translation from the anarchist blog Resalto.
Following Katerina and Lida Sofianou, E. Vlachou is the third comrade who refuses to appear before the public interrogator who called her to testify as a “witness” for the “Revolutionary Struggle case”.
So far, at least 24 people have been called for such “witness statements”, who are either comrades, friends or relatives of the accused for participating in Revolutionary Struggle – or even, because of unbelievable inklings, such as a finger-print in a book or a communique in one of the houses of the arrested. This is clearly a widening of the capacities of the repressive manipulative tactics, with post-civil war-type invitations: “we require you to attend regarding a case of yours”.
The stance of the three comrades shows the capacity, both at present and in the future, for richer and more collective refusals against the crystal-clear intention-attempt of the state to criminalise political, personal or family relations and the anarchist/ anti-authoritarian movement as a whole. Following the path of the struggle for social and personal emancipation, with jumps out of the society-prison, it continues even inside the state chambers, it does not converse with the executioners of life and envisions a world that is free, without exploitation or submission.