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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...

Mitsotakis: We Will Abolish Paraskevopoulos’ Law for Prisoners

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday he will abolish the so-called “Paraskevopoulos law” which allows criminals who have served part of their sentence to be released from prison, in an attempt to relieve prison overcrowding. “Innocent citizens are...

Criminal Appeals Court Rejects Tsohatzopoulos Request for Release From Jail

A five-member Criminal Appeals Court on Wednesday again rejected a request filed by jailed former Greek minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos for his release from prison. This is the fourth time that a petition requesting Tsohatzopoulos' release and a suspension of...

UN: Refugee Children Should Not Be Detained in Greek Prison Cells

Francois Crepeau, special UN rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, urged Greece on Monday to stop detaining refugee and migrant children in police cells. Following a fact-finding mission to the country from May 12 to 16, Crepeau called...

Workers Find Escape Route in Domokos Prison, Investigation Underway

Workers in Domokos prison discovered a long tunnel under the shower in a cell, indicative of prisoners planning an escape route. It is unknown to authorities who the prisoners are and what their plan was exactly. Thus far it is...

Obstructing Public Transportation Routes Could Land You Behind Bars

  The Greek Government decided to tighten the legislation regarding the obstruction of public transport. In particular the Greek Government with an amendment that was included in the bill of the Cohabitation Agreement for homosexual couples, modified the Article of...

Greek-Australian Travel Agent Sentenced to Prison

Greek-Australian travel agent Alexandra Kamitsis was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison this week for fraud, after she admitted to spending money she obtained for pensioner travel concessions on her family and friends. Furthermore, the former...

Greek Prison Guards Find Tunnel in Inmate's Cell

A Greek prison is on lockdown after the discovery of a tunnel that could have been used for a future escape. While searching the cell of an inmate, prison guards of the Trikala Prison in Northern Greece found an entrance to...

Greek-Australian Businessman Admits to Falsifying Customs Documents

Greek-Australian businessman John Poulakis, from Coburg, Victoria admitted to falsifying customs documents in order to pay less duty. The 57-year-old man who owns the high-end Melbourne-based men's clothing store Harrolds had been importing suits from Europe, undervaluing their original prices...

Greece Aims to Improve Conditions Within Greek Prisons

The Greek government has approached the Council of Europe to launch a program that aims to improve conditions within Greek prisons. The programme will be a cooperation between the Greek Justice Ministry and the European Council, Kathimerini newspaper reports. Eftychis Fytrakis, the general...