OFFÉCES: Halkokondili 35, ATHENS
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
OUST THE ANTISEMITE MARIANTHI PAGOUTELI FROM THE SUPREME COURT!
The Antinazi Initiative denounces the promotion of the overt anti-Semite Marianthi Pagouteli, till yesterday a member of the Supreme Court, to the post of Vice-President of the Supreme Court by the Council of Ministers of the ND government. This is the highest position an overt anti-Semite has ever reached in the judiciary. The all too rotten in the case of anti-Semitism in our country is that M. Pagouteli’s promotions began under SYRIZA government in 2017, when she was promoted by the Judicial Council to President of the Court of Appeals, while in 2019 she was promoted anew to a member of the Supreme Court.
EGAM denounces the government and SYRIZA for the issue of nazi Zaroulia
received and are now publishing the press release of the EGAM which denounces
Samaras, the three governmental parties, and Syriza, for having so far
violated their pledge to exclude the nazi Zaroulia, representative of
“Chrysi Avgi” (“Golden Dawn”), from the Council of Europe. We remind that
EGAM had greeted (after the December 15 mobilization) Samaras’ pledge
that he would expulse Zaroulia from the Greek delegation at the Council
of Europe. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe convenes
on Monday, January 21.
CYNICISM AND HYPOCRISY OF THE POLITICAL
SYSTEM TOWARDS THE NAZIS:
The deliberate and hypocritical nature of Evangelos Venizelos’ sudden “initiative” in general against “Chrysi Avgi” (“Golden Dawn”) and concretely for the expulsion of Eleni Zaroulia from the Council of Europe, is also proved by the stance of the PASOK party in the Greek parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe, when the Antinazi Initiative had asked for the expulsion of nazi El. Zaroulia from it, in an open letter to the whole delegation...
LEAFLET DISTRIBUTED AT EGAM PROTEST MARCH OF DEC 15
The nazis being legal and in the seats of the parliament means the democrats
Antinazi Initiative participates in Dec 15 protest march organized by EGAM
Antinazi Initiative that has been fighting for the last 15 years in order to have the nazi gang of “Golden Dawn” outlawed, supports and will participate to the protest march organized by the front of European antiracist civil society organizations, ÅGAM, on Saturday December 15, against racism, anti-Semitism and neo-nazism.
THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE CALLS UPON THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE TO REMOVE ELENI ZAROULIA OF THE NAZI “CHRYSI AVGI” (“GOLDEN DAWN”) FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Antinazi Initiative with its open letter to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Council of Europe, calls upon the Committee to remove the MP of nazi “Chrysi Avgi” (“Golden Dawn”) E. Zaroulia from its membership. The letter is notified to the competent bodies and to the political groups of the Council of Europe including the Greek delegation.Athens, October 31, 2012
Open Letter to the Chairperson and the members of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Council of Europe
Subject: Call for the expulsion of Eleni Zaroulia, parliamentary member with the nazi “Chrysi Avgi” (“Golden Dawn”), from Committee membership
to you as members of the Antinazi Initiative, a voluntary citizens’
organization, which has been active against nazism, racism, and anti-Semitism
in Greece since 1997. With the present letter we protest against the participation
of Eleni Zaroulia – member of the Greek delegation at the Council
of Europe and MP with the nazi “Chrysi Avgi” (1) – to
the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and to the Sub-Committee
on Gender Equality, and invite you to directly proceed to her expulsion
from these committees. We believe that the participation of nazis to a
Committee concerned with combating racism should not be tolerated, because
this actually annuls the Committee’s objectives.
Joint Leaflet of Antinazi Initiative and OAKKE (Org. For the Reconstruction of the CPG)
(Athens, June 13, 2012)
BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
DEMOCRATS GET ORGANIZED AND RESIST THE NAZI GANG OF “GOLDEN DAWN” (CHRYSI AVGI) WHICH IS PROTECTED BY THE REGIME
The Greek political system and a great part of society has accepted as normal the participation of a nazi criminal gang in the Parliament, which has happened for the first time since World War II. Some people that are not hardened nazis but neither politically and historically informed go so far as to vote for them. Their drawback is that they view things superficially. They...
NO TO THE ENTRY OF THE “CHRYSI AVGI” (GOLDEN DAWN) GANG INTO PARLIAMENT!
