Greek militant fugitive threatens government

Christodoulos Xiros called on the Greek security forces to support him and promised death to those guilty of treason against Greece.

Greek militant fugitive threatens government

World Bulletin / News Desk

A militant Greek fugitive who escaped from prison after being convicted in 2003 for belonging to the far-left November 17 group has appeared in a video message, threatening attacks against the government.

Christodoulos Xiros, who was serving six life sentences for a series of shootings and bombings, disappeared earlier this month after being granted prison leave to visit his family. He re-emerged in a video, in which he vowed to "fire the guerrilla shotgun against those who stole our lives and sold our dreams for profit."

As well as accusing the government of treason for running the state on EU-imposed austerity measures, he also slammed them for the crackdown against far-right party Golden Dawn.

"The price of their treason is death," he said, inviting the Greek security forces to join him in his struggle.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ocak 2014, 17:50