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Athens, Greece: Two anarchists and a female friend of theirs in pre-trial detention

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On Tuesday 5th of June, two anarchists and a friend of theirs (all 20-22 years old) were arrested after trying to attack a car of the municipal police in the neighborhood of Paleo Faliro in Athens. During their arrest, all three were beaten up by the police to the point of collapse.

After being beaten further and tortured (mentally and physically) at the Police Headquarters in Athens, the Attorney General order the pre-trial detention of all three.

The condition of the girl is particularly serious and alarming since she is now facing health problems; the vicious attack of the cops and their severe beatings have caused her a nervous breakdown. At dawn she was transfered to two different hospitals in Athens, where the doctors only offered her first aid and refused to accept her for further treatment. The doctors treating her currently (her personal doctor together with the police doctor) both speak of a serious psychotic-related amnesia condition caused by extreme stress during her arrest and detention. Despite this fact the girl is still held at the Police headquarters while her lawyers are trying to get her to another Athens hospital. Should this not happen, she will be transfered to and held at the mental health hospital of the Korydallos prison in Athens.

Meanwhile, the two anarchists have already been transfered to prison.

form ELP-extra 09.Jun.2007 16:31

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Subject: 3 new arrests for gas canister attack in Athens, 05 June 2007
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:11:53 +0100 (BST)

3:00 in the night of June 5, 3 persons were arrested in Palio Faliro -
Athens (2 men 22 and 20 years old, and one woman 21) by undercover
cops.
They are accused for aledgedly attempting to burn up a police car.
After
their arrest they were tortured for several hours by the cop pigs, and
they
were taken to a hospital a day after. All three are kept under
detaintion
(up to 18 months in prison before any trial).

The two young men are active in the anarchist movement, and
according to
the polie one of them (22 y.o. unemployed) was identified by some
undercover cops bying gas canisters, as he had been arrested in an
anti-war
riot 2 years ago. The other one (20 y.o. student in Pireaus
University) is
also an anarchist. They both plead guilty to the prosecutor last
Friday,
and took responsibility for the action. The girl is a student in the
economics university, and seems to have nothing to do with the action.
She
is in an extremely bad condition as she was beaten and harassed, and
she
has serious health problems, now faces a nervous breakdown. The two
men
were also beaten (especially in the genitals) severelly and not taken
to a
hospital until one day later...

All three are currently detained, according to greek laws = put
into
prison for up to 18 months before the trial...

Home-made gas canister bomb attacks are an often common practice of
the
antagonist movement in Greece, as some about 5-15 capitalist/police
targets
are damajed every month, mostly in Athens, Thessaloniki, and sometimes
other major cities. The greek minister of public order, expressed a
month
ago his desire to have at least one "gas canister bomber" arrested and
prosecuted. After the dissolution of leftish armed guerrilla groups
such as
the "November 17", anarchists are on the top of the local
"anti-terrorist"
agenda.

You can also check out the prisoner list on our site:
 http://www.geocities.com/anarcores/krat.html

A photo police gave to the press:
 link to assets.in.gr

Athens.indymedia on the 3:
 http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=716228

R. from www.geocities.com/anarcores

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