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Revolutionary Struggle Terrorist Couple Vanishes in Middle of Their Trial

The alleged leader of the terrorist group Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, and his wife, Panagiota Roupa, have gone missing in the middle of their trial.
The terrorist couple — who have admitted they are members of the notorious group — were arrested in April 2010 but were released from jail in October last year after spending the maximum 18 months in pre-trail detention, a time during which they had claimed to be political prisoners. They had been ordered to appear at a police station in the central Athens area of Exarchia three times a month, but authorities said Thursday they had missed their last two appointments, one on June 15 and one on July 1.
Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident, while the head of the Exarchia Police Station was suspended.
The couple were members of a group best known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the U.S. Embassy in Athens in 2007 and several other attacks. A search warrant is now pending against them.
Despite authorities being proud to have supposedly wiped terrorists off, a terrorist attack was reported just a few days ago, when assailants drove a stolen mini-van containing incendiary devices through the front doors of Microsoft’s offices in Athens after forcing the night guards to leave at gunpoint. Nobody was hurt in the pre-dawn attack but severe fire damage was caused to the building’s entrance.

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