Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has ended his hunger strike after the penal section of the Supreme Court accepted an appeal filed by the court's top prosecutor against the rejection of his leave earlier Thursday.
The former hitman of the now-defunct November 17 terrorist group, who had refused to eat for 21 days, will remain in intensive care until he completes his recovery.
By George Gilson
The Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) has overturned a ruling of a judicial council in Volos denying the now defunct N17 terrorist organisation's top gun, Dimitris Koufodinas, his seventh consecutive furlough.
Now the Volos Judicial Council will meet again with a new composition to re-examine the request, and it is considered highly likely that it will be granted.
Greece's conservative main opposition reiterated on Thursday its promise to amend a law granting prison leaves to convicted terrorists if elected in power.
The statement came after the penal section of the Supreme Court accepted an appeal filed by the court's top prosecutor Xeni Dimtiriou against the rejection of a prison leave for convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas.
At a time when cynicism and divisions are prevalent in Greece, many will choose to ignore or minimize the support offered to Costas Bakoyannis, who is running for mayor of Athens, by his rival candidates Pavlos Geroulanos and Nasos Iliopoulos following the attack on the former's campaign kiosk in central Athens.
An Athens prosecutor has brought criminal charges against the perpetrators of Wednesday's vandal attack on Parliament for defacing a historical monument which is a criminal charge.
Authorities have so far arrested a 36-year-old suspect in connection with the assault which was carried out by members of the anti-establishment group Rouvikonas.
Self-styled anarchists targeted the election campaign kiosk of Athens mayor candidate Costas Bakoyannis in a vandal attack late Tuesday.
The assailants, who were shouting slogans in favor of jailed November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, splashed paint and spray-painted anarchist symbols on the kiosk in front of the Old Parliament near Syntagma Square.