Greek prisons: Nikos Romanos’ request for educational leave denied for the umpteenth time

On June 12th 2015, comrades in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos reported that the Koridallos prison board – the prosecutor Nikolaos Poimenidis, the prison director Charalambia Koutsomichali, and the social work assistant Vassiliki Fragathoula – unanimously rejected the comrade’s request for educational leave, and instead proposed to “facilitate” distance learning examinations inside the Second Chance School of Koridallos prison. The prison board claimed to have based their decision largely on the fact that the special appellate judge Eftichis Nikopoulos recently rejected the possibility of granting Romanos educational furloughs from prison.