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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...

Convicted Former Minister Tsochatzopoulos to Return to Prison

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos will have to return to jail, according to a court decision published on Monday. The former Minister of consecutive PASOK governments, who was granted early release from prison in 2017, will have to return as...

Greek Riot Police Break Up Prison Melee

Greek riot police stormed Athens’ Korydallos prison on Tuesday evening to put a stop to the widespread brawling among inmates which erupted earlier in the day. An Afghan detainee and a prison guard were injured in the clashes. Dozens of...

Riots Erupt Among Inmates at Athens' Korydallos Prison

Widespread brawling among inmates erupted on Tuesday morning in Athens' Korydallos Prison. According to the first information available, the fights, which have also been termed as riots, began in two wings of the prison, the B and E sections. Media reports suggest...

The Greek Jail that Became a Library

The authorities on the island of Crete recently found an innovative way to reuse the former jail for the city of Chania, in order to make it useful for society once again. The Cretans managed to convert their disused prison...

Two "Particularly Dangerous" Convicts Escape from Greek Prison

Greek police have launched a nationwide manhunt after two convicts described as being “particularly dangerous” escaped from Avlona Prison, north of the capital, on Monday night. One of the two convicts, who are both Albanian nationals, has been implicated in...

Vandals Create Unrest in Central Athens in Support of Convicted Terrorist Koufontinas

A group of vandals disrupted traffic on central Athens' Patission Avenue on Monday afternoon, setting trash bins on fire and scattering fliers in support of convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufontinas. The unrest took place outside the Athens University of Economics and...

Athens Felonies Court Reduces Sentence of Anarchist Nikos Romanos

The five-Member Felonies Appeal Court in Athens decided on Monday afternoon to reduce the sentence of convicted Greek anarchist Nikos Romanos from 18 to 14 years. Romanos, a close friend of the late Alexandros Grigoropoulos, the fifteen-year old teenager who was...

Inmate Stabbed to Death in Trikala Prison

A deadly incident in Greece's Trikala prison was made public on Wednesday. An inmate of the prison who was Albanian national was attacked by two Russian inmates during the early hours of May Day and was killed immediately. The two Russian...