Antonis Xenos and Angeliki Xenos, the husband and daughter of actress Eleni Gerasimidou, were brought to GADA at noon on Sunday (12.11.2023).
The introduction was announced by Spyros Bibilas in a post on Facebook.
According to the president of SEH, Angeliki and Antonis Xenos they were taken to GADA because they had hung a Palestinian Flag on their car.
He also posted about the daughter and husband of Eleni Gerasimidou the actress, Mania Papadimitriou.
“It has never been forbidden in our country to support anyone the right of the Palestinian people in justice and peace?”, he wrote.
Spyros Bibila’s post
“It seems that the situation in our country is out of control! With great sadness and anger we were recently informed that two of our SEH members, long time fighters, were brought to GADA, on the grounds that they had raised the Palestinian flag from their car. This is Antonis Xeno and Aggeliki Xeno (family of our beloved Eleni Gerasimidou).
Since when is free expression prohibited? Our reaction was immediate… Both Eleni, as a directly interested party and a former member of the KKE, and I, as the president of SEH and a member of the Pleussi Eleftheria party, demanded the immediate release of our 2 actors.
We stand in solidarity with the drama of the Palestinian people and the slaughter by Israeli forces in retaliation for the atrocities committed by the terrorist Hamas. The government must protect freedom of expression.
On the other hand, today I was scolded in the middle of the street by a god-fearing lady (who “threatened” me that she will never see me in the theater as a spectator again!!!!) because I defended in the Parliament the right to freedom of expression when the president of the Hellenic Solution and Velopoulos characterized the remarkable Themida Bazaka as immoral for her ideas.
Looks like a lot of work is still needed to get everyone to respect each other’s ideas… Finally our country and all our people must harmonize with the values of freedom and democracy”.