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Gabon: A Greek woman and her 13-year-old son imprisoned after the coup

A group of 12 top army officers in Gabon took over the reins of the country in a coup not recognizing the result of the recent election.

The borders in Gabon were closed and among those stranded in the country is a Greek woman with her 13-year-old son. They had gone there for their summer vacation.

Speaking to ANT1, Eva Spartali talks about a difficult situation… “They say it’s calm, but they didn’t seem so calm to us. There was a lot of army with guns and later in the evening various vehicles passed with guns behind them. There is the fear of being stranded in the country… We don’t know for how long. We don’t know until when the hotel will have food.”

Eva Spartali was supposed to leave the country tomorrow, however, all airports are closed and all flights have been cancelled. “What scares me the most is that we can’t go back to Greece. My son is 13, he starts school next week and I’d like to be back for that.”

For his part, 13-year-old Maximos said: “I am worried that there is an army in the city and everywhere and that there is a possibility that I will not be able to return to Greece.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also been informed about the issue.

Source: News Beast

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