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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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Greek police releases shocking pictures of robbers before …photoshop

Greek police published new pictures of the armed robbers of Velvento banks heist apparently to show that they were beaten during their arrests and not later during transport or interrogation. The pictures uploaded on Greek police website Friday afternoon, have also the digital data of the exact time when the …

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AI “Greek authorities cannot Photoshop their problems away

Amnesty International called on Greek authorities to investigate the accusations of torture of the four bank robbers also suspected of terrorism. Criticizing the publishing of the arrested’s  pictures after being altered with digital means, AI stressed that problems of police abuse cannot be photoshopped away.  “The Greek authorities cannot just Photoshop their problems …

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Greek Public Order Min: Photoshop on suspects’ pictures neccessary for recognition by the public

The turmoil over the alleged torture of the four young men arrested for bank robbery and links to terrorism and the photoshoped pictures continues on Monday. While the prosecutor ordered an investigation over the torture allegations of the men’s parents and lawyers,  Minister of Citizen protection & Public Order, Nikos Dendias, justified …

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