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Two die in riot at Greek jail

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By Euronews
Two die in riot at Greek jail

<p>Two people have been killed and 21 injured in a riot at Korydallos prison in Athens.</p> <p>The violence is said to have been caused by a conflict between rival Albanian and Pakistani gangs. Inmates attacked each other with makeshift knives.</p> <p>International human rights groups have previously expressed concern over inhumane treatment of detainees and overcrowding at Korydallos. </p> <p>In February 2014, some Korydallos prisoners took part in a hunger strike to protest what they said were the prison’s appalling living conditions. </p> <p>Detainees reported being forced to beg for medical care and media reports discovered the prison’s hospital was 140 people over capacity. </p> <p>Many of the prisoners suffered from such contagious diseases as <span class="caps">HIV</span>, tuberculosis and hepatitis.</p>