Des anarchistes solidaires molotovent l'ambassade grecque à Belgrade

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Deux cocktails Molotov contre l’ambassade de Grèce en Serbie : dégâts mineurs

Deux cocktails Molotov ont été lancés par des inconnus dans la nuit de lundi à mardi contre le bâtiment de l’ambassade de Grèce à Belgrade, provoquant des dégâts mineurs, un acte qui a été revendiqué par un groupuscule anarchiste, a annoncé la télévision d’État serbe (RTS).

Une fenêtre a été brisée et le feu a provoqué des dommages à la façade sans endommager l’intérieur du bâtiment, situé dans le centre de Belgrade, a ajouté la RTS.

Les assaillants, cinq jeunes gens selon des témoins cités par la RTS, ont pris la fuite immédiatement après l’incident, qui s’est produit vers 03H00 heure locale (01H00 GMT).

L’ambassade, contactée au téléphone, a insisté sur le fait que les dégâts étaient «très mineurs».

«Il s’agit de dégâts très mineurs et de rien de sérieux. L’enquête est en cours et nous attendons ses résultats», a déclaré à l’AFP un responsable de l’ambassade sous le couvert de l’anonymat. «L’ambassade fonctionne normalement», a-t-il ajouté.

D’après la RTS, un groupuscule anarchiste «Crni Ilija» (Ilia noir), inconnu jusqu’à présent, a revendiqué cette attaque en affirmant qu’elle représentait un acte de solidarité «avec leurs camarades en Grèce et partout dans le monde».

Le groupe a demandé la libération d’un anarchiste grec arrêté au cours d’échauffourées entre anarchistes et la police fin 2008 à Athènes.

Le président serbe Boris Tadic a condamné l’attaque en soulignant que de tels incidents étaient «intolérables», a rapporté mardi l’agence Beta, citant la présidence.

M. Tadic a assuré à l’ambassadeur grec en Serbie, Dimosthenis Stoidis, au cours d’un entretien téléphonique, que les autorités serbes «feraient tout pour punir de manière adéquate les auteurs de cette attaque», a-t-on ajouté de même source.

Leur presse (AFP), 25 août 2009.


Povodom napada na grčku ambasadu

Anarhistička grupa «Crni Ilija» preuzela odgovornost za napad molotovljevim koktelima na grčku ambasadu u Beogradu!

U nastavku članka se nalazi tekst poruke koji je poslat na e-mail našeg sajta. Pismo se ovde prenosi u celosti isključivo radi informisanja javnosti, i ne predstavlja stav ASI:

«Naš drug Todoris Iliopulos, koji je uhapšen tokom narodnog ustanka u Grčkoj u decembru prošle godine, već 46 dana štrajkuje glađu zahtevajući da bude oslobođen. Pokušavajući da od njega naprave primer za sve one koji se usude da se bore za slobodu, grčka država vodi protiv Todorisa montirani proces.

Beogradski anarhisti su odlučili da se pridruže drugaricama i drugovima u Grčkoj, i u čitavom svetu, koji sprovode akcije solidarnosti sa Todorisom, zahtevajući njegovo oslobađanje. Zbog toga su pripadnici naše grupe tokom prethodne noći napali grčku ambasadu u Beogradu molotovljevim koktelima. Nastavićemo sa aktivnostima sve do oslobađanja druga Iliopulosa!

Sloboda za Todorisa!

Anarhistička grupa Crni Ilija»


Anarho-syndikalistička inicijativa, August 25th 2009.


Greek embassy in Serbia attacked and anarchists arrested

A group of six anarchists were arrested in Belgrade at the 3rd of September under suspicion being connected with Black Elijah (Crni Ilija), which took responsibility for the 24th August molotov attack on the Greek embassy in Belgrade.

