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Anarchists Konstantina Athanasopoulou, Giannis Michailidis and Dimitra Valavani Sentenced

Anarchists Konstantina Athanasopoulou, Giannis Michailidis and Dimitra Valavani Sentenced in Athens, Greece

From AMW English | Athens, Greece

On June 29 was held the last hearing of the trial against Konstantina Athanasopoulou, Giannis Michailidis and Dimitra Valavani, the comrades arrested on January 29, 2020 in Agia Paraskevi (Athens metropolitan area). The sentences are as follows:

— Giannis Michailidis: 26 years (merged into 20).
— Konstantina Athanasopoulou: 2 years and 6 months.
— Dimitra Valavani: 2 years and 6 months.

Dimitra Valavani was released from prison on June 30.

Giannis Michailidis and Konstantina Athanasopoulou remain in prison.

Prior to the arrest in January 2020, comrade Konstantina Athanasopoulou was at large. She was arrested on January 5, 2017 in the context of a repressive operation against the organisation Revolutionary Struggle (Επαναστατικού Αγώνα, Epanastatikòs Agonas, EA), in which comrade Pola Roupa was also arrested. Following the arrest, she claimed her participation in EA. After being released on bail, in 2019 she was sentenced in absentia to 35 years and 6 months in prison in one of the trials against the organisation. She is currently accused in the appeal proceeding of the trial in which are also defendants Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa, members of EA.

Giannis Michailidis had escaped from Tyrintha rural prison in June 2019. Arrested in February 2013 together with three other anarchists for the double armed robbery that took place in Velventos (Kozani region), at the end of the trial he was sentenced to 16 years and 4 months in prison. In addition, he was serving a further sentence for a shooting with the police in Pefki (Athens area) in May 2011. During a control, two policemen were shot. Anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos, who was also wounded, was arrested, while Giannis Michailidis managed to escape by stealing a police car. For these facts he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Below are the addresses of G. Michailidis and K. Athanasopoulou:

Giannis Michailidis [Γιαννης Μηχαιλιδης]
Malandrinou Prison [Κ. Κ. Μαλανδρίνου]
T. K. 33053 Malandrino, Fokidas — Greece

Konstantina Athanasopoulou [Κωσταντινα Αθανασοπουλου]
Eleonas Women’s Prison, Dikastiki Fylaki Eleonas
T. K. 32200 Thebes — Greece