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January 9, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Greek court, guided by the long arm of American law, meted out justice Wednesday in memory of a Japanese schoolboy murdered by a terrorist bomb on a U.S. jumbo jet nearly a decade ago. By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge court found Palestinian Mohammed Rashid, 41, guilty of the premeditated murder of 15-year-old Toru Ozawa aboard a Pan Am plane flying between Tokyo and Honolulu in 1982.
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November 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested in the killing of two people and the hijacking of a busload of Japanese tourists died after hurling himself from a window at police headquarters in Athens. Police said Christos Kendiras, 48, broke away from four officers and threw himself through a seventh-story window after his handcuffs were removed for his fingerprints to be taken.
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July 13, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Greek police on Tuesday blamed hostage-seeking Arab terrorists who botched their mission for the indiscriminate attack on a shipload of foreign tourists. The government reported nine dead and 23 others still hospitalized Tuesday night following the attack Monday as the small cruise ship City of Poros headed for port after a sunny day's visit to Aegean islands.
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June 10, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The shadowy Greek terrorist group November 17 claimed responsibility Friday for the assassination of Britain's defense attache in Athens, saying it targeted the diplomat because of his role in helping to coordinate NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia last year. In a 13-page letter to the independent Athens newspaper Eleftherotypia, the group said Brig. Stephen Saunders was "one of those who participated in the Nazi-type raids and mass murder of innocent, unarmed civilians."
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November 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested in the killing of two people and the hijacking of a busload of Japanese tourists died after hurling himself from a window at police headquarters in Athens. Police said Christos Kendiras, 48, broke away from four officers and threw himself through a seventh-story window after his handcuffs were removed for his fingerprints to be taken.
NEWS
July 1, 1988
The United States offered a reward of up to $500,000 for information leading to the apprehension and punishment of the killers of Navy Capt. William Nordeen, the American defense attache in Athens. State Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley said it is the largest sum offered since a 1984 law authorized rewards to catch terrorists. The leftist Greek extremist group November 17 claimed responsibility for the car-bomb slaying of the 51-year-old resident of Centuria, Wis.
NEWS
June 28, 1988
An American defense attache assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Athens was killed by a bomb near his home today, a Pentagon spokesman said. The attache, a Navy captain who was identified by police in the Greek capital as William Nordine, had just left his home in the wealthy north Athens suburb of Kefalari when the blast occurred. The bomb had been placed in another car parked about 100 yards from Nordine's home and appeared to have been detonated by remote control as he drove by, police added.
NEWS
July 14, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Warning that it will not be intimidated by international terrorists, the Greek government Wednesday ordered the immediate trial of a self-described Palestinian fighter wanted by the United States for the 1982 bombing of an American airliner. Mohammed Rashid, 34, will go on trial today amid speculation that terrorists who killed nine foreign tourists on a cruise ship Monday may have been seeking hostages to barter for his release.
NEWS
July 21, 1988
The Greek government identified four Arabs it suspects of being involved in a terrorist attack on a Greek cruise ship and tied the leader to a 1978 killing claimed by the Abu Nidal terrorist group. Public Order Minister Anastasios Sehiotis said police had been able to piece together events leading up to the attack on passengers of the liner City of Poros on July 11.
NEWS
July 15, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
A Greek court Thursday sentenced a Palestinian secret agent to seven months in jail for a minor offense, clearing the way for U.S. attempts to extradite him in the 1982 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner. Although the Palestinian's detention originally was believed to have prompted a bloody assault on a Greek cruise ship earlier this week, the trial shed no new light on the indiscriminate attack.
NEWS
January 9, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Greek court, guided by the long arm of American law, meted out justice Wednesday in memory of a Japanese schoolboy murdered by a terrorist bomb on a U.S. jumbo jet nearly a decade ago. By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge court found Palestinian Mohammed Rashid, 41, guilty of the premeditated murder of 15-year-old Toru Ozawa aboard a Pan Am plane flying between Tokyo and Honolulu in 1982.
NEWS
March 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A powerful bomb blast killed an American Air Force sergeant in an Athens suburb. Police said the attack bore the hallmarks of the left-wing November 17 guerrilla group. Police identified the dead man as Sgt. Ronald Stewart, 35, who had worked at the U.S. Hellenikon Air Base for five years. The remote-controlled bomb exploded as Stewart walked to his home in the seaside suburb of Glyfada.
NEWS
December 21, 1988
A witness at the trial of confessed hijacker Mohammed Ali Hamadi testified that a pistol used in the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner may have been smuggled onto the plane inside a fish. Petra Posiege, 31, a West German police investigator, said Greek authorities told her the information came from a suspect they were holding who may have been linked to the hijacking plot.
NEWS
July 15, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
A Greek court Thursday sentenced a Palestinian secret agent to seven months in jail for a minor offense, clearing the way for U.S. attempts to extradite him in the 1982 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner. Although the Palestinian's detention originally was believed to have prompted a bloody assault on a Greek cruise ship earlier this week, the trial shed no new light on the indiscriminate attack.
NEWS
July 14, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Warning that it will not be intimidated by international terrorists, the Greek government Wednesday ordered the immediate trial of a self-described Palestinian fighter wanted by the United States for the 1982 bombing of an American airliner. Mohammed Rashid, 34, will go on trial today amid speculation that terrorists who killed nine foreign tourists on a cruise ship Monday may have been seeking hostages to barter for his release.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Greek police on Tuesday blamed hostage-seeking Arab terrorists who botched their mission for the indiscriminate attack on a shipload of foreign tourists. The government reported nine dead and 23 others still hospitalized Tuesday night following the attack Monday as the small cruise ship City of Poros headed for port after a sunny day's visit to Aegean islands.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Masked gunmen hurling grenades and firing submachine guns killed nine people and wounded at least 60 others in an attack Monday on a Greek ship packed with foreign tourists, the Greek government said. Merchant Marine Minister Evangelos Yiannopoulos said the cruise ship City of Poros, carrying 400 passengers and 71 crew members, came under attack in the early evening as it was returning from a daily island cruise in the Aegean Sea.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Masked gunmen hurling grenades and firing submachine guns killed nine people and wounded at least 60 others in an attack Monday on a Greek ship packed with foreign tourists, the Greek government said. Merchant Marine Minister Evangelos Yiannopoulos said the cruise ship City of Poros, carrying 400 passengers and 71 crew members, came under attack in the early evening as it was returning from a daily island cruise in the Aegean Sea.
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