OUTLAW THE HITLERIANS NOW
Democrats in Greece and the whole Europe,
It is an unprecedented scandal for whole Europe and the world, inconceivable after the world war II, that a nazi party, namely “Chrysi Avgi” (Golden Dawn), enters the Greek parliament in the 2012 elections. It isn’t because the anti-Hitler and anti-nazi hatred of our people has faded away that we are today facing this hideous possibility. We are facing it because the political regime has for many years been unanimously PROTECTING AND BOOSTING THAT MURDEROUS GANG into the political life of the country, by hiding its hilterian character from the people and even worse, by relativizing the meaning and seriousness of that character. In particular, all parliamentary parties, that today seem to be “astonished” at the rise of “Chr. Avgi”, have been doing the following for years now:
They have never denounced “Chrysi Avgi” as a nazi murderous gang but let it pass for a legal and ordinary political party.
They allowed those overt and audacious nazis to participate in all electoral battles, and at that they’ ve been inviting them to sessions jointly with all parliamentary and non-parliamentary parties, in order to commonly define the television times available for each one.
The state and the whole political parliamentary spectrum has let them unaccountable for their violence against democratic citizens and especially against migrants for years.
They allow them dissolve events and destroy the offices of national minorities parties, and at that under the cover of the police.
They “pushed” them into getting elected to the Municipal council of Athens and watched its leader addressing the nazi salute inside the town hall with full “understanding”.
They let them formally participate to the schools parades on the October 28 national day.
The most important is that the whole political regime has imposed them as “protectors” of the population in a neighborhood of the center of Athens, at Agios Panteleimonas square. In that area, they’ ve been ceded the right to stab the migrants at will and to forbid the existence and propaganda of the other parties, that is the right to impose their own nazi, racist dictatorship from now on.
This so far partial and de facto enforcement of the nazi law in the country has also been to a degree imposed de jure. The Greek highest court, the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos), decided in 2010, having all parliamentary parties by its side, that the praise of nazism was legal and that the hitlerian calling for extermination of the Jews was also legal and at that justified, since he did it invoking the allegation that the Jews “conspire” so as to conquer the world hegemony. This was the rationale by which the arch-nazi K. Plevris was acquitted in 2010 from the charges concerning his book, a praise to Hitler and the SS, entitled “Jews the whole truth”.
STATEMENT OF THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC KAROLOS PAPOULIAS REHABILITATES THE
NAZIS MORALLY AND POLITICALLY!
political regime “whitewashes” “Golden Dawn” (“Chrysi Avgi”).
STATEMENT BY THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE (14/11/2011)
THE CLIMB OF THE FASCIST LA.O.S. PARTY TO THE GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTES A FASCIST DEVIATION
THE NEW VICE MINISTER OF MARITIME AFFAIRS AND HIS “FAVORITE” BOOK
The Antinazi Initiative condemns the agreement of the two big parties to offer the fascist LAOS party 4 ministries and sub-ministries of the new government as a fascist deviation. The ANI also condemns the general acceptance LAOS has won so far, being presented as a normal parliamentary party by the other parliamentary parties, including the so called leftish ones, as part of this deviation.
Among the 4 governmental cadres...
22 years from the heroic uprising of the Chinese people in Tien An Men
Circulate below message
We have received
and we post here the appeal of the human rights activist Jens Galschiot
in co-operation with the Democracy Movement in Hong Kong against the
ban of Chinese State of any reference to Tien An Men massacre. We
stand in solidarity with the Chinese democrats who fight against the
brutal fascist regime of their country and we honour the 22nd anniversary
of the heroic democratic uprising of Tien An Men square. We call upon
democrats to cancel the attempt of the Chinese regime to impose a
wall of silence over the Tien An Men uprising.
Give the Chinese students their history back!
Statement of the Antinazi Initiative
THE THREE MEMBERS OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE WERE ACQUITTED. THIS WAS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR THE FASCISTS.
STILL THEY WERE MUZZLED DURING THE TRIAL
The trial of the three Antinazi Initiative members was held on December 6, 2010 at the Second Three-member Athens Appeals Court for Misdemeanors. They were accused for “dissemination of false news”. The indictment characterized as “false news” the denouncements of ANI concerning the anti-Semitic and pro-nazi positions of specific judges during the trial process against K. Plevris, where they ...
NO TO THE FASCISTIZATION OF JUSTICE AND OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY
THEY ACQUIT NAZISM, THEY PUT DEMOCRATS ON TRIAL!
