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Nikos Pappas meets US Ambassador over new prison law

A day after Washington placed two convicted Greek guerrillas on a terrorism blacklist, State Minister Nikos Pappas met with US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce, reports said.

The two men reportedly discussed the approval of a new prison law that allows seriously disabled convicts to serve the rest of their sentence under house arrest while wearing a security bracelet.

November 17 convict Savvas Xeros could be moved to house arrest under the new law. He is serving five consecutive life sentences plus an additional 25 years for taking part in five assassinations and robberies, among other criminal activities.

The ambassador earlier this week labelled the law a “profoundly unfriendly act.”

On Tuesday, the State Department added November 17’s Christodoulos Xeros (brother of Savvas Xeros) and Nikolaos Maziotis, the leader of Revolutionary Struggle, to the blacklist that freezes any assets they may have under US jurisdictions.