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Miserable conditions in Korydallos prison hospital

08 December 2015 / 16:12:28  GRReporter
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The living conditions of patients in Korydallos prison hospital are still miserable and the government’s promises are still only on paper.

In search of an immediate solution to the enormous problems faced by them and having refused medical care for 23 days, the sick prisoners in Korydallos have decided to intensify their action and announced on Twitter the launch of a hunger strike.

Photo: Twitter

The prisoners are complaining of the miserable hospital conditions, requesting a meeting with the Minister of Justice. As they state on the Twitter profile @kolastirio, the prisoners can no longer stand the terrible conditions and the fact that people are dying because the state has actually abandoned them.

In particular, the sick prisoners state, "We are counting our dead in Korydallos hell" and report on two more patients from jail who are dying and who are in public hospitals at present. They note that another prisoner, who was suffering from late-stage cancer, died in the prison hospital on 6 December.

A photo posted on Twitter by a prisoner.

The prisoners in hospital are accusing the government of being negligent of them and of having left them to rot in jail, thus making a bad impression, since one would expect a leftist government to be more sensitive.

Meanwhile, according to information from the Athens News Agency, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was informed of the problem and met today with the responsible Ministers for Justice. Nikos Paraskevopoulos. and for Health, Andreas Xanthos. During the meeting, the Prime Minister became aware of the plan developed to improve the conditions in the prison hospital and requested that the necessary measures be taken at accelerated rates.

Tags: Prison hospitalKorydallosHunger strike
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