Friday, 25 September 2015

Greece: Solidarity action for Evi Statiri by prisoners of A-Wing, Korydallos prison

25.09.15: Prisoners of A-Wing in Korydallos prison remained in the A-Wing exercise yard for one hour after the allocated time had expired in  a show of solidarity with Evi Statiri who has been on hunger strike in the women's section of Korydallos since September 14. Slogans in solidarity with Evi were shouted at the guards and painted on the walls of the exercise yard in red paint. The prisoners also released a communique explaining their action, below is a translated excerpt...

"We said that we would step up our mobilizations if the unjustice imposed upon the loved ones of our fellow inmates continued - we will not stop here. We will continue to support Evi any way we  can as prisoners. As the days pass and we continue to see the sytem playing with the life of our comrade Evi Statiri our patience is running out. The ministry must finally take responsibility for it's torture and barbarism and free Evi Statiri and lift the status of exile against Athena Tsakalou."