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Posts Tagged ‘Trial’

Against the Frame-up of anarchist comrades Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Vaggelis Stathopoulos (Greece)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Poster for the 3

From Contra-Info:

THIS UNPRECEDENTED JURIDICAL COUP D’ETAT WILL NOT PASS!

The three comrades Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Vaggelis Stathopoulos who are accused for participation in the urban guerrilla group ‘Revolutionary Struggle’ but have repeatedly denied all charges against them, have now received summons for Thursday, June 9th, at 10am ordering them to (re)present before the Appellate Judges Council that will (re)decide whether ‘to extend the pretrial detention or not.’

On the same day at 12.30, the defense lawyers of all persons involved in the same case have been called to present before the council which will issue the decree for the trial, judging who will be brought to trial and on what charges.

The juridical manipulative approach (or otherwise ‘orders from above’) for the re-imprisonment of the three anarchists, is now more than visible. What do the judges mean by the phrase ‘to extend the pretrial detention or not’ given the fact that the comrades are no longer in pretrial detention but were released on bail nearly two months ago, after an unanimous and (supposedly under the State laws) irrevocable decision issued by the Appellate Judges Council?

Does the Appellate Judges Council forget (?) to indicate that they will not decide but re-decide? It’ll be the second time (unprecedented in legal history records) that the same issue will be examined (it seems that the first judgment did not ‘fit’ in the imaginative scenarios which the anti-terrorist unit has set up regarding the three comrades). In fact, already their imprisonment has lasted twelve months, and the State laws stipulate that no council has jurisdiction to re-imprison them until they face trial.

Counter-information and solidarity PA’s (microphonics) gathering
Sunday, June 5th, 4pm, Propylaea, Athens

SOLIDARITY GATHERING
Thursday, June 9th, 9.30am, Court of Appeals, Loukareos Str., Athens

WE WILL NOT LEAVE ANY COMRADE ALONE – DOWN YOUR LIMBS FROM OUR COMRADES – VAGGELIS, CHRISTOFOROS AND SARANTOS

PLEASE KEEP US POSTED ON IMMEDIATE ACTIONS WORLDWIDE
IN SOLIDARITY TO THE 3 ANARCHISTS

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Update on C.C.F. trial 2/6/11 Athens (Greece)

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

From Actforfreedomnow.

Update on C.C.F. trial

The defendants in the trial for the organisation “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” might leave the court again. The reason is, the decision of the court to project in the trial dozens of photographs from their personal moments, that were found in cds and dvds that were confiscated along with their personal computers.

Snapshots from trips, carnival disguises, games, even certain… naked photographs are among the material that the Three-member appeals Court decided to show in front of all who watch the trial, despite the fact nothing of that is related with the actions of the official charges. (more…)

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Update on the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Trial (Greece)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

UPDATE ON THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE (C.C.F.) TRIAL GREECE FRIDAY 4/3/2011

The comrades today asked for the actions that are attributed to them to be recognized as political. At the same time they submitted procedural objections for bad composition of the court as well as for the declaration of the official charges as vague. The objections were rejected repeatedly. (more…)

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Freedom Now for Simos Seisidis – International Call for Solidarity (Greece)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

FREEDOM NOW FOR SIMOS SEISIDIS – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

On the 30/3/2011 the trial for the case of “the robbers in black” will take place in the first degree, regarding the January 2006 National bank robbery on Solonos st., central Athens, and six more bank robberies. It is the same case for which Yiannis Dimitrakis was finally sentenced, in the second degree, to 12,5 years of imprisonment. This time Simos Seisidis, who had been a fugitive for 4,5 years, is in the place of the accused. (more…)

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"Reventando lo existente. Reflexiones del combate minoritario" – Book in Spanish about the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

In view of the trial that began on January 17 and for a better dissemination of the ideas of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, a book is being published in Spanish, first in digital pdf format.

The book is called “Reventando lo existente. Reflexiones del combate minoritario” (Destroying the existent. Reflections on minority struggle) and contains a chronology of the Halandri case, all the statements of the prisoners (Massoura, Hadtzimihelaki, Karakatsani, Tsakalou, Argirou), the chapter “Critique and contributions” (The statement “The interpretations they give, time to talk about their aspirations,” chapters 3 and 4 of the brochure “Conspiracy Theories”, the text of G. Voutsis Vogiatzis, pages from “The Diary of a Bomber” and the letter that Poly Georgiadis wrote to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire) and a few communiques and texts of the Conspiracy.

The back cover carries a famous phrase of the English poet William Blake: “He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.”

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Update on the Trial of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Athens (Greece)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

24 & 25 January 2010

On Monday, January 24, the second day of the trial of the accused in the case of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, the court rejected both claims of the accused: to have the minutes of the proceedings recorded (“Due to high costs” said the tribunal bozos!) and for the identity papers of those entering the courtroom not to be withheld. … The defendants left the court, revoked their defence lawyers and stated that they will abstain from prison food and go on hunger strike if the court appointed lawyers (which it did).

Critique of the attitudes of the journalists. The statement of the six accused prisoners, agreed by the three comrades* on bail, was read by George Karagiannidis who said: “We are adamant about the retaining of our comrades’ particulars. “

G. Karagiannidis spoke of the repressive nature of the measure said the defendants want to take their voices beyond the walls of the prison.

The statement made reference to the journalists, who “misleadingly report directly from the counter-terrorist cops They have reported on our personal lives and those of our families, so they too are exposed.”

When the accused left the prison/court dozens of comrades shouted slogans and many of them raised their fists shouting “Tough, tough, be proud and strong.”

* The three comrades Vogiatzakis, Rallis and Giospas who are free on bail claimed that they have nothing to fear, but said that under these circumstances they cannot attend and do not want to go to trial with lawyers whom they do not know.

