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Lawyers of detained German woman demand her release

The lawyers representing a 27-year-old German woman was was on Wednesday remanded in custody on terrorism charges demanded her immediate release on Thursday, claiming that their client is being persecuted for her political beliefs.

Faye Meyer, who was arrested in early January in connection to a string of bomb blasts believed to have been carrid out by Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire guerrilla group, was remanded on Wednesday after a council of misdemeanors court judges deemed that she was a flight risk.

Addressing a press conference at the Athens Bar Association on Thursday, the lawyers claimed that the ruling leading to Meyer’s detention was «groundless.»

The only reference to the 27-year-old in the entire case file, they claimed, was that she had gone out for a drink once with one of the suspected members of the guerrilla group.

The lawyers said the charge of weapons possession was also totally groundless, noting that Meyer had known nothing about an apartment in the Athens neighborhood of Vyronas believed to have functioned as the group’s hideout.