GREECE: Treason Trial

Seven officers of the Greek army strode into a dingy courtroom in Athens one day last week and took seats near a dirty brown wall under a painting of the Sacred Heart. With the clang of a big brass bell, a colonel called the court martial to order. In the front row, 29 defendants (seven of them women) smirked, joked, smiled at friends or relatives in the crowd. Despite their elaborate show of unconcern, the 29 were on trial for their lives. It was the biggest treason trial in any Western nation since the cold war began, and the first...

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