Prisoners riot in Nafplio over inmate’s death

Inmates at Nafplio Prison in the northern Peloponnese on Tuesday burned mattresses in the exercise yard and refused to return to their cells, prompting authorities to call in the riot police to restore order.

According to local media reports, the prisoners were reacting to the death of a 26-year-old Palestinian inmate who had complained to guards of feeling unwell. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was reported to have died of a heart attack.

The news of his death sparked the riot, which was later quelled by police.

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