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Police find a new hiding place of terrorists

07 February 2013 / 21:02:38  GRReporter
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The police in Athens have found a new stash of the terrorists which was seized a few days ago. The flat is located in Pankrati neighbourhood and like the one in the suburb of Halandri, Nikos Romanos, aged 20, had rented it using a fake identity card again.

The authorities arrived at the hiding place after a call from a resident of Pankrati. According to the initial information, the authorities have found a CPU and other small objects. They continue to carefully examine all facilities to find genetic material and fingerprints of those who had frequented the hiding place.

Police sources say that the flat in Pankrati was rented before the one in Halandri.

The investigators have found in the hiding place in the northern Athens suburb evidence that connects the four detainees with attacks on journalists, politicians and companies, and even with a case of sabotage of the tramway rails. The information is contained in a USB device, which also stores manifestos for assuming responsibility for attacks on a company in Halandri and the house of former Finance Minister Yianos Papantoniou. The electronic data indicate that the texts were prepared before being published online.

According to police sources, the new findings suggest a close connection between the anarchist space and the "new" terrorism, and the actions of the former and the latter were controlled by common "headquarters".

In particular, the device contains an excerpt from a manifesto according to which the responsibility for setting fire to the office of the company in Halandri on 24 September 2012 is assumed by the "Informal Anarchist Federation - Fires on the Horizon". The specific company deals in equipment including thermal cameras such as those used by the Greek police.

"We support the fighting captives, who are in jail", the authors write and add a long list of names of anarchists and terrorists such as Dimitris Koufodinas from "17 November" and Nikos Maziotis from "Revolutionary Struggle".

The "Informal Anarchist Federation" is the FAI group familiar in the world media, which is known for its attacks mostly in Italy. "Fires on the Horizon" is a subgroup, which carried out several damaging attacks in Athens last year.

"Fighting Minority" is the name of another group, whose manifestos have been found in the device. Its members carried out the attack on the house of Yianos Papantoniou and the attacks with gas canisters in front of the houses of famous journalists a few weeks ago.

Three of the persons captured in Velvendo - Nikos Romanos, Ioannis Michailidis and Andreas - Dimitris Bourzoukous, sent a joint letter from Korydallos prison where they had been taken. In it, they define themselves as anarchists, say they are captives and that they would never cooperate with the authorities by testifying. "Long live anarchy," they write at the end of the text.

A little later, members of "Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei", who are in the same prison, sent a text that denies the involvement of the four arrested in Velvendo in the group.

They support the decision of Romanoia, Michailidis, Bourzoukous and Politis to rob the bank, because when these actions "are aimed at making informal anarchist cores stronger, they always have been, always are, and always will be anarchist practices". At the end of the letter, the authors write, "Long live the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI / IRF)".

The four also state that a new message from them will soon follow.

The device contains also a poster, which depicts a photograph of the Administrative Court in Athens after the bombing of the building on 30 December 2010 the responsibility for which was assumed by "Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei". The photograph of the poster was published on a French anarchist site on 22 December 2011 but it was transferred to the device a year later on 9 December 2012.

Tags: Crime newsTerrorismHiding placeManifestoConspiracy of Fire NucleiInformal Anarchist Federation
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