Rifle not used before
A Kalashnikov assault rifle used in a shooting at a bar in Piraeus early on Saturday is not connected to any previous attacks, police experts said yesterday following ballistics tests on bullet casings gathered from the scene. A photograph of the suspect, described as an Albanian man in his 30s, is expected to be made available by authorities today. Police believe the suspect has been involved in three similar incidents in the past, resulting in one death and several injuries. Four of the 15 people injured in the attack in the Mikrolimano district of Piraeus were still in hospital yesterday and said to be in stable condition.
A professor at the University of Macedonia in northern Greece has been suspended following his conviction for seeking under-the-table-payments from students who wanted to pass his class. The academic, also known as “the grosser” among his colleagues, had set a price tag ranging from 250 euros for a 6, 300 euros for an 8 and 400 euros for a top mark (10). Greece’s Supreme Court recently upheld an 18-month sentence for bribe-taking ruled by a Thessaloniki court.
The leftist SYRIZA opposition has denied reports that leader Alexis Tsipras recently met with Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, former head of the Athens 2004 Olympics organizing committee, and Marianna Latsis of Lamda development. The report, which was posted on the iefimerida.gr website, was also rebuffed by sources close to AngelopoulosDaskalaki. According to the report, the three had dinner about 10 days ago in the upmarket Kolonaki district.
The Greek Police’s cyber crimes unit has arrested a 16-year-old boy in Athens for allegedly setting up a fake Facebook profile and posting indecent images of underage girls. Police launched an investigation after allegations were made by three girls, aged between 14-15, who saw their pictures posted on the social networking site. Officers located the IP address and conducted a house search, during which they confiscated two hard drives that will be examined by experts. The details of the 16-year-old have not been made public. The Facebook account has been deactivated.
Air traffic controllers said yesterday that they will take part in Thursday’s general strike, which is likely to lead to disruptions at Greek airports. The strike has been called by Greece’s main private sector union, GSEE, and public sector group ADEDY. Local media are set to strike a day earlier to ensure that the rally on Thursday is covered. Strikes by the Greek Air Traffic Controllers’ Association are often prevented by the country’s courts, which rule them illegal.