Gefangenenliste

Hier eine unvollständige Liste von Gefangenen.

Bei Gefangenen, die selbst englisch sprechen, haben wir die Infos über die Gefangenen nur teilweise übersetzt.

Letztes Update: 06. September 2019

Es gibt die Gefangenenliste auch als pdf zum downloaden und ausdrucken:

Gefangenenliste mit weiteren Infos (Stand: 29. August 2019)

Übersicht der Änderungen in der Gefangenenliste

Untersuchungshaft

Operazione Scintilla – Italien

Am Donnerstag, den 7. Februar 2019, begann um 4:40 Uhr in der Früh die Räumung des seit 1995 besetzten Squats “Asilo occupato” (“der besetzte Kindergarten”) in der Via Alessandria 12 in Turin. Die Räumung wurde im Rahmen der “Operazione Scintilla” (“Operation Funke”) durchgeführt. Mehrere hundert Carabinieri in Kampfuniform, Polizist*innen und Zollbeamt*innen mit Maschinengewehren und Zivis haben dabei nicht nur das Haus geräumt, sondern auch sechs Anarchist*innen verhaftet. Nach einer siebten Person wird noch gefahndet.

Die Anklagen sind schwerwiegend: Bildung einer subversiven Vereinigung, Anstiftung zu Verbrechen sowie der Besitz und die Herstellung und Beförderung von Sprengkörpern an einem öffentlichen Ort. Die Anklagen stehen im Zusammenhang mit dem Widerstand gegen das italienische Migrationsregime, namentlich gegen die Ausschaffungslager/-knäste CPR bzw. CIE (Centro per l’Immigrazione e il Rimpatrio = Immigrations- und Repatriierungszentrum bzw. Centro di identificazione ed espulsione = Identifikations- und Ausschaffungszentrum). Das Asilo wurde im Rahmen dieser Operation geräumt, weil es vom Staat als “logistische und operative Basis” dieser “subversiven, aufständischen Vereinigung” betrachtet wird.

Die Räumung des Asilo wurde von den Besetzer*innen 36 Stunden verzögert, weil sich einige auf die Dächer zurück gezogen hatten. Parallel organisierten Sympathisierende wilde Demos in der Stadt, bei denen es zu Zusammenstössen mit der Polizei gekommen ist. Das Asilo wurde in den letzten Tagen unbewohnbar gemacht (Zerstörungen im Innern, zugemauerte Fenster etc.). Ein erster Gerichtstermin für die Gefangenen der “Operazione Scintilla” folgt in voraussichtlich 15 Tagen, d.h. ungefähr am 27. Februar. Es sind viele Verhaftete, gegen einige wurden schwere Anklagen erhoben, es drohen lange Haftstrafen. Es wird viel Geld benötigt – mensch ist sehr dankbar für Solibeiträge an das folgende Konto:
Giulia Merlini e Pisano Marco
IBAN IT61Y0347501605CC0011856712
ABI 03475 CAB 01605
BIC INGBITD1

Silvia Ruggeri
C. C. de L’Aquila
via Amiternina 3
Località Costarelle di Preturo
67100 L’Aquila
Italia (Italy)

 

 

 

Untersuchungshaft

Operation Renata – Italien

In der Nacht und am Morgen des Dienstags, 19. Februar 2019, wurden sieben Anarchist*innen an verschiedenen Orten im Trentino verhaftet: Agnese, Giulio, Nico, Poza, Rupert, Sasha, Stecco. Eine Person wurde unter Hausarrest gestellt, während alle anderen in verschiedenen Gefängnissen eingesperrt wurden.

