Mark’s and Andreas’ legal fees & expenses have cost over €100,000 to date.
There long awaited appeal was set for the 4th December 2013 (almost 2 years after their wrongful conviction) however the 5 member council of Judges postponed the hearing for a further 5 months. This “non-Appeal” cost us €15,000 and we came away with nothing.
We are now preparing for the new appeal set for May 7th 2014 and need to raise €20,000 to cover the legal fees and expenses this will incur
The Irish Innocence Project have been assisting us in our fight for Mark and Andreas freedom and have enlisted the services of a DNA & Criminal Justice expert from Idaho, USA who has agreed to travel to Crete in order to be called as a witness for Mark at the appeal. This is a huge step to ensuring justice for our family however we need to raise the funds that will allow him to make the 2 day journey from The States to Crete.
We are extremely grateful for all donations, big or small, whether it is €1 or €1000, it all makes an incredible difference in exonerating Mark and Andreas.
Justice should never be determined by personal wealth but unfortunately if the money is not available, regardless of their innocence, they will never be acquitted.
Mark, Andreas and their families.
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