Officials at the Domokos Prison in central Greece said they are worried that using the facility to house an influx of terrorist convicts poses a threat to order there.
That comes after the transfer there of former November 17 terrorist fugitive Christodoulos Xiros, who was apprehended after a year on the run when he failed to return from a holiday vacation he was given despite serving six life terms for his role in six assassinations.
Xiros, who was arrested near Athens earlier this month after a year on the run, is being held in a cell next to Nikos Maziotis, head of the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group, who was caught last summer after a gunfight in a major tourism spot in central Athens.
The two are believed to have collaborated when they were both fugitives last year and officials are reportedly anxious about what they might hatch next.
Meanwhile, members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire urban guerrilla group, as well as a convict believed to have financed Xiros’ arsenal, are set to be moved into the same wing.
Police said they caught Xiros just as he was planning a major prison break to get them free from the high-security Korydallos Prison in Athens.
In a letter to the Justice Ministry, prison authorities warned that “because of the particularities of these inmates, they must not be moved to the same wing in the interests of order and security of the facility.”