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Prison Reform Bill Passed

A Parliamentary debate over a bill introducing reforms to Greece's prison system and the creation of "type C" maximum-security cells caused a fierce conflict between the Public Order Minister Haralambos Athanasiou and left-wing opposition party SYRIZA. The bill was voted on Tuesday...

Photos Released of Albanian Inmate's Torture

Seven shocking photos from Nigrita prison’s security cameras have come to light, showing Ilia Kareli's arrival and the guards' “welcome”. Newspaper To Vima published the photos Wednesday, prompting widespread horror across Greece. Ilia Kareli, a 42 year-old lifer of Albanian origin, was found dead in...

6 Jail Guards in Custody for Albanian Prisoner's Death

Six out of the eight prison guards from Nigrita prison, in northern Greece, who on Tuesday appeared before the Greek court and apologized for the torture and death of the Albanian prisoner Ilia Kareli will remain in custody. The six...

15 Greek Prison Guards to Plea After Death of Inmate

The investigator of Serres, in Northern Greece has called on fifteen Nigrita prison guards to enter their plea on Saturday, April 5, as part of the main interrogation being conducted concerning the case of the 42-year-old lifer Ili Kareli. The...

Greek Prison Guards to be Arrested for Albanian Inmate's Death

Greek authorities are just a step away from arresting the prison guards responsible for beating Albanian lifer, Ilia Kareli to death while he was in solitary confinement at Nigrita Prison, in Serres. The Greek prosecutor in Amfissa who is in...

Greek Coroner: Malandrinos Killer Beaten to Death

Greek coroners determined Friday that Ilia Kareli, the Albanian convict who killed a Greek prison guard, died of a heart attack after sustaining multiple injuries, including a fractured sternum caused by a baton, and possible torture. Kareli, 42, was found unconscious in his cell...

Prisoner who Killed Guard Found Dead in his Cell

Ilia Kareli, the Albanian inmate, at the Malandrino prison, in Central Greece was found dead inside his cell, on Thursday March 27. On Tuesday, the prisoner of Albanian origin had murdered the 46 year-old prison guard, Giorgos Tsironis. Following the...

Tension in Greek Jails

  According to a Ministry of Justice official, the Greek authorities are investigating whether the murder of the prison guard, Giorgos Tsironis, by an inmate at the Malandrino Prison in central Greece, is part of an alleged effort to increase...

Golden Dawn's No. 2 Jailed Too

After appearing in court on Oct. 3, Christos Pappas, the second-in-command of the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, was remanded in custody, joining his leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos and another Member of Parliament, Yannis Lagos, who were being held in...

Roupakias' Next Stop: Malandrino Prison

Giorgos Roupakias, the 45-year-old member of the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party who is charged with killing 34-year-old hop artist Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini on Sept. 17, was expected to be transferred to Malandrino Prison in central Greece on...