On Thursday, the Court of Human Rights accepted the appeal of 16 prisoners of Greek, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish and American origin currently held in detention in Nafplio. Greece was condemned for the violation of Article 3 of the Human Rights Convention, which prohibits inhuman or degrading treatment.
The prisoners had complained about inhumane detention conditions and overcrowding of Nafplio’s prison.
The Court of Human Rights ruled that Greece must compensate each prisoner with an amount ranging between 5,000 and 15,000 euros, as well as 2,000 euros for trial costs and expenses.
Greece has been repeatedly condemned by the European Court and a number of humanitarian organizations for the state of its detention conditions, the mistreatment of prisoners, as well as squalid living conditions in prisons across Greece.