Greece Action Platform Turkey-Kurdistan: Statement on hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas.
Submitted to Enough 14.
Dimitris Koufontinas’ Demands Must Be Accepted Immediately!
The Hunger Strike of Dimitris Koufontinas, prisoner of the 17 November Organization, is at a critical stage. D. Koufontinas was forcibly transferred from Korydallos Prison, where he had stayed for 16 years, to Domokos Prison. He has acted against this “special” and “vengeful” practice applied to him by the New Democracy Government from January 8th to demand his rights.
As Greek Action Platform Turkey-Kurdistan, we demand that D. Koufontinas demand to be transferred back to the Korydallos prison where he can meet his family and lawyer.
D. Koufontinas, who is on the 60th day of the hunger strike (March 8), also refuses to take water since February 22nd. If D. Koufontinas’ request is not met as soon as possible, he will become the first political prisoner in Europe to die after the action of Bobby Sands.
The New Democracy government is indifferent to the demands of tens of thousands of people who have been on the streets throughout Greece, especially Athens, demanding that D. Koufontinas’ demand be fulfilled. For the last two days, they have been attacking demonstrations in Athens and implementing police terror.
Following the refusal of Koufontinas to take water, the prosecutor’s office signed a decision allowing forced intervention against Dimitris Koufontinas on 23 February and legalized the intervention in hunger strikes and death fasts, which are accepted as torture all over the world. This is torture and a crime against humanity.
The solution is simple. The request of D. Koufontinas should be accepted, being transferred to Korrydallos Prison, which is close to where his family lives, as soon as possible.
Greece Actions Platform Turkey-Kurdistan, we declare that we are in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas and demand that his requests are fulfilled immediately.
Freedom to all political prisoners!
Solidarity is the weapon of the oppressed!
The “postponement of his sentence due to his health condition” demanded by the lawyers of Dimitris Koufontinas should be accepted.
Let Dimitris Koufontinas’ request be accepted immediately!
Greece Action Platform Turkey-Kurdistan
8 March 2021