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HomeBreaking NewsCouncil Chamber Extends Pre-Trial Detention Eva Kaili By One Month

Council Chamber Extends Pre-Trial Detention Eva Kaili By One Month

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Eva Kaili, the former Greek vice president of the European Parliament, will remain in jail for at least a month. The Brussels council chamber decided this on Thursday, the federal prosecutor’s office reported.

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Kaili’s lawyers had asked to place her under electronic surveillance, but the court did not respond to that. The defense now has 24 hours to appeal the court’s decision. If she does, the indictment chamber must decide within 15 days on her further pre-trial detention.

Eva Kaili was arrested on Friday, December 9, after her father was arrested earlier that same day with a considerable sum of money, and her partner Francescio Giorgi was also deprived of his freedom.

The arrests were part of an investigation by the federal prosecutor into attempts by the Gulf state of Qatar to influence the economic and political decision-making of the European Parliament by paying large sums of money or giving substantial gifts to people with a political and/or strategic position within the European Parliament. to offer.

Morocco is also mentioned in the investigation, with possible corruption by its intelligence agency DGED and the Moroccan ambassador to Poland, Abderrahim Atmoun.

Kaili’s partner, Francesco Giorgi, was also arrested that day and, like Kaili, was placed under an arrest warrant. His pre-trial detention was already extended by a month by the council chamber last Wednesday. According to various media, both Kaili and Giorgi have already made partial confessions in the file. Eva Kaili’s lawyers, André Risopoulos and Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, reported on Thursday afternoon, after the session of the council chamber, that the former Greek vice-president of the European Parliament is actively cooperating with the investigation, but at the same time maintains that she was never bribed.

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Eva Kaili, the former Greek vice president of the European Parliament, will remain in jail for at least a month. READ ALSO Former Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili appears before the Council Chamber Kaili’s lawyers had asked to place her under electronic surveillance, but the court did not respond to that. Eva Kaili’s lawyers, André Risopoulos and Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, reported on Thursday afternoon, after the session of the council chamber, that the former Greek vice-president of the European Parliament is actively cooperating with the investigation, but at the same time maintains that she was never bribed.

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