[ 24. Nov 2012 ]

Uprising in Komotini detention center

Following the events of last Sunday in Corinth detention centre, on 23rd of November 2012 the detainees of Komotini started an uprising. reported that gun shots have been heard from within the prison and smoke was seen. A solidarity demonstration was held outside the detention center this afternoon, while extra police forces arrived to "control" the situation.

The new mass detention centres in Corinth, Komotini, Xanthi, amigdaleza and Drama are hosting huge numbers of detainees (200-800) under miserable conditions. Only last month the detainees heard of the new law extending detention periods. Desperate and without any information on the period they will have to survive there they have started protesting first in Corinth and now in Komotini.

Source and short Video from the uprising @ ::