Rapist convicted of two cases of rape of teenagers, released on parole.

The court, having sentenced pedophile and rapist Dimitris Lignadis to 12 years in prison, immediately released him on parole, despite the fact that the accused did not admit his guilt. The population of Greece is confident that those in power “did not give their offense.”

Former director of the Greek National Theater Dimitris Lygnadis was found guilty of raping two minors and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

However, the court ruled that he could be released pending his appeal, subject to a €30,000 bail. His parole caused a flurry of outrage.

Former director of the National Theater Dimitris Lignadis will be released on parole until his appeal hearing takes place, after an Athens court decided to suspend his new prison term late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the day, a mixed jury sentenced Lignadis to 12 years in prison on two counts of raping 17-year-old boys in 2015.

The sentence follows from the merging of a sentence of 10 years and a sentence of five years, imposed for each crime separately.

The prosecutor asked not to suspend the execution of the sentence pending appeal, since Lignadis is considered guilty of new crimes and did not admit any responsibility for the actions for which the court found him guilty.

At the time of sentencing, Lignadis had served 17 months of pre-trial detention.

In addition to the €30,000 bail, the court placed several restrictive conditions on Lignadis’s release, including a ban on leaving the country and an obligation to check with the local police station on the 1st, 6th and 20th of every month.

The deposit must be paid by July 23rd.

The decision to stay Lignadis’ sentence was passed by a four-to-three majority, with two jurors and one of the judges calling for Lignadis to remain in prison.

It was reported that the final verdict was announced amid backlash and disapproval from the victims and those present in the courtroom.

The mob outside the courthouse started arguing with the policeman and verbally attacked some of Lignadis’s friends and defense witnesses present in court today. Among them is the former minister of PASOK.

The victims’ lawyer told ERT that they would appeal against the court’s decision on parole.

“All four previous decisions were against the release of Lignadis from prison pending trial on the grounds that he was considered dangerous for the same crimes. Now that he’s been sentenced to 12 years, is he less dangerous?” the lawyer emphasized.

Lignadis’ lawyer is convinced that his client will be cleared of all charges in the Court of Appeal, arguing that he was not convicted unanimously in the Mixed Jury. “My client is innocent,” the lawyer told reporters.

Protests took place in Athens and Thessaloniki shortly after the court ruled that Lignadis be released on parole.

AT in social networks Hell broke out and many are questioning the court’s decision to release him until who knows when the appeals court will take place.

The people believe that the reason for the release of the pedophile and the rapist was his close and friendly relations with the leadership of the country.

PS It seems to me that this case will put an end to the political career of some current politicians. People don’t forget this. They will forget embezzlement, lies, corruption, this is customary and will not surprise anyone in Greece. But the brazen release of the “blue” pedophile will not be forgotten.





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