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Convicted urban guerilla leader Maziotis beaten and stabbed in prison cell

Convicted leader of urban guerilla group Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, was beaten and stabbed inside his prion cell in Korydallos Prison in Athens.

According to a news item uploaded on the website of anti-authoritarian movement, a  group of ten other inmates attacked Maziotis on Thursday night.

“Three of them were beating him while the rest was watching,” the website reports adding that the victim was on hunger strike on the 36th day.

With injuries in the head and the rips and a wound from a knife in the abdomen, he was taken to prison hospital where he remains also on Friday.

A group of other inmates of Kurdish and Turkish origin reportedly intervened and stopped the attack thus briefing the “solidarity movement outside the prison,” the website notes.

Nikos Maziotis has been convicted as the leader of urban guerilla group  Revolutionary Struggle.

According to state broadcaster ERT TV, in another text uploaded on the same website, Maziotis and his partner, Pola Roupa, also a convict, blame members of another urban guerilla group for the attack.

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