A 35-year-old Greek, who had been summoned to testify in the case of the murder of Michalis Katsouri, was arrested at noon on Thursday (09.11.23) in the area of Kypseli, as a conviction was pending against him for participating in incidents at the Panthessal Stadium.
According to information, the Greek fan was in New Philadelphia, the night of the murder of AEK fan, Michalis Katsouri.
According to information, this is a 35-year-old fan who was with Michalis Katsouri in the events in New Philadelphia after the murderous attack by the Croats of Dinamo Zagreb, but the warrant concerns another case.
The man had been beaten by Dinamo fans during the attack. He had reportedly been called as a witness and released.
After his arrest he stated that he was present at the events of New Philadelphia, that he had a knife with him, but during the events he lost it.
Now, because a knife with victim DNA has been found and another unidentified one will be compared to see if it is his.
The Police authorities have in their hands genetic material found on a knife with the blood of the victim, which they are trying to identify, while an unsolved mystery for the police remains a second knife found in the same area, also covered with the blood of the murdered man .
The arrest of the specific man took place shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and as stated in a police information note, he fell into the nets of the men of the Sub-Directorate for Combating Violence in the Sports Grounds, because case no. 950 of 13-06-2023 decision of the Three-member Misdemeanor Court of Volos, for violation of article 41Τ1c-2b of Law 2725/1999, by which he was sentenced to a prison sentence of (12) twelve months and a fine of (700) seven hundred euros.
It is noted that the sentence is not suspended – it is not commuted and any appeal filed has no suspensive force.
The arrested person was brought before the Athens First Instance Prosecutor’s Office at the Department of Execution of Decisions & Parliaments, which issued the no. 1494/2023 from 09-11-2023 order for incarceration of a convict in Nafplio prisons.