N17 con­victs speak out against fugi­tive Xeros

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As po­lice con­tin­ued their search for Christodou­los Xeros, the Novem­ber 17 con­vict who ab­sconded ear­lier this month while on a prison fur­lough, two of his fel­low con­victs yes­ter­day crit­i­cized his stance and in­sisted that the guer­rilla or­ga­ni­za­tion no longer ex­ists.

Sav­vas Xeros, a key mem­ber of N17 whose ar­rest in 2002 trig­gered the dis­man­tling of group, said he was “bit­ter” at his brother’s de­ci­sion to es­cape from prison and to threaten to re­turn to ter­ror­ism, adding that the fugi­tive was “in mor­tal dan­ger.” He added that N17 “is fin­ished.” “That story is over,” he said.

Another con­vict, N17’s key hit­man Dim­itris Koufo­d­i­nas, was more scathing in a let­ter pub­lished in the Efimerida ton Syn­tak­ton daily yes­ter­day. “No one has the right to usurp the name and his­tory of N17, much less to claim its con­tin­u­a­tion,” he said, adding that the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s “cir­cle of life” ended in 2002.

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