Inmate with cancer granted early release

A prison inmate who got cancer in 2011 and whose illness developed rapidly, apparently due to lack of treatment, has been granted early release after appealing to the European Court of Human Rights, Kathimerini understands.

The inmate, who was jailed after receiving a long jail term in 2008, was left without therapy for 14 months after the cancer was diagnosed and as a result it metastasized to the point that the man is now in the final stages of his illness, the court heard.