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#Greece: Brutal beatings of female prisoners during raid by riot squad in #Thiva prison

Eleonas. Greece. April 10, 2020. As soon as the prisoners in Thiva prisons announced their decision to continue their mobilization, they received the special treatment by powerful police forces, which had been supposedly hauled after yesterday’s uprising. And, as was reported, the cops sent many injured women to hospital.

Originally published by Athens Indymedia. Slightly edited by Enough 14.

However, last night’s mass and relentless beatings by the MAT (riot squad) who raided the prison, invaded the cells dragging and beating the women savagely, are unprecedented. Even an epileptic woman was hit fiercely on her head. It is obvious what the answer of the ministry and of the prison management is to the just demands of the prisoners. Even institutional agents* have made reports, a few days prior to these events, about the appalling conditions in Greek prisons, about arbitrary detention, terrible incarceration conditions, overcrowded prisons, police stations and migrant detention centers, psychiatric wards etc. (* the Committee of the European Council for human rights, during their 10 day visit to Greece, report of the UN representative, Amnesty International about the death of the prisoner).

This morning the women who resisted and mobilized are going to be indited to the prosecutor. First in line is the political prisoner Pola Roupa.

Eleonas, Thiva Prisons, April 10, 2020

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