Graft-accused MEP Eva Kaili released to house arrest

AFP , Wednesday 12 Apr 2023

A Belgian judge agreed on Wednesday to release Greek MEP Eva Kaili, charged with corruption under the Qatargate graft inquiry, from custody and into house arrest pending her prosecution.

Eva Kaili
File Photo: Greek politician and European Parliament vice-president Eva Kaili speaks during the European Book Prize award ceremony in Brussels, on December 7, 2022. AFP


"She is under house arrest in Belgium and placed under electronic surveillance. The investigating judge has just made the decision," Antoon Schotsaert, a magistrate at the Belgian federal prosecutor's office, told AFP.

Kaili, who has become the public face of a scandal that rocked the European Parliament, was the last suspect still in pre-trial detention, four months after her arrest last year.

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