Die Hauptvorwürfe sind “subversive Assoziation zum Zwecke des Terrorismus und der Untergrabung der demokratischen Ordnung” (Artikel 270bis des Strafgesetzbuches) und “terroristischer Angriff” (Artikel 280 des Strafgesetzbuches) unter Bezugnahme auf einige direkte Aktionen, die in den letzten Jahren im Trentino stattfanden. Andere Straftaten, denen sie beschuldigt werden, sind: “Unterbrechung des öffentlichen Dienstes”, “Beschädigung”, “Sabotage von Telematik-Geräten”, “Feuer” und “Transport von explosivem Material”. Zur gleichen Zeit wurden 50 Hausdurchsuchungen durchgeführt, wobei etwa 150 Polizisten und Carabinieri für die repressive Operation mobilisiert wurden (die den Namen “Operation Renata” erhielt, anscheinend ein Name, der von dem Spitznamen eines von einigen Gefährt*innen benutzten Autos abgeleitet ist). Die Untersuchungen wurden von Digos (Staatspolizei) und ROS (Carabinieri) durchgeführt. Am selben Tag der Verhaftungen fand in Rom eine Pressekonferenz statt, die von der Anti-Terrorbehörde organisiert wurde.

Stecco:
Luca Dolce
C. C. di Ferrara
via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia [Italy]

 

 

Untersuchungshaft

Operation Prometeo – Italien

Am 21. Mai 2019 sind im Rahmen einer weiteren repressiven Operation namens „Prometeo“ (Prometheus) der ROS der Carabinieri die drei anarchistischen Gefährt*innen Natascia, Beppe und Robert verhaftet worden. Es wurden auch einige Durchsuchungen durchgeführt. Medien berichten, der Hauptvorwurf sei “Angriff mit dem Ziel des Terrorismus oder der Subversion”, da sie für die Versendung von drei Paketbomben im Juni 2017 an die P.M. Rinaudo und Sparagna (letztere ist der Staatsanwalt im Prozess um die Operation “Scripta manent”) und an Santi Consolo, den damaligen Direktor des DAP (“Department of Penitentiary Administration”) in Rom, verantwortlich gemacht werden.

Natascia Savio
C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
29122 Piacenza
Italy

Robert Firozpoor
C. C. di Sassari – Bancali
strada provinciale 56, n. 4
Località Bancali
07100 Sassari
Italia [Italy]

Giuseppe Bruna
C.C. di Pavia

via Vigentina, 85
27100 Pavia
Italia [Italy]

 

 

Untersuchungshaft

Gefährte aus der anarchistischen Bibliothek Fermento

Am Dienstag dem 29. Januar, kurz nach Mittag, wurde ein Gefährte von uns in seiner Wohnung verhaftet. Die Türe wurde von einem forensischen Team aufgebohrt.

Die Verdächtigungen, welche seine Verhaftung sowie die Durchsuchung der Wohnung in der er lebt, ebenso wie – wiedereinmal – des Fermento anscheinend gerechtfertigt haben sollen, sind folgende:

  • Brandanschlag auf mehrere Fahrzeuge der schweizer Armee an der Überlandstrasse 17 in Hinwil am 27. September 2015
  • Brandanschlag auf die Funkstation Waidberg der Stadtpolizei Zürich am 10. Juli 2016
  • Plakate und einen Zettel im Schaufenster in der anarchistischen Bibliothek Fermento (im letzten Lokal an der Josefstrasse) aufgehängt zu haben (die Polizei glaubt dafür sogar ein Datum zu wissen, der 16. November 2017), in denen dazu aufgerufen werde, „Sachbeschädigungen und Gewalt gegen Firmen und Personen zu verüben, die am Ausbau des Gefängnisses Bässlergut in Basel und am Bau des PJZ in Zürich beteiligt sind.”

Unser Gefährte, der Teil der anarchistischen Bibliothek ist, wurde im Zusammenhang mit den Plakaten im Schaufenster der Bibliothek 2017 schon einmal belästigt, wurde damals von zuhause abgeholt und musste eine sogenannte ED-Behandlung (DNA, Fingerabdrücke, etc.), sowie ein Verhör über sich ergehen lassen.

Nun wurde unser Gefährte am Dienstag erneut verhaftet, und allem Anschein nach in seiner Wohnung genötigt, die Polizisten zum Fermento zu geleiten, ihnen aufzuschliessen oder den Schlüssel zu geben und… zack zack, schon waren wieder zwei unserer Computer, einer davon nigelnagelneu, der andere mit einem umfassenden digitalen Archiv inklusive Volltextrecherche darauf, beschlagnahmt.

