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Dire conditions of detention, corruption and authoritarianism in Grevena Prison

Grevena March 31st 2016 Prisoners detained in Grevena prison co-signed this letter and sent it to the Ministry of Justice to inform officials regarding the...

Prisoners’ Committee for the Defence of Prisoners Rights sends open letter...

Mr. Paraskevopoulos, It is true that when you succeded Mr. Athanasiou as Minister of Justice, many prisoners hoped that things in Greek prisons would change....

#kolastirio: “We are condemned to die in a country where the...

Angelique Kourounis M.T. is in prison. He has “illegally” managed to obtain a mobile phone. He is the one who has brought the unspeakable...

Defiant of authority: moral panics and the social stigma of imprisonment...

photograph from prison that depicts prisoners raising a banner in support of anarchist hunger striker Evi Statiri who was detained despite lack of incriminating...

G. Kalaitzides: ”Many took advantage of the connotations of anarchism as...

George Kalaitzides, member of the Occupied Social Centre Vox In the early morning hours of the 27th of February, around 3:30 am, I sat...

Understanding #kolastirio: prisoners tell their stories

On the 25th of February a 64 year-old man who suffered from heart disease and respiratory problems died in #Kolastirio. According to prisoners he...

No silence, no compromise, no charity: only solidarity

author: refugee baher Piraeus port. Yesterday -Afghanistan? You can't go through. -Why? I show them a photograph depicting the evacuation of Eidomeni . -Why? There is no answer. Only...

Greece: children behind bars and the need for alternatives to incarceration

Baby suit reads ''Prisoner since birth? NO WAY!'' poster of the Campaign ''NO BABIES BEHIND BARS'' by the Initiative of Prisoners' Rights in Greece Rosa...

Anti-fascist Patrol in Athens (video)

Street musician plays guitar while anti-fascists keep public spaces safe for everyone and amplify a message of no tolerance for any form of fascism...

A year of sorrow

The year 2015 is soon coming to an end and my only thought is that it's one of the worst years in Greek History....