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2 Killed and 18 Injured as Violence Breaks Out at Athens Prison

Two people were killed and more than eighteen injured at Korydallos prison in Athens as inmates started fighting over control of Wing C, Greek authorities said. The violence broke out when a group of Albanian and Arab inmates attacked a Pakistani...

Man Kills Sister and Brother-in-Law Near Athens

Two siblings fighting over inheritance issues were involved in a crime that took place today in Korydallos, in Piraeus, Greece. The incident which occurred today, February 10 early in the morning resulted in the murder of two people. The tragic...

Metro Tunneling to Piraeus Starts

The TBM, Hipppodamus, started from the region Agia Varvara, for the tunneling of the extension of the Athens Metro Line 3 to Piraeus. The opening of the tunnel will take approximately 2,5 years. It will be 6,5 kilometers long and...

Rizai’s Trial Postponed

Alket Rizai, a 36-year-old notorious Albanian convicted of murder, appeared before the judges of the Five-Member Court of Appeal for Felonies of Athens, on April 17, to be tried over a helicopter escape from Korydallos prison in 2009. The case...

Prisoners to Lose Jailhouse Pool

Greece's largest maximum security prison will not get to keep its waterfall-adorned, barbecue-equipped pool. The Justice Ministry on Tuesday ordered the destruction of a 7.4 meter (24-foot) long pool in the yard of Korydallos prison's psychiatric wing, saying the structure...

7-hour Plea of Tsohatzopoulos Cousin

According to reports, during his apology to investigator Gabriel Mallis Akis Tsochatzopoulos’ cousin, Nikolaos Zigras, “burned” the former minister. The content of Zigras’ apology provoked a harsh statement by Tsohatzopoulos who spoke of transaction tactics of the investigator with...

Prisons Won’t Take Any More Inmates

The governors of three Greek prisons, among them the high-security Korydallos jail in southwest Athens, are refusing to take more inmates as overcrowding is at dangerous levels. Cramped conditions at the three jails, which also include Tripoli in southern Greece...