U.S. challenges Greece over move that softens guerrilla's jail terms

April 20, 2015 6:18 PM

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U.S. challenges Greece over move that softens guerrilla's jail terms

ATHENS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Greece protested on Monday against a government-backed bill that paves the way for a member of Greece's most lethal guerrilla group to be released from jail.

Hours before parliament formally approved the changes, aimed at reducing overcrowding and improving conditions at Greek prisons, U.S. Ambassador to Greece David Pearce said the law would dishonor the memory of Greek, U.S. and British diplomats killed in guerrilla attacks.

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