Greek Convicted Terrorist Granted New Prison Leave



Dimitris Koufontinas, a senior member of the November 17 terrorist group, will be granted a new 48-hour furlough from a prison farm near Volos in central Greece.

The November 17 hitman – currently serving a number of life sentences for crimes that include murder – was transferred from Korydallos high security prison to Volos earlier in August, in a move widely condemned by Greek opposition politicians, the U.S. and Britain.

It will be the fourth time in less than year that Koufontinas is granted a furlough.

The November 17 terrorist group was formed in 1975, and it is believed that it was disbanded in 2002, after the arrest and trial of a number of its members.

The group assassinated at least 23 people in 103 attacks; all of which were U.S., British, Turkish and Greek targets, and many more who were not targets but who just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time.