The news has been coming in, one after the other: On February 12, Alfredo Bonnano and Christos Stratigopoulos had their appeal for bail rejected, despite the fact that Alfredo’s health condition is bad, and deteriorating (for background to their arrest, read the excellent piece “concerning two anarchists and a bank robbery” and the blog “After Trikala“).
Days later, on February 17, anarchists Polys Georgiades and Vaggelis Chrysohoides were being handed convictions of 22 years and 3 months imprisonment each. The two received near to the maximum sentences allowed for the kidnapping on June 10, 2008 of Georgios Mylonas – the boss of Alumil SA, one of the larger aluminium system suppliers in Europe, and president of the Northern Greece Industrialists at the time (gaining a questonable fame with declarations such as “workers need to fasten their belts harder”). Minor technical “glitches”, such as Mylonas’ wife being unable to recognise the accused, or one of their alleged co-operators (Giorgos Haralambides, received 13 years and 6 months) being already in prison since before the kidnap, did not seem to prevent the delivery of justice. A day-by-day coverage of the trial is up at the Rioters Agency.
Meanwhile, the trial of killer cops Korkoneas and Saraliotis, assassins of Alexis Grigoropoulos, continues in the remote city of Amfissa, with the court having rejected most of Alexis’ family’s requests for witnesses to testify. Today however is the turn of N.R., the friend of Alexis’ who was standing next to him at the time of the assassination, to speak.