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#490 | All of the Thessaloniki 4 are free

The four comrades, including UK anarchist Simon Chapman, have been found not guilty for all (except one minor charge) in Greek court of the charges going back to the EU Summit protests and riots in Thessaloniki in 2003. All four of the defendants are free. All the initial charges were dropped apart from “distinguished defiance of [...]

#489 | Thessaloniki 4 trial update, day #6

Wednesday 26 January 2011, 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse. With the prosecution having been completed and the defence witnesses rather hastily examined, it was now the job of the prosecutor to outline the reasoning of the laws being used to charge the defendants. The charges were: causing explosions with the intent to endanger human life, possession of [...]

#488 | Thessaloniki 4 trial update, day #5

Tuesday 25 January 2011, 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse. (Day 5: for clarity, the information below has been put in a simpler order to help readers make sense of it: in reality, the day was disjointed with first one witness for one defendant, then for another defendant, then for another, then a break, then back to the [...]

#487 | Thessaloniki 4 trial update, day #4

Monday 24 January 2011, 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse. Officer #15 arrested Michalis and alleged that he was carrying a bag containing 3 molotovs, 4 masks and a powerful slingshot. He stated that he had seen Michalis throw many molotovs over a period of 30 minutes. He couldn’t remember if Michalis was wearing gloves, or if he [...]

#486 | Emergency Solidarity Demo for Thessaloniki 4, 11am Saturday Jan 29th // Greek Tourist Office, Central London

Emergency Solidarity Demo for the Thessaloniki 4 // 11am Saturday Jan 29th* // Greek Tourist Office, Central London The saga of the trial currently taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece continues with a judgement on the four now due on Monday January 31st. It was always clear that the trial and the repression which preceded was [...]

#478 | Thessaloniki 4 trial, update day #3

by some attendants in solidarity Summary The court dealt with two witnesses against Fernando, two against Kastro and the chief of the squad that arrested Simon. The trial was suspended at the end of the hearing on Tuesday18 Janaury as the Thessaloniki lawyers’ union would be on strike Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The court will [...]

#476 | Thessaloniki 4 trial, update day #2

Thessaloniki 4 trial update day #2 by some attendants in solidarity Update from day #2 of the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, Greece. The day would be spent examining more police prosecution witnesses, including some policemen who had been involved in the arrest of Simon Chapman, and others who had arrested [...]

#475 | Thessaloniki 4 trial, update day #1

Thessaloniki 4 trial update day #1 by some attendants in solidarity What follows is the first in a series of updates that will cover the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, day by day. Background information at http://www.salonikisolidarity.org.uk/ Friday 14 January 2011, 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse. The legal team of the defendants succeeded [...]