M. Mperaha and N. Malapanis
are two latest people who were charged with participation to the group Revolutionary Struggle. After appearing before the prosecutor general, the two were not ordered in pre-trial detention; instead, they have been given bail conditions (ban from exiting the country, sign-off at the police station monthly).
In a justice system where even blatantly innocent people are ordered in pre-trial detention regularly, ordering bail conditions instead is a clear, if indirect, admission of lack of evidence on the side of the public prosecutor.
Our solidarity freedom to all anarchists comrades in prison
NO PERSECUTION to M.Beraha and N.Malapanis
accused of participation in Revolutionary Struggle
Solidarity gathering Monday 1st of November,Appeals Court, Athens
| SOLIDARITY GATHERING TO THE PERSECUTED |
FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE CASE
AND TH THE HUNGER STRIKERS FROM OCTOBER 9th
K.GOURNAS & N.MAZIOTIS
-MONDAY 1/11/10, 10am, LIONTARIA SQUARE
SOLIDAIRITY ASSEMBLY TO THE IMPRISONED FIGHTERS
NEXT MEETING 1/11/10
-8pm EUAGGELISMOS SQUAT
1st of November
| Letter from Maria Beraha|
On monday 25th of October the special interrogator D.Mokkas sent me “CALL OF ACCUSED” to testify on monday 1st of November “for the punishable act of entering as a member in the terrorist organization named “REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE” the same call was also received by Nikos Malapanis, who happens to be our best man...
Kostas Gournas, who together with Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis has taken the political responsibility for participating in the Revolutionary Organization “Revolutionary Struggle” (while their co-accused V.Stathopoulos, S.Nikitopoulos, Ch.Kortesis deny participation), is my partner and father of our two 22month old children.
My partner, after being tortured in gada (greek police h/q), following his arrest, was imprisoned in Trikala prisons. Since october 9th he is on hunger strike in koridallos prisons, together with N.Maziotis (while other prisoners in solidarity deny prison food) demanding the self evident: to remain in athens where his family lives.
Today (28/10/10) he is on the 20th day on hunger strike in critical condition in the hospital with Nikos Maziotis.
A war is going on inside the “walls”, in the attempt of the state to put the imprisoned fighters in a hostage regime with all means. The attempt of extermination of my partner “roams” around the outside of the “walls” as well by trying to put the family in a suffocating psychological shackle.
The pressure that Kostas receives towards the attitude he has kept is clearly vengeful.
The terrorism applied to comrades and relatives is also vengeful.
I will not apologize to anyone for my life and why I chose Kostas as my partner and father of our children.
I will not apologize for scenarios that have been made up about me.
For the authorities, possibly and based on, solely, our political family relations we could all be “members” of “R.S.”
let there be a full stop to the persecutions that come out of these relations.
Patience has its limits...
Maria Beraha 28/10/10
Kostas Gournas (and with him Nikos Maziotis) is forced to go on a long hunger strike, in order to be moved to koridallos prisons, where is co-accused are imprisoned, so he can see his baby children.
And the amazing: Instead of the authorities satisfying this, as they should, the vital demand, they charge his wife Maria Beraha and his best man Nikos Malapanis without any evidence at all -with the full meaning of that phrase. If this is not blackmail vengeance and pitiness, than words have lost all meaning.
Maybe though the most worrying of all the first seen are the dozens of calls the last few days for questioning to anarchists and family friends of the accused is literally a factory of calls, which has nothing to do with the interrogative job of evidence collection for the case but is exclusively a show of power of of the repressive mechanisms, operation to scare the anarchist movement and mainly, applying the fascist authority of “collective responsibility”,for the time in the public sphere against a legal political movement as we (consider) the anarchist is.
Hands of the fighters N.Malapanis and M.Beraha
Solidarity to the hunger strikers -members of R.S., Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas.
Monday 1st of November,Appeals Court, Athens
Comrades from athens, theassoniki and comrades from inside the prisons
Text from Nikos Malapanis concerning his call by the special appeals interrogator
And now solidarity is being persecuted...
On Monday 1st of November I am called to present myself before the special appeals interrogator K.Baltas, as one accused for “the punishable action of integration in a terrorist organisation called Revolutionary Struggle”. Lately many individuals of the anarchist/antiauthoritarian movement from the wider friendship and comrade circle of those arrested, have been called as witnesses for the same case.
Since six fighters were arrested on the 10th of April, three of whom deny participation in Revolutionary Struggle, a repressive attack has begun that, based on silence, is unfolding more and more. The fact that at this moment I'm in the forefront shows, once again and more indirectly, how arbitrarily and in no way accidentally the repressive mechanisms move. In the forefront is an entire movement including those who fight or express their solidarity.
For 15 years I have belonged to the part of those that fight against the intensifying oppression and terrorizing of society. What we named the “coming treaty of totalitarianism” is seediness as a form of everyday routine and fear as a form of existence. It is what in the middle of a crisis (I.M.F., austerity measures, new antiterrorist law) they are now trying to apply to me and my comrades.
I am known to the persecutory authorities, having been arrested for my political action in the past. Part of this action was always solidarity to imprisoned fighters, because of which I have also been portrayed and targeted in the case of those arrested for Revolutionary Struggle. The message is clear. The comrades that deny the charges are in underground cells with the only evidence their political action and comradely relations, which they have never denied, with Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas as well as with Lambros Foundas. The experiment is considered successful so is now being applied to more people. My prosecution, therefore, is clearly political and vengeful. It is for the awareness and conformity of those who still choose to fight, those who are ready to take the decision to fight.
Today they are clearly persecuting solidarity, comradeship, dignity. And the mechanisms smile at us ironically. With as my only weapon dignity, resistance and solidarity I walk and I will walk.
Finally, I express my solidarity to my bridesmaid and friend, mother of two children Maria Beracha, who is persecuted along with me. Also, my friendship and solidarity to Kostas Gournas and Nikos Maziotis, on hunger strike from the 9th of October in order to break the regime of isolation so that Kostas Gournas can be near his family.
In the face of these prosecutions we will come out stronger.
I know, because
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
boubourAs translation acforfreedomnow!
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