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Renown lawyer facing charges for wife beating

Attorney Sofia Polyzogopoulou's description of her beating by her criminologist husband Apostolos Lytras has shocked Greek public opinion as the couple had been on the legal forefront against family violence and abuse of women..

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Hellenic Police to introduce four new measures for handling domestic violence

Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis had an online meeting with over 2,500 police officers on Friday, on the issue of domestic violence.
According to sources, Chrisochoidis asked the officers to deal with each problem as if it was their own and to put themselves in the victims' shoes. "The citizens want and should feel safe when they come to us. In any incident of domestic violence, we are obliged to do our best to make women feel safe and make sure that before they leave the police station, that they will continue to be safe," the minister underlined.

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Greece puts panic button into law to fight gender-related and domestic violence

The establishment of a pilot program for the use of the digital application "Panic button" , which is installed on smart phones and alerts the Police in cases of domestic violence, is provided for by an amendment submitted to the bill of the Ministry of Justice that incorporates a European directive on exchange of information about third country nationals.

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