Woman arrested for threatening dozens of officials

Woman arrested for threatening dozens of officials

A 58-year-old woman has been arrested for sending dozens of letters to ministers, judges, embassies, politicians and state officials threatening violence.

The suspect was taken in for questioning on Friday and arrested on Tuesday after being questioned by investigators over a series of emails, faxes and letters she allegedly sent to prominent figures, including President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, former prime minister Antonis Samaras, New Democracy president Kyriakos Mitsotakis, PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata and the president of the Council of State, Nikos Sakellariou, among others.

While there appears to be compelling evidence that the 58-year-old penned dozens of threatening letters to these and other officials, investigators do not believe her to be behind two letters sent last week to Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

The two letters, which were followed by a phone call to the minister’s secretary, threatened Kotzias with violence in reaction to his handling on ongoing name talks with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

“Anyone who signs the selloff of Macedonia will face one thing: we will make your family disappear, from the youngest to the oldest,” one of the letters threatened.

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