Dozens ar­rested in Pa­tra

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Po­lice and coast guard of­fi­cers in the western port city of Pa­tra yes­ter­day said that they had ar­rested some 25 sus­pected hu­man traf­fick­ers and over 110 mi­grants without proper travel doc­u­ments try­ing to il­le­gally cross into Italy over the pre­vi­ous 20 days alone. Most of the mi­grants were found hid­ing in large trucks board­ing ferry boats head­ing across the Io­nian Sea. The coast guard also re­ported that in one truck alone they found 12 un­der­age mi­grants, while dur­ing an­other check they found two women with two chil­dren each. All the mi­nors and the two moth­ers were re­leased.

Or­gan do­na­tion.

The fam­ily of a 23-yearold stu­dent who died on Tues­day when the KTEL in­ter­city bus on which she was trav­el­ing crashed into an il­le­gally parked truck on the na­tional high­way lead­ing north to Thes­sa­loniki has do­nated her or­gans. The di­rec­tor of Thes­sa­loniki’s AHEPA hos­pi­tal con­firmed yes­ter­day that her eyes will be trans­planted into two pa­tients suf­fer­ing from de­gen­er­a­tive eye dis­or­ders – a man aged 29 and a 30-year-old woman. A se­cond fe­male stu­dent also died in the crash.

Racist ques­tion­ing.

A 39-year-old man in Vo­los, cen­tral Greece, is fac­ing charges of il­le­gal weapons pos­ses­sion and use of force af­ter al­legedly forcibly stop­ping a mo­torist on a ru­ral road on Wed­nes­day night and de­mand­ing to know whether he was of Greek or for­eign ori­gin. The driver of the car, who was also car­ry­ing a pas­sen­ger, al­legedly told po­lice the 39-year-old was wear­ing a T-shirt with the logo of ul­tra­na­tion­al­ist party Golden Dawn and al­lowed the mo­torist to drive off only when he re­sponded that he was Greek. A search of the sus­pect’s home un­cov­ered a num­ber of il­le­gal knives and ma­te­rial sug­gest­ing he is a sup­porter of Golden Dawn.

Protest strikes.

The sec­ondary school teach­ers’ union (OLME) yes­ter­day called on mem­bers to gather at the cen­tral Athens court com­plex on Evelpi­don Street today to protest the ar­rest on Tues­day of Pav­los Anag­nos­topou­los, a mem­ber of pub­lic sec­tor union AD­EDY and an­t­i­cap­i­tal­ist party ANTARSYA, dur­ing a rally against the as­sump­tion of Greece’s pres­i­dency of the EU. OLME also called a work stop­page from 8 to 11 a.m. AD­EDY, mean­while, also called a stop­page from 11 a.m. un­til the end of the work­ing day.

Fan club at­tack.

Po­lice in the western port city of Pa­tra yes­ter­day in­creased pa­trols near pop­u­lar soc­cer fan hang­outs af­ter a lo­cal Olympiakos fan club was at­tacked late on Wed­nes­day night. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, four men rid­ing two mo­tor­cy­cles hurled a home­made ex­plo­sive de­vice into the club, lo­cated on the ground floor of an apart­ment build­ing. No in­juries were re­ported.

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