Christodoulos Xiros, a convicted and self-confessed member of the armed guerilla group November 17th, did not return to prison after a nine-day leave granted over the new year. Fragiskos Ragousis, Xiros’ lawyer, stated Xiros’ vanishing was “in line with his political action and his opinions on freedom”.
Only hours later, and following a press conference by the minister of ‘citizen protection’, Dendias, the anarchist Kostas Sakkas was re-arrested apparently because he failed to meet his bail criteria, which included his obligation to sleep at his registered parents’ address every night. The authorities claim Sakkas did not sleep there over the past night. A solidarity call has been made for Kostas Sakkas today, at 8.30pm, outside the police HQ (Gada).
Meanwhile, the ministrify of justice announced, following Xiros’ escape, that those convicted of so-called ‘terrorism’ will not be granted any leave. The ministry also announced its plan to establish, within 100 days from today, a high-security prison for those convicted over such so-called ‘terrorism’ offences.