ATHENS – Although he has refused to testify since being captured in a gun battle, imprisoned terrorist Nikos Maziotis, in a hospital ward at a high-security prison, was visited on July 21 by a magistrate who hoped to get him to give a deposition.
Maziotis is in the Korydallos Prison, where convicted Greek terrorists are being held, although some had been given furloughs until one of them, Christodoulos Xiros from the disbanded, notorious November 17, walked away from a holiday vacation he was given despite serving six life sentences for his role in six assassinations.
Maziotis was moved from Evangelismos Hospital to the jail on his own request even though doctors advised him to stay for treatment following his shoulder operation for a gunshot wound he suffered while firing at police and trying to escape from a crowded tourist area.
He has been placed in a specially constructed room in the prison, which has bullet proof windows and CCTV surveillance cameras.
Maziotis refused to answer a magistrate’s questions earlier, other than to say his profession was a “revolutionary.”
On the morning of July 20th, five Molotov cocktails were thrown at riot squad officers near the offices of the PASOK Socialist headquarters in central Athens. A post on the Indymedia website later claimed the attack was in solidarity for Maziotis. No arrests were made.
PASOK is a partner in the coalition government of Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras.