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The police have found a hideaway of Maziotis’ group

12 August 2014 / 17:08:01  GRReporter
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The Greek anti-terrorists have found a flat in the central Athens district of Patissia that was used as a hideaway by the collaborators of recently captured terrorist Nikos Maziotis.

According to sources, the authorities had watched who had recently visited the flat in order to establish the actions of the members of his group after his sudden arrest in central Athens last month.

The search of the flat is underway and there is no information on what the anti-terrorists have found in it. However, the police announce that the special forces are searching for fingerprints and biological material. Their aim is to establish how many people visited the flat and who they were in order to finally break up the "Revolutionary Struggle" group.

According to police officers, the flat was "auxiliary premises" that the group members used as a shelter when they suggested that the authorities had found their tracks. Supposedly, it was visited before the attack with the bomb set in a car near the building of the Bank of Greece.

According to unconfirmed information, the flat was rented a year ago whereas its tenants left it six months ago without paying the rents. Police sources say it was rented by Maziotis’ closest associate George Petrakakos who supposedly committed the bank robbery in Saronida a few days ago.

The police say they delayed announcing the existence of the hideaway as they expected that, after the arrest of Maziotis and the escape of Paula Roupa from the flat in Maroussi, a member of "Revolutionary Struggle" or Roupa herself would try to hide there and thus be apprehended.

However, since no one came within a month, the police decided to inspect the premises and collect the available clues.

Meanwhile, the investigation to apprehend Maziotis’ girlfriend and mother of his child Paula Roupa is also underway. After nearly a month of silence, Indymedia website that is known for its connections with the anarchists published her letter stating that she has no intention of surrendering and will continue her armed activity.

She accuses the police of bias referring to the armed conflict before the apprehension of Maziotis in central Athens. Roupa refutes the police information that they had found the terrorist long before the shooting, claiming that they had found him quite by accident, because, before that, they both had moved around everywhere without being recognized. "We were passing by them. We were seeing them, but they were not seeing us," she writes, recognizing, however, that the Maziotis' arrest  is a blow to "Revolutionary Struggle".

Tags: Crime newsTerroristsHideawayFlatNikos MaziotisRevolutionary Struggle
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