| Letter from Maria Beraha|
On monday 25th of October the special interrogator D.Mokkas sent me “CALL OF ACCUSED” to testify on monday 1st of November “for the punishable act of entering as a member in the terrorist organization named “REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE” the same call was also received by Nikos Malapanis, who happens to be our best man...
Kostas Gournas, who together with Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis has taken the political responsibility for participating in the Revolutionary Organization “Revolutionary Struggle” (while their co-accused V.Stathopoulos, S.Nikitopoulos, Ch.Kortesis deny participation), is my partner and father of our two 22month old children.
My partner, after being tortured in gada (greek police h/q), following his arrest, was imprisoned in Trikala prisons. Since october 9th he is on hunger strike in koridallos prisons, together with N.Maziotis (while other prisoners in solidarity deny prison food) demanding the self evident: to remain in athens where his family lives.
Today (28/10/10) he is on the 20th day on hunger strike in critical condition in the hospital with Nikos Maziotis.
A war is going on inside the “walls”, in the attempt of the state to put the imprisoned fighters in a hostage regime with all means. The attempt of extermination of my partner “roams” around the outside of the “walls” as well by trying to put the family in a suffocating psychological shackle.
The pressure that Kostas receives towards the attitude he has kept is clearly vengeful.
The terrorism applied to comrades and relatives is also vengeful.
I will not apologize to anyone for my life and why I chose Kostas as my partner and father of our children.
I will not apologize for scenarios that have been made up about me.
For the authorities, possibly and based on, solely, our political family relations we could all be “members” of “R.S.”
let there be a full stop to the persecutions that come out of these relations.
Patience has its limits...
Maria Beraha 28/10/10
Kostas Gournas (and with him Nikos Maziotis) is forced to go on a long hunger strike, in order to be moved to koridallos prisons, where is co-accused are imprisoned, so he can see his baby children.
And the amazing: Instead of the authorities satisfying this, as they should, the vital demand, they charge his wife Maria Beraha and his best man Nikos Malapanis without any evidence at all -with the full meaning of that phrase. If this is not blackmail vengeance and pitiness, than words have lost all meaning.
Maybe though the most worrying of all the first seen are the dozens of calls the last few days for questioning to anarchists and family friends of the accused is literally a factory of calls, which has nothing to do with the interrogative job of evidence collection for the case but is exclusively a show of power of of the repressive mechanisms, operation to scare the anarchist movement and mainly, applying the fascist authority of “collective responsibility”,for the time in the public sphere against a legal political movement as we (consider) the anarchist is.
Hands of the fighters N.Malapanis and M.Beraha
Solidarity to the hunger strikers -members of R.S., Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas.
Monday 1st of November,Appeals Court, Athens
Comrades from athens, theassoniki and comrades from inside the prisons
Text from Nikos Malapanis concerning his call by the special appeals interrogator
And now solidarity is being persecuted...
On Monday 1st of November I am called to present myself before the special appeals interrogator K.Baltas, as one accused for “the punishable action of integration in a terrorist organisation called Revolutionary Struggle”. Lately many individuals of the anarchist/antiauthoritarian movement from the wider friendship and comrade circle of those arrested, have been called as witnesses for the same case.
Since six fighters were arrested on the 10th of April, three of whom deny participation in Revolutionary Struggle, a repressive attack has begun that, based on silence, is unfolding more and more. The fact that at this moment I'm in the forefront shows, once again and more indirectly, how arbitrarily and in no way accidentally the repressive mechanisms move. In the forefront is an entire movement including those who fight or express their solidarity.
For 15 years I have belonged to the part of those that fight against the intensifying oppression and terrorizing of society. What we named the “coming treaty of totalitarianism” is seediness as a form of everyday routine and fear as a form of existence. It is what in the middle of a crisis (I.M.F., austerity measures, new antiterrorist law) they are now trying to apply to me and my comrades.
