• Short Summary

    THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS PLACED A TIGHT SECURITY CORDON AROUND THE TREELESS ISLAND OF KEA IN THE AEGEAN SEA, WHERE EX-PRESIDENT GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS AND FOUR SENIOR MEMBERS OF HIS FORMER MILITARY JUNTA NOW LIVE IN EXILE.

  • Description

    THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS PLACED A TIGHT SECURITY CORDON AROUND THE TREELESS ISLAND OF KEA IN THE AEGEAN SEA, WHERE EX-PRESIDENT GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS AND FOUR SENIOR MEMBERS OF HIS FORMER MILITARY JUNTA NOW LIVE IN EXILE.

    SECURITY AUTHORITIES ARRESTED THE FIVE MEN AND BANISHED THEM TO THE RESORT ISLAND OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF GREECE ON THURSDAY (24 OCTOBER). THEY HAD BEEN ACCUSED OF HAVING PLOTTED TERRORIST ACTIVITIES AIMED AT FORESTALLING PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH.

    WITH MR. PAPADOPULOS ARE FORMER TANK COMMANER, STYLIANOS PATTAKOS, INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS, NICHOLAS MAKAREZOS AND MICHAEL ROUFOGALIS AND FORMER MILITARY POLICE CHIEF, IOANNIS LADAS.

    THEY WERE ALL LEADING MEMBERS OF THE ARMY JUNTA WHICH SEIZED POWER IN APRIL, 1967, AND RULED GREECE FOR SEVEN YEARS.

    A CONSTANT POLICE SURVEILLANCE IS BEING KEPT ON THE FIVE MEN, BEING HELD IN THE CARTHEA HOTEL.

    THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED COMMUNICATION OF ANY FORM WITH OUTSIDERS, AND THEIR FOOD IS HANDED TO THEM IN PACKETS.

    POLICE STRENGTH ON THE ISLAND HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM SIX TO ABOUT 200, AND THE GREEK NAVY DESTROYER LEON REGULARLY PATROLS THE ISLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4MSIMO0LC6IVOHQ8Y0YSD80K
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4MSIMO0LC6IVOHQ8Y0YSD80K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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