Πέμπτη, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Press release for the arrest of five university students, citizens of Agia Paraskevi, Athens, with European arrest warrant



Since the morning of 12th November a serial of repression, that our country has never seen before, is taking place. In the early hours of the morning, on a day of a country-wide strike, Greek police forces invaded the houses of five university students. The citizens, all living in Agia Paraskevi, a suburb of Athens, were arrested under the issue of a warrant by the Italian authorities demanding their extradition. The event is unbelievable taking under consideration the only prior event was their random adduction at a cafeteria in Milan in 2/5, a day after the first May strike!
This prosecution procedure on university students from another EU country, using a European arrest warrant, in the causation of their participation to the 1st May strike protest, is an unprecedented event. The prevention of this extreme repressive method concerns the defense of every human's right to participate in political gatherings.

Early this morning we,
politically active citizens of this town including neighbors, friends and relatives of the arrested, gathered in the Agia Paraskevi city hall, demanding the end of any prosecution and custodial, as well as their non-extradition, in any occasion, in Italy.

Open assembly of citizens of Agia Paraskevi
& Neighbors, Friends, Relatives