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Police cite discovery of another safehouse

Δημοσίευση 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:44 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Police cite discovery of another safehouse
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Police on Monday announced the discovery of yet another "safehouse" allegedly used by at least six suspects arrested over the weekend on urban terrorism-related charges, with an apartment in the upscale southeast Athens district of Ano Glyfada cited.

Police on Monday announced the discovery of yet another "safehouse" allegedly used by at least six suspects arrested over the weekend on urban terrorism-related charges, with an apartment in the upscale southeast Athens district of Ano Glyfada cited.

Authorities said the latest site, located on Mystras street, was leased by one of the suspects under a fake identity.

The six suspects are charged with various terrorism-related counts, mostly with possession of firearms and explosives, with the investigation focusing on one of a handful of ultra-leftist and self-styled "anti-state" guerrila cells operating in the greater Athens area, namely, the "Revolutionary Nuclei of Fire" gang.

According to reports, no weapons were found at the location, only a PC and other items now under the scrutiny of the police forensics lab.

The apartment was leased in May 2010.

Ballistics testing on Agrinio weaponry

Weaponry discovered in an apartment in Agrinion during a police raid of several terrorist hideouts in Athens and the periphery are not linked with past terrorist activities, according to the results of ballistic testing completed on Tuesday.

The investigation was continuing, however, to ascertain whether the weapons have been used in cases of common crime.

Six terror suspects served additional charges

An Athens prosecutor filed additional charges against six suspects charged with terrorism-related activities, after they appeared before an examining magistrate on Tuesday.

The six, who were formally charged on Sunday on three felonies -- participation in a terrorist group, aggravated arms possession and acquisition and possession of explosive materials -- were additionally charged on Tuesday of terrorist actions not pertaining to activities of a group.

The additional charges have to do with the facilities used by the arrestees and material found.

Two of six terror suspects remanded in custody

An examining magistrate on Tuesday ordered that two of six suspects arrested as members of an unspecified terror group be remanded in custody.

The two were Alexandros Mitrousias and Costas Sakkas, who told reporters that they intend to contest their arrest and detention on the grounds that they were prevented from fully exercising their rights to mount a defence and denied unobstructed access to their defence lawyer.

They also note that the constant addition of new evidence to the file and new charges against them was making it impossible to mount an effective defence.

The suspects Giorgos Karagiannidis, Stella Antoniou, Christos Politis and Dimitris Mihail have been given until Thursday to prepare their testimony.

Additional charges of participation in terrorist actions were filed against all six suspects on Tuesday, based on evidence found in the group's safe houses.