On December 6 at the Athens Court
of Appeal, following two postponements, the trial of three members of
the Antinazi Initiative (ANI) is being held. They were witnesses for
the prosecution at the past trial against K. Plevris for his book “Jews,
the whole truth”. This book calls for completion of the genocide of
the Jews and for discrimination and violence against immigrants and
LET US ALL BE AT THE ATHENS COURT OF APPEAL IN DECEMBER 6
Appeal Court of Misdemeanors, 09.00 am
through a looking glass (Oct 14, 2010) By Naomi Firsht
Nazism acquitted, democrats put on trial!
The trial is on the 22nd of September 2010 at 9.00 am, at the Second Three Member Appeals Court of Athens (Loukareos & Alexandras, 2nd floor).
LET'S ALL BE THERE!
The Antinazi Initiative calls on democrats to stand by its side and demand the acquittal of its three members in order that we hinder the gradual fascistization of the country.
on the campaign of Antinazi Initiative
campaign of Antinazi Initiative has received very warm response
so far with messages from many democrats in Greece and abroad
who have sent letters to the Prime Minister and to the President
of the European Parliament. We have received messages of support
from organizations in Greece (Antinationalist Movement) and
abroad (Never Again, Regional Centre for Minorities). The call
for participation to the campaign has spread widely through
posts and calls for support at websites, blogs, and through
the pan-European network "i-care". We publish at the
side some links to websites and blogs that have posted the call
for participation to the campaign.
urge all democrats in Greece and Europe to denounce the legalization
of nazism in our country and to stand by the side of the prosecuted
members of ANI.
CAMPAIGN OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
(Athens July 13, 2010)
Antinazi Initiative sends the following letter to the European institutional bodies, to antifascist organizations, to Greek and European democrats, and condemns the recent decision of the Greek Supreme Court that acquitted Nazism and asks for support to its 3 prosecuted members who go on trial on September 22, 2010
ACQUITTED DEMOCRATS PUT ON TRIAL!
The public prosecutor's office of the Athens Court of Appeal pressed charges (following complaint of nazi K. PLevris) against three members of Antinazi Initiative (Anna Stai, Irene Koutelou, Lampis Katsiapis) for "dissemination of false news that may provoke unrest to citizens".
The three who...
Press Release of January 26, 2010
From desecrations to burning
THE NAZIS BECOME BLATANT WITH THE TOLERANCE OF THE POLITICAL REGIME
THE BURNING OF THE SYNAGOGUE AT CHANIA MUST SOUND ALARM!
The nazis become blatant.
Within a 20 days period two fire attacks were perpetrated in the synagogue of Chania. The first attack took place on January 5 and the perpetrators also threw a bar of soap (!) against the external wall of the Synagogue. Grace to the immediate intervention of two immigrants, the Firing Squad was quickly been informed and the arsonists missed their target.
But after the first attack, the new minister of “Citizen’s Protection”, M. Chrysohoides, apparently “forgot to protect” the Greek Jewish citizens. The director of the Synagogue, Mr. Stavroulakis, denounces that although the necessity of guard had been mentioned no such move was made by the police. At the dawn of Saturday, January 16, at 4:00 a.m., a second bigger arson took place, which caused very serious damage to the Synagogue by burning a large part of its archive and of the rare books that were preserved in its library...
Press Release of September 7, 2009
NO SEAT IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE NAZI – PRO-JUNTA DIMITRIS ZAFIROPOULOS VIA LA.O.S.
At 5/9 Dimitris Zafiropoulos, for many years until quite recently the second-in-command of the nazi “Chrysi Avgi” organization, announced in the pro-junta “Eleftheros Kosmos” newspaper, of which he is the editor, his agreement with Yorgos Karatzaferis about his participation in the ballot of LA.O.S. party (People’s Orthodox Rally) as a candidate for parliament in the Achaea prefecture...
On May 22, 2009, the engrossed decision of the 1st Five-Member Court of Appeal was issued, stating the grounds of acquittal of the Nazi K. Plevris for his criminal libel “Jews: the whole truth”. Excerpts from the grounds of acquittal, which are more provocative than the verdict itself, were found on the Web (e-lawyer) by early June. These grounds blatantly misinterprete the content of the libel by adopting the nazi’s defending claim that his call for the extermination of the Jews was really directed at the Jewish Zionists, though the whole libel, from start to finish, is in fact bluntly and undoubtedly aimed at all the Jews throughout the ages. In addiction the grounds of acquittal accept that K. Plevris presented himself in the “book” as a “Greek nationalist”, while he himself declares in it (p. 600): “I am a Nazi, a fascist, a racist, and an anti-Semite” and at that he constantly praises openly the Third Reich and the “sublime national-socialists”, as he refers to them. However the court’s decision says:
What is shocking, however, is that...
