ATHENS – After 19 years in jail, Dimitris Koufodinas, who killed 11 people as the main hitman for the disbanded November 17 terrorist group, has submitted a request to get out and go home.
Even serial killers in Greece can petition for release after serving 19 years of life sentences, which rarely are life sentences, and Koufodinas had previously been given half a dozen vacations from jail when the terrorist-sympathizing Radical Left SYRIZA was in power.
That ended when New Democracy came to power in July 7, 2019 snap elections, easily ousting the Leftists who are riddled with anarchist and terrorist appeasers, the former government having even tried to find a way to get Koufodinas released early.
During one of his vacations he was spotted walking around Athens with fans, including from SYRIZA, happily pointing out the places where he killed people, with five Americans attached to the US Embassy over the years among the terror group's victims.
Koufodinas, 63, was sentenced to 11 life sentences and 25 years in prison for the murders he personally committed among the group's 23 victims, and for attempted murder, membership of a criminal organization, and possession and use of weapons and explosives.
Earlier this year, Koufodinas went on a 66-day hunger strike, demanding to be transferred to a prison of his choice, which saw his zealots rally around and take to the streets in protests demanding his release. When that failed, he started eating again.