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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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Inmate Dimakis on 30. day of hunger & thirst strike over right to education

Thirty days ago, convict Vassilis Dimakis started a hunger strike and twenty two days later also a thirst strike claiming his right for educations. While Dimakis’ health condition is at critical point, the Courts and Prison Councils have already denied him educational permitting, the third one his lawyers have submitted. …

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Turkish court extends custody for two Greek soldiers in Edirne high security prison

The prosecutor of the court in Edirne – Adrianoupolis – extended on Tuesday noon the custody for the two Greek soldiers currently in high security prison of the city. Their lawyers had submitted a release application. Now they will be allowed to submit a new release application after one month, …

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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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Convicted urban guerilla leader Maziotis beaten and stabbed in prison cell

Convicted leader of urban guerilla group Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, was beaten and stabbed inside his prion cell in Korydallos Prison in Athens. According to a news item uploaded on the website of anti-authoritarian movement, a  group of ten other inmates attacked Maziotis on Thursday night. “Three of them were …

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Convicted 17November terrorist Koufodinas returns to prison

Dimitris Koufodinas, the convicted gunman of terror organization 17 November, returned to prison following a 48-hour-furlough. Koufodinas arrived at Korydallos prison an hour and a half  ahead of the Saturday noon deadline, accompanied by his wife and son. He looked relaxed and waved to the press. Koufodinas, 59, is serving …

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Convicted 17N terrorist Koufodinas steps out prison on 48-h furlough (video)

Convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas stepped out the Korydallos prison for first time since 2002. He exited the prison in the company of his wife, his son and his lawyer. A group  of supporters was cheering him chanting  “Free Koufodinas.” The Prison Council of Korydallos approved on Wednesday his …

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Convicted ASPIS-onwer, Pavlos Psomiadis, dies in Athens prison

The entrepreneur, a former major shareholder of the Aspis Insurance Group, Pavlos Psomiadis, died in Korydallos Prison in Athens on Monday morning. He was 78 years old. Ηe died of a heart attack. media report. He was convicted to a 22-year prison sentence, was in custody since December 2010. His …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos returns to prison after failing to provide 200K bail

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was taken back to prison after his family failed to get together to sum of 200,000 euro needed for his bail. The former minister returned to prison after a a heart surgery in a public hospital. 77-year-old Akis Tsochatzopoulos has been convicted to 20 years …

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