I am known to the persecutory authorities, having been arrested for my political action in the past. Part of this action was always solidarity to imprisoned fighters, because of which I have also been portrayed and targeted in the case of those arrested for Revolutionary Struggle. The message is clear. The comrades that deny the charges are in underground cells with the only evidence their political action and comradely relations, which they have never denied, with Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas as well as with Lambros Foundas. The experiment is considered successful so is now being applied to more people. My prosecution, therefore, is clearly political and vengeful. It is for the awareness and conformity of those who still choose to fight, those who are ready to take the decision to fight.
Today they are clearly persecuting solidarity, comradeship, dignity. And the mechanisms smile at us ironically. With as my only weapon dignity, resistance and solidarity I walk and I will walk.
Finally, I express my solidarity to my bridesmaid and friend, mother of two children Maria Beracha, who is persecuted along with me. Also, my friendship and solidarity to Kostas Gournas and Nikos Maziotis, on hunger strike from the 9th of October in order to break the regime of isolation so that Kostas Gournas can be near his family.
In the face of these prosecutions we will come out stronger.
I know, because
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
boubourAs translation acforfreedomnow!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
a ghost is floating above the city...
TERROR LAW 3
After the terror law 1 and 2
comes the most awaited
3rd part of the trilogy...
reaches the top”
YOU TOO CAN BECOME THE NEXT
Soon in the streets near you
Public announcement concerning the mass calls and interrogations in the frame of the “anti”-terrorist campaign:
The same moment that the imprisonment of the three anarchists (Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggellis Stathopoulos, Christoforos Kortesis), who are accused of participation in the revolutionary organisation “Revolutionary Struggle” without any evidence is extended, as well as the three fighters (Panagiota Roupa, Nikos Maziotis, Kostas Gournas) who have taken the political responsibility for their participation in “Revolutionary Struggle”,
The same moment that Kostas Gournas, is in an advanced phase of hunger strike, since the 13th of October (with the support of prisoners, with hunger strikes and prison food denial), while the juridical mechanism denies his transfer from Trikala prisons to koridalos prisons, keeping him far from his family,
The same moment that the imprisonment of anarchist Aris Seirinidis is extended, with an official charge unheard of and supported by the scientifically unfounded and juggling method of DNA analysis,
The same moment that the state and bosses start the most barbaric postwar economic and ideological attack against society, having equiped and educated an enormous police-antisocial army,
The judges call in the masses for interrogation, people from the social environment of the imprisoned, their relatives and politically active anarchists, without a specified subject of investigation, other than a general mention of the “anti”- terrorist law , (“we call you to be questioned as a witness for the Par.b 187 A P.K [greek antiterrorist laws official name]), without naming in the calls and during the interrogations the invoking clues of personal relations with the defendants or relations with Revolutionary Struggle. Precisely as they called the fighters to police stations after the civil war and in the dictatorship “they guessed”.
The interrogations had been announced in advance in an article of newspaper “to Vima” (the stand), which fulfils at influx the propaganda of the provocative scenarios of the cops, spearing the big part of the journalistic world that serves the organisms of government owned terrorism.
The interrogative operation seeks the intimidation of a political movement and a social space and the beam measuring of its relations, its reflexes and the attitude of those who fight, in the direction of generalised penalization based on the special laws and in the direction of the diffusion of suspiciousness and of destruction.
Indicative it is that the questions concerned the social relations, elements of the personal life and the political opinions of those called.
With this frame it invests in the stigmatization of those called for interrogation,
The same moment that the indirect tortures of anarchist Simos Seisidis is continued, who is kept, being amputated in one leg, after he was shot in the back by a cop, from a distance of smaller than one metre and moreover being accused of a case of the “anti” - terrorist law also supported by the method of DNA analysis.
The same moment that the murderers of immigrant Mochamed Kamran Atiff, which were tortured to death in the police station of Nikea in October 2009, continue to “work” the same posts.
The same moment that the executioners of working immigrant N.Tonti, who was murdered by the police with fifteen bullets in February 2010 in Byronas area (athens), are around still armed.
Terrorism will not pass.
Some of the called “as witnesses for the Par.b 187 A P.K”
Solidarity is our weapon.
boubourAs translation acforfreedomnow.