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The Albanian who killed a warder has been beaten to death

29 March 2014 / 13:03:10  GRReporter
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The case of the death of the Albanian prisoner, who killed a warder at the prison in Malandrino with a handmade knife, came to a turning point. Coroner Minas Georgiadis’s report speaks of multiple injuries all over his body and a fractured sternum, which was caused by a hard object, possibly a truncheon.

Albanian Illi Kareli who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the prison in Nigrita, Serres, was found dead on Friday evening. The Ministry of Justice has announced that a disciplinary investigation was launched in order to reveal the cause of his death. Sources from the Ministry confirmed that Kareli had bruises upon his arrival at the prison in Nigrita, but he himself did not explain what had caused them.

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''The prosecutor is to blame''

Chairman of the organization of warders in Nigrita Harris Konsolidis said for the Athens News Agency: "The detainee had already been hit when he arrived; pictures were taken of him which are now in the hands of the authorities. There is photographic evidence to demonstrate that."

"There was blood on his clothes when he came, I told him that he should be taken to the doctor, but he refused. There was no doctor in jail in the afternoon; we went to give him first aid, but he did not let us come closer."

"Although he was given food and clothing, he refused to eat, and instead of putting on the clothes we gave him, he took off the clothes he was wearing and remained almost naked... I brought him food and clothes to put on, and asked him if he wanted anything but he did not answer me. He ate nothing, got out of bed twice, undressed, and then went to bed. All he said was "The prosecutor is to blame," added Konsolidis.

"He was up until 7:30 p.m., and then he went to bed. Around 11:00 p.m. I was told that he was not moving. The detainee was monitored continuously, and the fact that he had been lying still for several hours was suspicious. The warder entered his cell around 11:30 p.m. and confirmed that he was not moving. He was immediately transported to the Health Centre in Nigrita. Afterwards, at 12:50 a.m., he was taken to hospital in Serres, where his death was confirmed."

"He was examined by the doctor on duty who confirmed asystole, i.e. death. He had already been dead when he was taken to the hospital," explained Serres hospital director Gregorios Efstatiadis.

"His transfer to the prison in Nigrita was a mistake"

"His transfer to the prison in Nigrita was a mistake. This prison lacks staff. He could have been transferred to a prison with enough warders," said Athanasios Tousios of the organization of warders in Nigrita.

''At the prison in Nigrita, which has been operating for 3.5 years, only three of the five wings are functioning and only 38 internal and 57 external warders guard the prisoners who are 400. At the same time, there is no nurse at the prison and there is a doctor only in the morning," added Tousios. According to him, it is not clear what happened, because the prisoner was in good condition upon his arrival.

According to Serres police Chief Aristothelis Manolas, the atmosphere at the prison in Nigrita is calm and there is no need to send additional police officers.

Malandrino Prison, www.kathimerini.gr

Kareli's body was taken to the morgue of the hospital in Serres after the autopsy.

Prisoners have requested an immediate explanation why Kareli was not rushed to the hospital in Serres in the afternoon, since there was no doctor at the prison.

It is noted that Kareli had stabbed warder George Tsironis three times in Malandrino prison on Tuesday at noon.

Tags: Crime news prison in Nigrita Albanian recidivist murder
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