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Greek authorities jail and deny bail for UK student who is charged with murdering teen.

Greek court refuses student bail

A north London student accused of killing a teenager in a nightclub has been refused bail by a Greek court.

Andrew Symeou is charged with the manslaughter of Jonathan Hiles, 18, of Cardiff, who died on the isle of Zante in 2007, allegedly after being punched.

Mr Symeou, 20, of Enfield, returned to Greece last week for trial after losing a High Court fight against extradition.

Bail was refused as Mr Symeou has no permanent address in Greece, campaign group Fair Trials International said.

'Unfounded prosecution'

Jago Russell, the charity's chief executive, said: "Despite the major flaws in the case against him, Andrew now faces the prospect of months in a Greek jail before his trial even starts.

"We will continue to work with his Greek lawyer to fight for bail and to persuade the Greek authorities to end this unfounded prosecution."


Added: Jul-28-2009 
By: Awsomatic
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