Cypriot au­thor­i­ties sued

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Ap­peals court pros­e­cu­tor Ge­or­gia Tsa­tani, who was re­spon­si­ble for in­ves­ti­gat­ing busi­ness­man An­dreas Vgenopou­los, has filed a law­suit against Cypriot au­thor­i­ties ac­cus­ing them of per­jury and of mak­ing false ac­cu­sa­tions, her lawyers said yes­ter­day. Tsa­tani has also re­sorted to the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights, claim­ing Greek jus­tice au­thor­i­ties vi­o­lated the prin­ci­ple of a fair trial, in ac­cor­dance with the Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights. Tsa­tani was or­dered last month to ap­pear be­fore a dis­ci­plinary panel to ex­plain her han­dling of the case of Vgenopou­los, the main share­holder in Cyprus’s Laiki Bank be­fore it col­lapsed. She was ac­cused of block­ing the probe, prompt­ing Cypriot au­thor­i­ties, who are seek­ing Vgenopou­los’ ex­tra­di­tion, to is­sue a com­plaint. Tsa­tani was taken off the case and a Supreme Court judge ruled, af­ter a three­month probe, that there was ev­i­dence back­ing the claim that Tsa­tani breached pro­to­col dur­ing her in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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