Cameras at Likely Terrorist Targets

In an effort to thwart possible acts of terror, Greek law enforcement agencies have installed surveillance cameras at locations suspected of being possible targets, the newspaper Kathimerini reported.

Locations include police precincts in Northern and Central Athens, as well as out of the city and out of Attica, Kathimerini reported.

Actually, installation of the cameras began at the start of the year, after November 17 convict Christodoulas Xeros fled during a prison furlough for the holidays. But some police officers, Kathimerini reported, complained that the cameras were not really intended to prevent terrorist activity, but rather to monitor police guards.

Though the officers’ appeal is pending, the cameras have been installed in the meantime. Xeros, meanwhile, remains at large.