The judges show their coup-d’état-like behaviour once again, since they
are rushing to complete the trial – as they have stated themselves – so
that the 18month detention period of Adonis Staboulos does not end. And they
are willing to even leave the accused without lawyers.
GiorgosPetrakakos and Antonis Staboulos denounce the arbitrariness and leave the
courtroom of the 2nd trial of R.S. 24/02/16
“Because our presence in this trial leaves gained or lost ground at a
political and procedural level, which will affect similar trials in the
future, we cannot but denounce the refusal to appoint an advocate for
our fellow accused as he demanded. Combined with the speed the trial is
being carried out because of pressure by the judges so that the 18month
detention period does not end, this latest incident confirms the
arbitrariness that the special courts and special anti-terrorist laws
enforce. For all these reasons we are leaving today’s court session.”
A month after the arrests a snitch, also accused of the robbery, gave the
comrade’s name and signed everything the cops told him to. The last
pieces of the puzzle were filled in by well-wishing citizens and cops, who
with their testimonies contributed once more to a vengeful arrest of a
Excerpt from the first letter of anarchist Fotis when he was arrested.
‘In the early hours of Tuesday 12/05/2015, while eating with a
friend at a restaurant, I am detained by cops of the ‘crimes against
life and property’ force and taken to the Thessaloniki police
headquarters. There, after a few hours I am informed that I am accused
of armed robbery of a supermarket and attempted homicide against police.
I deny all charges and refuse to cooperate with them at any level, a
fact that led them to add contempt to the charges since I refused to
give them a dna sample or fingerprints.
They will not break me this time either.
We continue with head held high.
Strength and freedom to the real fighters.
Fotis Tziotzis, Diavata prisons”
A new search, the second in less than 60 days, took place last night in the special underground section of the female prisons of Koridallos where members of armed organizations are held. (R.S. – C.C.F. – 17N) The search lasted for some time and all the comrades’ cells were searched extensively, as well as the communal spaces and the yard. Just like a few days before, they found nothing this time either. All this took place after 22:00 because of the mobilizations of the special underground section demanding the immediate transfer of Fabio Dousko from GADA (Athens police headquarters) where he was being held illegally, to Koridallos prisons, as well as the removal of the prison director.