Wanted fugitive and convicted terrorist of “November 17” arrested

Wanted fugitive and convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros, who had been serving multiple life sentences for murder and membership in the terrorist organisation November 17, was recaptured by anti-terror police on Saturday in the area of Anavissos in southern Attica.

The fight against terrorism is continuous and strenuous, Public Order and Citizen Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Saturday, speaking to press after the recapture of wanted fugitive and convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros earlier in the day.

“We are safe and this strengthens the stability we all want and which is necessary for the country,” he added.

According to the chief of police, Dimitris Tsaknakis, authorities discovered Xiros’ hideout after many months of search and by utilising information received.
He said police had been searching the area of Anavissos door-to-door for the past three months in order to locate him, adding that the anti-terror unit has already started searching the house in which Xiros had been hiding.

Xiros, who had been serving multiple life sentences for membership in the terrorist organisation November 17, has been missing since January 6, 2014, when he failed to return to Korydallos Prison after being granted furlough.