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Inmate at Greece's Trikala Prison Dies from Head Injury

An unfortunate incident took place in Central Greece's Trikala prison on Friday, when an inmate tragically died after a fight he had with a fellow prisoner. According to the state-run AMNA news agency, by the time police authorities found the 60-year...

One Dead, Several Injured in Clashes Between Inmates in Greek Prison

At least one person died and seven were injured in clashes between prisoners at Korydallos prison in Athens, on Thursday evening. According to preliminary reports, the clashes broke out in the psychiatric ward of the prison. Reports said the victim, whose...

Greek Ministry of Justice Refutes Reports on Terrorist Koufontinas' New Furlough

The Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights denied Saturday reports suggesting that the terrorist of ''November 17'' group Dimitris Koufontinas was granted another 6-day furlough. Earlier on Saturday, many Greek media outlets reported that Dimitris Koufontinas, a 61-year-old senior...

Manhunt Underway For Two Korydallos Prison Escapees

Two prisoners from Athens' Korydallos high-security prison of broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, forcing the Greek capital's police authorities to launch an extensive manhunt to locate and arrest the inmates, who are Albanian nationals. The two Albanians were...

Gold-Smuggling Suspects to be Released From Jail

The eight suspects who had been arrested and held on charges of illegally smuggling gold out of the country are set to be released, most likely as soon as Wednesday evening, according to a decision by the Council of...

Former Gold Smuggling Suspects to be Released from Jail

Eight of the suspects who had been arrested and held on charges of illegally smuggling gold out of Greece will be released from jail, their lawyers claimed on Tuesday. The lead prosecutor handling the case decided to release the men...

Greek Convicted Terrorist Koufontinas Granted New Prison Leave

Dimitris Koufontinas, a 60-year-old senior member of the November 17 terrorist group, will be granted a new 6-day furlough from the minimum security prison he has been held in since last summer, near Volos in Central Greece. He is believed...

Inmates Hold Protest in Greek Prison

Greek authorities are locked into talks on Saturday with inmates at Korydallos maximum security prison to convince them to stop their protest and return to their cells. Inmates refused to return to their cells and remained in the common areas...

Cypriot Convict Begs Wardens to Stay in Prison

A 25-year-old man in Cyprus refused to leave the central prisons after his release as he had nowhere else to go, it was reported on Wednesday. According to the Politis news daily, the 25-year-old, who was sentenced to 45 days...

Missing Passport Delays Former Minister’s Release From Prison

Former defense minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos stayed in prison one more day on Tuesday as his lawyers searched for their client’s old passport, which has to be submitted to the authorities before he is released, sources from his environment said...