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Train Crash: Greek father in Turkish prison seeks permit to attend son’s funeral

A Greek inmate in a Turkish prison has applied for a temporary absence to attend the funeral of his son who was killed in a head-on train collision in central Greece on Tuesday. Greek media have identified the victim as 28-year-old Nikos Nalbantis. There was no information about the identity …

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PPK founder Abdullah Ocalan takes Greece to ECHR, claims violation of his rights

 Abdullah Ocalan, a prisoner in Turkey and founder of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accusing Greece of violating his rights during his stay in the country and not providing him with political asylum. Ocalan is serving a life sentence …

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Inmate Vassilis Dimakis on hunger, thirst strike for being deprived right to education

Inmate Vassilis Dimakis started his third hunger and thirst strike on Saturday, as the state deprives him of the right to education although this is secured by the law. Under a pretext of 14-quarantine because of the pandemic, the inmate in Korydallos Prison in Athens has no access to his …

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26-year-old inmate dies in prison due to untreated dental infection

Justice authorities investigate the death of a young inmate last week in a cell in Larissa prison in Central Greece. The 26-year-old has reportedly died of a simple tooth injection that turned fatal. The man had received no treatment, due to what it seems delays by the prison authorities. According …

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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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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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