Politics is a duty, said the Greek poet Alexandros Panagoulis, poetry is a need. Panagoulis was the leader of Greek Resistance and in August 1967 author of a plot to assassinate the tyrant Papadopoulos and bring down the junta. The attempt failed. Panagoulos was arrested, brutally tortured, and sentenced to death. Under political pressure from the international community, the ruling colonels refrained from carrying out his execution. He was imprisoned for five years in a concrete cell one and a half meters by three. He could take only two and a half steps in it, at most three. He reportedly refused amnesty offers before being released as part of a general amnesty in 1973.