Athens Hunger Striker: I Don’t Want My Parents to Meet with Greek PM

romanos-780Convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since November 10 over the court’s refusal to grant him educational furlough, stated through his lawyer that he firmly opposes Monday’s arranged meeting between his parents and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

In a letter given to his lawyer, the 21-year-old hunger striker says that he understands his parents’ agony over his deteriorating health, but he believes Samaras is well aware of the situation and it is pointless to meet with his parents to turn the tones down.

His lawyer also announced that Romanos will go on thirst strike as well if the amendment for distance learning for prison inmates is voted in parliament.

“I love life and I want to make it more beautiful by getting an education. No one has the right to deprive me of neither,” stated Romanos through his lawyer.

Meanwhile, speaking to Greek newspaper “Ethnos,” Romanos father said that even though he is in pain for his son’s suffering, he supports his moral struggle and stands by his beliefs.