After almost two and a half months of hearing, the judge adopted the Prosecutor’s proposal. He found eight of the nine accused guilty of the offenses of causing personal injuries jointly and continuously.
The penalties imposed are:
- For three of the students who at the time of committing the offenses were minors, 150 hours of community service that would most likely serve in a structure in Crete.
- For the remaining five, 36 months imprisonment without suspension. However, the penalty is redeemable at EUR 5 / day with suspensive effect at the appeal court.
All of them appealed.
Following the case of Yakumakis that highlighted by “Tunnel” and the noise that caused the bullying against him, the law was changed to fill the gap that was revealed.
The person causing bullying will now be faced with Justice.
The law was in force on 27 April 2015 and provided for the following penalties:
From 10 days to five years in the case of bullying from an adult to an adult and in cases where the offender was an adult and the minor victim from 6 months to 5 years.
Another penalty was provided by law if there was a difference of more than three years between the offender and the victim.
According to Article 309 of the new Penal Code, the penalty for dangerous personal injury is as follows: If the act was committed in a way that could cause the victim a life risk or serious bodily injury, imprisonment of up to three years or a periodic penalty payment is imposed.
The lawyer of the victim’s family, Dimitris Boukas, said to Tunnel:
“We have made a major struggle with the family with the significant contribution of your show and this is something that all of Greeks talk about. If you did not exist, Mr. Nikolouli this case would not have emerged and would have forgotten. The curtain has temporarily fallen and we must not forget that the young people have been found guilty of serious violence on a continuous basis. Vangelis’ parents, who each time they went to Ioannina, experienced a Crucifixion, never committed any accused, despite what they heard about their child who can not endure bya human being . We have confidence in Justice, which has been confirmed. “
Watch “Tunnel’s” research that highlighted bullying and sensitized society, HERE.