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Solidarity from the squatted Osterholz forest in Wuppertal (Germany) with hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas! Abolish prisons!

Wuppertal. Germany. Today we hung up a banner in the squatted Osterholz forest in Wuppertal, Germany, in solidarity with hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas.

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Greece: The Ghost of Junta Past Returns – The Hunger Strike of Dimitris Koufontinas

We are writing from the same lockdown conditions here in Athens that we have reported on for months. Despite stringent measures—or perhaps because of the ways that the government has combined these with policies to promote tourism and consumption despite the pandemic—infection rates continue to soar. Hospitals have reached 89 percent ICU capacity accommodating COVID-19 cases.

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Greece: The State is murdering Dimitris Koufontintas | APO

A statement by the Anarchist Political Organization – Federation of Collectives (APO) on the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas and the Greek state.

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Statement by Nikos Maziotis on the Hunger Strike of Dimitris Koufontinas

A Statement from February 24 by Nikos Maziotis on the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas.

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Occupation of the Greek Consulate in Berlin Mitte in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas! – Stop the murder of Dimitris Koufontinas!

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.

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Greek Horror- How an Epstein level paedophile scandal could connect to the first time in Greek history that a political prisoner dies of hunger strike

Two parallel stories are escalating in the Greek news these days. Both are of historical significance, but with very different volume of coverage. They are stories of two very different men, who share no resemblance but their first name. The men are Dimitris Lignadis and Dimitris Koufontinas, and their trajectories, already connected by means of sheer timing, could end up affecting each other, in the vilest manner. The former was until two weeks ago the Director of the National Theatre and is as of three days ago (20/2/21) arrested under multiple accusations of rape, paedophilia and child rape. This is the story that is dominating the news cycle. The latter is a former leading member, prime executioner and main political defender of the urban guerilla group 17th November. He is on hunger strike since the 8th of January, and thirst strike as of yesterday. This story is being covered sporadically. For now… On one hand, both are somehow connected to PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his family. And on the other hand, they are conntected with the corrupted function of the Greek justice system.
But first, some background context for the international audience.

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Berlin: Call for a demonstration in solidarity with hunger and thirst strike of the revolutionary Dimitris Koufontinas in Greece

Demonstration – February, 27, 2021 – 03:00pm (15:00) – Kottbusser Tor – Berlin (Germany)

Dimitris Koufontinas has been on hunger strike since January 8, 2021, after Greece’s right-wing conservative government passed a law amendment. According to this law, prisoners who have been convicted or charged as terrorists are to be transferred to high-security prisons. Due to this law, Dimitris Koufontinas was transferred from the agricultural prison near Volos to the old high security prison in Domokos.

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Dimitris Koufontinas: 44 days hunger strike – solidarity from Malmö, Sweden

Malmö. Sweden. February 19. 2021. Statement from Malmö about an action in solidarity with hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas.

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We need such people! – A greeting from Magrit Schiller to Dimitris Koufontinas

A greeting from Magrit Schiller to Dimitris Koufontinas during the rally in front of the Greek Embassy in Berlin on February 18, 2021.

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Berlin February 18, 2021: Rally in Solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas – A short report

Berlin. On Thursday, February 18, from 10:00 to 11:30, about 40 companions responded to the call for solidarity with the hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas and gathered in front of the Greek Embassy in Berlin.

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