It is recalled that Mrs. Dourou and four other defendants, after a long process, were acquitted of all the offenses for which they had been brought to trial.
By Ioanna Mandrou
An appeal for the acquittal of Rena Douro and four others for the deadly flood in Mandra in 2017 was filed by the Prosecutor’s Office. The appeal concerns the recent court decision in which the former governor was acquitted by a majority of the charges of manslaughter, bodily harm and others.
After this development, Rena Dourou will be tried again, like four other people who were also acquitted, two from the Forestry Department and two from the Urban Planning Department.
It is recalled that the specific defendants, after a long process, were acquitted of all the offenses for which they had been brought to trial.
On the contrary, the court had declared eight defendants guilty who, according to the decision, were found guilty of the, as the case may be, the crimes of the flood, manslaughter and negligent bodily harm and were sentenced to prison terms of 4 to 6 years, with a suspensive effect on the appeal, i.e. no one went to jail.
These are two deputy regional governors, during the time in question, the then mayor of Mandra and five then officials of the Urban Planning and Stream Policing Service, who were sentenced to prison terms of four to six years.
From the deadly flood in Mandra, 25 people had lost their lives, many were injured, while the damage to property and infrastructure was enormous.
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