Judges insist Nigrita guards must be tried over inmate’s death

Thirteen correctional officers are to stand trial over the death of Albanian inmate Ilie Kareli in Nigrita Prison last March after a judicial council in Serres, northern Greece, rejected their appeal against their indictment.

The indictment was issued last October after a judicial investigation found that the inmate had been tortured.

Kareli was transferred to Nigrita last March after killing a guard at Malandrino Prison in central Greece.

CCTV footage subsequently showed him being escorted by guards into a waiting room and then, bruised and half-undressed, to his cell, where he died.