“She received a message that, ‘you have to protect yourself’ and therefore she went to seek for this protection from the Greek police,” Maria Efimova’s lawyer said. He did not say who sent Efimova the message.

 Read Reuter’s full report of their interview with Alexandros Papasteriopoulo.
The hearing of her case is scheduled for 12th April. In the meantime her children are spending the Easter weekend without their mother while she waits in jail for news.
Reuters photo is by Darrin Zammit Lupi.