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'Cells of Fire' trial adjourned to Monday amid tension

Δημοσίευση 25 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 09:46 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
'Cells of Fire' trial adjourned  to Monday amid tension
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The trial of nine suspects accused of participation in the "Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire" urban terror group was adjourned on Monday for Tuesday, after the nine defendants fired their defence lawyers and the court appointed new attorneys.

The trial of nine suspects accused of participation in the "Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire" urban terror group was adjourned on Monday for Tuesday, after the nine defendants fired their defence lawyers and the court appointed new attorneys.

During the brief session on Monday, the nine suspects fired their attorneys, walked out of the proceedings and warned that they will launch a hunger strike if the court appointed new defence lawyers for them.

The defendants' move came in protest of courtroom security measures, specifically the requirement of individuals entering the court to view the proceedings to turn over their identity cards until they exit the proceedings.

Earlier, chaos erupted when six of the defendants attempted to break out of the court lock-up facility where they were waiting to be taken into the courtroom, but were intercepted and returned to the facility.