Prison System / Repression

The european/state laws alongside their media and political counterparts make certain people “illegal” and less important, highlighting them as a threat to the integrity of the nation-state. These people are usually refugees of war, political dissidents or poverty-stricken immigrants who rarely have the luxury of obtaining papers from their governments.

December 29, 2014 
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27/12 at 21:00 Solidarity Party (at Ο ΧΩΡΟΣ ΔΙΠΛΑ στα Καλά Καθούμενα Λευκωσίας) Djs: Mescalido, Evagoras Bek, TBA 28/12 at 18:00 Intervention and photographic exhibition for Menogia (Faneromeni sq.) 1/1 at 1:00 (on New Year's) New Year Solidarity to Menogeia Prisoners Meeting point 01:00 at Old GSP 4/1 at 19:00 Antifascist Demo against Fortress Europe (Eleutheria sq.

December 8, 2014 
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The Independent National Human Rights Commission published their findings after the investigation of police actions surrounding the raid of LGBT-themed photo exhibition late last month. The report is signed by Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidou, and it heavily condemns the police.

December 2, 2014 
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Cyprus News Roundup is a new 3533 feature. Every week our team of volunteering editors will compile a summary of less covered news from the whole spectrum of the socio-political landscape of the island.

November 22, 2014 
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NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL SOLIDARITY TO THE DETAINED MIGRANTS IN MENNOGEIA In “civilized” Europe, there are people whose treatment is far from “democratic” or “civilized”. In the “Detention Center for Illegal Immigrants in Mennogeia”, as well as in many other migrant concentration camps around Europe, the outcasts of the “civilized and democratic European Union” (rather the collateral damage of imperialistic wars, dictatorial regimes installed by the powerful, capitalist exploitation, human trafficking and the environmental destruction caused by multinational companies and the dominant wealthy/developed states) are held in high security prisons, breaching any notion of international law.

September 3, 2014 
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KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism publicly denounces a new attempt at criminalizing and intimidating KISA’s action and the imprisonment of its Executive Director, Doros Polykarpou. On Thursday, May 29, the Executive Director of KISA went to visit unaccompanied minors, held unlawfully in the Mennogeia Detention Center.

May 31, 2014 
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  The nation-wide strike of May 5, 2010 against the 1st memorandum will go down in the history of social/class struggle as one of the most widespread insurrectional demonstrations, during which up to half a million protesters clashed for several hours with the riot police in Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek parliament building. This day was darkened by the arson of the Marfin Bank branch on Stadiou Street and the subsequent death of three trapped employees due to suffocation.

May 30, 2014 

Conscientious objector Murat Kanatli imprisoned: http://www.35-33.

March 7, 2014 
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The Initiative for Conscientious Objection in Cyprus on Murat Kanatli Today, Tuesday, 25 February 2014, Turkish Cypriot conscientious objector Murat Kanatlı was sentenced to 10 days in prison for objecting to participate in the annual compulsory military exercises in the northern part of Cyprus on the basis of his ideological conscientious objection. Murat Kanatli, an European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) Board member, had declared his conscientious objection on ideological grounds in 2009 and has since refused each year to participate in the annual compulsory military exercises in the northern part of Cyprus.

February 26, 2014 
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Italy’s constitutional court has overturned a controversial law equating cannabis with cocaine and heroin. The decision could see around 10,000 people released from the country’s overburdened jails. The court ruled the law was “illegitimate,” without elaborating further.

February 14, 2014 
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