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    The trial has begun in Athens of seven Greeks accused of helping the escape of a political prisoner, Nicholas Zambelis.

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    The trial has begun in Athens of seven Greeks accused of helping the escape of a political prisoner, Nicholas Zambelis.

    He broke out of prison last summer while serving an 18-year sentence for plotting the assassination of the Greek Prime Minister.

    Those standing trial include fellow prisoners charged with complicity, and prison guards who are charged with neglect of duty.

    Nicholas Zambelis is now in Italy -- and is being tried by the Greek court in absentia.

    SYNOPSIS: A courthouse in Athens where seven Greeks are on trial - accused of helping the escape of a political prisoner, Nicholas Zambelis.

    Efthimios Ghiokas, with the glasses, and Ioannis Klonizakis are two of the accused. They were cellmates of Zambelis and are accused of complicity in his escape. Others facing trial include prison guards - charged with neglect of duty.

    It's alleged that last summer these men helped Zambelis to break out of prison while he was serving an eighteen year sentence for plotting the assassination of the Greek Prime Minister. Zambelis is also being tried in this court but in absentia. He's now living in Italy.

    Before the hearings began on Monday, the two accused looked over blueprints of the prison where Zambelis was held. It's alleged that Zambelis got away by sawing through the bars of his cell window.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA10FEHR870EGYD0P7RVLQTRRB9
    Media URN:
    VLVA10FEHR870EGYD0P7RVLQTRRB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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