Jailed Greek youth protest icon allowed to attend uni, ends hunger strike
RT, December 11, 2014
The 21-year-old Greek anarchist—radicalized after witnessing the police killing of a close friend—has ended a month long hunger strike as officials passed an amendment allowing prisoners to attend university classes, quelling a wave of violent protests.
Nikos Romanos, who is serving a 16-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery last February, was being held at a hospital in critical condition when he was told of the new legislation. The student had begun refusing liquids on Wednesday morning prior to learning of the reform.