Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Strug­gle leader Mazi­o­tis’s trial be­gins

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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.

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