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Fugitive leader of Revolutionary Struggle denies links to other guerrillas

Revolutionary Struggle (ELA) leader Nikos Maziotis, who has been at large since July 2012, has said there are no links between his guerrilla organization and November 17 fugitive Christodoulos Xeros or a new leftist group.

In a letter posted on the anarchist website Indymedia, Maziotis said ELA has “serious criteria for political alliances,” including behavior on arrest.

This was seen as a dig at Xeros, who gave details about N17’s activities after his arrest. Maziotis also denied links to a group called Group of Popular Rebels, which claimed an armed attack on the Athens home of the German ambassador in late December.

The letter was co-signed by Maziotis’s girlfriend, Panayiota Roupa, who has also been at large since the summer of 2012 when the couple failed to honor the terms of their conditional release after serving the maximum of 18 months in pre-trial custody.

Police have offered 2 million euros for information leading to the pair.

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