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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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Covid-free GR Wallet app allows also uploading of the ID card

Greek citizens now have the option to save in the Covid-free GR Wallet application, in addition to the vaccination, disease or diagnostic certificates, their identity card. According to a joint press release of the Ministries of Digital Governance and Citizen Protection, as of Tuesday, December 28, the new version of …

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Greek police arrests foreign national on suspicion of links with the ISIS

Police officers of the counter-terror division in Athens have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of having links to the ISIS terrorist organization, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced. The suspect, identified only as an Iraqi national, had been previously arrested on December 7, 2021 on migrant smuggling charges and was …

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“Juvenile delinquency has reached alarming levels,” says Greece’s police

“It’s a matter of luck that we are not mourning for a child,” secretary general of special guards of Greek Police, Stratos Mavroidakos, stressed on Tuesday, when he spoke of juvenile delinquency that has reached in Greece “alarming levels” as he said. Victims of juvenile delinquents are mostly children of …

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6,000 Police officers, draconian security measures for Student’s Uprising anniversary Nov 17

Some 6,000 police officers on the ground, helicopters and drones in the air, will be deployed in Athens at the anniversary of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising on November 17. The operational police plan includes, among other, the guarding of universities, government buildings and embassies. At the same time, there …

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Hermes milestone, ancient pottery seized in police operation in Ilia

The intact marble column with Hermes ancient Greek pottery objects and silver coins were among the priceless artifacts seized in Ilia, Peloponnese, during a police operation on Friday. The marble column depicting Hermes is 71 centimeter tall and has male genitals on it. In the antique, Hermes was the  god …

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Police fires tear gas at neo-nazi youth in Thessaloniki school (videos)

Riot police fired tear gas and flash grenades into a high school yard in Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, after neo-nazi youth started throwing stones and petrol bombs at them. Riot police was deployed to the vocational school EPAL on Wednesday morning to separate fascist and anti-fascist youth groups, while it is not …

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Police sends to prosecutor websites, social media accounts spreading anti-vaxxer content

The Greek Police Department for Prosecuting Electronic Crime announced on Tuesday that an ordered investigation had uncovered incriminating evidence on four websites and six social media accounts by coronavirus- and vaccination-deniers, who have been encouraging people not to get vaccinated and file lawsuits against doctors, teachers and police officers. According …

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Police investigates websites offering “legal protection against Covid-measures” to anti-vaxxers

Minister of Citizens’ Protection Takis Theodorikakos ordered an investigation into websites and social media accounts that spread fake information about the pandemic and offer fake legal advise to anti-vaxxers in exchange for money. The investigation order was sent to the head of the police’s Department for Electronic Crime, Vassilis Papakostas, …

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