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Greece: Words from Angeliki Sotiropoulou as regards the new type C prison in Domokos

Once again—as expected, of course—the state and the media of deception are trying to sow fear and terror. All prisons in Greece, other than the agricultural ones, are and have always been maximum-security facilities. Especially the basement in Koridallos women’s prison, where the ‘17 November’ case prisoners have lived over the last twelve and a half years, is demonstrably the most heavily guarded section. Therefore, they have established isolation prisons, rather than maximum-security prisons. Outside a state of rights, they want to make these prisoners invisible. All arguments of the extreme right-wingers who passed and applied the respective law are based on deceit and lies. Christodoulos Xiros [recaptured on January 3rd] did not escape from any prison, no matter if they invoke security reasons or gaps. He left his house. We are thus faced with an outright vindictiveness towards political enemies and mainly a vulgar political exploitation for cheap communication purposes. The new pre-election TV ad of the extreme right-winger Samaras identifies the jihadists with fighters of armed counter-violence organizations, showing the real reasons for the creation of these prisons, as well as their huge panic. I wonder: where else does fascism originate from? Over there—I mean Domokos prison—nothing has changed; all is as it was before, just like at every other prison. All they did differently is discover after twelve and a half years that suddenly these people have become dangerous—one of them is 72 years old—and took them away from their families, as much as possible for the time being, to inflict more problems upon them. We endure it; they might as well send us to the borders.

Words from the former political prisoner Angeliki Sotiropoulou—companion of Dimitris Koufontinas, who is currently held in the type C prison of Domokos—broadcasted during an internet radio show (January 15th, 2015)

Greece: ‘War Communique’ of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire anarchist prisoners

Note of Contra Info:

In early January 2014, while on furlough, Christodoulos Xiros, convicted member of the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization 17 November (17Ν), did not voluntarily return to prison. The Greek police placed a huge bounty on his head, in addition to launching a series of raids in Athens and Thessaloniki at the homes of comrades.

After a year, on January 3rd, 2015, Christodoulos Xiros was spotted and recaptured near Anavyssos, Attica, without resisting his arrest. His ‘safe-house’ was extensively searched by antiterrorist cops who found firearms, explosives and other items inside, including a forged ID card with the photo of a young woman—whose real first name appears to be Angeliki. That same night, the 1st wing of Koridallos men’s prison was raided by state-security agents and the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist unit, and a short time later two imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Christos Tsakalos, as well as two other incarcerated comrades accused of alleged participation in the same anarchist revolutionary organization, Andreas Tsavdaridis (who took responsibility for an incendiary package mailing by the FAI-IRF cell ‘Commando Mauricio Morales’) and Spyros Mandylas, were separated from the general prison population and moved to the dungeon cells of Koridallos women’s prison. The morale of the four prisoners remains strong.

Amid pre-election period, the state mechanisms have led a media-feeding frenzy, in search of individuals who may be linked to Christodoulos Xiros and/or CCF prisoners. The cops also raided houses in a couple of other Greek towns, and released the image of the woman pictured in that fake ID. What’s more, the police claimed to have found notes indicating a plan to assault Koridallos prisons in Athens, with the purpose of helping CCF members escape. In response to police reports about the ‘prevention of a terrorist attack’ relating to this prison escape case, the ten imprisoned members publicly sent their strength and solidarity to the unnamed persons who are wanted in connection to the escape plan in support of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

Below is the latest open letter of CCF comrades from Koridallos prisons.

WAR COMMUNIQUE

“First I shot him in the mouth to stop him talking crap;
then I shot him in the arm to stop him writing crap”
Jacques Mesrine on the kidnapping of a French journalist

The filthy war and the vulgarity of journalists as regards the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire intended prison escape have no end. They have been targeting comrade Angeliki, emotionally blackmailing her parents, and spreading vile lies about her alleged involvement as an intimate friend of the arrestee.

Angeliki is an intimate friend of insurgency, anarchy, freedom.

Struggle and anarchy would be the only feasible reality if there were more people like Angeliki.

SCUMBAGS SNITCHES JOURNALISTS – WE WILL TAKE REVENGE.

SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH by any means possible to comrade Angeliki
and to all those wanted in connection to the same case.

The Cells will always stand by you…

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Prisoners Cell

Olga Ekonomidou
Giorgos Polidoros
Michalis Nikolopoulos
Giorgos Nikolopoulos
Gerasimos Tsakalos
Christos Tsakalos
Haris Hadjimihelakis
Damiano Bolano
Theofilos Mavropoulos
Panagiotis Argirou

Translated from Greek from Asirmatista (January 7th, 2015)