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.

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.