Self-proclaimed anarchist ‘the archer of Syntagma’ suspends hunger strike

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A self-proclaimed anarchist who reportedly completed a 67-day hunger strike suspended his protest on Friday, a day after judges denied a parole request.

Last Thursday, the Lamia Court of Appeal rejected a parole request for Yannis Michailidis, with judges citing his conduct in prison and an escape from prison in the summer of 2019. Parliament building during the February 2011 riots in using a bow and arrows.

Michailidis, who was charged in connection with an armed bank robbery in Vevento, northern Greece, in February 2013, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2015 for an armed attack on members of the immediate response unit of the police forces in Pefki, in the north of Athens. .

“This fight is not over and I have no intention of leaving it unfinished. The hiatus is temporary,” Michailidis said in a statement, who said he could not publicly share the reasons behind it. led him to his decision.

The prisoner is said to be a member of the group Fire Cells Conspiracy.

The Greek anarchist movement and other supporters participated in protests calling on the government to release Michailidis.

The anarchist and anti-authoritarian blog Assezisenough14 writes: “We demand the immediate release of fellow anarchist, on hunger strike since May 23, Giannis Michailidis.

The site also calls Greek justice “another tentacle of power”.

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