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Ani’s father in a cell for child killers under constant observation

07 May 2015 / 10:05:47  GRReporter
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The police convoy arrived at the entrance of the prison on the island of Corfu at 06:10 pm on Wednesday and the 27-year-old father of murdered Ani Borisova with a black hood over his head got out of one of the cars, surrounded by policemen. The convoy had set off from Athens Wednesday morning and got on the ferry at Igoumenitsa port under draconian security measures.

    The Bulgarian child killer was placed in an isolated cell that was built specifically for Manolis Douris and remained in prison folklore namely as Manolis Douris’ cell. Ani’s father will be under constant security there and under the daily supervision of security cameras. He will have no contact with the rest of the prisoners in the building and he will be taken out for a walk in the courtyard when the other inmates are in their cells.
    Manolis Douris was convicted of sexual abuse and murder of his 6-year-old son, who was found dead on 31 December 1993. The judicial authorities decided to send him to the same Corfu prison but during his transfer to the island he was beaten by other prisoners, recidivists, led by the unwritten law that "there is no place for child killers in prison".
    Manolis Douris was continuously abused behind bars, in a particularly cruel way, and the authorities were forced to move him to different prisons. Douris changed prisons four times in the course of two years. On 24 February 1996, Manolis Douris was found dead in his cell in Tripoli prison - he hanged himself on the cable TV.
    Corfu prison is known for its strict regime. It was built during the British rule of the island in the period 1831-1832 and its architecture and construction were influenced by the British Panopticon, created by British politician Jeremy Bentham.

A total of 216 convicted persons are serving their sentences in the prison, 75 of them being Greeks and other foreigners, including Bulgarians. According to Secretary General of the Association of Warders in Corfu Manolis Koulouris, the other prisoners made very offensive remarks at the father-killer upon his arrival but there was no unrest in the prison. Koulouris announced that he had visited the Bulgarian man twice and talked with him. He created the impression of a physiological man; he does not cry, does not laugh, he seems calm. "Based on my experience I would not say he is upset," stated the senior warden.
    Manolis Koulouris even allowed himself to ask the father why he had destroyed Ani’s body in this horrible way. "He answered me that he had not done it. His friend had done it before his eyes. So he claimed."


Tags: Ani BorisovaFather killerCorfu prisonManolis Dpuris' cellGreek police
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