FREE KOSTAS SAKKAS – PETITION
The signatories of this petition denounce the unprecedented decision of the Appeals Council to extend the pre-trial detention of anarchist Kostas Sakkas for more than 30 months, in violation of every constitutional provision and legal edict. The Constitution (Article 6 § 4) lays down a maximum detention of 18 months, prohibits successively imposing custody and does not authorize lawmakers to legislate differently. Nevertheless article 288 of the Penal Code allows the imposition of new detention for related acts, up to a maximum of 12 months. In the case of Kostas Sakkas, all these limits have been violated: he has been held in prison without trial since 4/12/2010 (31 months), constantly facing new detentions and extensions.
Kostas Sakkas is currently incarcerated in a Greek Guantanamo: although his name did not even exist in the second case file which extended his pre-trial detention and even though any legitimate reason has since expired all…
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