Koufodinas furlough to be reviewed again

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an appeal filed by its top prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou against the rejection of a furlough request for convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, paving the way for the likely approval of the request. 

A few hours later, Koufodinas ended a hunger strike he started on May 2 to protest the refusal of his request. 

The ruling, which was issued by the court's criminal section, now puts the ball in the court of a judicial council in Volos, central Greece. Previous judicial councils have twice rejected Koufodinas' request for a seventh furlough, ruling that he has not expressed remorse for his crimes. A new judicial council - with different judges - is to convene in the coming days and review the case again.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court noted that Koufodinas had displayed good behavior during the six previous furloughs...

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