On Wednesday, January 4th, the anarchist Stella Antoniou submits an application for release from prison. Her arrest was a result of the wider counter-anarchist strategy by the State, which began in 2009 with the aim of repressing the anarchist practices of direct action and the phenomenon of the new urban guerrilla. So, even though Stella Antoniou has no relation with our organization, she is prosecuted for participation in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire since one year. During this period, through her stance and constant militant claims, she has been standing in solidarity with her fellow inmates defending her anarchist subsistence against the penitentiary system and its staff.
Now she is facing a serious health problem, which is deteriorating due to the continuing vindictive extension of her pretrial detention by the State.
On our part, as Conspiracy of Cells of Fire we stand next to the anarchist Stella Antoniou without begging our enemies for clemency and humanism, but underlining that the ongoing hostageship endangering her health will mark the respective consequences at a completely unexpected time. No defiance by the Power and the judges will go unanswered. Things come around…
PS. As minimum sign of solidarity, on Wednesday, January 4th (the date that Stella Antoniou files her request for release), we abstain from prison food.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE ANARCHIST STELLA ANTONIOU
The imprisoned members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-IRF
Olga Ekonomidou, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Christos Tsakalos, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Panagiotis Argirou, Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Polidoros, Haris Hadjimihelakis
and the anarchist Theophilos Mavropoulos
Forever in battle…
published on January 4th, 2012, on Indymedia Athens
The decision regarding Stella Antoniou’s application has not yet been announced.