The applicant, Aikaterini-Veatriki Pantelidou, is a Greek national who was born in 1951 and lives in Athens. The case concerns the refusal by the police to permit Ms Pantelidou to enter a place of worship, established by the “followers of the Julian calendar for religious festivals” in a “green area” which belonged to the State and was earmarked, by legislation, for construction of the Athens mosque.
The Supreme Administrative Court dismissed an appeal lodged by Ms Pantelidou and other persons.
Relying on Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion), Ms Pantelidou submits that her right to manifest her religion has been violated.
Press release ECHR 326 (2019) 03.10.2019