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Clash over woman said to cause blast

Police believe that a dispute over a Romanian immigrant who refused to prostitute herself is behind the explosion of a car in Aigaleo, western Athens, on Monday. They arrested two men yesterday in connection with the attack on the parked car belonging to Nikos Skyrianos. Skyrianos’s domestic help, an unidentified Romanian woman, used to work as a waitress in a nightclub owned by one of the two men, Stavros Papadimitriou. When he allegedly tried to force her to prostitute herself, she ran away and found shelter with Skyrianos and his family. Skyrianos told police he had recently been receiving threats from Papadimitriou and Eleftherios Karahalios, the man arrested with him. Shortly after the woman began working for the Skyrianos family, she went to the police and pressed charges against Papadimitriou, claiming he had damaged her car. Both Skyrianos and his wife had reported receiving threats as the date for the hearing of their employee’s suit approached. Police sources said Papadimitriou and Karahalios denied all charges. To counter the arguments being presented by the prosecution and Milosevic, Kostunica pointed to the work of a truth commission established in Belgrade last year.