Prison employees condemn attacks on colleagues

Prison employees condemn attacks on colleagues

Greece’s Federation of Prison Employees has condemned what it said was another instance of violence against colleagues at the Diavata penitentiary near Thessaloniki.

In a statement Thursday, the federation said a guard and an officer were violently beaten by a foreign inmate on Sunday evening during cell-closing time and were rushed to hospital.

The statement said that one of the victims sustained serious face injuries and will undergo surgery. Another guard was also threatened with a knife, the statement said.

“We unequivocally condemn this violent incident and demand a full and quick investigation of the case,” the federation said, adding that similar incidents have occurred in the past at other prisons around the country.

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