According to the report of the Italian newspaper, the Belgian judges investigating the Qatargate scandal allegedly exerted undue pressure on Eva Kaili, suggesting that she confess her guilt with the promise that she would be released from prison.
It should be noted that after the conclusion of the last hearing, the lawyers of Eva Kaili complained that their client was kept in solitary confinement for six hours, speaking of torture reminiscent of the Middle Ages and a violation of human rights.
Today the Italian newspaper brings to light the claim of the well-known criminologist Michalis Dimitrakopoulos.
“He has not agreed to confess to something he has not done.”
“From the very first moment, they suggested that Eva Kaili plead guilty and be released from prison so that she can finally hug her daughter again,” says Dimitrakopoulos, clarifying that his client, who has declared her innocence since day one, has always refused.
“Although being away from her little girl is the greatest psychological torture, she has not agreed to confess to something she has not done,” adds the Greek lawyer.
As also stated in the publication, “she does not want her daughter to inherit the stigma that her mother was a corrupt female politician, because it is not true”.
The same publication also states, “The former Greek TV journalist was immediately acquitted by her partner Giorgi, but the investigators did not believe the couple’s version, convinced that the woman belonged to Pantzeri’s network and tried to help him disappear the money from the funds. They accused her of bribery and trying to hide the fruits of a crime.”
Dimitrakopoulos’ next moves for Eva Kaili are to build a profile of a woman deeply scarred by the month and a half she spent behind bars at Haren prison, the paper says.
“She was shaking as she told the judge, who was also a woman, about the torture she suffered, not in prison, but in a police cell. What he experienced – says the lawyer – is reminiscent of the movie ‘Midnight Express’, but unfortunately, this is happening in the centre of Europe”.
The indictment against the allegedly aggressive methods of the Belgian justice system ends with the announcement of the following legal move by Eva Kaili’s defence team: “Next week we will appeal to the Supreme Court, announces Dimitrakopoulos. When someone is arrested, they are immediately protected by the law. I wonder if it was the same in Brussels.”