ATHENS – While there was no confirmation from the government, an anti-establishment website claimed that convicted terrorist Nikos Maziotis was attacked in the high-security Korydallos Prison by a group of inmates, beaten and stabbed in the stomach.
Maziotis is a member of the Revolutionary Struggle urban guerrilla group who was returned to jail after being recaptured in a shootout in a central tourist area of Athens in 2014.
His wife and fellow terrorist, Poula Roupa, who had been a fugitive for five years before being taken into custody this year, had been on a hunger strike in prison while remaining defiant and saying they would kill those who had taken them from their 6-year-old son.
The post claimed that Maziotis sustained a stab wound to the stomach while “around 10 prisoners” repeatedly punched him in the head and ribs, Kathimerini said.
Two or three of the assailants were “more active” than the others, the report said but Greek authorities didn’t release any information on the allegation.
Maziotis, who was transferred to the hospital wing of the prison, had spent time at the Geniko Kratiko state hospital in Nikaia, near Piraeus, earlier this month, along with Roupa, following their protracted hunger strike.
Doctors at the time issued a statement accusing authorities of violating the right of patients to refuse treatment and illegally using a hospital as a place of detention instead of letting them starve themselves to death. Maziotis also had set fire in his cell.