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Bullets sent to Bank of Greece governor and private TV journalist

Two envelopes containing bullets were sent to governor of Bank of Greece, Giorgos Provopoulos, and well-known journalist Yiannis Pretenderis, who works at private Mega TV. The envelope to Provopoulos was containing two bullets and a threatening note, the envelope to Pretenderis had one bullet. A previously unknown organization calling itself “Popular Avengers” claimed responsibility for the sending.

 “In both cases, the letters were stopped by metal detectors before reaching the offices of the recipients. Each envelope contained two 7.62 millimeter bullets and a short threatening note, sources said.

The envelopes were collected by members of the police’s anti-terrorism unit which forwarded the bullets for inspection by forensics experts.

According to sources, both notes are signed by the group Popular Avengers and condemn Provopoulos’ relationship with bankers and the stance of Pretenderis which they describe as “pro-memorandum,” meaning supporting the government’s economic reform drive.” (ekathimerini)

In February 2013 an envelope with a single bullet of 9mm and a threatening note. was sent to Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras. A group called Cretan Revolution later claimed responsibility for sending the envelope in a protest against tax increases. the same group had sent also envelopes with bullets to the tax offices of Chania and Rethymno in Crete. Two weeks later, an envelope with a bullet was sent to the general secretary of the Finance Ministry.

 

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