Jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has had another furlough demand rejected by a court in Volos, central Greece, upholding a decision by his prison's parole board.
The hitman of the November 17 terrorist organization, who has been convicted to 11 consecutive life sentences over as many assassinations, had asked to spend Christmas at home in Attica.
The Greek government is considering amending legislation to prevent convicts serving time for terrorism and other serious crimes from securing transfers to agricultural prisons where security is less tight, Kathimerini understands.
The matter is to be discussed Thursday by government officials, with legislative amendments expected to be submitted in Parliament in the coming days.
A Greek judicial council on Friday issued a third rejection of an application by convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas for a seventh furlough.
The judges on the Volos-based council unanimously adopted the proposal of a prosecutor who had proposed that Koufodinas' appeal be rejected on the grounds that he has shown no remorse for his terrorist activities.
Four jailed members of the now-defunct Greek terrorist group November 17, including leader Alexandros Giotopoulos, will be able to apply as of Tuesday for conditional release on the basis of a new penal code that came into effect Monday, and the group's hitman Dimitris Koufodinas will be able to do the same in September.
Roughly a month ago, just after a bunch of self-styled anarchists ran amok on Voukourestiou Street in downtown Athens, a "leading" yet nameless member of the anti-establishment Rouvikonas (Greek for Rubicon) group heralded the siege of downtown Athens by supporters of November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas.