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Euro MP Brezina and his Greek colleague N. Tzavela  intervened in the matter of two Czechs detained in Greece. Via a joint letter they contacted 5 Greek representatives who are in position to intervene in the case.

The slowly moving matter of Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar detained in Greece may get a new impulse. Euro MP Březina in his attempt to help them has found a strong ally - influential Greek N. Tzavely who has strong ties to Greek representatives who have the authority to influence the case directly. After the communication between presidents, prime ministers and ministers of foreign affairs the attempts have moved to the lower, but closer parts of the Greek politics to create pressure towards Greek representats in whose competence the case is. The five politicians are Interior Minister N. Dendias, Minister of Justice A. Roupakiotis, Minister for Shipping and the Aegean Sea K. Mousouroulis, Governor of South Aegean Islands region T. Giakalis and Vice-governor of South Aegian Islands region that includes the island of Chios, where both Czechs are held.


“In the joint letter with Mrs. Tzavely we have informed the Greek representatives , that the condition the Czech citizens are being held in are considered in the Czech Republic as unacceptable and have upset both their relatives and the wider public. Further, in light of this, we have highlighted that the detention has lasted over 70 days in horrible conditions in jails on the islands Lemnos, Lesbos and Chios, the latter being where they slept on the ground for a long time and currently share a cell with 22 other prisoners.


Further, we have expressed our discomposure over the fact, that the investigation is taking an unacceptably long time and that so far, in the court case itself, it has not yet been decided whether the charges will be dropped or the charges will proceed to court, where they could be properly contested by the two men. These delays cause concern on our side, because they mean that the two men will spend more time detained in prison on the island of Chios. We noted, that the problem has been made known to the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and President Karolos Papoulias.


Because the conditions of detention of the two Czechs, citizens of European Union, are undignified and shameful and the prospects of any major development in the case aren’t too good, we have requested that steps to ensure that the detention of the two men is dignified and in accordance with international human rights treaties are taken.


We have also requested them to monitor the case in the full extent necessary and to ensure swiftness in either dropping or filling charges without bureaucratic delays,” Euro MP Březina described and summed up the contents of the letter.



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