Ap­peal to be heard on Dec 6

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The Athens Coun­cil of Ap­peals Court Judges yes­ter­day ad­journed un­til De­cem­ber 6 a hear­ing of the ap­peal against ex­tra­di­tion of eight Turk­ish mil­i­tary of­fi­cers who fled to Greece in July fol­low­ing a failed coup in Turkey. The pros­e­cu­tor asked the court to post­pone the hear­ing for at least three months as Ankara has not yet pro­vided Greek au­thor­i­ties with the details they have re­quested. The court re­jected that pro­posal and post­poned pro­ceed­ings un­til De­cem­ber 6, when the pros­e­cu­tor must pro­pose whether or not the Turk­ish of­fi­cers should be ex­tra­dited or not. The of­fi­cers’ lawyer has re­peat­edly claimed they will not re­ceive a fair trial if they are re­turned to Turkey, and that their lives will be at risk. Ankara has de­manded the ex­tra­di­tion of the of­fi­cers – two com­man­ders, four cap­tains and two sergeants – to stand trial for their al­leged role in the failed coup, and for an al­leged as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt against Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan.

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