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Korydallos: Vasilis Dimakis 23 days in hunger strike – Now also thirst strike

Vasilis Dimakis, the incarcerated student who is claiming the right to higher education, has been transferred to Korydallos Prison Hospital but refused to be examined. Since he is now on the 23d day of his hunger strike and aldready started a thirst strike, the doctor there predicted that serious health issues will appear soon and suggested Dimakis’ transfer to a proper hospital.

Originally published by Electra Koutra on Facebook. Translated by Black Cat.

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Korydallos Greece: Vasilis Dimakis 23 in hunger strike – Now also on thirst strike

Vasilis Dimakis, the incarcerated student who is claiming the right to higher education, has been transferred to Korydallos Prison Hospital but refused to be examined. Since he is now on the 23d day of his hunger strike and aldready started a thirst strike, the doctor there predicted that serious health issues will appear soon and suggested Dimakis’ transfer to a proper hospital.

His lawyer posted the following on facebook ” In a state of severe exhaustion, instead of talking about his condition, he spoke about the horrible conditions in Korydallos Prison Hospital. He is housed on the ground floor, a place known as “disciplinary” section, in the room where another prisoner, a seropositive client of mine who had been vindicated by the European Court of Human Rights, recently committed suicide. There is no heating in that room. When he got there, he was told to lie down on a matress covered in dried blood. ‘The blanket is sweating’ he said, “the humidity in the room is too much”.

The toilet is disgusting, filled with dried excrement. ‘I tried to clean them up but the smell is still there’. How can this place be called hospital?’, he said. His activism, his indignation when people are subjected to these conditions “without even realizing that we are not animals” could not abandon this man even in this critical time. ‘Hopefully, my stay here will be over until Monday’ he concluded. ‘I’m not sure what he meant by that, but I know he is not planning to give up. Tomorrow (today, EiE), he turns 39 years old.’


 

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