January 20, 2014
Editor’s note: Secretary of State Kerry demonstrated displeasure two weeks ago after Xiros fled during Christmas leave. The Marxist Revolutionary Organization 17 November, designated as a terrorist organization by the State Department, is accused of murdering five Americans in Greece.
A Greek fugitive who disappeared while on prison leave has threatened the government with armed action, accusing it of ruining the country with austerity measures.
Christodoulos Xiros, who was convicted in 2003 of belonging to the far-left November 17 organisation, has vowed to return to arms.
He was serving six life sentences for bombings and shootings.
He vanished in January while on leave from prison to visit his family.
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