Released

Panayiotis Argyrou

He was arrested on 01/11/2010 along with Gerasimos Tsakalos, while participating in one of the CCF’S campaigns, which involved the shipping of 14 parcel-bombs to various foreign embassies and leaders. They had two parcel bombs on them and another two had already been sent by them. While Tsakalos was known to police simply because he is an anarchist, Argyrou had a warrant out for his arrest since October 2009 on charges of belonging to the Fire Cells Conspiracy, and he was also awaiting trial for allegedly torching a public bus two years ago.

Norman Lowry

Norm was arrested at a protest at a military recruitment office on August 1, 2011.  Lancaster County Judge Louis Farina told Norman Edgar Lowry, Jr. that unless he would forswear his nonviolent protest, the court would be obliged to impose the maximum sentence (7 years) for Lowry’s third consecutive arrest at an Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Lancaster.

If only he would make such a promise, the judge implied, his sentence would be much lighter. Did he understand?, the court asked. Yes, Lowry answered. Will you make the pledge? No.

Harilaos "Haris" Hatzimichelakis

Haris was arrested with Panayiotis Argyrou on 23/09/2009 during the first police operation against CCF, and is serving 25 years in prison out of a total sentence of 37 years for their part in the so-called "Halandri Case," where his house in Halandri was raided and an explosive device, ready to use, was found.

He received a second pre-trial detention, after his public statement admitting he is a member of CCF, prosecuted for instigation concerning the case of the shipping of 14 parcel bombs.

Giorgos Karagiannidis

While he denies being a member of the Cells of Fire, Giorgos was tried in the so-called “Halandri case.” He was found guilty of manufacturing explosives, possessing explosives, and being an accomplice to the explosion at the home of PASOK ministers Louka Katseli and Gerasimos Arsenis. Sentenced to 20 years in prison out of a total combined sentence of 32 years.

Shakir Hamoodi

Dr. Shakir Hammodi - a Columbia business man sentenced to three years in prison for violating trade sanctions - was released from prison to a Columbia halfway house on December 9, 2014.

Between 1993 and 2003, Hamoodi sent more than $200,000 to friends and family in his native Iraq in violation of U.S. imposed sanctions on the country. In 2012, he was sentenced to three years in prison for the violation.

Rebecca Rubin

Rebecca served a 5-year sentence for arson and conspiracy charges stemming from Earth Liberation Front actions that occurred between 1996 and 2001, including the arson of the Vail Ski Resort Expansion and US Forest Industries. She also participated in the liberation of horses and the arson of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse Facilities in Litchfield, California and Burns, Oregon.

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