Greek prisons: Joint statement of prisoners in Koridallos

Today, March 29th, we the prisoners in the first wing of Koridallos men’s prison refuse to enter in the cells at noon as a minimum token of protest against the military-style invasion of the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist units that conducted unannounced inspections and cell searches on the night of March 28th until the morning hours.

If the Greek police want to make a coup d’état in prisons by beating and torturing inmates, they should know that this provocation will not go unanswered.

At the same time, the ministry of ‘Justice’ through its current head Antonis Roupakiotis, and under the orders of the minister of Public Order Nikos Dendias, promotes fascist bills against us, which include regulations on restriction of our right to days of leave from prison as well as an introduction of the use of electronic tracking bracelets for prisoners. They will meet our embattled opposition wherever we will deem it necessary, outside the prison cells, in the corridors, on the rooftops.

We will respond to the violence of cops with the violence of dignity.

Regarding the escape of 11 prisoners from the prison of Trikala (on March 22nd, 2013): no laws or institutions can prevent the inalienable right of prisoners to their freedom. Good luck to the escapees.

Strength and solidarity to all prisoners in Trikala who were beaten by cops.

Prisoners from the 1st wing of Koridallos men’s prison

(Statement co-signed by 350 prisoners)

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