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Outrage as ex National Theater Director Lignadis convicted for 2 rape cases, is out on parole

The former director of the Greek National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis found guilty of the rape of two minors, sentenced to 12 years in prison. However, the court also ruled that he can go free until his appeal is heard, provided he pays 30,000 euros bail. His release on parole triggered …

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Appeals court suspends prison sentence of ex-Golden Dawn MP

A Greek appeals court has suspended the six-year prison sentence of former Golden Dawn MP Nikos Michos. With the ruling, which was issued despite the prosecutor’s recommendation that Michos remain in jail, the former neo-Nazi deputy will imminently be released from the high-security Domokos prison in central Greece until the …

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Diavata prison placed in lockdown after coronavirus outbreak

At least 40 inmates in Diavata prison by Thessaloniki have been tested positive for Covid-19 during a testing drive carried out this week. The inmates have reportedly either mild symptoms or not at all. According to media reports approximately three quarters of the prisoners have been vaccinated against Covid-19. A …

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One inmate dead, 100 tested positive to Covid-19 in Diavata prison

Authorities were on alert about the rising numbers of coronavirus infections at Diavata prison by Thessaloniki, especially after a 69-year-old inmate died on Thursday of Covid-19 and another 108 prisoners and staff are in quarantine after tested positive to Covid-19. The deceased inmate, who had reportedly been vaccinated for the …

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Drone delivers drugs and mobile phones to Trikala prison

Authorities in the prison of Trikala, Central Greece, were set on alert on Saturday evening, after a drone threw parcels with drugs and mobile phones in the courtyard. The ‘drone delivery’ were destined to prison inmates. The unprecedented incident happened around 8 p.m. on Saturday night when a drone was …

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Grigoropoulos: Korkoneas’ prison release triggers series of reactions

The prison gate opened for Epaminondas Korkoneas  at noon Tuesday, just hours after the Appeals Court upheld his conviction for the killing of 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2018. The Court confirmed that Korkoneas had committed a premeditated murder, however, it overturned …

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Convicted bomber and armed robber Nikos Romanos gets early prison release

Jailed 25-year-old Nikos Romanos, convicted for attempted robbery and planting a bomb outside the house of a former minister, among others, was released on Wednesday on good behaviour after serving six years in jail. Romanos was convicted in 2013 to 11 years behind bars for an attempted armed robbery targeting …

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Ex PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos ordered back to prison

Greece’s Supreme Court, Arios Pagos, ordered former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos back to prison in order to serve the rest of a 19-year long sentence kickbacks and money laundering. On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered 79-year-old Tsochatzopoulos back to Korydallos prison upholding a previous ruling by a court earlier …

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Inmates in Trikala prison order mobile phones, drone delivers

A drone delivered mobile phones and other items ordered by inmates in the prison of Trikala short after Friday midnight. It was the second delivery attempt in 24 hours, as the first operation early Friday morning was foiled The drone reportedly landed in the yard of the prison short after …

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One dead, eight injured in inmate fight in Korydallos prison

One man died and eight others were injured after a fight between two groups of inmates broke out in the psychiatric unit of maximum-security prison Korydallos in Athens late on Thursday. The inmates had make-shift knives, media report. The fight broke out between Albanian, Russian-speaking Greeks and Georgian inmates. The …

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Avlonas Prison School for Young Offenders wins EPEA Prize.

The Gymnasium and Lyseum at Avlonas Prison for Young Offenders has won the 2018 International Day of Education in Prison (IDEP) Contest. The Prize was won by a group of teachers and students of the Gymnasium and Lyceum that operates within the Avlonas Prison for Young Offenders, for which Sofia …

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Submarine kickbacks: 21 defendants receive redeemable prison sentences

A three-member Appeal Court in Athens announced the penalties for 21 defendants who have been found guilty to be involved in the famous Greek-German scandal of Submarines kickbacks.  The court imposed prison sentences to 20 of the defendants as the 21st, a French-Swiss banker, is on the run. The former …

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Doctor admits forgery of disability certification for convict Floros, denies bribe

This could possibly be a case of  “filotimo” the Greek word that cannot be translated in other languages. A doctor admitted to have forged a disability certification for a convict to be released from prison. However, he denied that he received any bribe in order to do so. In a …

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Ex ENERGA Floros back in prison over doubts about medical certification

Former Executive of private power supplier ENERGA Aristidis Floros was arrested again on Friday night and is heading back to prison in Halkida on Saturday. The 39-year-old entrepreneur was released from prison on Aug 24, submitting a medical document asserting  him 67 percent disability and triggered an outcry on media …

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Two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody are to be set free in the next hours

The two Greek soldiers, Mitretodis and Kouklatzis, in Turkish custody since March 1st are to be set free in the next hours. According to preliminary information, the unexpected move has surprised also the soldiers’ lawyers who were supposed to submit one more release request. Τhe news was first reported by …

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Man spends 12 years in prison for a murder he did not commit!

A man spent 12 years in a prison for a murder he had not committed. Now the Appeals Court acquitted the 37-year-old man. Irony of the story: The man is fugitive and was sought by police as he never returned to prison after a furlough in January 2017. And the …

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17-November convict Koufontinas on hunger strike over prison furloughs

Hit-man of terror organization 17 November, Dimitris Koufontinas, started a hunger strike on Wednesday after the prion council denied him furloughs. 60-year-old Koufontinas is serving 11 life sentences in Korydallos Prison in Athens. In a post uploaded on an anti-authoritarian website, Koufontinas said he is starting a hunger strike demanding …

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