November 24, 2021
From Enough Is Enough 14

Athens. Greece. “As Ordered” is an independent documentary about drug mafias in Exarchia, the murder of a drug dealer and the prosecution of Nikos Mataragkas and Giorgos Kalaitzidis.

Originally published by Athens. Indymedia.

Summary: 88 Themistokleous street. It was here, on June 7th, 2016, where a drug dealer, known by the pseudonym “Habibi”, was killed by unidentified bullets. Despite the initial leaks from the Greek Police to the media about a settling of scores among gangs, four years later the investigations suddenly turn to the anti-authoritarian scene. Nikos Mataragkas and Giorgos Kalaitzidis, both members of the “Rouvikonas” collective, were targeted by the authorities.

“As Ordered” attempts to investigate, through a series of interviews, the phenomenon of drug trafficking in the centre of Athens and Exarchia from the 1980s onwards, the (actual) role of law enforcement authorities, and the vengeful persecution of people whose only “crime” was social conflict.

You can watch it here (with English subs, clikck at CC and English):

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