Furlough for Greek extremist serving life fuels outrage


Dimitris Koufodinas, a leading member of guerrilla group November 17, exits Koridallos prison for a two-day leave, in Athens, on Thursday. The conditions of Koufodinas's time outside prison were set under a law passed in 1989. The furlough nonetheless touched off a spat between the SYRIZA-led government and the conservative opposition. New Democracy accused the government of endangering public safety and urged the Justice Ministry to block his leave. “Greeks are in shock at the sight of 17N's chief killer, Dimitris Koufodinas, being granted a two-day leave. He is a terrorist who has not expressed a trace of remorse to the families of 11 people he murdered,” ND spokeswoman Maria Spyraki said. [Eurokinissi]