Sunday April 26, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Savvas Xeros, brother of escaped convict, transferred from prison to hospital amid tight security

Police on Tuesday ramped up security for the transfer of convicted November 17 terrorist Savvas Xeros from Korydallos Prison near the Greek capital to Larissa University Hospital in central Greece, after his brother, Christodoulos Xeros, also a convicted member of the urban guerrilla group, violated the terms of his furlough and was considered to be at large.

Savvas Xeros was admitted to the hospital at 11 a.m. on Tuesday on the orders of a prosecutor who approved his petition to undergo medical treatment for multiple sclerosis. Heightened security measures were implemented at the hospital, with Savvas Xeros being assigned a permanent guard over the course of this treatment.

Earlier in the day, his brother Christodoulos was declared to be at large after failing to report to his local precinct in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Monday during a nine-day leave. A manhunt is under way.

Savvas Xeros is serving five consecutive life sentences plus an additional 25 years for taking part in five assassinations and robberies, among other criminal activities.

Christodoulos Xeros is also serving six consecutive life sentences with an additional 25 years for his involvement in six murders, bombings and robberies as a member of the November 17 terrorist group.

A third brother, Vassilis Xeros, also involved in November 17, was released from prison in 2011 after serving two-fifths of his 25-year sentence.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday Jan 7, 2014 (12:41)  
Greek tax officers turn to small debtors for cash
As European officials hint at plan B, pressure grows on govt to compromise
FM warns against a lose-lose situation [Update]
PM tries to appease mayors, regional governors over cash bill
Construction material costs slide anew
The decline in oil rates has contributed to the further fall in construction material prices and the cost of building new residential properties, according to data released on Friday by the ...
Navios taps German shipping opportunities
The wide margin of difference between the health of Greek and German shipping is clearly illustrated by the deal for the sale of 14 oceangoing vessels by German bank HSH Nordbank AG debtor c...
Inside Business
WATER POLO
Olympiakos wins Euro crown in womens water polo
The womens water polo team of Olympiakos won its first ever LEN Euro League at the Final Four it hosted in Piraeus by beating holder Sabadell from Spain 10-9 in Saturdays final. After defe...
SOCCER
Rival soccer fan clashes leave man stabbed
One man was stabbed and several others slightly injured as rival Thessaloniki club fans clashed late on Friday at an event held by Aris supporters. Reports from Greeces second city stated t...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Five years ago
This week marks five years since Greece officially entered a period of crisis when then Prime Minister George Papandreou announced that the country would seek a bailout from the eurozone and...
EDITORIAL
Slippery slope
The extremely divisive language that is currently being used by parliamentary deputies and coalition ministers is both unacceptable and dangerous. It is high time that the tired, old argumen...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Olympiakos wins Euro crown in womens water polo
2. Greek tax officers turn to small debtors for cash
3. As European officials hint at plan B, pressure grows on govt to compromise
4. FM warns against a lose-lose situation [Update]
5. PM tries to appease mayors, regional governors over cash bill
6. Border checks aim to stop jihadists
more news
Today
This Week
1. Five years ago
2. PM tries to appease mayors, regional governors over cash bill
3. Poll: Large majority of Greeks want compromise with lenders
4. FM warns against a lose-lose situation [Update]
5. Greece not playing a game of chicken on debt
6. Slippery slope
Today
This Week
1. Greek government's popularity takes a hit as talks drag on
2. Europe's collision course with Greece
3. It's up to the Greek government to ensure deal with lenders, says ECB's Coeure
4. Leaving the past in the past
5. Denialism
6. The price of compromise
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.