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Police arrests Greeks, Germans and Italians over free camping in Crete

Police authorities in the Rethymnon prefecture arrested several Greeks, German and Italian nationals over free camping in a protected NATURA area. In a big operation in the Koyrtaliotiko Gorge and Preveli lake in Agios Vassileios Municipality, police arrested 11 Greeks aged 25-54, and four foreigners from Germany and Italy aged …

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Turkish police chief, businessman arrested while trying to escape to Greece

A former police chief and a businessman from Istanbul have been detained near the borders as they were trying to escape Turkey purge and flee to Greece. M.G., a former police chief in Van province who was dismissed as part of post-coup crackdown on Gülen movement, was detained near Turkey’s …

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Three SAT commandos try to flee to Greece, as Turkish purge continues without mercy

Three commandos from the Turkish Underwater Attack Commandos (SAT) attempted to flee to Greece as the Turkish purge continues without mercy. A woman and her 3-day-old baby were thrown to jail for alleged links with the Gulen movement, the Turkish government considers as mastermind behind the failed coup attempt. The …

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Publisher Journalist Vaxevanis arrested for slander following lawsuit by BoG governor’s wife

Greek publisher and journalists Kostas Vaxevanis was briefly detained after  the wife of Greece’s central banker Yannis Sournaras filed a lawsuit against him for slander. A day earlier, Vaxevanis newspaper had alleged that Stournaras’ wife was using her husbands’ influence to acquire state contracts for the public relations company. A …

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Police, Intelligence on alert after weapons, ammunition found in mosque in NE Greece

Two guns and a large number of ammunition were found in a mosque in a village in Xanthi, Northeastern Greece, near the borders to Turkey.  The imam has been called by the local prosecutor for explanations. Police and national intelligence service on alert. Police search in the mosque of Iliopetra, …

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French man charged with abusing 4 migrant minors

Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French man on suspicion of sexually abusing four Pakistani boys he had sheltered in his home in the northern city of Thessaloniki. Police said Wednesday the man was arrested Tuesday. He allegedly abused the boys, aged 14-17, in January after offering them …

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Turkish authorities arrest teacher and university professor fleeing to Greece

Turkish authorities arrested a teacher and a university professor, alleged supporters of Fetullah Gulen, as they tried to flee to Greece. The two are arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 10th 2016, as they were trying to reach Greece by crossing the Evros river on a inflatable …

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Nigerian arrested in Athens: $10mn fraud for Belgian Wall Street trader for an island called “Greece”

Greek police arrested  Nigerian man wanted for cheating a Belgian trader over 10 million dollars. The 56-year-old man from Nigeria, Ali Kassem Soobhe, was arrested in the suburb of Voula in south-east Athens on Thursday. There was a European arrest warrant against him issued by French authorities. The fraud Soobhe …

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RIO 2016: Head of Irish Olympics arrested for alleged ticket touting inquiry

The Irish International Olympic Committee member Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio as part of a police investigation into alleged ticketing touting, according to reports. The 71-year-old, who until last week sat on the IOC executive board, is also the head of the European Olympic Committees that organised last …

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Ex director of Greek Red Cross arrested over 3.2mnDM by German company

Former director of Greek Red Cross and of affiliated Errikos Dynan Hospital, Andreas Martinis, was arrested on Monday night together with this wife. The two face felony charges on embezzlement and money laundering and having accepted a bribe of 3.5 million DM in 1998 by a German company. According to …

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Publisher, two journalists arrested on blackmail charges

Greek police arrested a publisher of a small daily newspaper and two journalists on charges of blackmailing officials at utility companies, public organizations and banks. The arrest followed an extensive investigation that started already in May 2015. According to Greek media, the three men were threatening company executives and bankers …

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