bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, October 14, 2004

N17 beekeeper

As any apiarist knows, the stereotyping of beekeepers can be a bit frustrating. I won't relate the stereotype here for fear of perpetuating it. Suffice to say here's a story -- not very pleasant -- that will shatter some preconceptions.

One of the chief hit-men of the “November 17” group that was convicted of several murders including that of the British military attache Stephen Saunders in Athens in 2000 was Dimitris Koufodinas, a 45 year-old amateur beekeeper. Mr Koufodinas was sentenced to 15 life sentences plus 25 years.

He is now one of five N17 members on hungerstrike and is in a critical condition.


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