Today the presiding judge A. Yfanti gave new meaning to the concept of fast-tracking proceedings. Within 2.5 hours thousands of pages of evidence documents were ‘read’. In normal proceedings such documents would be read to the court word for word as they are supposedly part of the evidence for the hearing.
Following the command of the appeal court administration the Golden Dawn trial was suspended so presiding judge A. Yfanti could ‘finish’ the CCF trial, proving once again that the sentences were already ordered before the trial had even begun.
Today, 02/06 all of the witnesses were heard in record time and often with answers dictated from police headquarters. Then, despite a request for an interruption so that the CCF could acquaint themselves with the evidence, the judge continued the process unabated.
Entire stacks of documents hundreds of pages long were passed from judge to judge with the presiding judge declaring “I don’t imagine you would want to read all of these..” before answering himself with “move on.”
The trial was adjourned and is expected to continue on Tuesday and Wednesday with completion of the defense process and the examination of witnesses for the defence. The CCF comrades and comrade Angeliki Spyropoulou will not call witnesses for their defence and will read political statements to the court.
It is worth noting that in all the proceedings so far that some of the names of the 28 people indicted have not been mentioned even once, nor has their relationship with the CCF been established, while the witnesses against Evi Statiri, Athena Tsakalou and Chris Polydoros who are all counter-terrorism cops do not know anything about the charge that is attributed to them. Yet all of the accused face the charge of membership and participation in the CCF with aggravating provisions – so instead of facing a penalty of 5-10 years, they face sentences of 10-20 years!
(via Mpalothia, translated by Insurrection News and Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras)