Sect of Revolutionaries

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Sect of Revolutionaries
Dates of operation 2009–present
Active region(s) Greece
Status Active

The Sect of Revolutionaries or Rebel Sect (Greek: Σέχτα των Επαναστατών, Sechta ton Epanastaton) is a far-left (although they have been called a part of the revolutionary nihilist movement) terrorist group[1] currently active in Greece. They first became known in February 2009 with a threat to kill Greek police officers at the Police-station in Korydallos.[2] There was also a shooting on 17 February 2009 at the headquarters of Alter TV linked to the Sect of Revolutionaries, which caused no injuries.[3][4]

In June 2009, they assassinated an anti-terrorist police officer, following the 2008 riots. After the attack, the group released a statement in which they warned, "Journalists, this time we came to your door, but next time you will find us in your homes."[5]

In July 2010, the group claimed responsibility for the assassination of Sokratis Giolias, with the police saying they believed the statement was authentic. The group further stated they sought to "target more policemen, journalists and prison staff", and "aim to transform it [Greece] into a war zone of revolutionary processes, with arson, sabotage, fierce demonstrations, bomb attacks, armed killings". It also assured that "We are at war with your democracy".[6]


  1. ^ "Greek Domestic Terrorism". National Counterterrorism Center. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "New Greek group threatens police". BBC. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Tzafalias, Menelaos; Bland, Archie (19 July 2010). "Greek journalist investigating corruption shot dead at his home". The Independent. London: AP. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Greek journalist gunned down, police cite terror". Yahoo. AP. 19 July 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Journalist Sokratis Giolias gunned down in Greece". BBC News. BBC. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Greek guerrilla group threatens to disrupt tourism". Radio Netherlands Worldwide (Reuters). 28 July 2010.