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Anarchists of Mytilene: About the latest raids and arrest of Antonis Stamboulos (Greece)

On October 1st, the anarchist Antonis Stamboulos is arrested by the counter-terrorist agency accused of terrorist actions. His arrest was hyped from the media, in a furious journalistic climate, based on findings of guilt and imaginary scenarios as signed directly from the 12th floor of the police headquarters.

At the same time, under coordinated counter-terrorism investigations in Athens and Thessaloniki, five people were arrested, the two of whom were detained and driven to Korydallos prison, on charges of aggravated possession of weapons and possession of explosives. The arrested Panagiotis Michalakoglou claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house, while M.B. has nothing to do with the case.

Antonis Stamboulos, from the first time of his arrest, refused to have any kind of communication with the cops, giving a struggle of dignity continuing till today, since he is on a hunger and thirst strike in Larissa prison from October 6th [Antonis ended the thirst strike October 11th, and issued a new letter explaining his position], demanding his transfer to Korydallos prison, so as he can be close to his familiars.

Several solidarity actions have taken place till today (an intervention gathering to Korydallos prison and to the prisoner transfer unit’s office, banner drops, informative gatherings), and there is a nationwide call for solidarity actions to his struggle, on October 9th.

As part of this call, we placed a banner drop in Sapfo square in the city of Mytilene, on October 10th, Friday.

We don’t forget the imprisoned comrades in Mexico, Mario Gonzalez, Carlos Lopez ‘El Chivo’, Fernando Barcenas and Abraham Cortez, who are on hunger strike since October 1st, against incarceration and prison condition.

For us, solidarity does not recognize and does not stop at geographical boundaries, or concerns, if any, only the close friendly relations with each one arrested. Our solidarity focuses on all those fighters who stand up against the state and its representatives, with dignity and determination.


STRENGTH TO THE STRUGGLE OF THE ANARCHIST ANTONIS STAMBOULOS
STRENGTH TO THE ANARCHISTS PANAGIOTIS MICHALAKOGLOU AND M.B.
STRENGTH TO THE STRUGGLE OF THE ANARCHIST HUNGER STRIKERS IN MEXICO

Anarchists of Mytilene
11/10/2014

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This entry was posted on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:03 pm and is filed under Social Control.