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Greek radical faces charge of leading 'terrorist organisation'

An ex-member of a Greek radical leftist group, arrested after a year on the run, is facing a charge of "leading a terrorist organisation" planning an attack, the Ana news agency reported on Monday.



Athens: An ex-member of a Greek radical leftist group, arrested after a year on the run, is facing a charge of "leading a terrorist organisation" planning an attack, the Ana news agency reported on Monday.

Christodoulos Xiros, formerly of the defunct November 17 movement, was allegedly targeting the maximum-security Korydallos prison and had amassed a collection of eight Kalashnikov rifles, rocket propelled grenades, several kilos of explosives and bomb-making materials in preparation for the attack, authorities said following his arrest.

"The revolution will happen whether they like it or not," the ex-fugitive declared as he left the court today surrounded by police. "There is no other choice," he added.

Xiros was earlier given multiple life sentences for his role in deadly attacks with the November 17 group before he was released in January 2014 for a nine-day New Year's leave, then went on the run.

Police recaptured the 56-year-old on Saturday as he rode a bike, armed with a loaded pistol, in a southern suburb of Greece's capital. He surrendered without a fight.

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