Former junta general Nikos Dertilis dies

Nikos Dertilis, the sole surviving member of the 1967-74 military dictatorship’s imprisoned top officials, died of an acute ischaemic cerebral episode in an Athens hospital on Monday. He was 92.

The ex-colonel had spent the last 37 years in prison after receiving a life sentence for the murder of 20-year-old student Michalis Myroyiannis during the Athens Polytechnic uprising in November 1973.

In December, Dertilis had turned down permission to attend the funeral of his son, Vassilis Dertilis.