Greek authorities order 105 soccer followers to be detained pending trial after deadly conflict

All 105 soccer followers suspected of being concerned in in depth clashes within the Greek capital that ended within the loss of life of a 29-year-old AEK Athens supporter have been ordered to be detained pending their trial, authorities stated Sunday.

Three inspecting magistrates and two prosecutors questioned the detained followers in batches — 30 on Friday, 40 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday — and determined every day whether or not to detain them pending trial. One suspect, who’s hospitalized underneath guard, gave a deposition to a visiting Justice of the Peace.

The 102 Croat residents and three Greeks have all denied any culpability within the deadly stabbing of Michalis Katsouris.

He died from a stab wound and 10 others have been injured when scores of Croatian supporters wielding wood golf equipment and steel bats attacked bystanders outdoors AEK’s Opap Arena final Monday, police stated.

A Champions League qualifier between AEK and Dinamo Zagreb that was as a consequence of be held final week was referred to as off by UEFA, soccer’s governing physique in Europe, due to the violence.

Authorities will be capable to search cellphone alerts on the two websites of the clashes — outdoors AEK’s stadium and at a metro station — to find out some other involvement.

Prosecutors slapped blanket expenses, a complete of 11, on the 105 followers. Four of the fees are felonies — together with premeditated homicide and membership of a legal group — and the remaining misdemeanors.

The suspects can be dispersed amongst a number of jails throughout the nation.

UEFA’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, will meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday morning. They will then each meet with ministers, the top of Greece’s Football Federation and the homeowners of the 4 largest soccer golf equipment — AEK, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and PAOK Thessaloniki.

Also on Wednesday, the UEFA Super Cup last between Manchester City and Sevilla can be held at Olympiakos’ stadium close to Piraeus.


AP soccer:

Leave a Comment