Greece: Anti-terrorism units invade Korydallos prison, 3 anarchist comrades abducted


18.04.16: Last night after midnight, multiple teams of anti-terrorism units invaded A and D wing of Korydallos Prison.

Extensive searches were conducted inside all of the cells and common areas until 6 am, with the humiliating tactic of forcing prisoners to have their hands tied behind their back during the searches. Some comrades who refused to conform were coerced into having their hands tied which resulted in mild injuries.

Following the search, anti-terrorism police violently and immediately abducted our comrades Panagiotis Aspiotis, who sustained an injury on his arm and Antonis Stamboulos, as well as other prisoners. There is no information regarding where they are currently detained.

Prisoners remain locked up until now and they have not been not allowed to get out in the yard since the prison service and the Ministry of Justice are afraid of the reactions on the part of prisoners. Of course they cannot avoid those, they can only postpone them.


(via Athens Indymedia, translated by BlackCat)


Update via Contra Info

Last night, shortly after midnight, the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist unit and other police forces raided the 1st and the 4th wing of Koridallos men’s prison.

At least 150 cops, along with judicial functionaries and representatives of the justice ministry, conducted raids in the cells of all prisoners in those wings. Inmates were handcuffed behind their backs and didn’t have any visual contact with the cells during the searches, while several prisoners were beaten.

In the early hours of the morning, the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist unit came back and violently abducted anarchist prisoners Panos Michalakoglou, Panos Aspiotis and Antonis Stamboulos, who were moved to the Prisoner Transfer Division on Petrou Ralli St., Athens. Later, dozens more inmates were ‘ghosted’ as well. The prison remained on lockdown until 11am.

According to latest info, Panos Michalakoglou is to be transferred to Nigrita prison (near Serres, northern Greece); Panos Aspiotis to Nafplion prison; and Antonis Stamboulos to Larissa prison.

This entry was posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Antonis Stamboulos, Greece, Greek Prisons, Korydallos Prison, Panagiotis Aspiotis, Panos Michalakoglou, Prison Struggle, Repression. Bookmark the permalink.

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