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Golden Dawn Prepares Election Campaign in Greek Jail

A Greek appeals prosecutor has refused to let the Golden Dawn members currently in jail take a furlough in order to participate in their party’s political campaign for the upcoming January 25 elections. The request has been submitted by Golden Dawn leader...

Anarchist Nikos Romanos Ends Hunger Strike

The 21-year-old anarchist Nikos Romanos who had been convicted of robbery ended his hunger strike after 31 days when Greece 's  parliament voted on a new amendment that allows him to attend university courses under electronic supervision. Meanwhile, SYRIZA characterized...

Court of Human Rights Slams Greece for Inhumane Detention Conditions

On Thursday, the Court of Human Rights accepted the appeal of 16 prisoners of Greek, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish and American origin currently held in detention in Nafplio. Greece was condemned for the violation of Article 3 of the Human Rights...

Human Rights Court Condemns Greece

The Human Rights Court condemned Greece today, May 29 for violations of Article 3 of the Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits any inhuman and degrading treatment, by judging the appeal  “Tsokas and others” against Greece. The case was...

Trikala Prison To Be Turned into Tsitsanis Museum

The main building of the old prison in Trikala, Greece, will be turned into Tsitsanis Museum, according to Kostas Agorastos, Thessaly's regional governor. Greek media report the budget for the project is 2.8 million euros and will be 85% co-financed by the...

Immigrants Willingly Stay in Greek Jails Longer Than Necessary

According to president of the Greek correctional officers Spyros Karakitsos, interviewed by the newspaper To Vima, decades of immigrants who have served their sentence imposed by Greek courts remain in prison as "guests" because it is impossible to get deported. Everyone...