Further Charges Laid in Connection to Fatal Football Fan Stabbing Incident in Greece

Flowers, candles, scarves, cans of beer laid in memory of 29-year-old Michalis K. who was stabbed to death outside the AEK Football Club Arena in the Athenian suburb of Nea Philadelphia.

Greek prosecutors have announced the indictment of 35 additional individuals in relation to the tragic fatal stabbing of a young Greek football enthusiast ahead of a Champions League match. This brings the total number of people implicated in the incident to 105.

Among those facing charges, 102 hail from Croatia and are suspected of affiliations with the 'Bad Blue Boys', a staunch group of Dinamo Zagreb supporters. These individuals travelled to Greece the day before their team's Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens.

The remaining suspects include two Greek nationals and an Albanian. Authorities are currently in pursuit of another Greek individual believed to have been involved in the fatal altercation, according to sources within the judiciary.

The fatality occurred amidst a large-scale street brawl in the Greek capital, leading to the unfortunate demise of 29-year-old Michalis Katsouris.

Subsequent to the tragic event, UEFA chose to postpone the third-round qualifier between the two teams scheduled for Tuesday, with the rescheduled match now slated for August 19.

Individuals currently in custody have consistently denied any involvement in Katsouris' death. They are facing a range of charges, encompassing murder, participation in a criminal organization, and unlawful possession of weapons.

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