Update on comrade Theofilos Mavropoulos
From Culmine (June 21, 2011):
On June 2, 21-year-old comrade Theofilos Mavropoulos—wounded on May 18 during a shootout with the pigs in the Pefki neighborhood of Athens—was transferred from Red Cross Hospital to a special wing of Korydallos Prison. Mavropoulos is recovering, and three weeks ago he was finally able to stand up and walk around. Among the charges against him are two counts of attempted murder, as well as illegal use of firearms. While he was still hospitalized, he refused to give a statement or say anything whatsoever to the pigs, prosecutors, and others of their kind. Up to this point, he has only released the following note:
I declare myself to be a revolutionary anarchist, and I refuse to give a statement to any institutional representative of Power. I don’t recognize their proceedings, and despite the condition I find myself in, I stand firmly and confidently on the side of all combative rebels of conscience as one of them. Because only beside one another can we walk the path toward freedom. At a later date, I will write a letter that more extensively deals with who I am and the positions I hold.
—Theofilos Mavropoulos; Red Cross Hospital; May 26, 2011