Pro­fes­sor sorry for com­ment

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Pro­fes­sor Yian­nis Tz­i­fopou­los yes­ter­day apol­o­gized for com­ments that those in po­si­tions of power should act along “fas­cist” lines. In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Tz­i­fopou­los, who on Tues­day re­signed as deputy rec­tor of Thes­sa­loniki’s Aris­to­tle Univer­sity over the in­ci­dent, said he had used the phrase metaphor­i­cally. “The phrase, which was taken out of con­text, re­ferred to the in­dis­crim­i­nate ap­pli­ca­tion of the law,” he said. Au­thor­i­ties at Aris­to­tle Univer­sity warned yes­ter­day that re­peated sit-ins by protest­ing stu­dents are harm­ing the in­sti­tu­tion’s op­er­a­tions. “If the sit­u­a­tion con­tin­ues, the AUT will have to face... ex­actly those prob­lems which will in the fu­ture be the cause of protest by the same groups, and then nat­u­rally by the rest of the stu­dents,” an of­fi­cial state­ment from the univer­sity said, adding that the prob­lems were caused by a small mi­nor­ity of stu­dents.

Forged will.

Seven peo­ple have been ar­rested and another is be­ing sought in con­nec­tion with the al­leged forgery of wills. One of the sus­pects at large is an 80-year-old for­mer New Democ­racy MP, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. The gang is al­leged to have ob­tained 12 prop­er­ties and 480,000 euros in cash by pro­duc­ing fake wills. They tar­geted rich peo­ple with no sur­viv­ing rel­a­tives.

Irak­lio at­tack.

The deputy mayor of Irak­lio, Pet­ros Inio­takis, was un­der­go­ing treat­ment at a Cre­tan hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day after be­ing at­tacked in the city cen­ter on Tues­day night. Inio­takis had two surg­eries on Tues­day night after be­ing struck by an as­sailant wear­ing brass knuck­les. Po­lice said they are study­ing CCTV footage from stores in the area in an ef­fort to dis­cover more clues about the in­ci­dent. The at­tack was unan­i­mously con­demned by the mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil.

Child mo­lester.

A 77-year-old man was ar­rested for child mo­lesta­tion in cen­tral Athens on Tues­day night. Au­thor­i­ties said that the man was caught leav­ing a ho­tel in the Omo­nia area with a 12-year-old girl. The sus­pect is al­leged to have paid the young­ster money to ac­com­pany him to the ho­tel, where he is be­lieved to have mo­lested her.

Il­le­gal pen­sion.

Fraud charges are to be brought against a 72-year-old woman who al­legedly claimed a widow’s pen­sion il­le­gally for 24 years. The woman failed to no­tify au­thor­i­ties that she re­mar­ried after her hus­band died. As a re­sult, she al­legedly re­ceived some 181,000 euros that she was not en­ti­tled to.

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