JANUARY 16, 1952

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: London, 15 – According to reports from Nicosia, Cypriot schoolchildren in Nicosia and Limassol went on a general school boycott today while others in Paphos held demonstrations expressing the desire of the Greek inhabitants of the island to unite with mother Greece. SPECIAL ARREST GROUP: Investigations into the case of espionage and Communist Party wireless transmitters is continuing at the Interior Ministry’s general directorate of city police. Mr Panopoulos has repeatedly subjected Dr G. Kelaiditis, Theodoros Economou and (…) the lawyer of Maria Foka-Kallergi, all of whom have been arrested, to hours of interrogation (…). There do not appear to have been any further arrests. The Athens General Security bureau has been involved in only a few, insignificant arrests. The main investigations have been undertaken by a special group of officers who report directly to Mr Panopoulos. Police officers have protested at this irregular situation, since the setting up of such a group by the Interior Ministry is not provided for by the law on the police. The group consists of 18 officers, 15 of whom have been transferred legally to the Interior Ministry. Headed by N. Psaltakis (…), the group is answerable to the former governor of General Security, Mr Tsaousis. One story, though, did become public and will soon have its day in court – in Europe.

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