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THESSALONIKI, Greece - Legal debate in Greece after a woman set on fire, dies. A woman was 55 years old and her husband was accused of filling her in gasoline and setting her on fire. She passed away in northern Greece.

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Sep 13, 2022
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THESSALONIKI, Greece - Legal debate in Greece after a woman set on fire, dies.A woman was 55 years old and her husband was accused of filling her in gasoline and setting her on fire. She passed away in northern Greece.

The Proper File Case For Her Murderer Husband

Her death is the most recent in a string of homicides that have reawakened a discussion regarding whether or not more appropriate legal measures are required to protect women from violence.
Three days after the assault that took place at the woman's residence in the city of Komotini in the northern region of Greece, hospital officials announced on Monday that the woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, had passed away while receiving intensive care.

All Of The Latest Victims - Assaulting Women

It was previously known that her 62-year-old husband was in police custody, and it was anticipated that the charges against him would be upgraded from attempted murder to murder.
At least 17 women were found dead in Greece in 2021 after being stabbed to death by their husbands or other romantic partners. Among them is the murder that took place a year ago of British-Greek student Caroline Crouch, who was 20 years old.
Her husband, a Greek helicopter pilot named Babis Anagnostopoulos initially told the police that she had been slain in a house invasion; however, he was later convicted for the murder of his wife and sentenced to life in prison earlier this year.
A year ago, the body of a Romanian woman who was 42 years old and had been buried in cement was found in the southern part of Greece.
After some time, her partner was picked up in the Netherlands in connection with an international warrant. After being deported to Greece, he was found dead in his cell a few weeks later having committed suicide by hanging himself.
Syriza, the primary party of the left-wing opposition, is in favor of a legislative change that, if passed, would make femicide a specific crime that might potentially carry longer terms of parole; however, the government maintains that the current legal framework does not require any revisions.

The Discussion About Women's Shelter-feeling

Center-right Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Sunday:
I accept the term femicide because it defines the way in which these crimes are committed. But I don’t believe it should receive special legal status. We have a particularly strict legal framework for homicide. I cannot accept that femicide is more heinous than the murder of a child or the murder of an elderly person.
Mitsotakis stated that he strongly supported the provision of additional safeguards to protect women from life-threatening forms of domestic violence, such as an expanded network of shelters and additional training for law enforcement officers.
The Greek government has recently revised its penal code to add a mandatory life term for murder, which is referred to legally as intentional homicide. Gatopoulos filed this report from Athens, which is located in Greece.
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Elisa Mueller

Elisa Mueller

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Elisa Mueller, a Kansas City native, grew up surrounded by the wonders of books and movies, inspired by her parents' passion for education and film. She earned bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Kansas before moving to New York City, where she spent a decade at Entertainment Weekly, visiting film sets worldwide. With over 8 years in the entertainment industry, Elisa is a seasoned journalist and media analyst, holding a degree in Journalism from NYU. Her insightful critiques have been featured in prestigious publications, cementing her reputation for accuracy and depth. Outside of work, she enjoys attending film festivals, painting, writing fiction, and studying numerology.
Camilo Wood

Camilo Wood

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Camilo Wood has over two decades of experience as a writer and journalist, specializing in finance and economics. With a degree in Economics and a background in financial research and analysis, Camilo brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his writing. Throughout his career, Camilo has contributed to numerous publications, covering a wide range of topics such as global economic trends, investment strategies, and market analysis. His articles are recognized for their insightful analysis and clear explanations, making complex financial concepts accessible to readers. Camilo's experience includes working in roles related to financial reporting, analysis, and commentary, allowing him to provide readers with accurate and trustworthy information. His dedication to journalistic integrity and commitment to delivering high-quality content make him a trusted voice in the fields of finance and journalism.
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