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Athens: All defendants absolved of charges in Amygdaleza prison riot case

On December 22nd, 2014, the Athens court in Degleri Street unanimously acquitted the 65 migrants from all charges relating to the Amygdaleza prison riot that occurred in August 2013. However, the court dismissed a motion by defense lawyers seeking compensation of several migrants who had been put in pretrial detention on unsustained charges.

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Attica: Noise demo at Amygdaleza detention centre, 30/11/2014

On Sunday, November 30th, 2014, nearly 70 comrades gathered outside the barbed wires of the Amygdaleza concentration camp. Detained migrants, outside the containers, stood on the other side. We saw them and they saw us, we shouted and they shouted back, at some moments we joined our voices: “FREEDOM”. Then we were able to return […]

Athens: Photos from the demonstration in solidarity with migrants

Downtown Athens, October 31st; demo in solidarity with the migrants accused of last year’s uprising at Amygdaleza detention camp (Menidi, Attica); the banner reads: “Let’s demolish the concentration camps and bury the guards under their ruins.”

More photos from the demonstration here.

The trial against the migrants continues on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, at 9am, in the […]

Greece: Update on the case of imprisoned comrade Vaggelis Koutsibelas

Vaggelis Koutsibelas was sentenced to 15 years in prison at first instance, accused of a string of arsons in the city of Trikala. The heavy indictment against him was based largely on statements of a police informant.

On the 17th of June 2014, the comrade’s case was tried in the second instance at the Court of […]

Greece: Call for solidarity gathering at the courthouse in Amfissa

Almost seven years after the Malandrino prison riot, some of the rebellious prisoners stand trial in the town of Amfissa. The poster reads: When spring began at Malandrino prison…

Thousands of prisoners flourished on rooftops, in dark corridors and fetid wings almost in every prison across Greece’s territory. A spark was enough for them to shake […]

Athens: Court ordered that anarchist Kostas Sakkas be released on bail

On January 21st, 2014 Kostas Sakkas was granted conditional release. Α monetary bail of 5,000 euros was imposed against him in addition to existing restrictive conditions.

Koridallos prison, Athens: Open letter of Gerasimos Tsakalos concerning attempted charges against Kostas Sakkas in the CCF case (20.1.2014)

Ever since the escape of urban guerrilla fighter Christodoulos Xiros,* the anti-terrorist force, that promotes itself as the police elite of Power, has unleashed a witch-hunt in an attempt to get revenge and restore their wounded prestige.

In parallel, the mainstream media as if they were the exclusive proprietors and manufacturers of truth consolidate […]

Greece: Solidarity with arrested Kostas Sakkas

Freedom for Kostas Sakkas (threatened with pretrial detention and due to appear in the Athens appeals court on 21.1.2014)

Solidarity from Corfu

On January 18th we smashed an ATM of Emporiki Bank (Commercial Bank of Greece) in the area of Messonghi on Corfu Island, in solidarity with Kostas Sakkas and against all vengeful practices […]

Athens, Greece: Only one month hospitalization for imprisoned guerrilla fighter Savvas Xiros

“Political act is what really counts, not plain words. There are quite many who use big words, and behave differently behind the scenes doing what they do, and by saying this, I do not mean the politicians—their conduct is well known—, I mean people who generally partake in our milieu, so to speak, and use […]

Athens: Responsibility claim for arson on diplomatic corps vehicle

In the early hours of Friday, October 11, 2013 we torched a diplomatic corps van, with vehicle registration plates DC 93-3, at the intersection of Pyrras and Delacroix streets in the area of Neos Kosmos, Athens.

This action is dedicated wholeheartedly to our comrades who are prosecuted for the double robbery in Velventos, Kozani, and will […]

Greece: Open letter from ex-prisoner Chrisovalantis Pouziaritis ahead of his appeal trial on 18.10.2013

My name is Chrisovalantis Pouziaritis, and I’m one of those arrested on December 6th, 2009—sad first anniversary of the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos.

I was caught while walking out of the Thessaloniki university campus. Even though I had nothing incriminating on me (backpack, hood, etc.), two anti-riot squadrons pounced on me and started to beat me. […]

Serres, Northern Greece: Solidarity gathering for antifascists on second trial

“To chase fascists out our neighbourhoods” –antifascists.

