Eva Kayli, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and a member of the Greek Parliament, appeared before the judge, and her lawyers demanded that Kayli be released on the condition of judicial control by placing electronic handcuffs on her hands under house arrest.
The hearing, in which Kylie appeared before a judge for the first time, began at the Palace of Justice in Brussels at 11:30 am.
The case, which was closed to the press, took about two hours.
At the end of the hearing, which attracted a lot of attention from the European press, Cayley’s lawyers, Michalis Dimitrakopoulos and Andrei Rizopoulos, made a statement.
Lawyers said they have asked the court to put Kylie pending trial by wearing electronic handcuffs.
“She wants to go to her daughter. His intention is not to flee.” Using his statements, Dimitrakopoulos said that Cayley cooperated with the court in the investigation and completely denied allegations that he took bribes.
The court is expected to decide during the day whether Kylie should continue to be detained.
In the investigations of corruption, bribery and money laundering conducted by the Belgian authorities, inspections were carried out at many points, 1.5 million euros in cash were seized and 4 persons were detained.
Those arrested are Greek MP Eva Kayli, whose deputy speaker position has been terminated, former Italian MP Pier Antonio Panzieri, Kayli’s partner and European Parliament aide Francesco Giorgi, and Nicolo Vega Talamanca, director of an NGO working on rule of law issues. It has been authorized.
It was alleged that these people took bribes from a Gulf state to influence economic and political decisions in the European Parliament. Qatar, which was reported in the news on the matter, denied these allegations.
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