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UK Thessaloniki EU Newswire Archive

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Thessaloniki political prisoner and stitch-up victim Simon Chapman convicted?

22-08-2008 06:58

Four years on from his reported acquittal, British activist Simon Chapman has allegedly been sentenced in absentia to over five years in prison for taking part in protests against the Thessaloniki EU summit in Greece in 2003. He was the target of a high-profile activist defence campaign after widespread coverage of police corruption in the case - videos show riot police planting a bag of Molotov cocktails on him which formed the basis of the case against him.

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Heavy sentences for demonstrators against EU summit 2003

03-06-2008 09:05

On May 28 the judge sentenced seven demonstrators who had been arrested during the protests against the EU summit in Thessalonica, Greece in 2003.

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thessaloniki benefit - help wanted

13-01-2004 17:45

Help! Acts needed.
we are needing various actors and performers

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Justice for Urslaan! Detained by US Military in Iraq for 7 weeks without charge

13-12-2003 19:24

British student arrested and detained without charge for 7 weeks by the US Military in Iraq. Despite been under constant interrogation, he has had no access to legal support or his family. We appeal to the Foreign Office to bring him back to the UK immediately and if any charges are made, at least he will be given his full legal and human rights.

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Bridge Protest in Madrid calls for full freedom for Thess. 7

06-12-2003 14:36

3 acitivists have hung from the "Eduard Dato" bridge in Madrid for a period of 40 minutes to call for the release of the Thessalonika 7 without condition.
The acivists of the "platform to support the Greek prisoners"
Amongst those 7 still in Greece are the Briton Simon Chapman and two Spanish citizens: Carlos Martín and Fernando Pérez, all of whom went on hunger strike.

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Saloniki 7: The Greek State won't give up that easily...

03-12-2003 02:07

The following article appeared on "Eleutherotipia", an Athens daily that could be described as a Guardian- equivalent. It brings bad (but also expected) news: The Greek State doesn't give up and with new, ridiculous claims tries to fit up Simon and the rest of the Saloniki 7. Will we let them do so?

PLEASE NOTE: What follows is a translation of the article, as genuine and precise as possible. No comments have been added and no info has been altered.

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Letter of the FZLN to the Saloniki 7

01-12-2003 00:10

" order for you to get out of jail it was necessary to take the decision of being fed with nothing but dignity, starting a hunger strike that lasted more than 50 days..."

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity - Evidence

30-11-2003 23:52

There is convincing evidence which clearly demonstrates police brutality and the planting of evidence on Simon Chapman. This includes photos and TV footage from the Greek national news channel ET3. On 25 Nov 03, a photo by Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis was publicised.

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity - Support

30-11-2003 23:50

There is a constant need for money for Simon and the other prisoners inside. They also need to save money for bail (if they are offered it) and there are the legal fees to be paid. Cheques should be made payable to "ABC" and sent to:

BM Automatic,
London WC1N 3XX

Alternatively, get involved in the Thessaloniki Prisoner Support Group: contact ThessalonikiPrisoners [AT] to join the email group.

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity

30-11-2003 23:46

Solidarity actions for the incarcerated Thessaloniki Prisoners happened around the world. This is a fairly complete listing, as previously contained on the Solidarity page.

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity - Solidarity Actions

30-11-2003 23:46

Solidarity actions for the incarcerated Thessaloniki Prisoners happened around the world. This is a fairly complete listing, as previously contained on the Solidarity page.

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity - Corporate Media

30-11-2003 23:42

Listing of corporate/mainstream media reports from around the world (predominantly English language).

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity - Reports

30-11-2003 23:39

  • 26 Nov 03: Press Release TPSG - 2 Hungerstrikers moved to hospital in critical condition
  • 25 Nov 03 New photo by Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis clearly proves that Simon has been framed by the greek police!
  • 25 Nov 03 Amnesty International Press Release calls for independent investigation into ill-treatment of demonstrators

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Thessaloniki Prisoner Solidarity - Introduction

30-11-2003 23:30

Thessalonik Solidarity logo More than five months after the EU summit in Thessaloniki, 7 people incarcerated within the Greek prison system - Simon Chapman (English), Fernando Perez Gorraiz (Spanish), Carlos Martin Martinez (Spanish), Souleiman "Kastro" Dakduk (Syrian), Spyros Tsitsas (Greek) and two Greek juveniles - have finally been released pending trial. Despite overwhelming evidence that they have been framed and despite solidarity protests around the world, this only occurred after approximately 2 months of hunger strikes by 5 of the prisoners.

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latest on health of thess 5

27-11-2003 21:08

latest on health of thess 5

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Thessaloniki 7: Pictures

27-11-2003 14:52

Firts pictures of the 7 ex-prisoners:
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