Lignadis to testify before magistrate on Thursday; has queried process as invalid

The former artistic director of the National Theatre, Dimitris Lignadis, was on Wednesday given until 14:30 on Thursday to prepare his testimony before the examining magistrate handling the case. He has also objected to the procedure followed by public prosecutors that led to his arrest as invalid.

According to his lawyer, Lignadis was not asked to provide explanations in writing or in person and a warrant for his arrest was issued without the required conditions having been met, such as the suspect being a flight risk or having been caught in the act.