Third prose­cu­tor op­poses re­turn of Turk­ish of­fi­cers

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A Supre­meCourt prose­cu­tor yes­ter­day rec­om­mended that the fi­nal four out of a group of eight Turk­ish mil­i­tary of­fi­cers who fled to Greece af­ter a failed mil­i­tary coup in the neigh­bor­ing coun­try should not be ex­tra­dited.

Nikos Pan­telis cited the risk of tor­ture and the prospect of an un­fair trial in Turkey as the key rea­sons be­hind his rec­om­men­da­tion that Greek au­thor­i­ties refuse Ankara’s ex­tra­di­tion re­quest.

Ear­lier this week, in two sep­a­rate ses­sions at the Supreme Court, two other pros­e­cu­tors also op­posed ex­tra­di­tion for the other four men, cit­ing the same con­cerns.

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