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Anarchist and fugitive discussed books in jail

A self-styled anarchist accused of being a member of the gang that kidnapped industrialist Giorgos Mylonas for 13 days in June 2008, told a Thessaloniki court yesterday about how he met the group’s alleged mastermind and current fugitive, Vassilis Palaiocostas, in prison where the pair discussed the works of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. Polykarpos Georgiadis said that he met Palaiocostas in Korydallos Prison in 2004 and was impressed by the convict’s collection of books. Georgiadis had been jailed for attempted arson. He said that Palaiocostas contacted him following his first escape from Korydallos. Georgiadis said that he agreed to run errands for the convicted robber. Georgiadis and another anarchist, Vangelis Chrysochoidis, said they brought things to the house where Mylonas was held but did not take part in the abduction.