Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ family home in Crete, as well as the local office of ruling New Democracy and the offices of a local Conservative lawmaker, were targeted by supporters of convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas last week.
The 63-year-old is serving 11 life sentences for murder, armed robbery and use of firearms and explosives as a leading member of the militant group November 17, whose members remained at large for decades until a botched bomb attack in 2002.
Koufodinas who started a hunger strike in January, is demanding to be moved from a prison in central Greece back to a high-security facility in Athens where he was previously serving his sentence.
The group of unknown assailants wrote slogans in black paint on the outer walls of the Mitsotakis’ family home.
Similar messages were painted on the entrance of ND’s offices in central Chania.
Red paint was also splashed outside the office of ND MP Manoussos Voloudakis, which is located near the Chania courthouse.
New Democracy condemned the attacks by supporters of the terrorist, calling them “thuggish.”
“Their successive attacks to request privileged treatment for a man convicted of 11 murders do not intimidate anyone. Democracy and the rule of law can neither be intimidated nor blackmailed.”
It is recalled last week, the residence of Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was also targeted by supporters of convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas. The group threw flyers in support of the hunger-striking prisoner and shouted slogans before departing. None of them were detained.