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Athens: Words from Evi Statiri – released after hunger strike, now recuperating at home (Greece)

Once you are released from prison, the first thing you realise is that your glance doesn’t stumble into walls, bars or dividers. It can wander and face the sky, without staring through barbed wire. Then, your footsteps are no longer numbered—twenty walking towards the wall of the prison yard, and twenty going back to your cell. Certainly, in my case, the prison yard walls have expanded by one kilometer distance from my home, without even being able to have contact with my companion…

But be that as it may, for me my release from prison feels like a first victory against fear and injustice they want to impose on us as a restrictive condition of living…

Nothing of this would have happened if it weren’t for a dynamic polymorphous movement of solidarity, who conveyed to me from every corner of Greece the strength and optimism that history is not only written by the authoritarians but also the insurgents…

A big thank you goes out to all of the known and unknown comrades who broke the terror of the Power’s omnipotence.

A big thank you also goes to the doctors at the General State Hospital of Nikaia, and even more to the physicians Spyros Sakkas and Olga Kosmopoulou, who supported me with warmth and self-abnegation from the very first moment.

Of course, I do not forget those left behind, in prisons and frigid cells… I’ll always stand beside them and hold on to all the moments we shared, until we meet again…

Because as long as there are prisons, no one will be free…

Freedom for political prisoners
Freedom for those who are in prison cells


Evi Statiri


– via contrainfo

Also: About Evi’s struggle” by Gerasimos Tsakalos via InterArma

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This entry was posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 7:16 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.