According to officials, all 105 football supporters who are accused of taking part in the widespread altercations in the Greek capital that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old AEK Athens supporter have been ordered to be imprisoned pending their trial.
The arrested supporters were questioned in groups of 30 on Friday, 40 on Saturday, and 35 on Sunday by three examining magistrates and two prosecutors, who made the decision each day whether to hold them in custody till trial. One of the suspects, who is being monitored in the hospital, provided a deposition to a visiting magistrate.
All 102 Croat residents and 3 Greeks have denied any wrongdoing in Michalis Katsouris’s fatal attack.
Last Monday, dozens of Croatian supporters attacked onlookers outside AEK’s Opap Arena with wooden clubs and metal bats, leaving him dead from a knife wound and 10 others hurt, according to the police.
UEFA, soccer’s governing body in Europe, postponed an AEK-Dinamo Zagreb Champions League qualifier that was scheduled to take place last week owing to the violence.
In order to identify any additional involvement, authorities will be able to examine mobile signals at the two locations of the fights, outside the AEK stadium and at a metro station.
Attorneys filed 11 general accusations against the 105 spectators. Premeditated murder and affiliation with a criminal organisation are two of the four felonies among the allegations; the other three are misdemeanours.
The suspects will be spread out among various prisons across the nation.
On Wednesday morning, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin. The owners of Greece’s four biggest football clubs—AEK, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, and PAOK Thessaloniki—, as well as ministers, will also attend the meeting.
The UEFA Super Cup final between Manchester City and Sevilla will take place at Olympiakos’ stadium close to Piraeus on Wednesday as well.