31 January 2010
by Πρακτορείο Rioters
Click on link for a translation of the letter sent to “Eleftherotipia” newspaper on the occasion of Polys (Polykarpos) Georgiades and Vaggelis Chrisohoides jury on 2/2 accused of providing refuge to a “criminal” and being part of his “criminal association”. Vassilis Palaiokostas is on the run after his escape with a helicopter from Korydallos prison, on Feb. 22/2009, accused of robbing banks and kidnapping industrialists. It is worth saying, he has never harmed human life, not even a cop's life to avoid arrest. On the other hand, he and his older brother (a legendary bank robber and escapee, currently held in prison) are said to have helped many poor people and communities in mainland Greece’ mountains where they come from and are said to often find refuge at, continuing a tradition of “social robbery” that has blossomed around the Balkans since the decline of the Ottoman Empire.