25 January 2011 – The trial of those accused of involvement in the organization “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” was stopped this morning and will resume on Thursday. The court proceeded to appoint new defence lawyers, but of the 18 lawyers appointed, only four came forward and stated that they refuse to accept the appointment. As said by the lawyers who refused to take their defence, the case is too serious and the defendants themselves do not wish to be represented. Finally, the court was suspended until Thursday with the appointment of two new lawyers per defendant.

FROM ACTFORFREEDOMNOW!

Freedom to H.Hadjimihelakis, P. Argirou, G.Tsakalos who have taken the political responsibility for the “Conspiracy Cells of Fire” and P.Massouras, K.Karakatsani, A.Mitrousias, G.Karagiannidis who are imprisoned for the same case.

Solidarity to all imprisoned anarchists and revolutionaries.

THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THE PRISON

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Thessaloniki 4 trial, update day #2 (Greece)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Update from day #2 of the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, Greece. The day would be spent examining more police prosecution witnesses, including some policemen who had been involved in the arrest of Simon Chapman, and others who had arrested other demonstrators (not the Thessaloniki 4). (more…)

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Thessaloniki 4 trial, update day #1 (Greece)

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

What follows is the first in a series of updates that will cover the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, day by day. The first day of court was Friday 14 January 2011. (more…)

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Some information about the start of the trial of the comrades members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and those accused in the same case in Korydallos prison/court today, 17 January (Greece)

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Early in the morning the atmosphere in Korydallos was asphyxiating .. police everywhere and very few comrades. Around 11 am people gathered on the pavement outside the prison/court to get in. They had to give their ID card and full personal information. The courtroom was full of plainclothes cops. A few people made it to get in. Then the court was stopped and it was stated that nobody would be allowed in without ID and the card would be kept for the duration of the trial. That is illegal since the police only have the right to keep your identity card if you are a witness, or expert witness (according to the procedure). Since, however, it is assumed that the case is not yet closed, they are trying to find more to culprits. Fortunately, the accused comrades refused to speak and left the courtroom.. (more…)

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Giannis Dimitrakis appeal trial update – Final sentence 12.5 years (Greece)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

23/12/10

Today was announced the final sentence at the court of appeals for comrade Giannis Dimitrakis. The sentence after the fusions is 12,5 years of imprisonment (less than the 35 years he got at the first trial). (more…)

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Update on the Trial of Giannis Dimitrakis (Greece)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

13/12/2010 The public prosecutor proposed that the defendant be found guilty for the bank robbery, which he has accepted, as well as the attempted homicide against the guard of the bank. (more…)

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International Call for Solidarity from members of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Comrades,

We are three political prisoners, members of the armed group Revolutionary Struggle [Epanastatikos Agonas], and we send you militant greetings from the Greek prisons.

We were arrested in April 2010 along with other three comrades who are being accused of involvement in the organization. Since then, we have been on pretrial detention [under the terrorism act], waiting to be referred to a trial in the first months of 2011.

In an open political letter to society, the three of us claimed political responsibility for our participation in the organization of Revolutionary Struggle. In this way, we defended our actions which were directed against the Capital and the State, and contributed through practice and speech towards the overthrow of the State and capitalism, aiming at social revolution, at a non-statist, anti-authoritarian, communal and communist society, in which assemblies and councils of the people will undertake social, political and economic operation and management. (more…)

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International Solidarity Call by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

International Revolutionary Front

CALL FOR SOLIDARITY TO THE GUERRILLAS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE, THE REVOLUTIONARIES AND THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ACCUSED FOR THE SAME CASE (TRIAL ON THE 17TH OF JANUARY)

Another reason of our action, via the mass sending of incendiary parcels to embassies and European leaders, was so we can make an international call.

We therefore call to all lengths and widths of the earth, from Europe to Latin America, for the strengthening of the revolutionary war. We organize internationally and aim at the enemy. We can’t wait to see the subversive elements flooding the streets and the guerrilla groups striking again and again. All means unlock and go on the table without taboos and fetishisation. On the demonstrations we smash the heads of cops, banks are robbed and are delivered to flames, bombs blow up governmental buildings, guns execute politicians, journalists, cops, judges, as well as all sorts of protectors of this world.

This way, step by step, the domestic internal enemy becomes even more dangerous for them. Also solidarity, one of the most powerful and authentic weapons of revolutionary forces, acquires a stronger and coordinated cry. To the mass arrests on a protest in Belgium we in reprisal will put bombs in Greece and when a revolutionary team is jailed in Chile, Argentina should fill with rubble from the attacks of comrades. For us the dead guerrillas and prisoners are not a point of truce, on the contrary they become the motive force of the exacerbation of revolutionary processes. This is why we believe that Solidarity should become more an armed stubbornness of today and not a humanitarian protest of reform.

On the 17th January 2011 in Athens, will be the trial for the case of our revolutionary organization. In this are being tried some our proud members, some revolutionaries and other anarchists because of personal relations with the accused. It is of no value to speak of the trial, since we define ourselves outside the limits of juridical authorities. What has substance is the expression of aggressive solidarity to the comrades that are accused and are in prison for this case. For us, despite the man-hunt that has been unleashed against us by the police, as well as the recent arrest of our 2 members, nothing can stop the continuous and evolutionary course of our action.

In our decision to promote a battle to the end, WE CALL in Greece, Europe, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and to the whole world to the comrades and guerrilla formations to send their attacking signals to the judges and the Greek authorities, as well as a greeting of solidarity to the hostages of the new urban guerrilla warfare. Let this trial become another reason for action in the Revolutionary War.

CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE

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