US puts 2 Greek far-left militants on terror blacklist amid about house arrest for a third

Associated Press

The Obama administration has placed two Greek far-left militants on a terrorism blacklist amid concerns that a third could soon be released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

The State Department on Tuesday added Christodoulos Xiros and Nikolaos Maziotis to the blacklist that freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdictions. It also prohibits Americans from any transactions with them. Xiros was a member the November 17 group that killed more than 20 people, including Americans, between 1975 and 2000. Maziotis is the leader of Revolutionary Struggle, a group held responsible for a 2007 grenade attack on the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

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The designations come as Washington has complained that another November 17 member, Savvas Xiros, may complete his prison term under home confinement.