Nov. 17 Assassin Koufodinas Wants Transfer to Athens Prison

September 12, 2021

ATHENS – After a hunger strike earlier this year failed, the main hit man for the disbanded November 17 terrorist group has gone to Greece's Supreme Special Court over his demand to be moved to the former high-security Korydallos Prison in Athens.

He has been held at the country's only maximum-security prison in Domokos in central Greece, taken there after being transferred from a low-security farm where he was sent under the former ruling SYRIZA, which has terrorist sympathizers in the ranks.

In his latest  he claims that he is being denied justice over conflicting decisions issued by a local civil court in Lamia and the Council of State over where he should be held after he was given a half dozen vacations from jail under SYRIZA.

The Supreme Special Court is responsible for resolving disputes between administrative and civil courts but there's been no reports of other prisoners getting the kind of special treatment he has.

Ironically, he had been held at Korydallos when it was a maximum security facility and had inmates from other terrorist groups. 

Koufodinas was convicted to 11 life sentences plus another 25 years and has also petitioned for release from jail outright because he has served 19 of the maximum 25 years for life sentences that aren't for life.

Five of the terrorist group's victims were Americans attached to the US Embassy over the years. He was nicknamed “Poison Hand” although Koufodinas and his band preferred shooting and blowing up people with explosives.


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