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(en) Greece, liberta salonica: Solidarity with hunger striker Spyros Christodoulou [machine translation]

Date Wed, 6 Feb 2019 09:13:04 +0200

Spyros Christodoulou has begun a hunger strike since 14/1, demanding that his sentences be merged, as stipulated in Articles 101 and 107 of the Penal Code, so that he can be released soon. He is currently detained in Larissa's prisons, serving bank robbery sentences, for which there is no evidence to prove him as criminal. ---- In 2016, while in prison, he was charged with being in prison for a 10-year jail term in Nafplio during his ten-year leave. Articles 101 and 107 of the Penal Code provide for the merger of sentences in the event of an offense while the accused is in detention. At this point, Pericles Drakos, the prosecutor of the Court of Appeals, intervened decisively, who carried on his back an entire history of vengeance of anarchists, in order to claim the abusive affiliation of Spyros Christodoulou to the criminal provisions of Article 108, which required cumulative punishment circumvents in this case the right of the prisoner to serve his sentences in a merger. Then, the Attorney-at-Home of the Athens Court of Appeals, Charalambos Tzonis, who rejected the latest application for the merger of the sentences filed last week by Spyros Christodoulou's attorney, with exactly the same arbitrary reason as his predecessor. At the same time, the seriously impaired health of Spyros Christodoulou does not appear to be of any concern to the supreme judicial staff, who whistle indifferently to the physical extermination of the prisoner, which he intensifies and prolongs with their refusal to satisfy the demands of the hunger strike, the imperatives of the repressive strategy of the state.

The case of Spyros Christodoulou concerns the tangible implementation, once again, of an exemption clause from state mechanisms. The very legal framework of bourgeois justice itself is revived and revived in such a way that the state can avenge the one facing him.

Tales about the progressive left, the apparent champion of democratic rights and humanity, are "stories about wolves", which can no longer be used for voting purposes either. We have no illusions about the institutional role played by the individual governor of state power, whether right-wing or leftist. Those who are the civilian staff of capital, the everyday craftsmen, will find us constantly against them, as they mercilessly hit the world of the struggle, as long as they continue to plunder the social majority as long as there is still oppression and exploitation of man by man.

Prisons are the culprits of bourgeois democracy. These are the places where violence and the imposition of the dominant system are a daily routine for the incarcerated. They are the warehouses where those who are left over from the productive design of capital, as well as the fighters who are confronted with sovereignty, aim to overthrow it. In prisons, the intensified processes of discipline, obedience and consolidation of sovereign social and productive relations are intensified. It is violent - albeit with the use of psychological and sometimes with the use of physical violence - the detachment of prisoners' consent to the tyranny of the state and capital. Prisons are the test environment of state authoritarianism. The state and its service staff, which manages prison staff, cut and sew against the powerful will, away from the public lights and the attention of the rest of the body. At the same time, however, prisons also aim to intimidate them outside the walls. They show what awaits them if they think of putting them with their state, their capital and their auxiliary mechanisms.

Where humanitarianism is leveled, there, in all sorts of prisons, the curtains of bourgeois democracy are closed for good; * there is the most powerfully applied Power; * there is a brutal demonstration of power in the state; * there the prison bars sometimes watered with blood.

The rights of prisoners were not granted by the state. It is the property of many and long-lasting struggles, first and foremost of the prisoners themselves and then of the solidarity movement. The case of Spyros Christodoulou, therefore, concerns the whole of the bottom. The further prevalence of state and prismatic authoritarianism will mean the creation of a negative stock for the whole social base and, above all, for the prisoners themselves, and that should not be allowed under any circumstances.

Solidarity is the strongest weapon of oppressed and exploited in their struggle against the state and capital. Let us therefore respond with common struggles inside and outside the walls against state and prismatic despotism. To exacerbate the conflict against the advancing state and capitalist totalitarianism, against the hardening of the repression and the conditions of imprisonment.




Eleftherial Initiative of Thessaloniki - member of the Anarchist Federation
libertasalonica . wordpress . com

* As a minimal symbolic move, we posed in Kamara a banner of solidarity in the struggle of the hunger striker Spyros Christodoulou.

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