandemic as well as the relevant crimes of the Greek Penal Code, including -among else- the violation of measures for prevention of diseases (Article 285 GPC), usury (Art. 404 GPC), blackmail etc.  

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