Life imprisonment in Greece

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Life imprisonment is legal under the Greek penal code, and is the most severe punishment available under Greek law. It can be imposed for multiple murders, mass murder, treason, terrorism, aircraft hijacking, and aggravated hostage taking. For a single murder, the sentence is 16 years. If there's two murders, the sentence is 20-32 years. If three or more murders are committed, the sentence is life. Parole is not mandatory, and if rejected, the inmate can reapply every 2 years. There are an average of 25 life sentences per year.

The President of Greece can pardon the inmate anytime. For those under the age of 18, the maximum sentence is 20 years' imprisonment.