Bisher haben wir in der Bibliothek keine polizeiliche Begründung, keinen Durchsuchungsbeschluss oder ähnliches erhalten. Wir gehen allerdings davon aus, dass unser Gefährte der Polizei die Türen nicht freiwillig geöffnet oder ihnen sogar die Computer geschenkt hat.

Der Gefährte wurde danach ins – angeblich immer noch – provisorische Polizeigefängnis Zürichs PROPOG gebracht, wo er heute noch sitzt. Er wird allerdings am Freitag (1. Februar) den Haftrichter sehen, welcher über Untersuchungshaft entscheidet.

Wir protestieren gegen diese Festnahme eines unserer Kameraden, unabhängig davon ob die Vorwürfe stimmen oder nicht. Der Antimilitarismus und die Sabotage waren schon immer ein Teil des Anarchismus. In unserer Bibliothek lassen sich dazu vielfältige Schriften finden.

Wir rufen insbesondere Bibliotheken, Archive und Infoläden dazu auf, über diesen Angriff auf das Fermento und auf unseren Bibliothekaren zu berichten.

Schreiben könnt ihr den Gefährten über das Fermento:

Anarchistische Bibliothek Fermento
Zweierstrasse 42
8005 Zürich
Schweiz

 

Untersuchungshaft

Die drei von der Parkbank

In der Nacht auf den 8.7.2019 wurden drei unserer Freund*innen und Gefährt*innen festgenommen und daraufhin mehrere Wohnungen durchsucht. Nach der Haftprüfung sitzen nun zwei in U-Haft, die dritte Person kam gegen Auflagen raus. Ihnen wird laut Presse die Vorbereitung einer Brandstiftung im Zusammenhang mit dem Jahrestag der Krawalle gegen den G20-Gipfel 2017 in Hamburg vorgeworfen.

Seid solidarisch und zeigt ihnen, dass sie nicht alleine sind!

Wenn ihr ihnen schreiben wollt, schickt die Briefe an:

Libertäres Zentrum
Karolinenstraße 42 (Hinterhaus)
20357 Hamburg
Deutschland

Stichwort „Die Drei von der Parkbank“

 

 

 

G20 Gefangene

Loïc Schneider (G20)

Am 18. August wurde unser Freund und Gefährte, Gärtner und Poet, Bruder und Mitstreiter Loic von
Sondereinheiten der Bullen in Nancy festgenommen. Diese setzten einen Europäischen Haftbefehl gegen ihn durch, der Aufgrund seiner vermeintlichen Beteiligung an den Hamburger Riots während dem G20-Gipfel verhängt wurde. Nach drei Monaten im Untergrund beendeten die Repressionsbehörden die Freiheit unseres Freundes beim Versuch seine Angehörigen in seinem Heimatort anzutreffen. Loic sitzt seither im Knast in Nancy-Maxéville. Ihm droht eine Auslieferung aufgrund „schwerer Straftaten“ während der Proteste gegen die mächtigsten VerbrecherInnen, DespotInnen, Wahlfälscher*innen und Kriegstreiber*innen dieser Welt.

Am Dienstag den 25. September soll Loic nun im Pariser Justizpalast (Pole 4 Saal CH 10) ein Berufungsverfahren wegen Hacker-Angriffen bekommen. Vor einigen Jahren soll der junge Aktivist an Angriffen auf Infrastrukturen gegen unnütze Großbauprojekte beteiligt gewesen sein.
Seit einigen Tagen schläft unser Freund und Genosse Loïc hinter deutschen Gittern. Frankreich hat, so wie wir es befürchtet haben, keine Zeit verloren, um dem Auslieferungsbegehren ihres Nachbarlandes nachzukommen. Am 26. September wies das Kassationsgericht seine Berufung zurück und bestätigte damit den Europäischen Haftbefehl, auf dessen Grundlage Loïc am 18. August in Nancy gewaltsam verhaftet wurde. Insbesondere ist das Gericht der Ansicht, dass er “nicht wegen seiner politischen Ansichten verfolgt wird”. Einige Tage später wurde unser Freund aus dem Gefängnis von Maxéville geholt und als erster ausländischer Beschuldigter der Hamburger-G20-Proteste von den Behörden seines Landes an Deutschland ausgeliefert.

