Kostas Sakkas is an anarchist who was arrested in December 2010, one of the earliest in a wave of arrests targeting the “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”. Both Sakkas and the CCF refuse he was ever a member, and Sakkas has separately taken the responsibility for his political activity as an anarchist. Held since, Sakkas’ initial pre-trial detention maximum expired eighteen months later, in the summer of 2012 -yet it was extended by another year, to June this year (ie. last month). At that time, a court of appeals in Athens ordered the extension of Sakkas’ detention by another six months, now solidly stepping outside the boundaries that the legal apparatus had set for its own self. On June 4, Kostas Sakkas went on a hunger strike.
Minutes ago, the court of appeals decided the release of Kostas Sakkas on a 30,000 euro bail.
UPDATE, 12.15 The bail conditions are as follows:
– Kostas is forbidden to exit the country.
– Once a week, he will have to sign off at his local police station.
– He must reside at his registered address.
– He is forbidden to travel outside the Attica prefecture (Greater Athens).
– He is not allowed to be in contact with any of the fellow accused for the CCF case.
– He must pay a 30.000 euro bail.