Athens, Greece: Taking responsibility
For 3 years now, the far-right government of the ND has intensified state repressive action against those who fight and stand against its brutal capitalist plans.
The repressive attacks, frame-ups and persecutions against militants are countless. In these 3 years we have witnessed demonstration bans, torture of protesters and prisoners, informal hostage-taking of anarchists under harsh restraints, arrests in the pile, intimidation with non-existent DNA and detention. The purpose of all these state practices is to completely cut off and isolate militants from social resistance and physically eliminate them.
The basic premise of this repressive policy is to put the management of everyday life in the hands of the police, which, with the advent of the pandemic, has been largely conquered by placing uniformed men everywhere like an army of occupation to decide who goes out and who does not.
Police impunity and police terrorism has so far resulted in hundreds of incidents of beatings, torture and arrests, even murders, as in the case of Nikos Sabanis who was killed for not stopping at a checkpoint.
One of the first state frame-ups is the prosecution and imprisonment of the anarchist comrade Vanggelis Stathopoulos, who has been locked up in state cells for two and a half years for showing his practical solidarity with the wounded anarchist comrade Dimitris Hatzivasiliadis.
In a mock trial with a tailor-made indictment by the anti-terrorist police, held in March-April 2021, Vanggelis Stathopoulos was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
On the night of 21 April we placed an incendiary-explosive device in a cop vehicle in the area of Ampelokipoi, destroying it completely, in solidarity with the anarchist prisoner Vanggelis Stathopoulos, whose appeal trial begins on 18 May.
It is our conviction that state framing and trumped up charges are overturned through diversified solidarity actions.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST VANGGELIS STATHOPOULOS
FREEDOM TO THE ANARCHIST DIMITRIS HATZIVASSILIADIS, WHO IS BEING PROSECUTED FOR THE SAME CASE, AND TO ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
FOR FEAR TO CHANGE CAMPS
THE ANSWERS ARE GIVEN IN THE STREETS OF FIRE
Translated by Act for freedom now!