Nov. 17 Assassin Koufodinas Gets Jail Furlough, Draws US Ire

FILE - Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has been granted a second two-day furlough from Korydallos prison. (Photo EUROKINISSI/STELIOS MISINAS)

ATHENS – Jailed November 17 terrorist killer Dimitris Koufodinas, who was behind the murder of five Americans, was granted a fourth vacation, this one from a low-security farm where he was transferred, this time to denunciation from the United States which previously had only tweeted complaints
Koufodinas is serving 11 life sentences plus 25 years for involvement in the terror group that operated from the 1970’s until being broken up ahead of the 2004 Athens Olympics amid speculation US pressure made it happen.

The 48-hour furlough was approved by a prison disciplinary board. All prisoners in Greece are eligible for time off from jail no matter the seriousness of their offense but there was no word whether anyone else had gotten the same break.

Critics said the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is paving the way for Koufodinas to be released to gain favor with their base after the Premier constantly reneged on anti-austerity promises on orders of international creditors he vowed to defy but to whom he surrendered.
The US State Dept. issued a condemnation, through spokeswoman Heather Nauert, but there no reported plans to do anything else, such as calling in the Greek Ambassador to explain or threaten diplomatic sanctions.

“These furloughs are a shameful injustice to his many victims’ families and serve as a further incentive for his anarchist followers to commit further violent and destructive acts in his name. Our Embassy in Athens has conveyed our serious concerns about this decision to the Greek government,” she added.

Pointing out that Koufodinas had received 11 days’ furlough already this year, she said: “We do not believe that a convicted terrorist, who has murdered not just US personnel, but from other governments as well, including innocent civilians in Greece … should be given a vacation from prison,” but that was far as the US was willing to go.

This was Koufodinas’ first furlough from Volos agricultural jail, the open farm where he was sent and where inmates can earn time off their sentences if they pick fruit and do other labors. He had been in the high-security Korydallos Prison in Athens.

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt keeps referring to Greece as “a pillar of stability in the region,” despite the government’s known support for terrorism.

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  1. 4 vacations for a Mass Murderer, only in Greece, what shame does greece have to celebrate death, Murderers left to frolic, Refugee Camps where children trying to kill themselves because its so bad, You in Greece SHAME all greeks around the world on a daily basis, You don’t deserve to be called greeks, you did not build the parthenon, you have built slums, the right, center and now left have all destroyed greece, no real men, no real leaders, just play to their parties, for Tsipras to think to let out a murderer for good, to get a few votes, god help us, and to those that would vote for SYRIZA because he freed a killer ” FUCK YOU TOO” Greece and its backward KKE, Communist/Fascist, are just as insane as Golden Dawns Goose Stepping Assholes, that hit women, and their little cock sucking mouth piece, bitch boy…One day Malaka you will run into a real greek and not an old woman.

    The Revolution Is Coming, it’s not SYRIZA, ND, GD, Roubicon, Or anyother alphabet soup of acronyms,

    Time for the madness to end, and the 5th Hellenic Republic To Start…..

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