Thirteen correctional officers are to stand trial over the death of Albanian inmate Ilie Kareli in Nigrita Prison last March after a judicial council in Serres, northern Greece, rejected their appeal against their indictment.

The indictment was issued last October after a judicial investigation found that the inmate had been tortured.

Kareli was transferred to Nigrita last March after killing a guard at Malandrino Prison in central Greece.

CCTV footage subsequently showed him being escorted by guards into a waiting room and then, bruised and half-undressed, to his cell, where he died.