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4th Xeros brother set free pending N17 trial

Avgoustinos Xeros will not be joining his brothers in Korydallos Prison. The 19th suspect to be charged with participation in the November 17 terrorist group walked free after giving testimony yesterday, as the judicial authorities agreed there was no need to detain him pending trial. The 32-year-old carpenter, whose brothers Savvas, Christodoulos and Vassilis were all remanded over the summer pending trial, was charged after his fingerprints turned up on items in a N17 Athens safe house. He denied any link with the group, arguing that he may have handled the objects – an urban warfare handbook and fake car licence plates – while helping his brother Savvas move house. Also yesterday, suspected group leader Alexandros Yotopoulos testified in connection with a batch of supplementary charges linking him to all the group’s attacks. He was the last suspect to face supplementary charges.