In the morning of Monday 23/4, prisoners at the prison of Malandrino in Fokida, mainland Greece, revolted. The spark igniting the revolt was the beating of anarchist prisoner Yiannis Dimitrakis as well as the vicious, violent response of the guards to the protests staged by his co-prisoners.
Disgraceful holding conditions, lack of water, regular beatings, electronic surveillance and the extremely short times allowed at the yard comprise a grim reality for the Malandrino prisoners. The prison has seen plenty of revolts in the past...
The latest information from Malandrino says that the prisoners are in full control of the prison.
Meantime, information coming in right now (12:30pm GMT, April 24) indicates that prisoners at the Ayios Stefanos prison of Patras have also revolted two hundred of them abstain from their daily meal. 340 prisoners at the prison of Tripoli have gone on hunger strike.
(this text distributed in Thessaloniki)
THE DICTATORSHIP OF DETENTION IS A REFLECTION OF DEMOCRACY
A revolt is taking place at two wings of the Malandrino Prison, following the beating of anarchist Yiannis Dimitrakis by prison guards earlier on the day.
Democracy beats up, tortures, murders and degrades the hostages in its inferno-like prisons.
Exterminating detention conditions lack of water regular beatings, surveillance cameras, architecture of violence, inhumanely short time allowed in the outside yards are all regular features of the Malandrino Prison, only temporarily broken thanks to the il-legal break offered by revolt.
Nothing has been offered to us by the humanitarian façade of democracy's executioners everything has been won by the screams of those in revolt, those standing on the rooftops of their prisons.
SOLIDARITY WITH THE REVOLTED PRISONERS OF MALANDRINO
SOLIDARITY WITH THE IMPRISONED HOSTAGES OF DEMOCRACY
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