Greek relations with US on edge due to law allowing terrorist's release

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Parliament, USA

Relations between Greece and the USA became much tenser this week as a result of Greek Parliament approving on Monday a Justice Ministry bill that paves the way for November 17 terrorist Savvas Xiros to be released from prison before the end of his sentence and placed under house arrest.

Xiros, a key member of the urban guerrilla group that killed 23 people during its 27 years of activity, was convicted for the murder of two of the five Americans slain by November 17. He was found to have murdered Captain William Nordeen, the US Defense...

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