Lazaros trial

12 May 2009

The Appeal Military Court of Athens (second degree court) sentenced on March 31st 2009 46-year-old conscientious objector Lazaros Petromelidis to a 18 months in prison, deeming him guilty on two charges of insubordination. The court finally accepted to suspend the sentence until the hearing in the supreme court (third degree court). In the first degree court he had been sentenced to a 36-month imprisonment sentence and a 7000 euros bail. After the third degree court and if Lazaros is again deemed guilty, he can appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. This was the 16th trial of Lazaros!