Berlin. February 24. 2021. The Greek consulate in Berlin has been occupied in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas today. Dimitris Koufontinas has been on hunger strike for 48 days and on thirst strike for the 3rd day. His current demand is to be transferred to Korydallos Prison in Athens after being taken by the authorities to an old high security prison in Domokos. He has been imprisoned for 18 years as a member of the revolutionary organization November 17 and has taken political responsibility for the group and its deeds.
Originally published by Indymedia DE.
Currently, he is in intensive care at Lamia hospital. His condition is deteriorating by the hour. Time is running against him and his life!
On the occasion of the deterioration of the health condition of the hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas, the Greek Trade Union of Hospital Workers:s declares once again that it is the firm and non-negotiable position of the doctors:s not to carry out force-feeding. According to the current legislation on medical ethics, it is not a medical act if there is no consent of the patient. In particular, force-feeding is classified as torture even according to decisions of international medical ethics conferences, the assessment of the UN and human rights organizations.
Yesterday, the prosecutor’s office ordered the doctors, who have not done anything against the patient’s will, to force-feed him. The aim of the Greek state is to force the end of the hunger strike and the attempt to break Dimitris Koufontinas. Instead of taking responsibility and fulfilling his demands, he tortures and murders.
The current escalation of the situation, the solidarity with the prisoner and the struggle against the repressive system ignite a broad resistance in the antagonist movement in Greece and worldwide.
Dimitris Koufontinas receives support from public figures.
The Greek state is trying to nip any expression of solidarity in the bud, beating and arresting hundreds of supporters and showing the harshness with which it tries to break any resistance against its system.
The Greek state wants to break him with force-feeding or let him die.
Even during the Greek military dictatorship, no person was killed in a hunger strike.
Fulfill Koufontina’s demands – stop the murder!
Solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas and the struggling movement in Greece and everywhere!
Show Solidarity – Join the Protest at the Greek Consulate – Möhrenstaße/Friedrichstraße Berlin-Mitte
RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH DIMITRIS!
From Indymedia DE
Join to the rally now outside the greek consulate in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas!
Update 16:24: THE RALLY HAS ENDED!