Foreign Ministry officials visited Athens

Foreign Ministry officials leave Athens’s Korydallos prison yesterday after paying a ‘symbolic’ visit to Lesley Coppin, 51, the sole woman out of 11 British and two Dutch plane-spotters arrested on November 8, pending her trial for espionage after being arrested for taking photographs of an air base near Kalamata. The men are being held in a prison near Nafplion. According to Panayiotis Beglitis, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Coppin said she had been treated well and that, although she had been offered a single cell, she preferred to share with other women. Our main goal is to build a real public health system that will above all function for our citizens and then for the rest of us, he said.