Friday, 4 January 2013


     All states are authoritarian, in the so called "good times" they wear gloves, but as they squeeze the citizens and the citizens start to resist, the gloves come off and we have bare-knuckle fascist brutality. That is what we have in Greece, that is what is coming our way, it's all a matter of time.
      In Greece, being a citizen and a human being is a felony!
     On July 21st, Petros Kapetanopoulos heard shouting in his neighbourhood, in Kolonos (Athens). He had just put his young son in bed and told his wife he would go out to check what was going on. As he went down the stairs, he saw five officers of DIAS squad that had arrested an immigrant. One of them had his foot on the arrested man’s stomach. “Why are you doing this? You’ve arrested him, there is no need for violence!” said Petros Kapetanopoulos. Then, they explained Petros that they were not walking on the man and demonstrated strong violence again, by hittin the man, again “This is walking on the man”, they said.  Petros repeated that this was all about torturing a man that is already arrested.  The end result? Petros was also arrested!
    After that, the immigrant is accused (and, later, admits) he had stolen the bag of a young girl, because he was hungry.  Petros Kapetanopoulos, on the other hand, is charged with the following:
Α. «resisting arrest»,
Β. «false  testimony»,
C. «attempt of  liberating a prisoner» while there is not a single evidence on this, not even from the testimony of the officer (the only accusation witness),
D. and, finally,  not only the Public Prosecutor drafts a common file charging Petros Kapetanopoulos and the immigrant man, also accusing Petros of  «simple complicity in robbery», which is a felony!
       After all this, among others, Petros Kapetanopoulos –being a public servant- is at risk of being deprived from his income for four years and is ex officio temporarily laid off as he is indicted for felony.
At the same time, the same charges may mean lots of years in prison, if he is not proclaimed innocent in Court.
     At the Press conference that was given, after Petros Kapetanopoulos’ attorney explained the legal situation of his client, party representatives, organizations, unions and others have expressed their solidarity and support, speaking of a “State that wants none to care about their fellow people”**
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