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Golden Dawn Members to Enter Prison on Friday

The 37 members of the neo-Nazi party golden Dawn who were convicted in October will be transported to prison on Friday. The convicts were held at police headquarters in Athens after the court upheld their prison sentences on Thursday, rejecting...

Greek Court Sends Golden Dawn Leaders to Prison

A Greek court upheld its ruling to sentence the leaders of the criminal organization Golden Dawn to 13 years in prison, overruling an earlier recommendation by the public prosecutor that the sentences should be suspended pending appeal. Following the ruling,...

Greece Restricts Jail and Prison Visitations to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

  General Secretariat for Counter-Criminal Policy, part of Greece's Civil Protection Ministry, announced on Friday that visits to detention centers and jails in the country are now restricted and even prisoner transports to hospitals are prohibited, except for serious cases. The...

Former Greek Government Minister Giannos Papantoniou to be Released From Prison

Former prominent Greek politician and government minister Giannos Papantoniou is set to be released from prison after spending seventeen months incarcerated there. Papantoniou was found guilty of money laundering, a charge that he continues to deny. The Judicial Council of the...

New Facility in Aspropyrgos to Replace Notorious Korydallos Prison of Athens

The Greek Ministries of Defense and Citizen's Protection on Monday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation under which the procedures for the replacement of the infamous Korydallos prison complex will soon begin. One of the main pledges of the conservative government...

Four Inmates Escape From Greece's Tiryntha Prison

Four inmates escaped at noontime on Wednesday from southern Greece's prison of Tiryntha. It was realized by the guards during the noon roll call that four inmates were missing, including two Albanian nationals, one Egyptian and one Moroccan. Local police authorities...

One Inmate Dead After Fight in Greece's Nigrita Prison

An unfortunate and fatal incident took place in Northern Greece’s Nigrita prison, late on Friday night, when an inmate tragically died after a fight he had with a fellow prisoner. According to media reports, a 43-year-old Russian inmate attacked a...

Man Charged with Murder of American Biologist Suzanne Eaton Remanded into Custody

The 27-year-old man who has been charged with the murder of the 60-year-old American biologist Dr. Suzanne Eaton was remanded in custody on Friday. This happened immediately after the suspect testified before an examining magistrate of the city of Chania,...

Makronissos Exile Island Declared an Archaeological Site

The island of Makronissos has been declared an archaeological site by a unanimous decision of the Central Archaeological Council. The recommendation was made by the Cyclades Antiquities Ephorate that has been conducting excavations on and around the island the last...

Greek Justice Minister Debunks Reports That 17N Terrorists Could Get Early Release

Michael Kalogirou, Greece's Justice Minister, has claimed that reports suggesting that prominent "November 17" (17N) terrorists could get an early release are ''false''. New provisions in Greece's penal code came into effect on Monday, and there is fear that some...