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(en) Greece, Antiauthoritarian assembly for solidarity to the comrades arrested in Thessaloniki

From nickhel <lilith1@otenet.gr>
Date Sat, 5 Jul 2003 23:14:59 +0200 (CEST)


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> Short chronicle of the arrests
Amidst an atmosphere of absolute media hysteria about the “vandals” of
the 21st of June, in deadly silence about 250 immigrants assassinated in
cold blood by the Italian marines, 27 arrested demonstrators were driven
to the examining magistrate. On Tuesday the 24th the velvet glove of the
Greek democratic legal system turned all minor crime charges into
felonies. 19 of the arrested were set free on bail or under provisions.
On Wednesday, the 7 demonstrators (two Spanish, one English, one Syrian
and three Greeks) who had been charged with felonies from the start were
led before the magistrate, who ordered their detention, ignoring rich
visual evidence provided by the Defense. Simon Chapman(En), Fernando
Perez(Es), Carlos Martin Martinez(Es), Souleiman Dakduk (Syrian) ,
Spyros Tsitsas (Gr) who are in prison of Diabata, and Mihalis Traikapis
(Gr) and Dimitris Fliouras (Gr) who are kept in prison of Avlona.

> Solidarity events so far:

June 21st: Copenhagen - solidarity demo by 500 anarchists

June 22nd: Thessaloniki - assembly outside the courthouse by 250
anarchists is repressed by the police, two people are taken to hospital,
4 arrested.

June 23rd: Berlin - occupation of the Greek consulate

June 26th: Rethymnon (Greece) - solidarity demo with 200 people

June 26th: Madrid - solidarity assembly

June 26th: Berlin - solidarity occupation of the Goethe Institut

June 27th: Graz - solidarity demo

June 27th: Berlin – demo against police repression in Evian and
Thessaloniki

June 27th: Valencia – solidarity demo

June 28th: Mytilene (Greece) – concert solidarity

June 28th: Xanthi (Greece) – solidarity assembly

June 28th: Kavala – solidarity concert at the autonomous social centre

June 30th: Milan – solidarity assembly

June 30th: Herakleion (Greece) – solidarity event

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Planned solidarity events in Greece:


July 9th: Thessaloniki - solidarity concert
Athens - solidarity concert

July 10th: Thessaloniki - solidarity demo on motorcycles to Diabata
prison
Athens - solidarity demo

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The 10th of July has been set up as international solidarity day

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An antiauthoritarian assembly in Thessaloniki has been set up, with
standard weekly meetings which aims to:

-provide information and organize solidarity events

-arrange economic affairs for the needs of the arrested, on the level of
court expenses, bail money, as well as personal expenses of detained
comrades

-create contacts with groups in Greece and abroad, and coordinate
solidarity actions on an international level, as well as to communicate
with comrades of the arrested abroad

-improve the living conditions of the imprisoned comrades (with books,
clothes, phone cards).

In order for the above aims to be accomplished in a responsible way,
this assembly has created three subgroups: one tending to finances, one
to international contacts, and one to the improvement of the everyday
life of the detainees. Every subgroup has its own e-mail. The emails are
financial2003@disobey.net , contacts2003@disobey.net ,
solidarity2003@disobey.net

There is already a bank account for financial support at the Piraeus
bank ( ac. No 5209-0164-58-443). It would be good to refer to the
financial email (financial2003@disobey.net ) every time someone deposits
money to this account. Money will be collected in ways which are
considered acceptable by the people participating in the assembly. If a
certain group wishes to collect money in a different way, it can do so
by its own initiative and under its own responsibility. Of course, the
final word on such matters belongs to the comrades in prison.

If someone wants to send mail to the prisoners he must write the names
of the prisoners in greek characters (the mailman in the prison canĘt
read english characters). Check the following link to see how you should
write the names in greek:


http://www.thessaloniki.indymedia.org/front.php?lang=el&article_id=12691

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