Greek hunger striker leaves hospital, transferred back to prison

A week after ending a 31-day hunger strike, the anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos was discharged from an Athens hospital and transferred back to Attica’s high-security Korydallos Prison.

The 21-year-old launched a hunger strike on November 10 after authorities refused to grant him furlough to attend classes at Athens’s technical college.

The action prompted hunger solidarity protests in the capital and other cities.

Romanos ended his strike after an amendment was approved in Parliament allowing prisoners to attend classes while wearing a monitoring bracelet.