Abstract: A revolutionary comrade is in danger of extradition from the Netherlands to Greece.
Call to all comrades, anarchists and anti-fascists for solidarity with revolutionary anarchist Abtin Parsa
A revolutionary comrade is in danger of extradition from the Netherlands to Greece.
Abtin Parsa is an anarchist and former political prisoner from Iran who was imprisoned in Iran for a year and a half (2014-2015)
In 2016, he escaped from Iran to Greece, though he was legally barred from leaving the country by the Iranian regime.
On 16 June 2017, our comrade Abtin Parsa received political asylum from the Greek state, which would allow him to stay legally for 3 years in Greece.
After received political asylum in Greece, comrade Abtin Parsa soon joined the resistance movement in Greece and became a member of an anarchist political group known as GARE in the neighbourhood of Exarchia. After joining the political group GARE, comrade Abtin Parsa met comrade Dimitris Hadivasiliadis, who was also a member of GARE. At the moment comrade Dimitris Hadivasiliadis is a fugitive since 21 october 2019, when the Greek regime accused comrade Dimitris Hadivasiliadis of armed robbery and being part of an armed anarchist organisation known as Revolutionary Self-Defense)
On 28 July 2018, comrade Abtin Parsa was tortured by Greek cops. The result of these tortures were serious injuries to his chest and injury to his back from a broken vertebra.
In January 2019, comrade Abtin Parsa was arrested by Greek cops and accused of using a fake identity.
In August 2019, comrade Abtin Parsa was arrested by Greek cops and accused of carrying weapon.
In November 2019, the home of comrade Abtin Parsa was raided by the Greek anti-terrorist units.
In February 2020, comrade Abtin Parsa took a political decision to go into hiding, because of Greek anti-terrorist units surveillance on his house and control over his movements.
On 30 March 2020, comrade Abtin Parsa was arrested by Greek anti-terrorist units and accused of terrorist activity related to armed resistance.
After the arrest of comrade Abtin Parsa, Greek TVs and newspapers accused our comrade Abtin Parsa of being part of revolutionary armed organisation known as Revolutionary Self-Defense, but until now no evidence for such an accusation has been published by Greek TVs and newspapers.
After the arrest of comrade Abtin Parsa on 30 March 2020, Greek newspapers quoted the Greek Immigration Ministry as saying that his political asylum had been revoked by the greek state.
A few months ago, comrade Abtin Parsa escaped from Greece to the Netherlands to ask for political asylum but the state of Netherlands gave him a negative answer and is planning his extradition to Greece.
We call for solidarity with anarchist comrade Abtin Parsa in order to put pressure on the state of the Netherlands to not extradite him to Greece.
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
NO ONE IS ALONE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE