Second application for change of place of the hearing Grigoropulos’ case filed Verdzhin Tsalikyan, mother of 15-year-old Alexis. She urges the court to sit in a special hall of the female prison in Koridalos, not in Amfisa.
In her request Ms. Tsalikyan reported a serious health problem of a person close to the family. If the case does not take place in Athens, his as well as her presence in the court will be hindered—in other words the conduct of the hearing in Amfisa will jeopardize the proper access to the court. According to Mrs. Tsalikyan if the hearing takes place outside Athens, it will impede the presence of family and witnesses in the case. She doubts that this measure will prevent any protests and demonstrations. Again she mentions that many of the witnesses are minors, and traveling to Amfisa would hamper their presence, thus revealing the truth. Another argument of Mrs. Tsalikyan is relating to the judicial composition. The number of judges in Amfisa is small and holding the hearing in Athens will lead to a more objective ruling. Also many other cases have been held in the hall of the Koridalos prison in the past, which have ended without violating public order. One example of this is the case against the 400 anarchists, ten years ago, who were charged for the riots in the Polytechnic University. Then the question for the case to be transferred in another city, did not stand.
Recently, Ms. Tsalikyan filed a request, in which for the first time she expressed her desire to change the place of the hearing. The Supreme Court set January 20, 2010 as the date for hearing the case against policemen Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vassilis Saraliotis.