November 17 convict Savvas Xeros has signaled his intention not to wear the security bracelet required by a new Greek law for convicts with disabilities to be granted early release and house arrest.
“I don’t intend to accept it, without wanting to say anything about the new law,” Xeros old Epsilon television channel on Thursday, comments that were repeated by Proto Thema newspaper.
The convict attributed his decision to religious convictions and health problems, noting that the bracelet would prevent him from undergoing medical examinations. He also indicated that he was not willing to be the guinea pig for a controlling system.
The legislation allowing convicts with significant disabilities to serve the rest of their sentences under house arrest, and with a security bracelet, serious objections from the US and the UK who have insisted that Xeros remain behind bars.