x

Society

After Hunger Strike, Jailed Terrorist Koufodinas Back to Hospital

June 7, 2019

After stopping a hunger strike protesting rejection of a seventh furlough for jail, notorious Nov. 17 terrorist assassin Dimitris Koufodinas was taken from a low-security work farm to a hospital in the city of Volos on June 7 after complaining he didn’t feel well.

He was expected to be soon released, said media reports although the nature of the illness wasn’t given. He had stopped eating for three weeks before ending the strike on May 23 when Greece’s highest court said a prison council and prosecutor should review his demand for another vacation from jail, with no decision yet.

He was reportedly transferred under tight security to the hospital in a wheelchair although it was quickly said he didn’t need further treatment.

He had vowed to continue his hunger strike “to the end,” before the court ruling for a furlough review that came after anarchists rampaged in his favor and vandalized a number of targets, including splashing paint on Parliament.

A leading member of the anarchist group Rouvikonas who was arrested in connection with the vandalism of the Parliament building on May 21 was released June 6 after paying 30,000 euros ($33,788) bail, said Kathimerini. He was not identified but will face trial on charges of defacing an historic monument and was banned from leaving the country.

Another member of the group, which has mostly been untouchable, was detained and released a few days after the attack. Koufodinas was photographed walking with another key Rouvikonas leader during a Christmas holiday last year, strolling past spots where he cheerfully pointed out where his group murdered people.

Nov. 17 killed 23 people, including five Americans attached to the US Embassy over the years, with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt saying Koufodinas “is a murderer, not Robin Hood,” but who has implicit support from hard-core members in the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

RELATED

ATHENS – Eirini Baroulaki, the oldest living woman in Greece, passed away at the age of 119 on May 14.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Tornado Kills Multiple People in Iowa as Powerful Storms Again Tear Through Midwest

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Multiple people were killed when a tornado tore through a small town in Iowa and left a wide swath of obliterated homes and crumpled cars, while the howling winds also twisted and toppled wind turbines.

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral present ‘A Taste of Cyprus,’ lecture and food tasting with Christina Loucas, author, recipe developer, and food photographer on Wednesday, June 12, cocktails, 6:15 PM, and lecture and dinner, 7 PM, at the Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 S.

HALKIDIKI – Professionals and amateur golfers from Europe, the ideal weather, the impressive golf course of Porto Carras, and the excellent facilities of Porto Carras Grand Resort, created a unique setting for the international golf tournament Porto Carras Pro-Am Aegean Mini Tour, held from May 14-18, on the peninsula of Sithonia in Halkidiki.

ATHENS - The Minister of the Interior, Niki Kerameus, highlighted the postal vote for the upcoming European elections and the cooperation with local and regional governments at the thematic conference of the Union of Regions of Greece, "The Regions Facing the Challenges: Institutional Armoring - Rural Development," in Patras.

ATHENS - With new destinations in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as well as strengthened presence in traditional markets like Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, AEGEAN continues its development path, celebrating 25 years of air transport.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.