Solidarity campaign with Total Objector of Army M. Tolis – martial court 14-03-2014 (Rouf/Athens)


On Friday, March 14, 2014, the martial court of the total objector of army Michalis Tolis will be conducted. The trial will take place at Rouf / Athens and is the number 1 trial of the day.

The comrade is a member of our collective “Barefoot Battalion” (Ksipolito Tagma), he is unsubmissive from the 4th of May 2011 and he has made public the reasons of denying to enlist by a collective text along with 3 other total objectors from Ioannina and Thessaloniki, which was handed over to the recruit office of Ioannina. For his choise to deny the army, a penalty of 6000 euros has been enforced by the tax office in charge, while he was arrested in flagrante delicto on 3rd of June 2013. After two days in the cells of a prison in Athens, he was set free indefinitely, until the trial day. The trial was initially set at 23 of January 2014, but it was postponed for 14 of March 2014.

We consider this trial important for two reasons:

Is the first trial of a member of “Barefoot Battalion” (Ksipolito Tagma)
The trial is a result of the in flagrante delictum procedure, an extremely vindictive practice by the military state, who intends by this way to intercept future draft evaders.

On our behalf we will start immediately a large campaign in order to make public the trial of the military court, by calling on assemblage outside of Rouf and by organizing acts for financial support of the judicial expenses.

 We call, those who wish to act according to their abilities