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Greek Lawyers Say Guerrilla Crimes Were Political

Lawyers for 19 November 17 guerrilla suspects called for them to be tried by a jury on Friday, saying all the group’s alleged crimes, including assassinations, were politically motivated. The defendants, who are charged with more than 1,000 crimes, are being tried by a three-judge panel because a recent law banned juries from organized crime trials. The suspects are accused of killing 23 Greeks and foreigners and staging hundreds of bombing and rocket attacks. The defense argued on the fifth day of the country’s “trial of the century” that November 17 was seeking to overthrow the establishment and was not an organized crime group. “These people were at war,” defense lawyer Ioanna Kurtovik told the court as the accused looked on quietly. “Their activities and actions were aimed at enforcing a different order in the country,” he said. Full Story

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