Trade unionists, lawyers and activists from Greece call for release of Egyptian prisoners

Dozens of leading figures in the Greek trade union movement, lawyers and activists have spoken out in solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners, following the news of hunger strikes by prominent activists over their continued detention. These include journalist Hisham Fouad, graduate student Ahmed Samir Santawy and Ola al-Qaradawi, who has been detained in solitary confinement for more than four years without charge.

Greek signatories in solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners include:

  1. Christos Argyris, member of the General Council of Confederation of Civil Servants of Greece, (ADEDY)
  2. Zanneta Lysikatou, member of the general Council of the Federation of Hospital doctors, (OENGE)
  3. Irini Fotelli, member of the steering committee of Federation of TV and radio workers unions
  4. Lena Verde, member of the steering committee of Editors in weekly and internet press (ESPIT)
  5. Antonis Kourouklis, Chairman, Federation of Employees in Social Security (POPOKOP)
  6. Kostas Kechagioglou, Chairman, Federation of Actors, Dancers, Musicians and workers in Shows (POTHA) 
  7. Yorgos Botsides, member of the steering committee of Evros Labour Centre
  8. Costas Pittas, secretary of Federation of Civil Servants’ Unions in the Ministry of Development
  9. Antonis Skarpelis, member of the steering committee of Athens Labour Centre
  10. Maria Zacharia, member of the steering committee of Piraeus Labour Centre
  11. Kostas Katarahias, Chairman of Health Workers Union of Athens cancer hospital “Aghios Savvas”
  12. Katerina Patrikiou, general secretary of Health Workers Union of Athens cancer hospital “Aghios Savvas”
  13. Giannis Koutras, member of the steering committee of Hospital Doctors in Thessaloniki (ENITH)
  14. Maria Charcharidou, member of the steering committee of Health Workers Union of of Athens general hospital “Gennimatas”
  15. Argiri Erotokritou, member of the steering committee of Health Workers Union of Athens general hospital “Gennimatas”
  16. Maria Alifieri, member of the steering committee of Health Workers Union of Athens Children hospital “Aglaia Kyriakou”
  17. Angelos Spanopoulos, member of the steering committee of Hellenic Association of Tour Leaders 
  18. Nikos Hatzaras, secretary, Local government Workers Union, Ampelokipi, Greater Salonica
  19. Tiana Andreou, member of the steering committee of Federation of Associations of the Ministry of Finance
  20. Nikos Tournas, member of the steering committee of Union of Employees in Public Revenue
  21. Giorgos Farantos, Chairman of the Union of Precarious Workers in Natural Gas Company
  22. Kostas Polydoros, member of the steering committee of Health Workers Union in Private Sector
  23. Kostas Megagiannis, member of the steering committee, Local government workers union, Aghia Paraskevi, Greater Athens
  24. Stelios Giannoulis, member of the steering committee of Teacher’s Union in Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni – Glyfada
  25. Ilias Papachatzis, member of the steering committee of Secondary Teacher’s union in north-east area of Athens
  26. Serafim Rizos, member of the steering committee of Teacher’s Union in Chania, municipal councilor of Chania
  27. Javied Aslam, president Pakistani Community of Greece
  28. Naim Elghandour, Chairman Muslim Association of Greece (MAG)
  29. Anna Stamou, vice president Muslim Association of Greece (MAG)
  30. Mohammed Abuasabeh, Palestinian, former Diplomat
  31. Abdelatif Darwish, Palestinian, University professor
  32. Petros Constantinou, municipal councilor of Athens
  33. Thanassis Diavolakis, municipal councilor of Piraeus
  34. Katerina Thoidou, municipal councilor of Nikaia-Renti
  35. Alotant Moussa, municipal councilor of Zografou
  36. Afroditi Fragkou, municipal councilor of Marousi
  37. Yannis Sifakakis, steering committee of ANTARSYA (Front of Anti-capitalist Left)
  38. Eleni Portaliou, Emeritus Professor Architectural University Athens
  39. Nikos Stravelakis, Economist Athens University
  40. Ioannis Zarkadis, Professor in Molecular Biology University of Patras
  41. Dimitris Plionis, former Chairman Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority
  42. Dimitris Zotos, lawyer, civil prosecution in the Golden Dawn trial
  43. Thanasis Kampagiannis, lawyer, civil prosecution in the Golden Dawn trial   
  44. Kostas Papadakis, lawyer, civil prosecution in the Golden Dawn trial   
  45. Panagiotis Antoniou, trainee lawyer 
  46. Eugenia Kouniaki, lawyer 
  47. Charalambos Kurundis, Doctor of Law, lawyer
  48. Dimitra Linardaki, lawyer 
  49. Evangelos Papakonstantinou, lawyer 
  50. Yiannis Patzanakidis, lawyer 
  51. Christina Svana, lawyer 
  52. Evangelos Trimponias, lawyer 
  53. Katerina Tsapopoulou, lawyer
  54. Maria Styllou, editor Socialism from below
  55. Panos Garganas , editor Workers solidarity 

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