The police decided to arrest six Serbian comrades at the 3rd of September and try to set them up for throwing Molotov cocktails at the Greek embassy last week. Police wanted to prosecute house searches at some peoples places in the morning and arrested them at the police station where they were told to come for other reasons (writing protocol against the house searches, because they denied the searches).
Most of the people, who are arrested now are active in the anarchosyndicalist organisation ASI (anarhosyndikalisticka inicijativa) of Belgrade. The investigating judge of the District Court in Belgrade, Ivana Ramić, has ordered Ratibor, Tadej, Ivan Vulovic, Sanja and Ivan Savic to 30 days detention on the basis that, if not detained, the suspects represented a flight risk and a risk to witnesses. In addition, the five are suspected of having committed a crime of international terrorism. State attorney has asked for them to be charged with the criminal act of international terrorism (3-15 years of prison).

About the arson attack at the Greek embassy, mainstream media says that e-mails were send by anonymous anarchists called “Crni Ilija” in which they described that this attack was in solidarity with Theodoros Iliopoulos, who is for 8 months in prison in Greece. The incident on the 25th of August caused minor damage, including a broken window and fire damage to the facade of the building. The groups statement said according to mainstream media that “Belgrade Anarchists” wanted comrade Thodoros Iliopoulos freed, saying that he had been on hunger strike for 46 days after being arrested during a national uprising in Greece in December of last year.

“We will continue these activities until our comrade Iliopoulos is released,” the statement said.

Freedom for the arrested comrades!
Down with state repression - Solidarity with the struggle
of Theodoros Iliopoulos and other fighting prisoners!

a3yo, September 5th 2009.


Statement of Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative
on Arrests of their Members


On September, 4th 2009 District Court in Belgrade decided that arrested members of ASI will be held for thirty days in detention. Our comrades are accused of an act of international terrorism.

Union Confederation “Anarcho-syndicalist Initiative” found out about the attack on Greek embassy, and of the organisation that took the responsibility for this act, through media.

We use this opportunity to remind the public once again that these methods of individual political struggle are not methods of anarcho-syndicalism, quite the contrary — we proclaim our political positions publicly and through our work we seek to bring masses to the syndicalist movement and all the libertarian and progressive organisations.

Wanting to brutally suppress its fierce critics the state, through its mechanism of repression, acts with banal logic and maps as suspects those who explicitly stated their libertarian beliefs, and by their imprisonment ends the case and gives a false picture of its efficiency to the public.

Unscrupulous actions of regime’s organs can be observed from the first moments of arrest, unlawful searches of their apartments, intimidations of their families to extreme charges of international terrorism.

Given the fact that we do not support the acts of now famous anarchist group “Crni Ilija” (Black Iliya) we still cannot characterise what happened as “international terrorism”, because terrorism, by definition, entails threats to the lives of civilians, whereas in this case no one was even hurt and only symbolic material damage was done.

It is clear that this state produced farce is just one way of intimidating anyone who decides to point out the injustice and hopelessness of contemporary society.

In times of general social numbness individuals reach for the most unbelievable, sometimes even self-destructive, actions in order to break through the media blockade and to put their case in the centre of attention — let us remember the workers who cut off and eat their own fingers, or, for example, the unlucky, distressed man who threatened to activate a hand grenade in the building of the Presidency of Serbia — that is, trying to shed some light on their problems in a broader social space.

Let’s not allow them to persuade us that one symbolic act of solidarity, even if expressed in a certainly ill manner, together with any other act of rebellion of those who are left with no rights should be treated as an antisocial act and an act of terrorism.

We express solidarity with the arrested comrades and their families and demand the truth about this case!

Freedom for anarcho-syndicalists!

Anarcho-syndicalist Initiative, Sept. 5, 2009.


Déclaration d’Initiative anarcho-syndicaliste (ASI)
au sujet de l’incarcération de ses militants


Le 4 septembre 2009 le Tribunal local de Belgrade a decidé que les militants de l’ASI seront incarcérés durant 30 jours. Nos compagnons sont accusés dun acte de «terrorisme international».

La Confédération de syndicats «Initiative Anarcho-syndicaliste» a été informée par les médias de l
attaque contre lambassade grecque et de lorganisation qui la revendiquée.

