Anthee Carassava


Carassava, Anthee. "Accused of Kidnapping, 10 Agents Face Lawsuit." New York Times, 29 Dec. 2005. []

On 28 December 2005, Greek lawyer Frangiscos Ragoussis "filed a lawsuit against 10 people he contends are British and Greek intelligence agents, on behalf of 28 Pakistanis working in the country who say they were kidnapped and tortured by the agents after the July 7 terrorist bombings in London." The Greek investigative newspaper Proto Thema "ran the names of a number of the people it said were agents involved in the case [and] said the British agent it named was the Athens station chief for British intelligence. The newspaper ... said the Briton had led the covert operation with another British intelligence officer whom it did not name."

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Carassava, Anthee. "Greek Police Find Another Arms Cache in 2nd Raid of Week." New York Times, 7 Jul. 2002, A3.

On 7 July 2002, Greek police discovered a second large weapons cache, including antitank missiles and explosives, belonging to the November 17 terrorist group. The weapons were found in a residential apartment block in central Athens. The U.S. Embassy "went on maximum alert to guard against retaliation from the group."


Carassava, Anthee. "Greece Reports First Breakthrough against Terrorist Group that Killed C.I.A. Agent in '75." New York Times, 5 Jul. 2002, A6.

Greek police have announced a breakthrough in the inquiry into the November 17 terrorist group believed to have killed CIA station chief Richard Welch in 1975. According to a police official, a botched bomb attack last weekend severely injured a foot soldier in the group and led authorities to a hide-out and a significant weapons cache in a residential building in the heart of Athens.


Carassava, Anthee. "Greeks Claim a Victory in Campaign against a Band of Political Assassins." New York Times, 19 Jul. 2002. []

On 17 July 2002, the Greek police arrested Alexandros Yiotopoulos, 58, identified "as one of a handful of leaders of November 17." Three other suspects, already in custody, were charged on 18 July 2002 with offenses that included first-degree murder, bomb attacks and bank robberies. The police say they have confessed and have described the crimes." See also, Daniel Williams, "Greece Catches Up to Elusive Terrorists: Arrests May Snuff Out November 17 Group," Washington Post, 19 Jul. 2002, A1.


Carassava, Anthee. "6 From Leftist Greek Terror Group Get Multiple Life Sentences." New York Times, 18 Dec. 2003. []

On 17 December 2003, "[a] A Greek court sentenced the leader, the chief assassin and four other members of the November 17 terrorist organization to multiple life sentences ... for a string of killings, rocket attacks, bombings and bank robberies since 1975."


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