SOLIDARITY FROM LONDON
TO IMPRISONED HUNGER STRIKERS IN GREECE
On the morning of December 15th, about 15 comrades gathered in Central London, hung a banner from a bridge and handed out a text to raise awareness about the case of Spiros Stratoulis, currently on hunger strike.
Spiros Stratoulis, on hunger strike since November 11th, is demanding to be given back the right to prison leave which has been withdrawn with the excuse of his being involved in the ”Stekia Thessalonikis” case. Police began investigations, accusing 60 people of participating in actions of the antiauthoritarian and anarchist milieu. Even though the 60 comrades have been released until the trial, Spiros, being already imprisoned, was arbitrarily deprived from his leave permits. The reason behind this is that Spiros is involved in the struggle inside prison as well as in the struggle against the suppression of his prisoners’ rights; he is clearly being punished for his political beliefs. It is noteworthy that the prison director told him to not even dare to think about asking for permission.
The Stratoulis case brings up the disgusting face of the jurisdictional and correctional system of Greece. More precisely:
the complete violation of the rights of prisoners
the punishment of prisoners participating in political activities
the arbitrariness and authoritarianism of prison directors and judges
In solidarity with imprisoned fighter Spiros Stratoulis, Rami Sirianos started his hunger strike on November 21st; E. Mustafa and M. Ramantanoglou on November 25th.
The correctional system is aiming to punish every struggle inside prison and every politicized prisoner for his beliefs; thus continuing the oppression of their ”democratic society” outside the prison, against those who resist and fight for dignity and freedom. The struggle for prisoner’s rights, the struggle for a society without prisons is both long-term and tough.
SOLIDARITY AND RAISED FISTS
FOR THE HUNGER STRIKERS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS
SOLIDARITY TO SPIROS STRATOULIS IN HIS STRUGGLE
FREEDOM WILL BLOSSOM FROM THE ASHES OF THE PRISONS
Some Anarchists in London