Anarchist militant jailed pending trial for membership in Greek terrorist group

Greek judicial authorities say they have decided to jail Antonis Stamboulos, 31, pending trial on several charges including membership in a terrorist organization.

Stamboulos was arrested Thursday in a police operation. Police said he carried plans for a weekend attack on the headquarters of the ruling New Democracy party and a list of potential high-profile targets.

Authorities said Stamboulos refused to cooperate with examining magistrates in a nearly three-hour interrogation session.

He is accused of being an associate of Nikos Maziotis, a leader of the far-left militant group Revolutionary Struggle, which has previously planted bombs and fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. embassy in Athens.

Stamboulos sent a message after his arrest to a far-left website proclaiming himself a revolutionary anarchist.