Domokos prisoners launch hunger strike over Type C wing

Domokos Prison inmates Nikos Maziotis, Costas Gournas and Dimitris Koufodinas announced on Monday they were going on a hunger strike in a call for the abolition of the Type C maximum-security prison wing at the penitentiary facilities in central Greece, among other demands.

In two different statements posted on a local anti-establishment website, all three demanded the abolition of anti-terrorist laws, special courts and maximum-security prisons, as well as the release of convicted November 17 member Savvas Xeros, who has serious health problems.

Maziotis and Gournas are serving 50-year sentences each for their role in urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle, while Koufodinas is serving multiple life sentences for his participation in the November 17 terrorist group.