Statement of prisoners held in the C type high security prison of Domokos – Greece

via actforfree : original source Persona Non Grata

We, the prisoners, who live and die like animals in these prisons –warehouses for humans, denounce those who created these prisons,in the first place the former Minister Athanasiou, as responsible. These chiefs have spent huge amounts, especially for electronic surveillance and external security by over-equipped special police forces, however they are criminally indifferent to our life and health. Also, they ignore their own laws, prison rules and internal arrangements, that are there to assure medical and pharmaceutical treatment for prisoners.

So, in Domokos prison there are no doctors, nurses or even social workers. Therefore, in the Greek legislation a death penalty might not exist, but in Greek prisons that penalty is being imposed in practice.

Today, at 4:00 a.m., in D2 wing, we lost another fellow inmate, Mexas Alcibiades, 52 years old. He had been asking for a doctor from 12 noon, yesterday, a doctor whom we have never had in this prison.

For this death, which could have been avoided, we consider responsible, as well as the political leadership of the Ministry, the manager Kostara Th., also the prosecutor Theologiti, for the lack of prompt transportation to the hospital. This death adds itself to a long list of dead prisoners, including that of Galanis Manolis, also from the wing D2, who died two months ago.

We urge the Justice Minister, Nikos Paraskevopoulos, to publicly commit that there will be 24 hour medical cover in the prison.
Also, we call on him to visit the prisons himself to see their tragic and criminal deficiencies.

Until then, we declare that we are refusing to enter the cells or to take prison rations.

All prisoners of wing E1

Varelas Vasileios
Kostas Gournas
Eltsimpah Mohammed
Koufontinas Dimitris
Maziotis Nikos
Makadasidis Alexandros
Meletis Alexandros
Meletis Konstantinos
Merkoyri Ramadan
Naxakis Giannis
Sofianidhs Georgios

Tuesday 03 February 2015

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