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Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin on hunger strike in Moria hot spot

Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin continue their hunger strike for sixth consecutive day in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos. The twelve men protest for long delays in the process of  examining asylum requests by the secondary committees. Eleven of them launched the hunger strike last …

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Nikos Romanos stopped “hunger-strike”; President Papoulias intervened to PM Samaras

Nikos Romanos stopped the hunger-strike after the last minute ameliorating amendment by Justice Minister Charalambos Athanasiou. Private Megat TV reported that “Nikos Romanos is going slowly to start eating again.” According to his physicians, Romanos health was at deteriorating condition and a high risk of fatal heart attack after 30 …

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Justice Minister makes last minute amendment as Romanos begins also “thirst-strike”(30th day “hunger-strike”)

After the dramatic but fruitless consultations between political parties in Greek Parliament on Tuesday night, prisoner Nikos Romanos, 21, began also a “thirst strike” on Wednesday morning, the 30th day of the “hunger-strike” he started on November 10th. With the crucial for Romanos case parliament voting on prisoners’ educational furloughts …

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SYRIZA MP to go on anti-austerity hunger-strike & join the Syrian refugees

Left-wing SYRIZA MP Yiannis Micheloyiannakis will join the Syrian refugees who are on hunger-strike since a week. The reasons Micheloyiannakis stated for his hunger-strike are mainly anti-austerity and have to do with the voting of Budget 2015 in the Greek Parliament tomorrow, Sunday. In a statement Micheloyiannakis criticized the budget …

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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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Hunger-strikers’ parents appeal for their children’s lives, say they will hold Justice Ministry responsible if something happens

The right to education is inalienable and for whatever happens to the health of Nikos Romanos and his friends on hunger-strike responsible will be the Ministry of Justice and Minister Charalampos Athanasiou. That was the main idea of the press conference held on Tuesday by the parents of Nikos Romanos …

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Prisoner Nikos Romanos on hunger strike, while ministries play ping-pong with responsibility

This is an excellent example of political and state hypocrisy: A prison convict for bank robbery was first honored by the President of the Hellenic Republic for passing the university exams while in prison. Nikos Romanos, 21, was even awarded with 500 euro for his achievement, even though he refused …

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Kostas Sakkas: hunger striker released on bail & other conditions

The Court of Appeals in Athens ordered on Thursday the release of Kostas Sakkas after 951 days (31 months) in prison without trial. The 29-year-old student was on the 38th day of hunger strike and was treated at Nikea General Hospital. the judges released Sakkas on 30,000 euro bail and conditions like: …

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AI voices concern over inmate on 34th day of hunger strike; Costas Sakkas in 2.5-year detention without trial

Amnesty International’s Greek branch has expressed concern about the continued detainment of 29-year-old student Costas Sakkas, who was on the 34th day of a hunger strike on Monday in protest at his continued detention without trial. Sakkas, who is being treated at Nikaia General Hospital near Piraeus, is accused of …

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Patras: Father of bedridden girl on hunger strike to protest health care cuts

The father of a bedridden girl started a hunger strike on Monday morning in order to raise attention to the problem of harsh cuts in Greece’s health care system. Nikos Poulkoutzis’s daughter Maria suffers from a rare disease. The girl is bedridden and in need of high medical and personal …

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Athens: Migrant attempted to set himself on fire

One migrant tried to set himself on fire while the group 300 former hunger strikers were getting on the buses to be transported to the island of Crete. Greek media reported that  one migrant poured fuel on his body and attempted to burn himself out of protest. His fellowmen managed to …

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Kavala: Jobless Couple on Hunger Strike

A jobless couple set a tent on the main square of Kavala, Northeast Greece, and started a hunger strike. The aim of their desperate action? To get a job! Lazaros Papadopoulos, 60, and his wife Frideriki Toka, 40, saw no other solution to raise attention to their problem. They have been without …

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Will Greek government really deport the migrants on hunger strike?

A deadlock has been occurred between the Greek government and the migrants on hunger strike, as the latter reject all offers made to them. Now the Greek government even threatens them with deportation, should they keep refusing food and hospital care on the 43rd day of their strike. Of course, this …

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Negotiations with protesting immigrants at Law School on deadlock? (video)

Negotiations are continuing between Greek prosecutors, protesting immigrants and Greek Non Governmental Organisations, however the situation seems to be on a deadlock as there is no consensus among the immigrants. Authorities have accepted the immigrants’ conditions to move into another building, to continue their protest for three more days without police presence …

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Tension around the Law School in Athens downtown as immigrants refuse to leave the Law School

Situation is tense around the Law School in Athens downtown as the Dean has requested that the “University immunity” (asylum) be lifted in order to empty the school from the 287 illegal immigrants who has settled there and launched a protest since Monday. Strong police forces have sealed off the surrounding area …

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Athens:Ping Pong with Protesting Immigrants at Law School

A Ping Pong game of responsibilities is currently being played among Greek Authorities on the issue of illegal immigrants, who started a hunger strike in Athens Law School. From the President  to last university doorman, they all agree that the immigrants have absolutely no right to enter an academic institution and start …

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What do immigrants do in Athens Law School? They strike…

Taking by the strikes trend in Greece, 300 illegal immigrants, mainly from North African countries,  have settled at the Athens Law School. The majority of the migrants came to Athens from Crete. They demand that the Greek government grants “all immigrants permanent residence permit and equal political and social rights and duties …

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