Po­lice deny leader’s claim mem­bers are still at large

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Se­nior rank­ing po­lice of­fi­cials have de­nied a claim by the jailed leader of the dis­banded Novem­ber 17 ur­ban ter­ror group that there are still eight mem­bers at large. “All those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties have ap­peared in court,” of­fi­cials re­port­edly said yes­ter­day. In a let­ter to the Eth­nos news­pa­per yes­ter­day, Alexan­dros Yiotopou­los also claimed that there had been a gun in a N17 hide­out that was raided by po­lice in 2002, which im­pli­cated a cer­tain in­di­vid­ual but which mys­te­ri­ously dis­ap­peared. He said the gun could have been spir­ited away ei­ther by mem­bers of Greece’s se­cret ser­vices or by one of the de­tainees col­lab­o­rat­ing with the po­lice. For­mer con­ser­va­tive Pub­lic Or­der Min­is­ter Gior­gos Voul­gar­akis said in a Face­book post that the case file must be re­opened. “The Yiotopou­los let­ter, to the de­gree that it is re­li­able, con­firms the sus­pi­cions that we have had at New Democ­racy for years,” he said.

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