Greece: Solidarity calls for the R.O. CCF and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos – Brief update on Olga Ekonomidou (Greece)
The poster reads:
On June 27th, 2012, the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos will stand trial charged with ‘incitement to criminal acts’, according to the provisions of Article 184 of the Greek Penal Code. The indictment refers to three different texts—of which one does not even belong to those implicated in this prosecution–that repeat the phrase ‘NOT 1 MILLIMETRE BACK; 9MMs IN COPS’ HEADS.’
Beyond the ferocity with which the prosecutorial authorities tackle whatever has to do with this organization, and despite the minor penal significance of the specific criminal prosecution compared to the orgy of repression in the CCF case… this particular trial is of enormous political importance as it paves the way wide open for the criminalization of expression and the oppression of freedom of speech. And it is the road to hell paved with the worst intentions.
Not one step back
Thousands of steps forward against the Power and its expressers
SOLIDARITY WITH THE R.O. CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE
AND ANARCHIST THEOFILOS MAVROPOULOS
ATHENS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2012
Concentration at Evelpidon courts, at 9am
Assembly of solidarity to imprisoned and prosecuted fighters/Athens
Assembly of solidarity with the R.O. CCF and those prosecuted for the same case/Athens
Mytilini solidarity assembly/Lesvos
Anarchists’ initiative on Zakynthos
Anarchists’ initiative from Cyclades
Self-managed hangout at the University of Piraeus
Kouvelou Mansion squat/Attica
Rabids’ space at the Law School/Athens
Ioannina solidarity assembly
Assembly for the solidarity to imprisoned and prosecuted fighters/Volos
Anarchist solidaritarians from Patras
Comrades from the Self-managed hangout at the Polytechnic School/Athens
Kavala Autonomous Hangout
The aforementioned Article 184 provides that ‘Whoever publicly in any manner incites or stimulates [sic] another to commit a felony or misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment up to three years.’
Ironically or not, the Revolutionary Struggle case trial was adjourned to the same day, Wednesday, June 27th, and will take place in the courts-martial of Koridallos women’s prisons as always, almost on the other side of the city.
It must be noted that Olga Ekonomidou, one of the imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF, has been in disciplinary/solitary confinement since May 4th, 2012, in Diavata prisons (near Thessaloniki).
On June 22nd, in Athens, during a trial session of the second ‘Halandri case’ Damiano Bolano, Christos Tsakalos, Giorgos and Michalis Nikolopoulos once again pushed for the trial’s suspension because their comrade and sister Olga Ekonomidou was still in a solitary confinement cell, after 50 consecutive days! There, in the courts-martial of Koridallos women’s prisons, after the insistence of the four ‘defendants’ it became known that the Central Committee of Prison Transfers of the ministry of Justice had recently convened to discuss the motion filed by Olga’s counsel Frangiskos Ragousis. The presiding judge himself contacted the ministry of Justice to ascertain the committee’s decision, and then announced that Olga’s request had been accepted; thus, he demanded to proceed with the trial. However, the four comrades refused the presiding judge’s demand, stating that Olga’s transfer from Diavata prisons back to Eleonas–Thebes prisons wasn’t yet implemented in practice. Indeed, the second ‘Halandri case’ trial was adjourned to Friday, June 29th (updates will follow here).
Despite this prison torture, Olga Ekonomidou is to stand trial at Evelpidon courts in Athens on June 27th, next to her brothers. We will update you further on her situation.
Here follows a call by the solidarity assembly for the CCF case, translated by boubourAs/Act for freedom now!
This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 2:20 pm and is filed under Social Control.