Ma­souras on trial.

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Panayi­o­tis Ma­souras, one of the sus­pected mem­bers of the Con­spir­acy of the Cells of Fire ur­ban guer­rilla group, ap­peared be­fore a court in Athens yes­ter­day on charges of tak­ing part in the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s cam­paign of blood­less bomb at­tacks. Ma­souras re­fused to rec­og­nize the au­thor­ity of the court, ar­gu­ing that it was a “mil­i­tary tri­bunal” and that he was be­ing per­se­cuted for his po­lit­i­cal be­liefs rather than any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity. Ma­souras was re­leased from cus­tody re­cently af­ter spend­ing 18 months be­hind bars wait­ing for his trial, which is the max­i­mum the law al­lows. A to­tal of nine sus­pects are to be tried in con­nec­tion with three bomb blasts at the Mace­do­nia-Thrace Min­istry, the home of for­mer Deputy Pub­lic Or­der Min­is­ter Panayi­o­tis Hi­no­fo­tis and the of­fice of Louka Kat­seli shortly be­fore she was ap­pointed la­bor min­is­ter.

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