N17 convict Iraklis Kostaris hospitalized in critical condition

Iraklis Kostaris, a convicted member of the dismantled November 17 terrorist group, was on Friday transferred to the Thriasio Hospital in Elefsina, in a critical condition following three weeks on hunger strike.

Kostaris, 47, was moved from Attica’s high-security Korydallos Prison to the hospital on the orders of a cardiologist at the prison.

The convict, who is serving a life sentence for participation in N17’s activities, launched his hunger strike to protest a decision by prison authorities to curb his furloughs during which he had been studying at Piraeus technical college.

Prison authorities cut all furloughs after another N17 convict, Christodoulos Xeros, disappeared during a nine-day leave in January.