Greek police arrest German charged with extremism

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Greek police on Wednesday arrested a German woman charged with extremism alongside four alleged militants linked to a radical anarchist group that is currently on trial, officials said.

A police statement Wednesday said Fee Marie Meyer, 27, was arrested under a warrant charging her with gun possession and "participation in a terrorist group".

Meyer, who denies the charges, was initially detained last month along with four Greek alleged militants who police said had planned attacks ahead of a trial of suspected anarchist bombers.

She had been temporarily released following a disagreement between the prosecutor and the magistrate examining the case.

Meyer and the other four suspects were caught in January in Athens in separate police raids accompanied by house searches.

In one raid police said they had discovered a "draft plan" to attack justice officials, apparently under the guise of a new extremist organisation, to show solidarity with the jailed radical anarchists on trial.

Police said they found a "list of magistrates, addresses of police stations, with area plans and photographs of weapons" during the raid on the apartment and also seized an AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and ammunition.

Greek police had previously mistakenly identified Meyer as the daughter of a formerly wanted German militant.

The suspects on trial are accused of belonging to the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, a group that last year sent a wave of parcel bombs to foreign missions in Athens and a trio of European leaders abroad in November.

The outfit has continued to claim attacks after several of its alleged members were arrested by police.

In December it placed a time bomb outside a court in Athens to threaten justice officials ahead of the opening of the current trial.

Last week, the group was blamed for a letter bomb sent to Greek Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis which he said was powerful enough to kill had it not been intercepted.


© 2011 AFP

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