Erotokritou was the first to be released on parole under the new law which allows applications for early release to convicts who have not yet served half their sentence.
The new law was voted unanimously on May 25, 2018. According to Phileleftheros, Erotokritou had informed convicts of the new law, telling them that it would come into force on May 25.
Citing sources, the paper said that 10 convicts applied for parole on the same day as Erotokritou, among them convicts who had less time to serve, but their applications were not examined.
AKEL and DIKO hae already said that they will launch a parliamentary probe whether Erotokritou received preferential treatment from the Parole Board.