Christodoulos Xiros at his trial in 2003 (left) and in police custody 3 January 2014 (composite image using photos from AP and Greek police)
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Fugitive left-wing extremist Xiros recaptured in Greece

A left-wing extremist from the Greek militant group November 17 has been re-arrested after almost a year on the run, police say.

Christodoulos Xiros, 56, went missing last January after being allowed to visit his family.

Convicted in 2003, he was serving life sentences for bombings and shootings.

While on the loose, Xiros had appeared in a video threatening armed action over austerity measures undertaken under Greece's international bailout.

Russell Trott reports.

  • 04 Jan 2015
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