Pavlos Bakoyannis

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The tragicomic backlash sparked by the unfortunate plan to rename Athens' Evangelismos metro station (which serves the hospital of the same name in the downtown Kolonaki district) Pavlos Bakoyannis, after the late conservative politician who was gunned down in the area 30 years ago by the November 17 terrorist group, was not all bad.

PM, family mark 30 years since assassination of Pavlos Bakoyannis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis commemorated the 30-year anniversary of the assassination of politician Pavlos Bakoyannis by the now-defunct terrorist group November 17 in downtown Athens in 1989.
"Thirty years without Pavlos Bakoyannis. We miss him always. He will never cease to inspire us," he wrote in a tweet on his official account.

17N leader Giotopoulos can apply for release from prison under new penal code

Under the terms of the new penal code (Article 110A) passed in parliament by the ruling party recently and which is in effect as of 1 July, the convicted leader of the 17N terrorist group Alexandros Giotopoulos and other prominent members can apply for release from prison under the condition that they wear a prison bracelet.

ND's Dora Bakoyannis drops charges against teens over offensive graffiti

Three 15-year-old boys were reportedly released from custody in Crete on Friday after being remanded over several deeply offensive messages directed at New Democracy lawmaker Dora Bakoyannis that were scrawled in the elevator of her office building in the town of Hania earlier this week.

Supreme Court overturns ruling denying furlough N17’s Koufodinas

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.