RT, “Jailed Greek youth protest icon allowed to attend uni, ends hunger strike,” December 11, 2014

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.

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