giovedì 5 aprile 2012
Greece: Anarchist Nina Karakatsani released from prison
“In the hushed silence of an impregnable slaughterhouse, the rage of a trapped animal is all the more terrifying.”
Two years ago, on April 22nd, 2010, the 19-year-old Konstantina Karakatsani — fugitive at the time — was arrested, interrogated and remanded in custody, accused of involvement in the CCF case. Although Nina denied all charges and participation in the organization from the start, she was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by the Greek ‘justice’ in July 2011, when the first trial of the so-called ‘Halandri case’ ended with utmost severe sentences against comrades. Since then, she was held in Eleonas–Thebes prisons, in Viotia.
Yesterday, April 4th, 2012, Konstantina Karakatsani stepped out of the dungeons. The judicial authorities finally accepted her motion to be released and to serve suspended sentence (until the beginning of the first appeal trial of the ‘Halandri case’).
However, on Monday, April 9th, Nina is called to appear in the Court of Appeals in Athens (by 9am in Loukareos Street, on the 7th floor) due to the new attempted prosecution of the 250 CCF attacks.
When we declare war on Power, we know what lies ahead; we realize that if we fall into the hands of the Power, the vengeance is expected. And we should be ready for any kind of coups d’état against us and against our prosecuted comrades, and even more ready to stand beside them actively in every way we can, until we get them all back
… and continue the fight.