Fur­loughs probe may lead to charges for pros­e­cu­tors

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Two pros­e­cu­tors could face charges of be­ing neg­li­gent for their role in con­victed Novem­ber 17 mem­ber Christodou­los Xeros be­ing granted prison fur­loughs. Xeros dis­ap­peared while on a nine-day leave ear­lier this month and has since vowed to re­turn to ter­ror­ism. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into how a ter­ror­ist serv­ing six life sen­tences was al­lowed out of Ko­ry­dal­los Prison by the Pi­raeus ap­peals prose­cu­tor’s of­fice has col­lected ev­i­dence that could be damn­ing for the two pros­e­cu­tors, one of whom was the first to grant Xeros a fur­lough in 2011. The other prose­cu­tor awarded the for­mer in­stru­ment maker his sev­enth, and most re­cent, pass. The re­sults of the probe have been passed to the Supreme Court and are due to be ex­am­ined on Mon­day. Mean­while, Pub­lic Or­der Min­is­ter Nikos Den­dias re­fused to be drawn into a war of words with Jus­tice Min­is­ter Char­alam­bos Athana­siou over who was re­spon­si­ble for Xeros’s dis­ap­pear­ance. “We all known what hap­pened but now we’re look­ing to tomorrow,” said Den­dias af­ter Athana­siou sug­gested that the pub­lic or­der min­is­ter car­ried the bulk of the re­spon­si­bil­ity for Xeros go­ing miss­ing.

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