“during the process I realised that Mark’s guilt has been already decided by the court without taking in consideration our allegations and the FACTS of this case.”
Mark and Andreas are two young Albanian brothers who have been wrongly condemned by failures in the Cretan justice system to 18 years imprisonment. Their nightmare began in September 2010 by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and as a result, they have spent the past 18 months incarcerated in Neapoli Prison in Crete, Greece.
In January 2012 the two men were convicted of ten armed robberies, the theft of 12 cars and being a member of an armed criminal gang despite the lack of any evidence whatsoever and on the contrary substantial evidence and alibis to prove they could not have been involved in any of the crimes. Even official documentation to prove Mark was in Ireland when the majority of these crimes took place. Mark is the husband of an Irish Citizen and had permanent residency in Ireland.
The trial has been described as a “trial of purpose” to restore faith in the abilities of the Greek police and authorities. Without any intervention from the Albanian, Irish or EU authorities, the actions of the court have gone unquestioned or unchallenged publicly…. UNTIL NOW…
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Mark, Andreas and their Families.