17 Jan '11, 12pm

Suspected anarchist bombers go on trial in Greece

ATHENS - THE trial of 13 suspected members of a Greek radical anarchist group that has staged bomb attacks against state buildings and foreign embassies opened on Monday in a high-security prison in Athens. The suspects, aged between 19 and 30, are facing charges of 'belonging to a terrorist organisation' for their alleged involvement in the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei outfit that in November sent a wave of parcel bombs to foreign missions in Athens and a trio of European leaders abroad. The charge is punishable by 10 to 25 years in prison. Nine suspects are appearing in court while four are still at large and will be tried in absentia. The trial, presided by three judges and without a jury, opened in a converted courtroom inside Athens' high-security Korydallos prison, where the members of two other Greek extremist groups, November 17 and Revolutionary Popular Struggle (ELA...

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