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N17 member free from jail

The youngest convicted member of the November 17 terrorist group was yesterday released from Korydallos Prison after serving less than five years of his nine-year jail term. A court in Piraeus decided to release Dionysis Georgiadis, 30, as he was judged to have displayed good behavior during his time in jail. Prison officials had recommended that Georgiadis be released. Georgiadis, who was known by the nickname «Alexis,» was a close friend of the Xeros brothers who were key players in N17, which claimed 23 murders between December 1975 and June 2000, before its collapse in 2002. Georgiadis was not implicated in any murders but was found guilty of being a member of a criminal gang and taking part in causing an explosion at a bank in Athens in 1998. The court ruled that Georgiadis must appear at his local police station in Thessaloniki once a month.