August 2, 1955

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 1 – British troops and police will go on alert throughout Cyprus because the island’s Greeks are expected to go on a 24-hour strike as of midnight today. Both left-wing and right-wing groups, which usually disagree even over issues regarding the common goal of union (with Greece), have joined forces in declaring the general strike to protest the recent adoption of law No.18B permitting the arrest and imprisonment without trial of anyone suspected of involvement in acts of terrorism. KILLED IN RIMINI: Some 76 coffins were unloaded from the passenger ship Miaoulis that arrived in Piraeus yesterday. The coffins contained the remains of 29 officers, including those of General Rogakos, 28 conscripts, seven seamen and 12 others who died while fighting heroically at the legendary battle of the Rimini brigade in Italy. ROULA KOUKOULOU (ZACHARIADI): Athens General Security is continuing its investigations into the details of the activities of Roula Koukoulou, the wife of Nikos Zachariadis, the leader of the outlawed Communist Party of Greece (KKE). Koukoulou was arrested in Greece a few days ago.

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