Friday, February 11, 2011

Fee Marie Meyer ordered in pre-trial detention

This evening, our anarchist comrade Fee Marie Meyer was ordered in pre-trial detention. Fee had been arrested on January 14th by men of the anti-terrorist unit in Athens. From the moment of her arrest, media and police launched a coordinated slander attempt against her, coming up with incredible scenaria of a supposed involvement of her parents with RAF in Germany, and so on and so forth.

Even though mainstream media outlets were embarrassingly forced to admit their stories about Fee were nothing more than fabrications, and despite the police themselves admitting the information leaked was wrong, Fee has been ordered in pre-trial detention this evening. Initially, the public prosecutor and the attorney had disagreed on whether Fee should be ordered in detention. The matter was brought before the so-called misdemeanours committee, which decided for her detention. Fee was too much of an embarrassment to be left free. She is sent to prison with absolutely no evidence being brought against her. As things stand, her only “crime” seems to be that she is an anarchist.

Should Fee go to prison she would become the 50th political prisoner of the Greek state, 41 of which are anarchists – an unprecedented number fitting to these unprecedented times of repression.

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