Greek prisons: Updates on the hunger strike of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

Athens Polytechnic School, Exarchia: Solidarity with anarchist N. Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11
East side Thessaloniki: Solidarity with anarchist prisoner N. Romanos – Hunger strike since 10/11
Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kozani: Solidarity with N. Romanos, who is on hunger strike since 10/11 because he has not been granted student attendance furloughs from Koridallos prison
Chania, Crete: “Never again slaves, never again with downcast eyes, never again alone; forever on the opposite riverbank, forever insurrectionists and profane, forever on the path of free humans; forever, do you hear me?” [thoughts of Nikos Romanos written in November 2013] Strength to anarchist N. Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11
Zografou campus, Athens: Asphyxiating for a breath of freedom – Solidarity with anarchist N. Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11 – No comrade left alone in the hands of the State

A doctor who examined the comrade at Koridallos prison on Thursday morning, November 13th – during the fourth day of hunger strike – reports that 21-year-old Nikos Romanos has lost 3.2 kg of body weight and feels intense weakness and fatigue even after very mild exertion, such as walking from the cell to the prison infirmary. His blood glucose level (measured by finger stick) was 64.

Between the 13th and the 14th of November, 75 prisoners in the Ε wing of Koridallos men’s prison abstained from meals in solidarity with their fellow inmate Romanos.

Comrades from Athens solidarity assembly, which was organized especially for this case, inform that the special appellate judge Eftichis Nikopoulos formally rejected the motion of educational furloughs that Romanos is entitled to since September 2014. Prior to the hunger strike, the same interrogator said he was not competent to decide on the matter; on Thursday, however, he notified the prison board that the comrade’s request is denied.

On the 19th of November, at 18:00, there will be another assembly in the Athens Polytechnic School (Gini building) in Exarchia, where people in solidarity will be able to hear directly from anarchist Nikos Romanos – through phone call – about his current struggle.