Greece. The sentences were announced on April 23, 2021 in the case of “Revolutionary Self-Defense.”
Originally published by Act For Freedom Now!
Banners and slogans earlier in the courtroom, after the announcement, of the sentences… on 23/4/21
Vangelis Stathopoulos : 19 years without appeal
Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis : 16 years without appeal
D.M. 10 years with appeal
Statement by Vangelis Stathopoulos
Solidarity is judged on my person with the heaviest accusations, because I helped an injured comrade. My prosecution and trial are based solely on political criteria, on the attitude of dignity and solidarity that I have consistently followed throughout my life. I have nothing to dispose of but my own life; I have nothing to defend despite the constant struggle against the murderous rage of the State and capital! If my practical solidarity is the crime for which I am convicted and imprisoned, I declare myself unrepentant!
P.S.: Closing here, I would like to greet from the bottom of my heart the comrades who stayed by my side, in every way, those who stood by me and continue to fight. Knowing that the conditions are adverse and things are difficult outside, they did not desist! And to renew the appointment on the streets, where I grew up and have never forgotten.
NOT ONE STEP BACK
Using the power of the opponent we reverse the terms, the shortest path is the straight one!
No battle was won without ever being given
STRENGTH TO THE COMRADE D. CHATZIVASILEIADIS WANTED FOR THE SAME CASE
SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH TO ANARCHIST VAGGELIS STATHOPOULOS AND TO D.M.
fire to the prisons!