Saturday, April 09, 2011

Terrorist suspects freed pending trial

April 9, 2011 ekathimerini

Three alleged members of Revolutionary Struggle get conditional release;
another three still in custody

Three suspected members of the Revolutionary Struggle urban guerrilla
group were granted conditional release by a council of appeals court
judges on Wednesday after almost exactly a year in custody.

Christoforos Kortesis, Evangelos Stathopoulos and Sarantos Nikitopoulos
were allowed to leave jail after posting 3,000-euro bail payments and
agreeing to report to their local police station twice a month.

Nikos Maziotis, a self-professed member of the group and its presumed
leader, is to remain in custody along with his girlfriend Panayiota Roupa
and the sixth suspect Costas Gournas.

The six suspects were arrested last April following police raids in Attica
and other parts of Greece.

The group emerged in 2003 with the boming of an Athens court and
subsequently claimed a string of hits on government and business targets.
It is best known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade at the US Embassy
in 2007.

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