Jailed anarchist and robber Nikos Romanos to be released


The jailed anarchist and robber Nikos Romanos is expected to be freed in due course after a five-member criminal appeals court on Monday reduced his initial sentence, following a recent Supreme Court decision recognizing his good behavior behind bars.

The 25-year-old – a friend of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, the teen fatally shot by a police officer in 2008 – is expected to be freed after serving just six years of the 18-year sentence he was handed in 2012 for the possession and use of explosives.

Based on the provisions of Greek law regarding prison terms, the decision will lead to his imminent release, even though he has served just 6 years in prison.

Romanos’ lawyer Theodoros Mantas expressed his satisfaction with the decision, noting that it had rewarded good behavior in prison, adding that it created an “excellent legal precedent.”