Greece: Anarchists D. Politis and Y. Michailidis arrested – Update regarding 23-years-old anarchist Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, one of the 4 arrested on 1.2.2013, accused in bank robbery case


Regarding Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos

 After contacting the parents of Bourzoukos Andreas-Dimitris, we wanted to inform you about the following:
 All the detainees have been moved to the General Police Headquarters of Attica since Saturday February 2nd (very late in the evening).  In the morning the parents managed to get in contact with their children, as did their lawyers. Until then, the police denied all their requests. They were given only 15 minutes at the 12th floor of the General Police Headquarters of Attica.
Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos was handcuffed to the chair during the whole time.
He informed us that in the cells where he was detained in Kozani he was handcuffed with his hands behind his waist. They placed a hood on his face, made him kneel and beat him for four hours on his head, his face and his stomach, and his hair was pulled out by force. This happened without any resistance from his part. They also threatened him and insulted him in a vulgar way. The consequences of these tortures were the following: blood in the urine, severe dizziness, headaches, swellings on his whole face, contusions on both eyes, bruises and ecchymoses everywhere.

His parents report that his face was non-recognizable and his voice altered from all the beatings at his jaw. During the last three days he has only drunk bottled water, while his parents were not allowed to give him packaged food and juices.  All the above are not published in order to victimize the detainees, but in order to publicize the tortures and the “legal” violence of the state apparatus.  Despite everything, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos is strong, has kept his dignity and his morale is not shaken.
 Power to the detainees.
had his tied behind his back and a hood had been placed over his head while he been held in the police Kozani. he had also been made to kneel and beaten around the head, face and stomach for four hours and clumps of his hair were also torn out. during this time he had not resisted but he was insulted, and threatened.
 The result of this torture include blood in his urine, dizzy spells, headaches, facial swelling, black eyes, and bruising throughout his body. his parent’s report that his face was unrecognisable as was his voice due to repeated blows to his jaw.
 Andreas has only been allowed bottled water to drink while his parents have been forbidden him any form of packaged food or fruit juice.
 This account has not been made public in order to aid the victimisation of those arrested but rather to highlight the torture and “legal” violence used by the servants of the State.
 Despite all this Andreas – Dimitris Bourzoukos is strong, dignified and his morale is high.



According to a report on Indymedia Athens, comrades Yannis Michailidis and Dimitris Politis were arrested by police along with two other persons.

Arrest warrants had been issued against both comrades for alleged participation in the anarchist revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

The arrests were made in the morning of February 1st, 2013, and now the cops attempt to link the arrestees to two armed bank robberies in the wider area of Kozani (northern Greece).

All four hostages were severely beaten by the cops. In a corporate video from the courthouse in Kozani, comrades are heard shouting:

“Long live anarchy! Long live anarchy, you scumbags!”

“Long live anarchy! Cops, judges, politicians, you have no reason to sleep calm. We lost a battle but not the war! – Fuck off!”

Strength to the comrades that were kidnapped by the State!

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