SOME UPDATES : Concerning Anarchists and fighters who are hostages in the hell-holes of Greek democracy.
Revolutionary Struggle case 2nd trial update.
The proposition of the prosecutor for the 2nd trial of the Revolutionary Struggle case was postponed for Wednesday 24/02/16. The judges refused to appoint a new lawyer for Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis, who on his request released his lawyer. Nikos Maziotis left today’s session and the judges decided to postpone it.
The judges show their coup-d’état-like behaviour once again, since they are rushing to complete the trial – as they have stated themselves – so that the 18 month detention period of Adonis Staboulos does not end. And they are willing to even leave the accused without lawyers.
denounce the arbitrariness and leave thecourtroom of the 2nd trial of R.S. 24/02/16
“Because our presence in this trial leaves gained or lost ground at a
political and procedural level, which will affect similar trials in the
future, we cannot but denounce the refusal to appoint an advocate for our fellow accused as he demanded. Combined with the speed the trial is being carried out because of pressure by the judges so that the 18month detention period does not end, this latest incident confirms the arbitrariness that the special courts and special anti-terrorist laws enforce. For all these reasons we are leaving today’s court session.”
24/02/16 Update on trial in appeals court , of Anarchist communist Tassos Theophilou
the court decided to continue the trial on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
On 24/02/16 begins the trial of anarchist Fotis Tziotzis
who is accused of armed robbery and attempted homicide of DIAS cops. A month after the arrests a snitch, also accused of the robbery, gave the comrade’s name and signed everything the cops told him to. The last pieces of the puzzle were filled in by well-wishing citizens and cops, who with their testimonies contributed once more to a vengeful arrest of a comrade. Excerpt from the first letter of anarchist Fotis when he was arrested.
‘In the early hours of Tuesday 12/05/2015, while eating with a friend at a restaurant, I am detained by cops of the ‘crimes against life and property’ force and taken to the Thessaloniki police headquarters. There, after a few hours I am informed that I am accused of armed robbery of a supermarket and attempted homicide against police.
I deny all charges and refuse to cooperate with them at any level, a fact that led them to add contempt to the charges since I refused to give them a dna sample or fingerprints.
They will not break me this time either. We continue with head held high. Strength and freedom to the real fighters.
Fotis Tziotzis, Diavata prisons”
23/02/16 A new search in female prisons of Koridallos
A new search, the second in less than 60 days, took place last night in the special underground section of the female prisons of Koridallos where members of armed organizations are held. (R.S. – C.C.F. – 17N) The search lasted for some time and all the comrades’ cells were searched extensively, as well as the communal spaces and the yard. Just like a few days before, they found nothing this time either. All this took place after 22:00 because of the mobilizations of the special underground section demanding the immediate transfer of Fabio Dousko from GADA (Athens police headquarters) where he was being held illegally, to Koridallos prisons, as well as the removal of the prison director.
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