Maziotis sets fire in prison


The self-professed leader of the Revolutionary Struggle urban guerrilla group, Nikos Maziotis, was in the hospital unit of Attica’s high-security Korydallos Prison on Tuesday after starting a fire in his cell late on Monday in protest at penitentiary authorities’ refusal to grant the demands of him and his partner Pola Roupa, who are both serving time for terrorist acts.

Maziotis and Roupa on Tuesday entered the 24th day of a hunger strike the pair have launched to protest the alleged violation of an agreement that they be allowed to communicate with their child and their lawyers without hindrance. Roupa is reportedly suffering from very low blood sugar and is particularly at risk.