Manolis Glezos, 37 years-old hero of the Greek Resistance in World War II is being tried before a military court in Athens, Greece, on charges of assisting and hiding Communist spies.
TV Royal Prosecutor addresses the court.
Glezos denies all charges to the court.
CU Glezos denies all charges to the court.
SV Members of the public.
LV Royal Prosecutor demands death penalty for two communists and five years imprisonment for Glezos.
SV Defence counsellors.
CU PAN ALONG..the accused.
CU Glezos' mother waits to hear courts decision.
LV Royal Prosecutor speaks.
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Background: Manolis Glezos, 37 years-old hero of the Greek Resistance in World War II is being tried before a military court in Athens, Greece, on charges of assisting and hiding Communist spies.
The trial of Manolis Glezos with seventeen others began on July 9 and has gone on unceasingly day and night, Sundays included, ever since.
Glezos, who pleads not guilty of espionage, became a national hero in 1941 when, in a night raid he pulled down the swastika over the Acropolis in German-occupied Athens.
The Royal Prosecutor at the court-martial demands five years imprisonment for Glezos, and the death penalty for two of his fellow-accused.
During the guerrilla struggle against the Communists in Greece, 1947-48, Glezos was condemned on charges of subversive activities, but was released after two years in prison is view of his activities in World War II.