14 People Arrested for Funding Terrorism in Greece

The Greek anti-terrorist units arrested 14 men suspected in financing terrorism. 11 men and 3 women were detained during the operation. One person from the group is a foreigner.

The investigation into the group started on October 28, 2017 when the Greek authorities arrested Konstantinos Yagtzoglou who was responsible for sending a bomb to Lucas Papademos, Greece’s former Prime Minister, and 10 other officials. The 14 persons who were arrested now were sending money to Yagtzoglou via a bank account, which he set up with a fake name. They sent sums at around €100-600.

The account was set up for paying Yagtzoglou for services towards prisoners sentenced for terrorism. These services included smuggling cellphones and swapping of cells with other prisoners. If 14 arrested persons are found guilty of funding terrorism, they can receive sentences up to 10 years in prison.

Konstantinos Yagtzoglou is reportedly an anti-capitalist, anti-state anarchist, but he claims that the Greek authorities framed him for the bombs. This prompted some other demonstrations and attacks in support of “comrade Yagtzoglou.”

Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for EUscoop.com





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