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Greek Prosecutor Calls for Force-Feeding of Convicted Terrorist Koufontinas

A Greek prosecutor called for convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufontinas to be forced-fed as he entered the 47th day of a hunger strike.

Convicted Terrorist Koufodinas on Hunger Strike for 45 Days

Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, who has been on hunger strike for 45 days announced on Monday he will stop drinking water too.

Convicted Greek Terrorist On Hunger Strike is Hospitalized

Dimitris Koufontinas, a convicted terrorist who belonged to the the November 17 (N17) militant organization, was in the hospital on Tuesday following a five-day hunger strike over prison authorities' refusal to grant him temporary leave. Koufontinas, who is serving eleven...

Group of Afghanis in Lesvos Start Hunger Strike Demanding Asylum

A group of Afghani nationals in Lesvos started a hunger strike on Friday, requesting that the Greek government grants them asylum in the country, or else be allowed to travel to another European city. The migrants, who have been staying...

1,000 Refugees on Hunger Strike Against Subhuman Conditions at Elliniko Camp

A thousand refugees at Elliniko, 10 km south of the Athens center, began a hunger strike on Monday to protest against the squalid living conditions at the camp where they are being kept. Anti-racism activist group Movement Against Fascism...

Riot Breaks Out in Central Athens

Tension broke between anti-authoritarians and Greek police officers on Saturday afternoon, in central Athens. The incidents started after a protest held by anti-authoritarian groups in solidarity with hunger strike prisoners protesting against type C maximum security prisons in Greece. About 600...

Syrian Refugees of Syntagma Square to be Housed by Athens Municipality

Fruitful was finally the meeting held earlier today between the Greek Interior Ministry's Secretary General, Angelos Syrigos, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the representatives of the Syrian refugees who have been in a sitting protest for more than 20 days in Syntagma...

Anarchist Nikos Romanos Ends Hunger Strike

The 21-year-old anarchist Nikos Romanos who had been convicted of robbery ended his hunger strike after 31 days when Greece 's  parliament voted on a new amendment that allows him to attend university courses under electronic supervision. Meanwhile, SYRIZA characterized...

Tension Breaks in Athens, Syrian Refugees Refuse to Leave

Tension broke this morning in downtown Athens' Syntagma Square, since the Syrian refugees that have been camped at the square, protesting for the last 20 days, are refusing to let the state transfer women and children to accommodation centers. The refugees...

Anarchist Romanos' Appeal Rejected by Greek Prosecutor

The Supreme Court prosecutor has rejected anarchist Nikos Romanos’ request for the annulment of the Judicial Council's decision regarding the prisoner’s right to educational furlough. The Greek prosecutor decided that there is no reason to set aside the Council of Piraeus...