Appeals court of Thrace pronounced sentence on Abbot Ephraim
Appeals court of Thrace pronounced sentence on Abbot
Athens, March 1, 2012 On March 1, the
appeals court of Thrace reviewed the case of Vatopedi Abbot Ephraim, Monk
Arsenios, and judicial representative of the trial court, Maria Psalti, and
sentenced them to six months in prison with a three-year stay of execution,
reports Sedmitza.ru, citing the Amen news agency.
All the above-named persons were found guilty of withholding information to
the public about the court decision concerning the exchange of monastery
property on the island of Vistonida. Maria Psalti was found guilty of violating
her judicial obligation, and Abbot Ephraim and monk Arseny were found guilty of
“inciting” this action.
At the same time, the judge acquitted Abbot Ephraim and Monk Arsenios of the
accusation of violating court secrecy. In the former hearing, the five-member
court of Thrace sentenced the defendants to ten months in prison with a
three-year stay of execution.
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