Corruption scandal: MEP Eva Kaili to remain in prison, Belgian judge orders

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Eva Kaili, the Greek MEP at the centre of the corruption scandal engulfing the European Parliament, has been ordered to remain in prison for at least one additional month. The decision was taken by a Belgian judge after Kaili showed up for a hearing on Thursday. “In its order this morning, the pre-council chamber confirmed the pre-trial detention of E.K.,” said a short press release by the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office, using the accused’s initials. Kaili has the right to appeal the decision within 24 hours. During the hearing, Kaili appeared exhausted and couldn’t hold back tears when t…

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