Bakoyannis condemns temporary release of N17 terrorist

Bakoyannis condemns temporary release of N17 terrorist

A decision by prison authorities to grant a fresh two-day furlough to convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas triggered a reaction from New Democracy lawmaker Dora Bakoyannis, whose husband, Pavlos Bakoyannis, was gunned down by the radical Marxist group outside his downtown Athens office in 1989.

“No matter how many time he gets out, Greek society and the notion of justice will continue to be severely offended. The families of the victims will never forget and we know we are not alone,” Bakoyannis tweeted on Thursday.

Koufodinas, who is serving several life terms for his role in the organization that was dismantled by Greek authorities in 2002, was granted a furlough for the first time in November.

New Democracy vice president Adonis Georgiadis also criticized the decision earlier on Thursday.

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