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11 January, 2003
The 19th suspect arrested in connection with the urban guerrilla group November 17, 41-year-old Anestis Papanastasiou, was given until Monday to respond to charges of participating in a terrorist organization by special appeals magistrate Leonidas Zervobeakos.
Papanastasiou's counsel claimed that his client was the victim of coincidence and that his political beliefs were totally opposed to terrorism, which he considered militarist and conservative.
Anestis Papanastasiou is a cousin of Nikos Papanastasiou, who is currently jailed in Korydallos prison awaiting trial as one of the founding members of November 17.
Police said the new suspect's fingerprints had been found on movable objects within the N17 safe-houses, including two rockets and a diagram.
Source: Athens News Agency