Rumors have been circulating across the Romanian media that the supervisory judge of Konstantinos Passaris has issued a favorable opinion in his request to be extradited in Greece.
The “Beast of the Balkans,” as Romanian media refer to Passaris, was sentenced to life in prison back in 2003 for crimes he had committed in 2001, when he had killed two pawn shop employees in downtown Bucharest.
Recently, the Greek State requested for Passaris to be extradited in Greece. Ten years ago, Passaris himself had requested his extradition, but his application to be moved to Greece was rejected by the Greek authorities, which had responded that Passaris would be able to apply again after his sentence was partially served in Romania. According to the media reports, Konstantinos Passaris was of Greek descent; he was born in the Greek city of Serres, to a Greek father and a Romanian mother; he was raised in an orphanage and his childhood traumas had marked him for life, thus making him act extremely violently. /ibna