Greece Supreme Court annuls verdict against Abbot Ephraim

Source: The Voice of Russia

The Greek Supreme Court has annulled a verdict against Archimandrite Ephraim, the Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos, local media reported on Thursday.

Earlier this week, Ephraim and two more people were convicted to ten months in prison for embezzlement and money laundering in Greece.

In a statement on Thursday, the Supreme Court said that the verdict is illegal and should be reviewed.

Ephraim was arrested in December 2011 and is still in a detention center in Athens.

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