Fugitive terrorist Paula Roupa has described her failed jailbreak attempt of her partner Nikos Maziotis and other inmates out of Korydallos Prison by helicopter.
In a long post on anarchist website Indymedia posted early on Tuesday, Roupa describes at length her attempt to free Maziotis and other convicted urban guerillas of terrorist group Revolutionary Struggle last month.
“Organizing the escape of Nikos Maziotis was a political decision… as was the decision to liberate other political prisoners,” Roupa says in her post. “If I had intended only to break out my partner Nikos Maziotis I would not have hired a large helicopter.”
In her post, the fugitive urban guerilla describes how she hired a six-seat helicopter on February 21 from northern Peloponnese under false pretenses and then threatened the pilot mid-air to change course and head for the capital.
“He preferred to risk crashing with me into the mountain than obeying,” the 47-year-old woman says in the text, describing how she threatened the pilot at gunpoint and got into a physical altercation after he also pulled a weapon, forcing a landing onto a remote stretch north of the capital.
“When we finally landed with great force and while I knew that the operation was lost, I had every opportunity to execute him. I consciously decided not to,” Roupa says of the pilot, a former police officer. “Despite the fact that I was aware that with this decision I was risking my life and freedom, I didn’t do it even though I had the opportunity. The only thing holding me back was my political conscience.”
Roupa also admits she was behind the Piraeus Bank branch robbery in June 2015, when a woman wearing a wig made off with about 125,000 euros.
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