Greece: A First letter by Anarchist prisoner Dimitris Hatzivassiliadis (correct )

Informative announcement:
Since October 2019, after my injury during the expropriation of a local state casino store in Cholargos (Athens), I went into a state of flight from the grid of preventive and penal repressive control. A consequence of my injury was the discovery of a set of illegal tools of resistance and the revelation of my relationship with the guerrilla organization Revolutionary Self-Defense. As an outlaw, I made public my political responsibility for the intended reconstruction of the guerrilla struggle, starting with the example of the organization Revolutionary Self-Defense. Reversing the condition of political isolation of the one who escapes from extortionate conventions, an isolation that the state pursues and which in turn serves the state (wherever it may come from), I participated to the maximum in the public dialogue of the movement, with a view to the evolution of the revolutionary class struggle.
The period of exile was a transitional attempt to reposition myself in the global socio-political space of the resistance with the aim of fleeing forward. At first, the breach of the embedded obstacles was not achieved. I remained trapped in an isolation related to the collective impasses of the Greek movement.

On Monday, August 9/ 2021, I attempted the expropriation of a bank in Pefka, Thessaloniki. As I was leaving the area, in a car and after first moving on a motorbike, I was immobilized and taken prisoner
by uniformed state mercenaries who had mobilized to locate and trap the perpetrator of the robbery. My capture is not in the slightest connected with the prior search for me by the special counter-guerrilla mechanisms and, more broadly, by the police and digital surveillance. Until the moment I declared my name to them, they did not know who they had captured.
Initially, I was detained at the police headquarters in Thessaloniki, in the detention center/rubbish dump, together with the other social prisoners. I am now in the underground wing of the women’s prison in Korydallos, which was built 2 decades ago especially for the political prisoners of the repression operations against the Organization November 17th and the Revolutionary People’s Struggle (ELA), and from where the captured guerrillas of the organization Revolutionary Struggle and other political prisoners of the 1st relevant court case have also passed. The political prisoners Ntinos Yiantzoglou, Christodoulos Xiros and Savvas Xiros are currently in the same wing. Typically I am now serving the sentence (16 years) that was announced to me from a distance last April by the court which tried the case of the expropriation in Cholargos and the case of the Org. Revolutionary Self-Defense.
The new case file, so far, concerns purely the expropriation of the bank and, with the exception of one point which could be of dubious meaning (the charge related to «use of weapons»), it attributes charges which in accordance to the ideological codes of justice of the bourgeois class, initially correspond to the acts for which I took responsibility (the expropriation of a bank, the showing of a weapon, the temporary and potentially compensated appropriation of two private vehicles as necessary means for the bank expropriation, the denial to give photographs of myself at the interrogation stage as a refusal to consent to the Wild West style persecution regime of mass media bounty hunters).
Although neither the tactical defeats, which carry their serious personal consequences, nor the collective and personal background can be hidden, and although I considered that a public trial for this bank expropriation would be of little importance as a political battlefield, I do not recognize the law except for what it is historically: a rule of subordination to the idealized class supremacy.
For the political defense of each of my actions and all of them as a whole, in class and cultural terms, comrades can refer to the hundreds of pages I have written in the past year and a half. I hope to be able to publish a political account of the latest developments soon.
With the proletarian uprising in my heart, anarchy in my mind, libertarian communism in practice and the universal socialist self-direction in the program, I confirm my presence wherever a new free world is conceived.
Dimitris Chatzivasiliadis
August 2021