OPINION

April 1, 1955

TRIAL OF CYPRUS MILITANTS: Paphos, 31 – Overshadowed by the threat of another uprising, with barricades and barbed wire on the streets, the trial resumed today of 13 Greeks accused of conspiring to free Cyprus. The witnesses for the prosecution, who were Turkish citizens and police officers, embellished their testimony with all kinds of irrelevant accusations in order to cast further aspersions on the accused. (…) The Turkish prosecutor Mr Rauf Denktash said that in Cyprus a liberation struggle was under way and that the accused were linked to that struggle, since there was evidence that they had smuggled explosive material into the country and were working with the exiled fanatic Socrates Loizidis. EMILIOS HOURMOUZIOS: A decree appointing Kathimerini’s editor in chief, Mr Emilios Hourmouzios, as director of the National Theater was signed yesterday by Education Minister Achilleas Gerokostopoulos and then sent to the palace for the king’s signature.ONASSIS: London, 26 – Great Britain and the United States, following a request from British and American insurance companies, have put pressure on Peru to return a fine of 1,071,000 pounds imposed on the shipowner Aristotle Onassis three months ago.