Translated by Act for freedom now/boubourAs
Athens, 23/11/2012, The comrades trial Began today on the 4th floor of the Appeals court on Loukareos.
Dimitris Fessas was present at the court with Haris Ladis and Maria Daliani as his advocates, while the other three comrades chose not to participate in the procedure (link.in Greek https://athens.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/diki.pdf) soon in english…..), authorizing advocate Olga Vlondsou.
The first witness called, was the cop of the antiterrorist force Giorgos Marinopoulos, who all during his testimony was very brief and contradicted himself a lot (he mentioned that he didnt know who was the officer in charge of the operation in which he participated and declared his unawareness to most of the questions he was asked, confirming he himself that “the next witness will tell it better”).
Then appeared the next witness, cop Eleftherios Hardalias, who was in charge of the operation of the antiterrorist force. Hardalias seemed to be well informed since he stated that he knew everything at any moment and was present at the operation “as much as a human organism can take in 24 hours”.
Also in order to substantiate the charges he invoked other cases of anarchists, in which he also participated, presenting a standard, -to him-, tactic of domestic “terrorism”.
Finally the cop-witness, often avoided answers with the excuse that “we cannot reveal operational methods”. As for the judges, the chairwoman interrupted the advocates repeatedly (repeating the phrase “lets get over with this”), while the prosecutor covered the gaps of the cops and gave many answers for the witnesses themselves.
The trial was adjourned until December 5th.
LETS NOT LEAVE ANY COMRADE ALONE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE RAGE AND CONSCIENCE