• Short Summary

    The Greek Government has banished ex-President Papadopoulos and four of his closest supporters to the island of Kea off the Southern coast of Greece.

  • Description

    The Greek Government has banished ex-President Papadopoulos and four of his closest supporters to the island of Kea off the Southern coast of Greece. They will remain on the island under close surveillance.

    The move followed reports that Mr. Papadopoulos and some of the members of the Military Junta who seized power in April 1967 were planning to start political activities as the November 17 election date approaches
    A Greek Government statement said the five men had plotted against security, peace and order in Greece. Security officials arrested the five men at their homes at dawn on Wednesday (23 October).

    The arrest of Mr. Papadopoulos and hi supporters has boosted the electoral image of Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis and shown that he is in full control of the situation in Greece.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Papadopoulos, the 55-year-old artillery Colonel who led the 1967 coup, and the other members of the Triumvirate which ruled Greece until last November -- Tank Commander Stylianos Pattakos and former Intelligence Chief Nicholas Makarezos -- were arrested in dawn raids on their suburban homes in Athens on Wednesday.

    The Athens Court House where the members of the Junta will eventually be tried for instigating the bloody clashes at Athens Polytechnic last November.

    A Greek Government statement said Mr. Papadopoulos and his followers had plotted against security, peace and order in Greece. The arrest of Mr. Papadopoulos and the others has boosted the electoral image of Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis who has been accused of being too lenient towards them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KZKDRFI70KSSVYGTOVB8T6F5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KZKDRFI70KSSVYGTOVB8T6F5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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