Die Staatsgewalt brachte ihn an diesem Wochenende nach Hamburg. Loïc befindet sich nun auf unbestimmte Zeit 750 km von Zuhause und von seinen Angehörigen entfernt in Untersuchungshaft, in einem Land, dessen Sprache er nicht spricht. Die deutschen Ermittler könnten durchaus nach Frankreich kommen um ihn in Lothringen zu befragen. Zumal sie den Weg offensichtlich kennen, in Anbetracht dessen, dass wir sie in den letzten Monaten regelmäßig dort antreffen. Auch wenn uns die deutsch-französische Polizeizusammenarbeit nicht mehr überrascht, sehen wir, dass sie jedes Mal etwas flüssiger zu werden scheint. Gemeinsame Interessen, gemeinsame Methoden? Frankreich, das seinen G7-Gipfel im nächsten Sommer (Ende August in Biarritz) vorbereitet, scheint sehr engagiert zu sein, um den deutschen Behörden zu helfen, diejenigen in ganz Europa aufzuspüren, die im Juli 2017 ihre  Kapitalismus-Messe sabotiert haben sollen.

Derweil werden alte Relikte wie das Recht auf ein rechtsstaatliches Verfahren offenbar nicht mehr verwendet. Am 25. September wurde Loïc nicht zu seinem eigenen Prozess gebracht. Loïcs Verhandlung zu einem früheren Fall im Bereich des Cyberaktivismus fand in Paris statt. Die Gefängnisleitung in Nancy schlug zunächst vor, dass er per Webcam teilnehmen solle, was er ablehnte. Er verlangt die Teilnahme an seinem Prozess, für den er eine Erklärung vorbereitet hatte. Dann wurde ihm versprochen, alles Notwendige zu tun, um seine Reise zu organisieren, aber es
wurde nichts getan. Eingeschlossen in Nancy verbrachte er den Tag des 25. September. Das Verfahren wurde daraufhin wegen der Abwesenheit des Angeklagten auf den 4. Dezember verschoben. Im Angesicht der  Verhinderung in Frankreich ein rechtsstaatliches Verfahren zu bekommen, wird Loïc nun statt dessen mit der deutschen Justiz konfrontiert.

Loic Schneider
UHA Hamburg (Untersuchungshaftanstalt)
Holstenglacis 3
20355 Hamburg
Deutschland

 

Belarus

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Griechenland

Großbritannien

Italien

Mexiko

Österreich

Polen

Russland

Spanien

Türkei

USA

 

 

Belarus

zum Anfang

Svyatoslav Baranovich

Svyatoslav Baranovich ist ein aktiver Einwohner von Minsk, der am 15. Februar 2018 vor Gericht gestellt wird, da er versuchte die Inhaftierung von Anarchist*innen im März letzten Jahres zu verhindern. Am 15. März 2017 hat eine Gruppe von Anarchist*innen an einer Demonstration gegen die Steuer auf Arbeitslosigkeit teilgenommen. Am Ende der Demonstration versuchten Zivilbullen einige der Aktivisten zu verhaften, als der Block in einen öffentlichen Bus sprang. Zufällig dabeistehende Menschen versuchten die Cops an der Verhaftung zu hindern. Svyatoslav Baranovich war einer von ihnen.

Der Angriff der Cops wurde erfolgreich abgewehrt, aber einige Haltestellen später wurden alle Anarchisten verhaftet. Eventuell habt ihr von den gewalttätigen Verhaftungen und der 15-tägigen Haft für alle Beteiligten gehört.

