Mobilisations outside and inside the prisons against the murder of Ilia Kareli and the new Type C prison plans (Greece)


Footage from these moments:

A big mobilization has started since last month in almost all by now Greek prisons. The mobilization is a reaction for the new law about the maximum security type C prisons. Meanwhile an inmate named Ilia Kareli killed a guard with a knife and the guards in different prisons along with the police tortured him and killed him. So the mobilization acts also in honour with Kareli’s murder and is continuing the struggle. We also send some photos from the A wing of Koridallos prisons (Athens) in an act of honour of Ilia Kareli’s death.

The slogans say “we never forget, we never forgive” “fire to the prisons bombs to the courthouses” “if not now when?” There is also a video of slogans that were shouted at our refusal as prisoners of the A wing and the female wing to get in the prison from the prison yard for 1 hour after the normal yard lock down.

Here are some banners from the women’s prison of Koridallos during the protest of around 1000 people outside the prison against the new maximum security type c prisons.


Also some slogans written during the protest at Domokos prisons saying “rage and consciousness” “against the Greek Guantanamo” “knives in the prison guards” and “viva la fai/irf” Also at the Domokos prison protest there was some clashes between anarchists and cops.

For more photos about Koridallos protest:


There are two separate actions here:

The one is the slogans on the walls inside prison and the refusal of the prisoners of A wing of Koridallos and female prisoners of Koridallos to come in from the yard for 1 hour after the limit on 31st of March. And we got in public this info that contrainfo translated and is the most accurate:

On Monday, March 31st, 2014, men incarcerated in the A wing as well as women inmates of Koridallos prisons refused to return to the cells after the end of time on prison yards, staying outside for one hour (from 11am to 12pm) as a sign of mourning and rage over the recent death of their fellow prisoner Ilia (Ilir) Kareli.

In the A wing of Koridallos men’s prison, slogans were painted on walls of the yard while inmates shouted slogans such as “And now one slogan that unites us all: cops, pigs, murderers,” “The blood is still flowing seeking revenge,” “Fire and arson to all the prison cells.” In the women’s prison, inmates chanted slogans against cops, prisons, Golden Dawn thugs, like: “Fire and arson to all the prison cells,” “Fascist scum, soon you will be hanged at gallows”, “Rage and consciousness, negation and violence bring chaos and anarchy,” “The States are the only terrorists; solidarity with armed guerrillas,” “Fire and blast at this brothel.”

Also the inmates of the women’s prison chanted slogans against the fascists of Golden Dawn because there are fucking fascists imprisoned next to them and could hear them.

The other is the demonstrations outside prisons and the banners at the female prison of Koridallos at 5th of April.
Also the demonstration at Domokos prison was on 6th of April.

For more photos about Domokos protest:


There were also protests out of the prisons of the cities of Larisa, at Diavata in Salonica, Alikarnasso in Crete, Patra, Giannena and at the city of Volos. All this in the campaign against the new law about the making of the maximum
security prisons and type c prisons and wings.

Below is the text of men and women prisoners from Koridallos which was sent to the ministry.

Prisoners’ announcement to the ministry of Justice:

Only a few days after the brutal assassination of our co-prisoner Ilia Kareli, and while his blood from the beatings of his torturers is still fresh, nobody from the ministry of Justice has done anything regarding this killing. That’s why today the 31st of March we men/women prisoners in Koridallos will stay outside in the yards until noon, for one hour after lock up time, as a sign of protest.

We demand that the ministry apologize publicly to the murdered prisoner’s family, and find and punish the uniformed murderers that killed Ilia Kareli. We owe it to our dead fellow inmate, to ourselves and the dozens of prisoners who were tortured and lost their lives in the correctional galleys. We will either fight for our rights, or we will die slowly inside the prisons.

Men/women prisoners of Koridallos

PS: The mobilization against the fascist bill of the ministry of Justice for type C prisons continues until victory.



The State murders prisoners – Ilir Kareli


The blood is still flowing seeking revenge

If not now, when?

The 3 pictures above are the banners dropped from women’s section Korydallos including FAI/CCF/IRF designation.

The one banner says “rage and consciousness” (λυσσα και συνείδηση) and the other says “fire to all cells”

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 12:56 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.