BRIEFING OF THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST PLEVRI'S ACQUITTAL 2009
OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE AGAINST THE ACQUITTAL OF THE NAZI K. PLEVRIS.
in Greece and in Europe,
SEND TO THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER K. KARAMANLIS THE PROTEST LETTER
You can ask
from the four parliamentary parties of Greece to take a stand for the
acquittal decision, sending e-mail to the following addresses:
THE INDICTMENT & THE PROVISIONS OF THE ANTIRACIST LAW 927/79
THE APPEALS COURT OF ATHENS ACQUITTED THE DISSEMINATOR OF THE EXTERMINATION OF THE JEWS, THE NAZI KOSTAS PLEVRIS!
March 27, 2009 after a procedure of postponements and continuous
cessations that lasted approximately one year, the First Five
Member Appeals Court of Athens acquitted the nazi K. Plevris!
extracts of the book “Jews the whole Truth” included in the
indictment - such as :
it was judged that they do not consist invitation to violence and hate provocation against the Greek Jews.
Also for phrases such as:
“We despise the Jews for their morality, for their religion,
for their deeds, which all prove that they are sub-humans”.
it was judged that they do not insult the Greek Jews!
In other words, it was judged that no penalty should be imposed on the glorifier of the Third Reich, Hitler, Gobbles, Himmler, of the “superior national socialists”, of the “heroic” SS who claims that «it will not be long until the dawn of the day that the flags of nazism will rise again», and who has written 1,400 pages trying to convince his readers that the “sub-humans Jews” must be exterminated and ousted from all European Countries.
That is, the court acquitted a nazi who produced only writings
that consist nothing less than the definition of provocation
to racist violence and hate.
Antinazi Initiative will not stop here: This judgment that consists negative landmark in the democratic course of our country, shame for Greece and for the Greek justice will become known to the Greek people, to Europe and to all democratic countries.
We call the democrats to react to the process of fascistization of our country before it is too late.
* The judgment has as follows: Regarding Article 2 of Law 927/79
punishing dissemination of insulting ideas against a group of
people, the nazi was acquitted unanimously (5-0)
THE TRIAL AND CONVICTION OF NAZI K. PLEVRIS IS BEING MUFFLED – THE IMPLICATION OF THE POLITICAL PARTY LA.O.S IS COVERED UP
In the late 2007, after a couple of interruptions and postponements of a trial with international interest, the overt racist and nazi K. Plevris was given a suspended 14 months sentence for his book “Jews, the whole truth”.
This book is a patchwork of nazi propaganda stereotypes, phenomenal in post-war Europe. In his book the nazi writer calls for the extermination of the Jews and passionately praises Hitler, the SS, and the Third Reich, by saying that “its banners will wave again”. At that, he critisizes the nazis for not having fulfilled the task of extermination of the Jews, “although they were in a position to do so”!!! His conviction is founded on the 927/79 law which punishes whomever incites violence against citizens for their race, nation, or religion.
This self-evident condemnation may have given the impression that we live in a rudimentarily democratic country. However, here happen the following alarming incidents:
court decided to expel counsels of the plaintiffs from the trial,
and allowed the nazi and his many defense counsels to attack the
witnesses for the prosecution. Whenever the prosecutor and the
judges took a stand on the essence of the issue, they spoke mostly
in favor of the nazi. Especially one of them, the Public Prosecutor
Lazarakos, supported and praised K. Plevris, called his nazi monstrosity
“scientific writing”, and attacked the witnesses for the prosecution.
It is obvious that the concealment of the trial and of the conviction of the nazi K. Plevris from the people, as well as the bad atmosphere of the trial is the result of a co-ordinated effort by strong forces within the political system to support the nazi K. Plevris and even more to cover up the LAOS party ties with him. If the nazi’s trial was given the proper publicity, then it is uncertain whether LAOS would have entered the parliament. Besides, the concealment of the conviction boosts the spreading of anti-Semitism, which is the heart of nazism. One may hold his/her own explanation for the reasons the other parliamentary parties cover-up the LAOS party as a pro-nazi party. It is certain, though, that with their silence they assist it to its campaign to appear as the party supposedly representing the poor population while, at the same time, this party slowly but steadily incites among the people suffering from poverty a bloody split, that is the hatred towards immigrants with slogans like: “They deprive us of our jobs and our dignity”. In a country being plunged more and more in economic crisis, such slogans boost the fascists unless they are exposed and deterred soon.
