THE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT
Six months later, the police and prosecutor authorities of Milan, in order to disorientate the public from the scandals and the judicial investigations about the dealings between the Mafia and the Expo 2015, proceeded to the prosecution of 10 of the protesters from Italy and Greek of the May Day strike. Thus, 5 Greek students with clean criminal records are encountering a Europian Arrest Warrant (EAW) – procedure that is used exclusively to legal cases about serious crimes like human and drug trafficking.
It is the first time from the day the EAW was established that an extradition from one EU state to another is requested for reasons concerning political actions. It is clear that we are experiencing an unprecedented and extremely worrying concerning issue of an effort to criminalise the freedom of expression, political activities and international solidarity.
The above are the reasons that we fight against the extradition of the 5 students to Italy, and the cessation of the political prosecution of both the 5 Greek students and the 5 Italian activists.