The Cleveland 4 were Occupy Cleveland activists, that were arrested on April 30th, 2012. They were accused of plotting a series of bombings, including that of an area bridge. However, the real story is that the FBI, working with an informant, created the scheme, produced the explosives, and coerced them into participating.
On May 16, 2012, Chicago cops raided an apartment in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago in an all-too-common attempt to scare people away from the imminent protests against the NATO summit. With guns drawn, the cops arrested 11 people in or around the apartment and quickly disappeared them into the bowels of the extensive network of detention facilities in Cook County, Illinois.
Olga Ekonomidou was arrested on 14/03/2011, in Volos, along with another 4 CCF’s members, after a night raid by police’s special forces and Anti-terrorist squads at the house the where living. In December of 2014, she was sentened to 25 years in prison in the Fire Conspiracy Cells case.
Michalis Nikolopoulos was wanted since September of 2009, for being a member of CCF. He was arrested on 26/01/2011 after being chased by cops of DIAS squad, in an accidental road blockade. The cops found a gun, a fake id and a fake police badge on him.
Giorgos was arrested on 14/03/2011, in Volos, along with another 4 CCF’s members, after a night raid by police’s special forces and Anti-terrorist squads at the house the where living. He was convicted in December 2014 in the Fire Cells of Conspiracy case and sentenced to 25 years.
Giorgos Nikolopoulos was wanted since September of 2009, after Anti-terrorist squads and police’s special forces raided the house he and comrade Haris Hajimihelakis were living. The comrade managed to escape that night. He was arrested on 14/03/2011, in Volos, along with another 4 CCF’s members, after a night raid by police’s special forces and Anti-terrorist squads at the house where he was living.
Gerasimos Tsakalos was arrested on 01/11/2010 along with Panagiotis Argyrou during a CCF campaign, which involved the shipping of 14 parcel bombs to several foreign embassies and leaders. Two more parcel bombs were found on them and another two had already been delivered by them.
Nicola and Alfredo Cospito were arrested on September 14th, 2012 and accused of shooting Ansaldo Nucleare manager and Finmeccanica affiliate, Roberto Adinolfi, in the knees – an action carried out by Olga nucleus FAI/FRI in May 2012. In May of 2015 their sentences were reduced, Alfredo’s to 9 years and 5 months in prison, Nicola’s to 8 years and 8 months.