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[Athens] CCF escape case trial: Statement of Athena Tsakalou to the court

Below is the statement of Athena Tsakalou (the mother of CCF anarchist prisoners Christos Tsakalos and Gerasimos Tsakalos) which was read out in Koridallos prison court by her defense lawyer in late June 2016, while the CCF escape case trial was still underway.

I haven’t chosen silence, even though it expresses me on many […]

Koridallos prison, Athens: Summary of sentences in the CCF escape case trial

On July 8th 2016, the Koridallos prison court – presided over by special judge Asimina Yfanti – convicted all members of the anarchist revolutionary organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, who were accused of placing an explosive device at Koridallos tax office; sending a parcel bomb to the police station in Itea (in retaliation for […]

Athens: CCF escape case trial set for February 15th 2016

February 15th: Trial date for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan – Prosecution against relatives of political prisoners

The trial concerning the plan of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades to escape from Koridallos prisons has been set for February 15th. A total of 28 people are accused in this trial. Conspiracy of Cells […]

Greek prisons: Evi Statiri has announced a hunger strike after being denied release

From March 2nd to April 4th 2015, the ten imprisoned members of the anarchist urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-FRI, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Christos Tsakalos, Olga Ekonomidou, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polidoros, Panagiotis Argirou, Damiano Bolano and Theofilos Mavropoulos — along with anarchist captive Angeliki Spyropoulou — conducted an exhaustive hunger […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist captive Angeliki Spyropoulou stopped hunger strike

On April 4th 2015, anarchist prisoner Angeliki Spyropoulou announced the end of her hunger strike, considering that the demand for the release of both relatives of CCF members is soon to be met. Below is an excerpt from her statement.

(…) Thus, after 32 days, and as the mother of the comrades as well as the […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Words of Evi Statiri from prison

On April 1st, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the Tsakalos brothers) stated that she refuses to walk out of prison until her daughter-in-law is also granted release. The two women, who were remanded in custody over the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire intended prison escape, are currently sharing a cell in Koridallos prison.

The next day, CCF […]

“Kafka’s Hell” – An open letter from Athena Tsakalou (April 1st, 2015)

If the judicial authorities have the power to make the world succumb to their laws and what’s more to the overcoming of laws, this doesn’t prove that quality prevails, but rather that they can turn the world into Kafkaesque hell.

There are certain occurrences that make you stand before yourself and ask yourself, what is it […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Athena Tsakalou granted conditional release from prison

On March 31st 2015, a judicial council permitted the release of Athena Tsakalou, mother of the Tsakalos brothers, under restrictive conditions: bail of 10,000 euros, obligation to check in to a police station three times a month, ban on exiting the country, and prohibition on leaving Salamina (Salamis Island), which means that, if her sons […]

Argentina: Train lines sabotaged in Buenos Aires

Everything in the cities is designed to promote and perpetuate the constant flow of merchandize, be it human or not. Millions of pesos are invested in the remodeling of train stations or into the inauguration of new ones, in the construction and maintenance of motorways, in technological mechanisms of control and repression, in resources for […]

Greece: Angeliki Spyropoulou and Christos Rodopoulos held in pretrial detention

Today, March 5th 2015, Angeliki Spyropoulou was sent to pretrial detention in Koridallos prison, accused of involvement in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan. The comrade has been on hunger strike since the day of her arrest (2/3) for the immediate release of the mother and the wife (both remanded since 3/3) of […]

Athens: Angeliki Spyropoulou on hunger strike too

Since Saturday, February 28th, 2015, six persons have been arrested in relation to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan. Two of the arrestees have reportedly been released. However, the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the wife of the latter have been remanded to prison, absurdly accused of involvement in the Conspiracy […]

Koridallos prisons: The CCF imprisoned members go on hunger strike

On March 2nd 2015, cops arrested Angeliki Spyropoulou, who was wanted by authorities in relation to the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan.

However, the police have also arrested a close friend of the brother of Giorgos Polidoros, a personal friend of Athena Tsakalou (mother of the Tsakalos brothers), Athena Tsakalou herself, […]