|Police Publish Names, Photos of Five Alleged Rioters |
By A. Papapostolou on February 16, 2012 in News
Greek police have published the names and photos of five men allegedly involved in rioting in Athens on Feb. 12, the first time they have identified people involved in violence at public protests.
The men, aged 18 to 39, include one born in Germany and another from the Palestinian Territories. They are being questioned on charges including attempted bodily harm against police officers and disturbing the peace, according to a statement on the police’s website.
A police spokesman, who declined to be identified, said it was the first time they had identified rioters.
Rioters set fire to as many as 45 buildings during street protests in Athens against government austerity measures, according to Greek police.
Three Members of “Anonymous” Arrested By Greek Police
By Stella Tsolakidou on February 20, 2012 in News
Athens, Greece (AP) – Greek police say they have arrested an Athens schoolboy and identified two more suspected of a computer hacking attack on the Justice Ministry website this month. A police statement says the three claim to be part of the international “Anonymous” activist collective, which has attacked computers in several countries. Hackers posted a video and messages on the Justice Ministry website on February 3, protesting the Greek government’s signing of a global copyright treaty and its handling of the financial crisis.
Police said on Monday the detained youth, who is 18, and the others, aged 17 and 16, would be charged with illegally accessing computer networks.