Revolutionary Struggle leader Maziotis’s trial begins
The trial of Nikos Maziotis, the leader of the Revolutionary Struggle guerrilla group, began yesterday at a specially designed courtroom at Korydallos Prison, near Piraeus.
Maziotis is on trial for a series of crimes he is alleged to have committed while on the run from authorities between the summers of 2012 and 2014 after violating the terms of a prison furlough.
He was in court along with fellow defendants Antonis Stamboulos and Giorgos Petrakakos while his partner, Paula Roupa, remains at large.
Accused of running a terrorist organization, Maziotis also faces trial in connection with a car bomb outside a bank in downtown Athens in April 2014 and several counts of attempted manslaughter when he opened fire on police in the busy tourist district of Monastiraki in June 2014.
In a statement in court, Maziotis lashed out against the Greek state and banking system.