Michalis Katsouris: We are disappointed, says brother of killed AEK fan about the release of 30 Croatian hooligans

Michalis Katsouris

The family of Michalis Katsouris is disappointed with the decision to release 30 Croatian hooligans of Dinamo Zagreb who were remanded in custody for the bloody incidents last August outside the AEK stadium in Nea Philadelphia which resulted in the fatal injury of the fan. Union.

"We are completely disappointed with the development of events. My mother has gone crazy with what she sees and hears. We did not expect this development at all. Greek justice trying to convince us that these people are not criminals? Where did they get together and come to Greece to beat and kill people?" he stressed, speaking to ANT1.

In total, more than 90 requests for release from prison have been submitted by Croatian defendants.

It is noted that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Gerapetritis, had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia, Gordan Grlić Radman.

He informed him about the release of the 30 Croats, according to a related post by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter.

Police gradually release all 424 detained during Thursday's sports violence

More than 200 of the 424 people detained on Thursday night during violent incidents outside a sports arena were released on Friday, while the rest are expected to be released by end of day, said the Hellenic Police.

All detainees have testified and their fingerprinting was completed on Friday, it was added.

During a volleyball game between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, according to the police, hooligans came out of the 'Melina Merkouri' sports arena in the Athens area of Rentis firing flares directly against police officers, resulting to one being heavily injured, and who remains hospitalised in a serious condition. Clashes with riot police ensued.

Later on Friday, both the Panhellenic Federation of Police Employees (POASY) and the Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers (POAXIA) called on the prime minister to suspend all championship tournaments in every sport "until all criminal activity by such individuals ceases."

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