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Ex Radio Arvyla co-host arrested over “revenge porn” videos

Former co-host of popular Radio Arvyla TV show, Stathis Panagiotopoulos was arrested on Wednesday after more victims of “revenge porn” publications filed complaints.Panagiotopoulos surrendered himself to the Police Devision for Cyber Crime in the afternoon, after a public prosecutor issued an arrest order against him. Panagiotopoulos is expected to remain …

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TV-host arrested for faking armed attack at his house

A TV host and publisher has been been initially detained by police and later arrested and is accused for faking an armed attack at his own house after police withdrew protection he received as a private citizen. There have been also allegations of having taken out a contract on the …

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Greek police recover ancient statue of ‘exceptional artwork’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional artwork” that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it, Greek authorities said Friday. Police said the 5th century B.C. statue was recovered following …

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6 foreign nationals arrested for Moria fires; Video helped identify one

Six foreign nationals have been arrested as suspects for the fires that destroyed the refugees camp in Moria a week ago.  Five were first arrested and the last member of the group, who was at large, was arrested on Tuesday evening. Short after the six arrests, a video allegedly shot …

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Migrants arrested for leaving accommodation center placed under quarantine

Greek police has arrested five migrants who had left a reception and accommodation center placed under quarantine due to confirmed cases of coronavirus. The migrants were arrested at the metro station <Stathmos Larissis> on Friday and were reportedly about to get on broad on a train. Following their arrest, the …

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Bishop arrested for holding a mass with faithful despite lockdown

The Bishop of Kythera Seraphim was arrested on Saturday for having opened a church and held a mass in presence of a crowd of people, despite a relevant ban and other lockdown measures imposed by the Greek government to contain the spread. The Bishop had expressed his objection to the …

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Passenger arrested for smoking in toilet of Ryanair flight to Greece

A passenger on a flight from Germany to Greece has been arrested for having a smoke in the plane’s toilette. The passenger is a 32-year-old Greek-born man with German citizenship. He lit a cigarette in the toilet of a Ryanair flight from Baden-Baden airport in South Germany to Thessaloniki in …

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Police handcuffs, arrests photojournalist Stamatiou during squat evacuation

Greek police has arrested a photojournalist who was covering the evacuation of a squat housing refugees and migrants in Exarchia district of Athens on Monday. Photojournalist of daily Efymerida Ton Syntakton, Alexandros Stamatiou, was handcuffed and taken to the Headquarters of the Greek Police. Police has filed against Stamatiou for …

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Prominent lawyers arrested for alleged involvement in “Korydallos prison mafia”

Prominent criminal lawyers Alexandros Lykourezos and Theodoros Panagopoulos have been arrested at the orders of the examining magistrate in relation to the the so-called “Korydallos prison mafia” case. Lykoyrezos was arrested Thursday evening and Panagopoulos on Friday morning. The remain in custody until Monday where they  are expected to testify …

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Macris’ murder: Clothes receipt helps Greek police arrest Bulgarian hit-man

Greek police arrested a 31-year-old Bulgarian national as main suspect for the assassination of Greek-Australian businessman John Macris – Yannis Makris -. It was a clothes receipts that helped police identify the suspect. The Task Force of the Greek Police assigned to investigate the murder of Yannis Makris on 31. …

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Shipowner Alexandros Agoudimos arrested for debts to the state

Greek police arrested well-known shipowner Alexandros Agoudimos on Thursday night for debts to the state, media report. The ship-owner was driving on an avenue in Piraeus, when members of the motorcycled DIAS teams stopped him for what it seemed a routine control. Policemen found out that he was convicted for …

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Two policemen arrested for being involved in migrants’ trafficking ring

Two police officers were arrested for being involved in migrants’ trafficking helping migrant to cross from Turkey into Greece via the Evros river. It is the second case in a week where policemen are accused of such illegal actions. The two officers were arrested in Soulfi, North East Greece on …

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Greek Police arrests policeman beaten by Pakistani migrants in Nikaia

The police officer who was found to have been beaten by Pakistani nationals in Nikaia was arrested by Greek Police on Friday. The 34-year-old policeman faces charges for robbery in complicity, while police is seeking for two of his accomplices, Greek Police said in a statement. Από τη Διεύθυνση Εσωτερικών …

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Turkish nationals arrested for illegally entering military zone in Ervos

Four Turkish nationals have been arrested and taken to prosecutor for illegally entering a forbidden military zone in the area of Evros in Northern Greece. According to their own information, two of them are journalists and two Turkish nationals who are legally in Greece as residents in Thessaloniki. The four …

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Artemis Sorras, the man to buy the Greek debt with $600billion, arrested in Athens

Greek police arrested fugitive Artemis Sorras in a house in Alimos suburb of South Athens on Saturday. The self-proclaimed “billionaire” had grown a beard and long hair and at times he was going around pretending to be a priest, some media report. The arrest followed a tip off, police sources …

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UPD Foreign national, 46, arrested for wildfire in Ilia on Sunday

A 46-year-old foreign national was arrested by police in Pyrgos, following charges by the Fire Service that he accidentally caused a fire in the Frixa area in Andritsena-Krestena, in Ilia Predecture in South-West Peloponnese. The man will be led before a prosecutor on Tuesday morning, athensnewsagency reported. The nationality of …

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Granny arrested for throwing fire works at neighbor’s house

Police arrested a 73-year-old granny after she threw a fire work in the wrong direction. The woman threw a fire work not in the air but into the house of one neighbor thus setting a fire. Police was quick and arrested the woman a little later. She was arrested at …

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Police arrests antiquity smugglers, seizes precious statue they wanted to sell for €500K

Greek Police seized a statue believed to date to the Hellenistic era after breaking an antiquity smuggling ring in Sparti, in the southern Peloponnese. The marble statue without head is believed to represent ancient Greek goddess of Health (Ygeia). The statue is 55 cm high. The antiquity smugglers wanted to …

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Ten minors arrested after clashes erupt in high school soccer championship in Thessaloniki

Seventeen high school students were brought to the Prosecutors’ office in Thessaloniki on Thursday, a day after a school championship match in Triandria turned into a battle field. The arrested are aged 16-19 with ten of them to be minors. According to local media, a group of non-students stormed in …

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