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Son of November 17 victim slams proposed changes to prison law

Giorgos Momferatos, whose publisher father was murdered by November 17 terrorists, has slammed a government bill that foresees the early release of heavily disabled prisoners saying that it is designed to benefit convicted hitman Savvas Xeros.

“This is a tailor-made legislation bearing the name of Savvas Xeros,” Momferatos said Wednesday. “Xeros is entitled to healthcare, but this should be delivered inside prison whereas the draft legislation is aimed at releasing him using the mantle of humanitarianism,” he said.

The bill, which has come under fire from conservative and socialist officials, also foresees the scrapping of Type C maximum security jails.

Apogevmatini publisher Nikos Momferatos was assassinated by November 17 in February 1985. His driver Panagiotis Rousetis was also killed.

Xeros is serving five consecutive life sentences plus an additional 25 years for taking part in five assassinations and robberies, among other criminal activities. He is suffering from serious health issues.