Jul 15 2019

Greece: Anarchist comrade Nikos Romanos free after six years of imprisonment.

Nikos Romanos is finally free He was released on 11/7/19, from Korydallos Prison in Greece, having served the sentences imposed on him.
The comrade was arrested in February 2013 along with three other comrades for a double armed robbery, at the Agricultural Bank and the Hellenic Postbank in Velvento, Kozani.

Mar 26 2019

Putting Ideas on Trial: The Greek State’s Laboratory of Repression

An Interview with Nikos Romanos, Imprisoned Anarchist

After several failed attempts across Europe to frame anarchists and other anti-authoritarians with conspiracy and terrorism charges, the Greek state is at the forefront of developing new legal strategies to attack social movements. Article 187A of the Greek legal penal code has existed since 2004, but last year, Greek officials used it in a new way against Nikos Romanos and several other anarchist prisoners, convicting and sentencing them to many years in prison based on a new interpretation of the article. Regardless of whether these verdicts are overturned in higher courts, the trials indicate a major strategic shift in the policing of social movements in Greece. They offer an important warning sign about the new forms that repression may assume around the world as social conflict intensifies.

Full article and interview available via crimethinc.