Athens. Greece. The pre-removal Aliens’ detention center of Attiki, in Tavros (Petrou Ralli), once again comes under the spotlight as a quagmire of sexual abuse for detained women.Continue reading #Athens, #Greece: Sexual abuse plagues Petrou Ralli amid further oppression of detainees
The hellhole of Petrou Ralli Aliens’ Pre-removal Detention Center of Attiki, in Tavros, is perhaps the worst environment that a human being who the state and EU deem “illegal” (solely for the fact s/he/@ lacks proper documentation) can experience while in Greece. Detention in this prison normally lasts for months, exceeding the legal time limits, with cases of individuals abandoned there for up to 18 months. Conditions at Petrou Ralli fail to meet even the minimum requirements of a prison: hygiene is unacceptable, meals are inedible, the mattresses are full of bugs, and the blankets unwashed. The most basic cleaning and disinfection procedures are not carried out.Continue reading #Athens: News from Petrou Ralli
HUNGER STRIKE: Today 11 / July on the 2nd floor in the D4 ward, the three detainees mentioned in this article continue their hunger strike. We have no confirmation as to whether others, in different wards of Petrou Ralli Police Detention center, are also on hunger strike… Solidarity with the hunger strikers! No one is illegal, no one is invisible. Immediate release for all detainees! The passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons! Detention centers cannot improve, they can only be destroyed. SOLIDARIANS for PETROU RALLIContinue reading #Athens: News from the Hellhole of Petrou Ralli
Athens. Greece. While we are all shut up in our homes, many are still imprisoned in hellholes. A chronicle of the Holy Week, when despair reaches a peak in Petrou Ralli detention centre.Continue reading #Athens, #Greece: Torture in Petrou Ralli never ends
Athens. Visits to the Petrou Ralli detention centre have now been banned due to measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, all the essential items that you donated were packaged and delivered to the detained women on Thursday, March 26th. The same will be done, wherever possible, throughout April and May… until the detention centre empties!Continue reading #Athens, #Greece: Call for solidarity with detained women at Petrou Ralli prison
Athens. Greek territory. Our last visit to Petrou Ralli detention center, 16/1/2020, was different from all the others. We were not allowed to meet on the terrace, but only in two dark visiting rooms, while at the same time in the adjacent rooms women were having their personal visits from 16.00-18.00. The lights, as in the past, were by chance burnt out, again. We got the permit 10.45 am the same day, with the right for only six (6) people to visit instead of twelve (12) people as requested, and between 15:00-18:00 instead of 18: 00-21: 00, for security reasons, as was written on the document.Continue reading #Athens: 2nd denunciation letter from Petrou Ralli detention center
Athens (Greek territory). In the female section of the detention center of Petrou Ralli, 16 prisoners, Syrian and two Palestinian, started a hunger strike, yesterday Saturday, November 2, 2019, in protest, because although they are a long-time prisoners, eg. two months, some others even more, they have no idea when they are to be transferred to the islands where they got their fingerprints, to finish the process of asylum.Continue reading Petrou Ralli prison, #Athens: Start of Hunger Strike, November 2, 2019
Athens: This report is from a recent conversation with a woman migrant who was detained in Petrou Ralli prison for 3 months. She talks about the terrible situation in Petrou Ralli prison. In fact she did not want to use the word ‘prison’ for Petrou Ralli, rather she calls it ‘hell’.Continue reading #Athens: Report of rape of men prisoners by cops in #PetrouRalli detention centre
A conversation between female comrades of the Community of Kukaki’s Squats and eight ex-detained migrants from Algeria – known from the case of the “8 of Petrou Ralli”.
Statement by City Plaza Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space.