Six months ago, two of our comrades fell into the hands of the state. On 14/11/2021, an attack on the Piraeus traffic police with the use of Molotov cocktails. A few kilometres away, in the area of Faliro, a blockade was set up by cops who tried to stop a motorbike with our comrades on board which they refused to stop. The immediate reaction of the uniformed cops was to chase the motorbike and a few meters later to ram them with the police car at high speed and risking their physical integrity. Then after the comrades were arrested, they were taken to the GADA (police HQ) where they were held captive without the possibility of contacting a lawyer or family. Early the next morning they entered their homes trying to find some evidence that would show that they were related to the aforementioned attack. Of course, the police thugs only succeeded in their own way to pass the climate of terror to the families of the two comrades and collect useless evidence (empty beer bottles, two computers, a bottle of paraffin oil, a juggling pole and a 1940’s antique gas mask) which were turned into evidence. The following days were followed by a farcical media farce which brought the courtroom before its time. After several days in custody, the two comrades were found to be in custody with an overblown indictment where the prosecutor-investigator’s only concern was to achieve the objective with no room for defence. The indictment given to them is : attempted manslaughter, arson, arson by association, explosion-construction and possession of incendiary and explosive materials , without any evidence to support it and since then they have been detained in the Vlora-Korydallos hellhouses.
The main dispute of the whole case and the sucking of the state and media, was to highlight the application of the new provision of the penal code where now the possession of Molotov cocktails is a felony with the possibility of imprisonment, as it was in this case, with the cronies of this society celebrating. For us, this is not something that seems paradoxical; the Mitsotakis government has shown and stated from the beginning of its mandate that targeting and suppressing the antagonistic movement is one of its primary objectives. One of its main pre-election promises, moreover, was the ‘cleansing’ of the institutions of higher education, as well as the tightening of the penal code.Therefore, we are not falling from the clouds when, in order to show a supposed political consistency in their speech, they send people to prison, let alone anarchists, who always create problems in the world of power.
Our solidarity with every appointed-imprisoned comrade is undivided and uninterrupted.We will always be with the oppressed and those who choose to resist impoverishment by any means and in simple or complex ways. So from our side on Thursday 12/4 we tried to be mentally next to our comrades by closing Patission Street and attacking passing police cars and the squadrons that they approached with stones, fire extinguishers, paints.
For every incarcerated person, hatred grows, COPS FASCISTS MURDERERS
Solidarity and immediate release of Fotis D., Iasona R.