Army officer suspected of threatening politician

A 34-year-old military officer is accused of having sent a threatening e-mail to Independent Greeks deputy Mika Iatridi.

Iatridi, an MP from the Dodecanese region, contacted Greece’s cyber crimes unit after receiving the intimidating e-mail on December 1.

Police on Friday arrested the suspect at a hotel on Mt Parnitha, north of Athens, after verifying his identity. They also confiscated a laptop.

The content of the message has not been made public.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.