We call upon the democrats to demand the conviction of the nazi at the trail in front of the Court of Appeals, and, even more, to demand that the trial gets a lot of publicity. Unless this happens, even the conviction will be enforced only in papers so that the country is not exposed in front of the international public opinion.
DEMAND THAT THE NAZI BE CONVICTED AGAIN BY THE COURT OF APPEAL
(Wednesday, 17/9, 1st five-member court, Loukareos & Alexandras Av., 6th fl., 9 a.m.)
Gathering - Discussion at the offices of the Antinazi Initiative
Tuesday, 16/9, 7:30 p.m.
35, 5th fl., tel-fax: 2105232553, www.antinazi.gr, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL BY THE ANTI-NAZI INITIATIVE
THAT ATHENS 2007 WILL NOT BE MADE INTO ANOTHER BERLIN OF 1933
Initiative calls upon all democratic people to raise the alarm, come
to court and support the democratically-minded witnesses and counsel
for the plaintiffs in the trial against the Nazi K Plevris and the newspaper
“Eleftheros Kosmos”, which began on 11th September and was adjourned
to be reconvened on 3rd December (for more information on the indictment
against K. Plevris for his anti-Semitic book “Jews, the whole truth”
refer to http://www.antinazi.gr/english/frameup.htm).
Nazi writer Plevris must be condemned
Kostas Plevris has been prosecuted according to the Greek anti-discrimination
law, and will be on trial on September 5, 2007, before the penal court
of Athens, for publishing a book entitled “Jews, the whole truth”. Along
with him, the editor and two columnists of the fascist newspaper “Eleftheros
Kosmos” (Free World) also go on trial.
This prosecution is of great importance because the pro-Hitler and anti-Semitic literature thrives in Greece. It’s only in Greece, among all other European countries, that dozens of pro-Hitler magazines and books pro-Hitler or specifically anti-Semitic – like the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” that has been a best seller – are being sold in nearly every kiosk and in bookstores even big ones. However, the state and judicial authorities do nothing to deal with this oversupply of hate and nazi propaganda, though the law obliges them to. This prosecution against the most overt nazi was the result of a charge brought by the Greek Jews (Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece), and of a supporting memorandum submitted by the Antinazi Initiative.
The peculiarity of Greece in comparison with the other European countries – with the exception of the more and more anti-Semitic Russia – is that anti-Semitism here is not a marginal ideology of a minority, but a mainstream ideological current. Dominant political forces within the Greek parties have been hiding their anti-Semitism before the EU, but they have been cultivating it at the base of society for many years now, by using the cliche: the Jews and their illegal fascist state, Israel, dominate the US foreign policy and through that policy they attempt to subjugate the nations.
Quite characteristic of that attitude is the fact that all parliamentary parties in Greece are in favour of the legal status of the overtly nazi party “Golden Dawn” (“Chrysi Avgi”). In fact the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Press invite “Golden Dawn” at the inter-party meetings held at pre-election periods to allocate TV time for the parties participating to the elections! Also, no-one should forget that Greece is the only country of the EU that wholeheartedly stood by the Serbian fascists during the war in Bosnia, and shielded the Greek nazis that took part in the genocidal massacre of Srebrenica leaving them unpunished for their crimes.
This explains Plevris’ impudence to bring a charge against his accusers claiming that they slander him!
Initiative calls upon all European democrats:
P.S For your information we cite hereafter some extracts from the book of K. Plevris which the Antinazi Initiative has submitted to the Public Prosecutor and which are included in the accusation act.
Pg. 600: ... to begin with I declare that I am a nazi, a fascist, a racist, an anti-democrat, an anti-Semite” (first edition. In the second the words “a nazi, a fascist” have been omitted)
Pg. 742: “That’s what the Jews deserve. For it’s the only way they understand: firing squad within 24 hours...”
“Any Greek, any man who is aware of the subversive activity of Jewish
Zionism should mobilise himself as an individual, against the Jews.
At start, it is required that he/she does the following:
The Antinazi Initiative denounces the scandalous impunity of the nazis of “Golden Dawn” that continue their murderous activity undisturbed. Recently they attacked to two young people at Monastiraki injuring seriously one of them. This attack happened almost simultaneously with the third in a row postponement of the trial of members of “Golden Dawn” accused for a similar bloody attack that happened in November 2002. The whole political regime that still recognizes legal status to the nazis is responsible for their impunity.
