The following text is a communique by the anarchist collective “Circle of
Fire” in solidarity with the comrades arrested in Serbia. (It was written
before the news of the 6th arrest and that’s why it mentions only 5). The
text is published in greek on athens.indymedia
It was also distributed during the gathering outside the Serbian embassy in
Athens last week, which was organized by other anarchists.
STATE TERRORISM HAS NO BORDERS.
NEITHER DOES SOLIDARITY !
On September 4, in Belgrade, anarchosyndicalists Tadej Kurep, Ivan Vulovic,
Sanja Dojkic, Ratibor Trivunac and Nikola Mitrovic, activists of ASI, were
arrested, accused of the attack with molotovs against the greek embassy on
August 25. The Serbian police is after one more comrade who is also accused
of participating in the same action. The comrades were “kidnapped” by the
cops from their houses, interrogated and detained since the prosecutor
decided that they will remain in custody for at least 30 days. He also
demanded that they are charged with “international terrorism”, an accusation
which means that if convicted they will be facing many years in prison .
Their arrest and custody is completely arbitrary since there is no evident
linking them to the specific action and all five of them deny the charges.
The attack against the greek embassy in Belgrade was one of the numerous
actions of solidarity that took place during the hunger strike of Thodoris
Iliopoulos, the last prisoner from the December revolt in Greece; actions
that were the continuation of all those last winter’s mobilizations and
direct actions of counter-information and solidarity around the world which
had been triggered by the insurrectionary events of December.
The persecution of the five anarchosyndicalists who are well-known to the
authorities for their ideas and their social anarchist activity, is an
attempt by the Serbian state to intimidate those who struggle for social
liberation. After all, it is a common method of the repressive mechanisms to
target activists and frame them up with false accusations in order to
achieve exhaustive prison sentences.
We stand in solidarity with the five comrades in Serbia who are held
hostages by the state, and with all activists facing state violence. The
global struggle for social liberation will sweep away the states and the
bosses, their institutions and their repressive mechanisms.
FREE THE FIVE ANARCHOSYNDICALISTS IN SERBIA
THE STATE IS THE ONLY TERRORIST
Anarchist collective “the Circle of Fire”
Athens, September 16 2009