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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-07-31

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] "November 17" sends propaganda sheet
  • [03] Tourism sustained heavy blow says Karamanlis

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Isolated showers and storms are forecast on the mainland and in the Ionian, mostly from late afternoon. The rest of the country will see sunshine. Winds westerly, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 15C to 29C; in the Ionian and on the rest of the mainland from 19C to 33; and in the Aegean islands from 22C to 31C. Temperatures in Athens between 22C and 32C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 19C to 28C.

    (31/7/2002 11:29:00 )

    [02] "November 17" sends propaganda sheet

    In its today&#8217;s second issue in Athens, "Eleftherotypia" newspaper carries a propaganda sheet sent allegedly by the terrorist organization &#8220;November 17&#8221;. According to it the organization has sustained a serious blow in the &#8220;centre&#8221;, while it demands just trials for the arrested. Otherwise, it will proceed with the abduction of personages in order to exchange them with its arrested members. It also stresses that the combat will continue despite the blow the organization has received.

    Additionally, it refers to the names of individuals that had not been arrested and that the authorities consider as suspects, adding that they are not its members.

    Moreover, it refers to important evidence discovered in the organization&#8217;s hideout at Damareos street, but which the police has not revealed.

    The propaganda letter carries the organization&#8217;s star, which looks slightly different, while it is not clear whether the letter was written on a typewriter or computer.

    Meanwhile, in an interview with NET 105.8, Press spokesman Christos Protopapas refused to comment on the propaganda letter, saying that it would be better for the authorities to study it and announce its outcomes. Similar statements were made by ex New Democracy MP Andreas Andrianopoulos.

    At the same time, 11 of the 14 members of the terrorist organization "November 17" have already been imprisoned at Korydallos prison. Following his testimony to the appeal magistrate Patroklos Tselendis was imprisoned, while earlier Alexandros Giotopoulos, Pavlos Serifis and Costas Tselios had been imprisoned. Earlier, Tselios had asked for psychiatric assistance.

    Savvas Xiros will remain at hospital for more than ten days due to infection on this right hand, while Nikos Papanastasiou will testify today.

    On a relative development, the Police announced yesterday that the guns discovered at two "November 17" hideouts were used for the assassination of Mompheratos and Rousetis in 1985 and in many robberies from 1991-2000. Additionally, the electric typewriter found at Patmos hideout was used for the propaganda letters sent by the organization.

    New Democracy MP Dimitris Sioufas has stated that his party supports the work done by the police and justice and acknowledges the results of their investigation.

    Finally, Prime Minister Costas Simitis has stated that the recent developments on the front of terrorism have created a positive climate for the government, stressing at the same time the government must continue its work in order to solve the peoples&#8217; problems.

    (31/7/2002 12:54:00 )

    [03] Tourism sustained heavy blow says Karamanlis

    Following his meeting with the presidents of tourist agencies yesterday, New Democracy President Costas Karamanlis spoke of lack of a well prepared policy and long term negligence on the sector of tourism, adding that an unprecedented crisis has broken out in this sector with serious repercussions on the national economy.

    (31/7/2002 12:55:00 )


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