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Athens: Dimitris Politis, on hunger strike since 16/3, currently hospitalised

On April 14th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Dimitris Politis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred from Koridallos prison to Evangelismos hospital in Athens.

The comrade has now lost 13% of his initial body weight. Additionally, his body has not had time to regain the weight lost in the recent hunger […]

Piraeus: Giorgos Karagiannidis, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

insurrection inside and outside the prison walls

On April 12th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Giorgos Karagiannidis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred from Koridallos prison to the General State Hospital of Nikaia in Piraeus.

The comrade has now lost 19% of his initial body weight and presents with symptoms […]

Greek prisons: Words from 8 hunger strikers of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK)

Banner drop at a shopping mall in Thessaloniki, Greece (April 9th 2015): “Victory to the struggle of the hunger strikers – since 2/3. Fire and arson to all the prison cells (A)”

Below is an excerpt from an open letter released in the small hours of April 11th 2015 by hunger strikers of the […]

Athens: Yannis Michailidis, on hunger strike since 23/3, currently hospitalised

fire to all prison cells

On April 10th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Yannis Michailidis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred from Koridallos prison to Attikon Hospital in Chaidari, Athens.

The comrade has now lost 8.5% of his initial body weight and presents with symptoms such as severe weakness, fatigue, […]

Greek prisons: Medical report about 8 anarchist hunger strikers, participants in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK)

Eight anarchist prisoners of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) are still on hunger strike in different hospitals and Greek prisons, demanding the abolition of type C maximum security prisons; abolition of the antiterrorist legislation (articles 187 and 187A); abolition of the anti-hoodie law; abolition of forcible taking of DNA samples, abolition of analysis of […]

Larissa, Greece: Antonis Stamboulos, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

On Friday morning, April 3rd, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Antonis Stamboulos, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred to the hospital in Larissa, where physicians on duty denied his treatment because he refused to take in intravenous drips. Then the hunger striker was moved back to Larissa prison.

The same day, […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Words of Evi Statiri from prison

On April 1st, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the Tsakalos brothers) stated that she refuses to walk out of prison until her daughter-in-law is also granted release. The two women, who were remanded in custody over the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire intended prison escape, are currently sharing a cell in Koridallos prison.

The next day, […]

Lamia, Greece: Nikos Maziotis, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

On April 2nd, Revolutionary Struggle prisoner on hunger strike Nikos Maziotis was transferred from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia due to further deterioration in his health condition. Recall that the comrade was seriously injured as recently as July 2014, after a shootout with his captors.

Lamia, Greece: Anarchist prisoner Kostas Gournas suspended hunger strike

Statement by Kostas Gournas from the hospital in Lamia:

I am no longer able to cope with this demanding hunger strike because I have exhausted my physical abilities to do so, owing to chronic health problems. I consider today’s submission of the bill,* which initiates the fulfillment of some of our demands, to be the […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Athena Tsakalou granted conditional release from prison

On March 31st 2015, a judicial council permitted the release of Athena Tsakalou, mother of the Tsakalos brothers, under restrictive conditions: bail of 10,000 euros, obligation to check in to a police station three times a month, ban on exiting the country, and prohibition on leaving Salamina (Salamis Island), which means that, if her sons […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas suspended hunger strike

On March 27th, Dimitris Koufontinas (57 years old) suspended hunger strike, after the justice ministry put up for public consultation a prison reform bill.

However, the draft bill has not yet been submitted to parliament, nor has it been referred for voting. Thus, Kostas Gournas (34 years old) continues hunger strike, awaiting further developments around […]

Piraeus: Argyris Ntalios, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Solidarity with political prisoners ./Fire to the banks

On March 27th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Argyris Ntalios – participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) – was urgently transferred from Koridallos prison to the General State Hospital of Nikaia, as his health condition has worsened.

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Athens: A total of eight CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised [UPDATED]

Paper banner in Santiago (Chile, March 2015), reading “Internationalist solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Greece”

On March 24th 2014, four other anarchists of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polidoros, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Olga Ekonomidou, were moved to hospitals outside Koridallos prisons under heavy police presence.

