On 3rd September 2013 Savas Michael-Matsas a Greek Jewish Marxist intellectual and General Secretary of the Workers’ Revolutionary Party (EEK) of Greece and Kostas Moutzouris, the former dean of the National Technical University of Athens, are judged in a trial.
They are accused of “defamation” against the Greek openly Nazi party, the infamous “Golden Dawn”, for “instigation of violence and chaos” and “disruption of the civil peace” because, four years ago, in May 2009, the EEK has issued a leaflet calling for participation into an antifascist demonstration of protest against a murderous attack by the Nazis against the immigrant communities in Athens covered by the Greek police.
During 2009 a lot of groups, among them EEK, resisted against the pogroms of Greek police in the area of Agios Panteleimonas in Athens, a neighborhood that Golden Dawn has been attacking on immigrants in the last years. EEK, among other political groups, was calling in the demonstrations by leaflets and posts in its newspaper and website.
This is the crime that Savvas Michael-Matsas is accused of.
In addition, the Dean of the National Technical University of Athens Konstantinos Moutzouris is accused of allowing the alternative web site Athens Indymedia to broadcast from buildings of Technical University’s campus.
This is the other crime that Konstantinos Mounztouris is accused of.
The two people are judged after members of Golden Dawn had posed a lawsuit against the whole Greek left parties, coalitions, groups and independent personalities in 2009. The lawsuit was not acted until late 2012 that from many people that have been accused in 2009 only the two people were called in a trial on 3rd September 2013.
We are expressing our solidarity to Savas Michael-Matsas and Kostas Moutzouris and all the people who fight against the barbarian capitalist regime and the nazis!
We demand all the charges against them to be dropped now!
Real Democracy Bristol