PRONAZI IRVING IS UNWANTED IN GREECE
the beginning of October, the website of the pronazi historian David Irving
hosts an “invitation” to the presentation of the Greek edition of his
new book “The War between Generals” (David Irving’s famous D-DAY history,
as he calls it) at the hall of the Association of Journalists of Athens
Daily Newspapers (ESIEA). The event at which Irving is also going to give
speech on the position of Greece during Second World War is organized
by the publishing house “IOLKOS” on October 25, just three days before
October 28, day of national celebration for the Greek antifascist struggle
in 1940-1941. The news was also presented at the nazi portal “Meandros”.
RELEASE OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
Antinazi Initiative welcomes the decision of the Association of Journalists
of Athens Daily Newspapers not to give its conference hall to the pro-nazi
British author David Irving. Irving, the idol of nazis worldwide, has
been condemned in Britain for “denial of the Holocaust”, as a “racist”
and “anti-Semitist”, while the entrance to many countries has been forbidden
OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE FOR THE CANCELLATION OF THE NAZI FEST IN GREECE
The notorious euro-fest organized in Greece by the nazis of “Golden Dawn”
never happened! The Greek government banned the euro-fest. This ban consists
a great antifascist victory for Greece and for Europe. This is also the
first time that the Greek nazis faced ban after almost 20 years of unbelievable
immunity and non-punishment by the Greek political regime.
RELEASE OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
ban of the nazi fest was a political blow of tremendous significance for
the nazi and their protectors. The ban was mainly a result of the international
outcry and pressure that forced the government to shift from its initial
position. However, this government, in order to lessen the nazis defeat,
allowed them to hold a gathering, as every government has allowed them
so far, and the whole official political world has virtually accepted.
RELEASE OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
The neo-nazi Antonis Androutsopoulos, leading member of “Golden Dawn”, better known as “Periandros”, turned himself in on September 13, 2005. Androutsopoulos is wanted since June 1998, for leading a team of ten thugs that brutally attacked a student, Dimitris Kousouris who was badly injured, and other two people. At the time, the police was accused for unwillingness to arrest the perpetrators although the incident happened near the courtbuildings of Athens that are guarded by police forces.
In April 2004, Androutsopoulos was convicted in absentia to 4 years of imprisonment for "organising a criminal gang, illegal possession and use of weapons". Also he was charged with premeditated attempted murder. His trial for this is still pending.
It is also highly questionable according to journalistic research that Androutsopoulos ever left Greece in order to flee to Venezuela (as he claims now), taking into consideration testimonies of persons that have seen him in Peloponnisos and Athens.
The fact that Androutsopoulos remained free for seven years is related to the general status of immunity that is scandalously granted to the nazis of “Golden Dawn” by the whole political regime for decades now.
Irrespective of any expediency that lies behind Androutsopoulos turning in-arrest, this is an important democratic victory that, as we believe, is related to the weakening of the political position of nazis following the international outcry against their festival and the domestic reactions.
Antinazi Initiative calls the democrats to constant alert until:
RELEASE OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
international and domestic protests, the government was forced to declare
that the pan-european nazi meeting in Greece is banned. Nevertheless,
the democrats should be alert until the actual implementation of this
declaration, as still the great scandal for all Europe remains, namely
the legal function in our country of "Golden Dawn", an overt
PRESS RELEASE OF THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
Initiative calls upon the democrats to stoutly oppose the devious argument
that the nazi meeting in Greece should be allowed so as not to violate
the freedom to assemble and the freedom of expression.
Athens, September 2, 2005
INITIATIVE’S ACTION ALERT AGAINST
THE NAZI MARCH HAS BEING BANNED IN WUSIENTEL OF GERMANY
are informed that the nazi march, which was about to take place on August
20 in Wusientel –Germany– towards the grave of the criminal Rudolf Hess,
was finally banned by the German authorities.
OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE AGAINST NAZI INTERNATIONAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN
GREECE IN SEPTEMBER (JULY 2005)
Reactions after the aquittement of K. Plevris
BAN THE NAZIS. WHY?
ACTION OF THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
Press Pelease, September 2, 2005
The Antinazi Initiative calls upon the democrats to stoutly oppose the devious argument that the nazi meeting in Greece...