This afternoon, […]

Lamia, Greece: Kostas Gournas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Solidarity with Urban Guerrillas (A)

Since yesterday, March 23rd, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Kostas Gournas (convicted Revolutionary Struggle member) has been moved from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where the conditions are indescribably appalling, the prisoners are placed in isolation room-cells, and communication with […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Since yesterday morning, March 21st, hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas (convicted 17N member) has been transferred from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where he’s being held in a room-cell with no window. In addition to the miserable conditions, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, for supporters to […]

Athens: Gatherings outside hospitals in solidarity with hunger strikers

Today, Sunday March 22nd, the Assembly in solidarity with the hunger strikers (in Athens) called for gatherings outside the hospitals where three anarchist prisoners are currently hospitalised:

– Attikon Hospital in Chaidari at 17.30, where the hunger strikers Fivos Harisis and Panagiotis Argirou are hospitalised; – General State Hospital of Nikaia at 18.30, where the […]

Athens: Fivos Harisis, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

“if you hated injustice, you’d tear down prisons”

Anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Fivos Harisis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), has lost 12.8% of his body weight. On March 20th 2015, he was reportedly transferred to a hospital outside prison under heavy police presence, where physicians insisted on examining him in […]

Athens: Two CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Banner at a prisoner solidarity demo in the city of Volos (13/3/2015) reading: “Solidarity with political prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3; against the legal arsenal of the state of exception.”

On March 17th, CCF imprisoned member on hunger strike Panagiotis Argirou (who, just two years ago, recovered from a serious head injury) suffered […]

Piraeus: Open letter of hospitalized comrade Yannis Michailidis, on hunger strike since November 17th

I write these lines to express how much I was touched by the widespread and polymorphous solidarity activity of comrades outside the prison walls.

Not only because its extent, imaginativeness, organizing-coordinating, tenacity and aggressiveness so far have surpassed all my expectations, knowing that significant state and capitalist buildings, and radio and television stations […]

Athens: Request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos denied a second time; the comrade continues his hunger strike

Solidarity with anarchist N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

On the night of December 2nd, 2014, it was confirmed that the request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – who has now entered the 24th day of hunger strike – was denied a second time. In particular, he had filed an appeal against the denial […]

Athens: Gatherings in solidarity with Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis (30/11)

A moto-protest in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos, who is hospitalized at the Gennimatas hospital in northern Athens, took place on Sunday afternoon the 30th of November. More than 200 demonstrators drove off from the city centre and made a short stop at Syntagma Square, where families of refugees from Syria – many […]

Koridallos prisons: Anarchists Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis announce hunger strike

Imprisoned comrades Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis (convicted over the Velventos double robbery case) announced their hunger strike in solidarity with Nikos Romanos. Below are excerpts of their statement:

Our friend and comrade Nikos Romanos is on hunger strike since the 10th of November, claiming educational furloughs from prison to which he’s entitled under their […]

Athens: Updates on anarchist hunger strikers Yannis Michailidis and Nikos Romanos

Long live anarchy scumbags

Anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos is on hunger strike since November 10, 2014, requesting to make use of educational furloughs from prison, to which he is entitled since September 2014. Nikos is currently in Athens general hospital Gennimatas, under a strong custody of the police. Physician Pantelia (Lina) Vergopoulou, who visited […]

Athens: Reportback from the gathering in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

(comrade Nikos Romanos at the hospital)

On Tuesday evening, November 25th, about 150 people gathered outside the Gennimatas hospital on Mesogeion Avenue to show our solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since November 10th, and yesterday was rushed from Koridallos prison to the hospital. The place was full […]

Athens: Anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos taken to hospital

“The smell of gasoline starts to permeate the air… No one can touch Nikos Romanos”

“Attack by all means – Solidarity with N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11”

On November 24th, 2014, anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – on hunger strike since November 10th – was rushed from Koridallos prison to Athens general hospital […]