Minute by minute to revive today at Thessaloniki Courthouse the nightmarish moments that the 24-year-old experienced, Georgia Bika on New Year’s Eve, as the young girl has testified – for the fourth time in a row – about the case of her rape, accompanied, this time, by a psychologist. Memories from her place New Year Georgia Bika’s 17-year-old girlfriend, with whom she went to the luxury hotel, is also invited to testify. In fact, the 24-year-old girl’s girlfriend is said to have felt from the first moment, according to her initial deposit, that something was not going smoothly in the atmosphere of the party, stressing to the investigating authorities Like “I did not want to sit down when I first entered the place”, being “surprised by the atmosphere”.
To the list of today’s deposits have been added two other people from the friendly environment of the 24-year-old, ie her employer, Christos Karathanasis, but also a friendly person of the latter, as the two men were invited by Georgia Bika on New Year’s morning to the luxury hotel, in order to help and get away from the place.
Today’s round of depositions was preceded by a new round of investigations into the much-praised case, after the police authorities went yesterday to the homes of those involved, both in Athens and in Thessaloniki, conducting investigations. Specifically, they are brothers Vassilis and Evagoras Leventis, τον Konstantinos Perogiannakis and the Vassilis Trafalis, who were in Thessaloniki on New Year’s Day and were staying at the luxury hotel. However, for Manos Papadopoulos, metro of the cafe “Achillion” on the beach of Thessaloniki, who, according to the additional testimony of Georgia Bika, appears as the “organizer” of such parties, as she stated that she had attended at least other . four.
“There is violence”
In the shadow of yesterday’s investigations, it is not excluded that the 24-year-old girl recognizes today and a second person who remembers to be present in the room the moments of her rape, a possibility that has been left open by the defense attorney, Thanasis Ziogas. “With the new information that comes to her mind, another person may be identified,” Mr. Ziogas explained. Answering yesterday on the ANT1 television station, about the possibility of losing critical elements of the case, he stressed that “the forensic examination (s.s. examination) speaks of violence. He talks about ecchymosis. There is violence “, a fact that, according to the lawyer of the 24-year-old girl, emerged from her clinical examination to which it was submitted by a medical examiner.
The first – and only, as he stressed – public intervention of 27-year-old Vassilis Leventis was added to the canvas of yesterday’s developments in the much-praised case. of the accused for the rape of Georgia Bika, who claimed that it was a consensual act.
Leventis: I never committed “rape”
For many days both I as a person, but also my whole family is dragged, “judged”. but is also “convicted”, for a case that is pending before it Hellenic Justice. In a state governed by the rule of law, every defendant [οποιοσδήποτε και αν είναι] he is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The one-sided adoption of a accusation, without elementary knowledge and cross-referencing of the elements of the case, does not promote our legal culture and is circumvented in the most spectacular way. evidence of innocence, which every accused is entitled to enjoy. The unwavering acceptance of the allegations of one side ignores that in every case there is the opposite side [και στη προκειμένη περίπτωση η δική μου πλευρά, ως κατηγορούμενου]. “Promoting only one version does not serve the right to information, nor the social interest.”
“I have chosen to remain silent for so many days, despite the fact that there is overwhelming evidence in the case file, which refutes what the plaintiff claims non-existently, and I did so, because only the Judicial Authority can judge the facts of this case and rule on them. However, after the storm of news, which presents one-sided version, I feel the need to state in the most categorical way that I never committed “rape” against the plaintiff, since the physical contact between us was made with absolute knowledge, awareness and her consent [και τούτο αποδεικνύεται από πλείστα στοιχεία της δικογραφίας]. I fully respect the right to information, I respect unreservedly the right to sexual freedom of each person, but I ask for the above positions to be made public, since the basic principle of journalism is the bilateral and objective information of the public “.
“I ask that I treat the prosecutor equally, that my personality is not insulted, that the financial position and social status of my family is not projected as abusive and completely class, as a supposed element against me, and that a presumption of innocence be respected. It goes without saying that this is the only reflection of my position, since both I and my lawyer are not going to maintain the reproduction of statements, answers, interviews and comments “.
Trafalis: “I have no involvement”
At the same time, on protothema.gr spoke Vassilios Trafalis, one of the four young men of the “company of Athens”, who had gone to Thessaloniki with the Leventis brothers. The 27-year-old stressed that “I have no involvement in the issue, I was just there and gave a statement. I have nothing else to say. “Names of people who are not involved have appeared and that is not nice.” Answering for his role Manos Papadopoulos, Mr. Trafalis replied that “I met this particular gentleman that weekend and I can not have an opinion on anything. I did not rent any suite. I had room 204 and I have nothing else to add “.
At the same time, the four young men of the “company of Athens”, who are allegedly involved in the rape of 24-year-old Georgia Bika, are called by the Prosecutor’s Office to testify unscathed, ie without an oath, as suspects for what happened on New Year’s Eve, in the luxurious her hotel Thessaloniki.
At the same time, the investigating authorities are examining the material from the security cameras of the hotel where they were staying, however, they are limited to taking shots from the entrances of the building complex, while the result of the toxicological tests, which will continue to clarify whether drugs or other substances were used, resulting in the influence of the central nervous system of the 24-year-old girl.
Research in Cyprus as well
Investigations in Cyprus are also progressing intensively, as Cypriot citizens are also said to be present at the New Year’s party at the Thessaloniki hotel, despite the fact that the Cypriot Police spokesman Christos Andreou stated yesterday that the Police still do not have an official complaint or information that would involve Cyprus in such a circuit.
“A message has already been sent to the Greek authorities to send us as soon as possible any information or testimonies involving Cyprus or whether the Cypriot nationals are involved in this case, in order to be investigated by the Cypriot authorities if they have any data,” he added. . Mr. Andreou. At the same time, he made it known that the Cypriot police have not yet managed to contact the activist, Elias Gionis, a person, “who yesterday expressed his intention to testify, but this has not been possible so far, so that give us the testimony that he expressed the proposal to give us “.
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