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Nov. 11, 1968 - 15 On Bomb PLT Charges In Athens: Alexandros Paragoulis, accused of being the leader of a plot to assassinate Mr. Papadopoulos, the Greek Prime Minister, told a court martial, which opened in Athens on Nov. 4, that he had been tortured ''on the lines of the Spanish Inquisition'' during 82 days detention. On trial with Panagoulis, were 14 youths said to have helped him in the abortive bomb attempt on Aug. 13. According to the indictment Panagoulis is accused of a ''premeditate attempt to murder the Prime Minister'', to have had in his possession in defiance of the order of the military authorities, fire-arms and explosives; and to have deserted the Greek armed forces since May 1967. The other 14 defendants are charged as ''accessaries to homecide.'' Panagoulis was arrested by a police escort immediately after a bomb exploded on the coastal road to Athens on August 13. The Prime Minister's car had passed the spot moments earlier. Photo shows Alexandros Panagoulis seen pleading during the Court Martial, in Athens. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/