Vor einiger Zeit erfuhren wir, dass Svyatoslav am 03. Oktober 2017 verhaftet wurde, da ihm vorgeworfen wird, Gewalt gegen einen Polizisten angewandt zu haben. Sein Prozess ist für den 15. Februar angesetzt und ihm drohen bis zu 6 Jahren Haft. Es ist auch bekannt, dass er an den Protesten 2010 gegen die Wahlen teilgenommen hat, bei denen er in einen Kampf mit SWAT Offizieren geraten ist, die Demonstrant*innen angegriffen hatten. Er bekam drei Jahre Hausarrest dafür, da gegen Belarus Sanktionen verhängt worden waren, wodurch Lukashenko viele politische Gefangenen freilassen oder die Bestrafung abmildern musste.

Heute rufen wir dazu auf, diese „antipolice person“, die durch seine Solidarität mit Anarchist*innen in Schwierigkeiten geraten ist, zu unterstützen. Wir wissen nichts über seine politische Einstellung, aber uns reicht das was er getan hat, um ihn zu unterstützen. Wir rufen dazu auf, ihm zu schreiben und für seinen Anwalt und Lebensmittelpakete zu spenden.

Möglichkeiten zu spenden findet ihr hier abc belarus

Ihr könnt ihm auch schreiben:

211446, Vitebskaya obl.,
Novopolotsk, ul. Tekhnicheskaya 8, IK-1
Baranovich Svyatoslav Vladimirovich
Belarus

 

 

Bulgarien

zum Anfang

Jock Palfreeman

Twenty two year old Australian Jock Palfreeman started his travels around Europe in early 2006. Having visited numerous countries and stayed in a small town an hour drive from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, living and working with his friends, he returned to visit them at the end of December 2007. On a night out with these friends that December, he witnessed a group of 16 football hooligans associated with various fascist groups attack two Roma (gypsy) boys, and he stepped in to defend them. He tried to keep them away by waving a knife at them, but they attacked him anyway, not only with fists and punches but also by throwing blocks of concrete at him. Jock defended himself with the knife. As a result of the fight, one of the attackers, Andrei Monov, died and another was seriously injured.

The dead man turned out to be from a well known Bulgarian family with political connections and, after 2 long years of procedurally dubious trial with a clear political flavour, Jock was found guilty of murder and attempted murder, and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and given a 375 000 Australian dollar fine. The case was built solely on the statements taken from the nazis, who claimed that Jock randomly attacked the group, chasing them with the intent to kill someone; whilst key witnesses and other possible witnesses were never interviewed and the CCTV footage from the scene mysteriously went missing.

After numerous petitions submitted to the court by the defence, only one was accepted and this was merely to re-question five of the witnesses to explain why they all had initially stated that the fight between the group and the Roma boys actually taken place, but had then denied ever having said this. Despite the court now accepting that the fight between the group and Roma boys had actually taken place, the Appeal court upheld the original sentence.

It is worth mentioning that despite the Bulgarian authorities trying to portray Jock’s assailants as “normal students,” they had been members of, or had connections to, far right groups in Bulgaria. One of these “normal students,” Emil Alexiev, is a member of Bulgarian neo-Nazi group National Resistance and in 2010 had been arrested for taking part in a brutal attack against refugee rights activists on a tram, which left a number of them with very serious injuries.

Life in Prison

In prison, Jock never surrendered and quickly became a thorn in the side of the authorities, helping fellow prisoners by teaching English and acting as a jailhouse lawyer, as well as highlighting the authorities’ abuses and corruption. Additionally, he founded the Bulgarian Prisoners Association (BPA), the first official organisation to fight for rights of prisoners in Bulgaria.

Due to Jock’s activist work as chairman of the BPA, helping fellow prisoners and giving legal advice, Jock has suffered numerous incidents of repression at the hands of prison authorities, such as frequent cell searches, periods in isolation, beatings, problems with receiving books and access to his studies.

On January 13, 2013, Jock went on hunger strike and, after 30 days of drinking only watery drinks and losing 20 kg, he managed finally to get an official answer to the various requests that he had submitted to the prison authorities in connection with his mistreatment, and which had all been ignored, and he continues fighting his corner by the legal means open to him.

