So Greece has Syriza, a supposed party of the people, but the state apparatus under their control, still treats political prisoners in an inhumane manner. Nothing has changed in the manner of treatment of those who are in prison for their desire to destroy the capitalist system and replace it with a system of justice for all. Prison conditions in Greece are among the worst in Europe, and the prison hospital is not a hospital, but a dumping hole for sick prisoners. Due to unjust laws and draconian conditions, hunger strikes in Greek prisons are an ongoing affair.
This latest update from Contra Info, on Dimitris Koufontinas, who has been on hunger strike since March 2nd.
Since yesterday morning, March 21st, hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas (convicted 17N member) has been transferred from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where he’s being held in a room-cell with no window. In addition to the miserable conditions, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, for supporters to communicate with any prisoner who may find themselves moved to this hospital.
Can any society that treats people in this inhumane fashion be called civilised? States may raise the flag of democrat, left of centre, social democrat, liberal or whatever, and all claim to be for the people, but they all retain and expand their prison system, and it is there for the one specific purpose, to protect their power and privileges.