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(en) Greece/Britain, Day of action in solidarity with Thessaloniki trials - 8th January 2005 - DEMO/ACTION IN LONDON TO BE ANNOUNCED IN NEW YEAR

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Date Sat, 1 Jan 2005 13:02:16 +0100 (CET)


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At the eu summit in thessaloniki in 2003 130 were arrested for their
part in the demonstrations. 7 are still facing charges (including carlos,
one of the hungerstrikers jailed in the period immediately following
the summit) & are due to go to trial on 13th january 2005. A day of
action is being called for the 8th january 2005.
You can find your local Greek embassy/consulate here:
http://www.greekembassy.org.uk/pages_en/honorary_consulates.html
The original call out was by the CNT in spain:
(two people - carlos & fernando - originally arrested are from spain)
(tranlated (badly) from spanish into english) See http://www.cnt.es/noticia.php?id=1521

DAY THE INTERNATIONAL OF MOBILIZATIONS: 8
JANUARY 2005 - organize actions in your city

SUMMIT
In June of the 2003 the European Summit of Chiefs of State in
Tesalonica is celebrated (Greece). During the days (from the 19 to
the 21) that the summit was developed, many people went out to
show its rejection made this policy and this world order neoliberal to
which ciudadan@s of a has sometid@s to us to l@s foot.

It was a day of hard and intense fight. The objective was to prevent a
minority deciding the future of all the world-wide population. The
demonstrators with their placards and shouts, and the State with their
ready police to use all their armament their opposed interests were in
the streets of Tesalónica defending. Day 21 of June of the 2003, the
manifestation that had been summoned finalized with 130 people
detenid@s. Many were identified, intimidated and set free.
Twenty-nine left with positions of serious crimes of damages,
resistance to the authority, you disorder public, alteration of public La
Paz, fires and possession and use of arms.

Eight were lead to prison. One of them of American origin was set
free the few days because the U.S.A. mediated so that this outside
thus. The rest of companions: Carlos and Fernando of Spanish origin,
Simón of English origin, Castro of Syria origin, and Tsitas, Jonathan,
Michalis and Dimitris of Greek origin were taken to prison.

ASSEMBLY
At first everything aimed at that in three days the police would free
them. But the Greek state through their mass media used these days
to deceive the population by means of false accusations, and thus to
elaborate a mediatic, police and legal assembly. The seven
companions were accused of possession and use of explosives,
damages, resistance to the authority, public disorder, possession and
use of fire arms and taken to prison because the police affirmed that
they carried knapsacks with tirachinas, nuts and molotov cocktails,
although in a video during the summit where it saw clearly as to
Simón they changed a police to him its knapsack by other than
contained molotov cocktails and others. Soon the rest of states was
made echo of the version created by the Greek State.

This assembly tried by a side to restrain the antiglobalisation
movement, for future summits, and by which the Greek State applied
its antiterrorist law for the first time. A law that was created under
European pressure, putting it like condition so that the Olympic
games of the 2004 could be celebrated in Athens.
With these facts the Greek state already had coballas to put on
approval is law, before the Olympic games.

THE FIGHT BY THE FREEDOM
The solidarity actions were not made hope. Concentrations,
manifestations, actions of protests were summoned, to char them,
days, concerts, in different European cities. The 21 of July a day of
international fight was summoned demanding the freedom of our
companions. Parallelly the lawyer of the seven criminals of the Greek
state also towards own so that the these people as rapidly as possible
returned to their houses with his friends, comrades and relatives.

Day 30 of June a resource appeared that requested the freedom
without positions, by the irregularities that had been committed in the
haltings and by the contradictory declarations and confused that gave
the police. In September of that same year each resource was
rejected. They were continued presenting/displaying resources
successively that of equal way were rejected.

Before the reiterated refusal of Greek justice, and the presentation of
a resource before the Supreme Court, the seven companions initiated
a hunger strike. Castro began strike the 21 of September and the rest
the 5 of October. This strike lasted 53 days, in which our companions
were dealed with cruel way on the part of it forces of security of the
state and on the part of civil employees of the prison of Diabata where
they fulfilled prison preventive. The propi@s doctors of the hospitals
publicly denounced the humiliations and abuses to which these seven
people were exposed.

From outside his comrades, friends, and relatives we supported with
actions in solidarity with this strike. The 26 of November the health
of the companions was quite delicate, the office of the public
prosecutor issued order of which they put to the strikers serum to
them in vein, to which they refused in the same way that the
resources previously presented/displayed had been denied to them,
and that same day around the 15 hours we knew the news the putting
in freedom of the seven companions.

Its situation was left:

- Simón and the companion of American origin was acquitted.

- Carlos to the delay of judgment by smaller judgment, than has five
years of prison at the most.

- Fernando, Castro, Tsitas, Jonathan, Michalis, Dimitris would open
an investigation on the haltings.

PRESENT SITUATION
The situation of nuestr@s compañer@s at the moment is the
following one: the investigation that was opened for the haltings has
contributed no new data, even so can that to Fernando, Castro,
Jonathan, Tsitas, Michalis, Dimitris, also lower the positions to them
to misdemeanor (Maximum punishment five years).

Carlos and six compañer@s more, of the twenty-nine that was freed
after the haltings with positions will be judged day 13 of January of
the 2005, their punsihment can ascend to five years.

Day 26 of November the joy invaded to us, as it could not be of
another way, but the cruel reality of the system returns to remove to
us to the street to demand the freedom without positions for
nuestr@s compañer@s.

DISTRIBUTION OF THE DVD RECORDED DURING THE
SUMMIT
You can make your order in:
Pº Alberto Palaces nº2 Villaverde High (Madrid) CP:28021
Tlf: (0034) 91 797 04 24
Fax: (0034) 91 505 21 83
email: fcsvillaverdealto@cnt.esan, Michalis, Dimitris would open
an investigation on the haltings.

PRESENT SITUATION
The situation of nuestr@s compañer@s at the moment is the
following one: the investigation that was opened for the haltings has
contributed no new data, even so can that to Fernando, Castro,
Jonathan, Tsitas, Michalis, Dimitris, also lower the positions to
them
to misdemeanor (Maximum punishment five years).

Carlos and six compañer@s more, of the twenty-nine that was freed
after the haltings with positions will be judged day 13 of January of
the 2005, their punsihment can ascend to five years.

Day 26 of November the joy invaded to us, as it could not be of
another way, but the cruel reality of the system returns to remove to
us to the street to demand the freedom without positions for
nuestr@s compañer@s.

DISTRIBUTION OF THE DVD RECORDED DURING THE
SUMMIT
You can make your order in:
Pº Alberto Palaces nº2 Villaverde High (Madrid) CP:28021
Tlf: (0034) 91 797 04 24
Fax: (0034) 91 505 21 83
email: fcsvillaverdealto@cnt.es


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