In August 2012, two antifascists got arrested shortly after the offices of the Golden Dawn party in Serres were attacked—flags were removed from the building and a slogan was spray-painted on its facade. The first trial turned into farce as the prosecution attacked verbally, which is […]

Switzerland: Mural in Zurich

The mural reads:

“We are growing old among men and women without dreams, strangers in a present time which leaves us no room for outbursts of generosity. The best this society can offer us (a career, a reputation, a sudden, big win, ‘love’) simply doesn’t interest us. Giving orders disgusts us just as much […]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Update on the arrestees of Orfanotrofio squat

On Sunday morning, September 29th there was a solidarity gathering at Thessaloniki courts, where the 30 arrestees from the attempted reoccupation of Orfanotrofio squat were brought before prosecutor. They were charged with disturbing the domestic peace, and illegal occupation of public land (the latter accusation is based on a royal decree).

All comrades have been released. […]

Greece: Cops evicted the Orfanotrofio squat in Thessaloniki

In the morning hours of September 2nd, 2013 the Greek police conducted another anti-squatting operation, this time against the Orfanotrofio squat, a former orphanage in the district of Toumba, Thessaloniki.

Seven squatters were arrested inside the building and charged with violating the law regarding occupation of public buildings, as well as weapon possession (an […]

Hamburg: Attack on courthouse

What cops and other state servants enforce on the streets through control and all-out repression is being legitimized and accomplished by the Court. Every day, in their theatre of ‘justness,’ they decide on people’s future, punish them, lock them up, and destroy lives. Really, a few stones and some paint are not too much to […]

Athens: Counter-information is a weapon

REPRESSION

Solidarity gathering for the 6 arrested during the anarchist intervention at Propylaea (24.4.2013) against the gagging of counter-information media:

Thursday, June 20th, at 10am in Evelpidon courts, Athens

Update, June 20th: The 6 comrades who stood trial were acquitted of all charges. ‘The passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons,’ was chanted by […]

Athens: Update about the Nea Filadelfeia arrestees

Fight the terrorism of Power

Information about the arrest of five anarchists on Tuesday noon, April 30th, the criminal proceedings against them, and the hunger/thirst strike of comrade Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis.

On Tuesday, April 30th, at around 4pm, anarchists Yannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis were arrested on Dekeleias avenue in the district of Nea Filadelfeia, as they were […]

Athens: Anarchist Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis among the lately arrested in Nea Filadelfeia

Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis is an anarchist who was arrested in mid-February 2011 at a random police check in Athens. He was remanded after being charged with ‘weapon possession with intent to supply,’ in accordance with the Greek anti-terrorist law. Dimitris remained in pretrial detention for ten months with no substantial evidence whatsoever against him, until he […]

Athens: Two comrades put on remand

Since February —following the pretrial incarceration of 4 anarchists who took responsibility for the double robbery in Velventos, near the city of Kozani (northern Greece)— arrest warrants had been issued against two suspects who were on the run, namely Fivos Harisis-Poulos and Argyris Ntalios.

As Actforfreedomnow already reported, on April 30th, 2013 both Fivos and Argyris […]

Paris: Update on the appeal trial of Ibrahim El Louar

On April 2nd, 2013, the judges of the court of appeal delivered their verdict on the case of Ibrahim El Louar, who was initially sentenced to two years in prison following an escape from the Palaiseau detention centre for migrants on December 16th, 2012.

In the appeal trial, the charges of attempted evasion of deportation […]

Athens: Oral declaration to the court by Pola Roupa, member of Revolutionary Struggle – October 24th, 2011

Let me begin by commenting on the main accusation against us, that we have founded a ‘terrorist organization,’ by which ‘we were targeting the country’s established constitutional order seeking its overthrow or even its alteration.’ I would like to underline this point. This charge by itself is the biggest proof that this is in fact […]

UK: Self-Organised London buzzing with activity

The Self-Organised London (SOL) squatted social centre continues to resist eviction at Elephant and Castle despite a court of their Order awarding its corrupt owners a possession order three weeks ago.

In truth, the current occupiers never held any hope in the current State-Capital system to yield any justice to the local […]

Paris: Call for solidarity gathering ahead of the appeal trial of Ibrahim El Louar

On January 18th, 2013, the Évry court sentenced Ibrahim El Louar to two year imprisonment and imposed him a fine of 1,200 euros for damages to cops. He is accused of participation in the escape of five persons from the Palaiseau detention centre for migrants on December 16th, 2012.

Ibrahim was finally able to appeal this […]

Greece: Anarchist comrade Vaggelis Koutsibelas sentenced to 15 years in prison

The trial against anarchist Vaggelis Koutsibelas started on March 6th, 2013 in the Larissa mixed criminal court. The comrade has been remanded for almost a year, accused of a string of arson attacks that took place in the city of Trikala during March and April 2012.

In the first day of trial, the defense lawyer refuted […]