Nous en profitons pour rappeler encore une fois à l
opinion publique que ces moyens de lutte politique individualiste ne sont pas ceux de lanarcho-syndicalisme, au contraire : Nous affirmons publiquement nos positions politiques et cherchons à attirer les masses vers le mouvement syndicaliste et les organisations libertaires et progressistes à travers notre action.

L
’État veut faire taire nos critiques avec ses moyens de répression, il le fait avec sa logique absurde, en déclarant suspects ceux qui expriment publiquement leur point de vue libertaire et conclue laffaire en les enfermant pour donner une fausse image à lopinion publique. On peut remarquer les formes peu scrupuleuses daction des institutions du régime et ce dès les premiers moments de la détention, la perquisition illégale des appartements, lintimidation des familles et les accusations disproportionnées de terrorisme international.

Bien que nous ne soutenions pas les actions du maintenant célébre groupe anarchiste «Crni Ilija», nous ne pouvons pas les caractériser comme du «terrorisme international» puisque le terrorisme, par définition, est une menace contre contre la vie de civils, alors que dans ce cas personne n
a été blessé et que les dégâts matériels furent symboliques. Il est clair que cette farce de l’État est un moyen dintimider ceux qui dénoncent linjustice et le désespoir de cette société.

En ces temps d
endormissement social il y a des individus qui font le choix dactions incroyables, quelquefois autodestructives, pour rompre le bloquage médiatique et attirer lattention sur leurs demandes (souvenons-nous des travailleurs qui se sont coupés les doigts et se les sont mangés, ou par exemple, de cet homme désepéré qui a menacé de faire exploser une grenade dans lédifice de la Présidence serbe), cela pour que leurs problèmes soient connus plus largement.

Nous ne laisserons pas convaincre qu
un tel acte symbolique de solidarité, bein quexprimé de façon erronée, puisse être considéré comme un acte antisocial ou terroriste, cela comme nimporte quel acte de de rebellion de ceux qui ont été dépossédés de leurs droits.

Nous exprimons notre solidarité avec les compagnons incarcérés et leurs familles et demandons qu
on établisse la vérité sur cette affaire.

Liberté pour les anarcho-syndicalistes !

Initiative anarcho-syndicaliste, 5 septembre 2009.


Thanks to solidarity mobilizations, Theodoros Iliopoulos is free at last!


The Greek government could not ignore anymore the massive movement formed in solidarity with innocent detainee Theodoros Iliopoulos and set him free at last!


Theodoros Iliopoulos is free after 49 days of hunger strike. He was arrested in December and detained with fabricated molotov-throwing charges. His innocence was defended by witnesses, but the only witness reports considered by the “justice” authorities were those of two police officers. He went on hunger strike on 10 July and for more than a month the authorities refused to provide him with proper medical support at a public hospital and instead kept him in the under-funded and under-equipped prison’s medical room. He was hospitalized into Sotiria Hospital only a few days ago.


Anarchist comrades in Greece and abroad quickly mobilized in solidarity, and later leftist and communist political parties also made announcements in his support. As the voices demanding his release were becoming more and more, and as his case was being picked up by progressive media (due to massive protests and other solidarity actions that couldn’t be left unreported) the government couldn’t ignore the protests anymore and set him free at last. Considering his hunger strike went on for 49 days, it makes you think what would happen had there been no solidarity movement…


Free, but with a few conditions: he isn’t allowed to disembark from the country and every bi-weekly period he should report to the local police station. He was set free without the need for bail payment.


Comrades in Greece had planned a solidarity march, which will go on as planned.


It should be made clear that Theodoros Iliopoulos won thanks to his determination and to the Greek and international solidarity movement in his support.


Meanwhile, in Naxos, a small island in Greece, immigrants went on hunger strike today to protest about the denial of their human rights. The social war continues…


Thanks to everyone who supported Theodoros Iliopoulos. Solidarity is our weapon!


Anarkismo, August 27, 2009.

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