Over a year ago the Australian government sent a request for Jock’s transfer to an Australian prison, which can only happen if Jock’s friends and family pay the price that the Bulgarian court ordered to be paid in compensation to his victims and their families. Jock has therefore been forced to conclude that he is currently being held for ransom by the Bulgarian judicial system.

He can read English and Bulgarian.

Jock Palfreeman
Kazichene Prison
Kazichene 1532
region Pancharevo
Sofia

Bulgaria

https://www.facebook.com/WhoIsJockPalfreeman/

 

 

 

 

Chile

zum Anfang

Tamara Sol Farias Vergara

Tamara ist Anarchistin und zu 7 Jahren Haft in Chile verurteilt.

Am 21. Januar 2014 schoss sie auf einen Sicherheitsbeamten in einer Bank und rief dabei „Dies ist die Rache“ für ihren Gefährten Sebastian Oversluij, der einen Monat zuvor in derselben Bank von einem Kollegen des Sicherheitsbeamten (bei einem Enteignungsversuch) getötet wurde. Sie nahm die Waffe des Sicherheitsbeamten und floh, wurde jedoch am selben Tag verhaftet und anschließend zu 7 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Tamaras Familie, die im Kampf gegen das Pinochet-Regime teilnahm und dabei Angehörige verlor, verteidigen ihre Aktionen konsequent und greifen das System, welches sie inhaftiert und ihren Gefährten getötet hat, verbal an.

Für Presse und Polizei war das einzig logische Motiv eine problematische romantische Beziehung Tamaras mit der Wache, da innerhalb der patriarchalen Gesellschaft eine bewaffnete Frau nur dann den Weg der Gewalt wählen wird, wenn sie „emotional instabil“, „verletzt“ und „von romantischen Gefühlen getragen“ ist – jegliche Autonomie sowie kämpferische Entschlossenheit wird ihr somit abgesprochen. Als klar wurde, dass es keine Verbindung zwischen der inhaftierten Gefährtin und demjenigen der sich entschieden hat die Privilegien der Reichen zu schützen gab, war die einzige polizeiliche und journalistische Theorie, dass es eine romantische Verbindung zwischen Tamara und dem getöteten Gefährten Sebatian Overluij gab.

Die Verhandlung dauerte nicht lang – die Staatsanwaltschaft warf Tamara versuchten Raub vor, einem strategisch gewählten Verbrechen, da dies mit einer Strafe von mindestens 10 Jahren bis lebenslanger Haft geahndet wird – eine höhere Strafe als „versuchter Mord“, der ihr anfangs vorgeworfen wurde. Die Bank klagte ebenfalls gegen Tamara mit dem Vorwurf des „mörderischen Raubs“. Als Beweis dienten die Fotos der Überwachungskamera sowie die Aussage von 5 Zeugen, die alle beim Angriff anwesend waren und übereinstimmend aussagten, dass der Angreifer „Dies ist die Rache“ rief.  

Im Januar 2018 versuchte Tamara aus dem Gefängnis von Valparaiso zu fliehen und wurde dabei durch den Stacheldraht sowie durch die Wärter, die sie nach dem Fluchtversuch schlugen, verletzt. Sie wurde seitdem mehrmals in verschiedene Gefängnisse verlegt und befindet sich derzeit im brutalsten Gefängnis von Llancahue in Valdivia.

Voraussichtliches Entlassungsdatum: Jan 21, 2021

Tamara Sol Farías Vergara
Complejo Penitenciario Valdivia
Av. Ramon Picarte 4100,
5101516
Valdivia Los Ríos
Chile

 

 

 

Juan Aliste Vega
Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda

Marcelo was a MAPU Lautaro member and political prisoner for 11 years, two months and fifteen days from October 13, 1992 until December 28, 2003. Later, he was charged with taking part in the September 2007 Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the October 2007 Banco Security robbery in Santiago during which repressive agent Luis Moyano died in a shootout while they were making their escape.

Marcelo Villarroel, Freddy Fuentevilla (released from prison in June 2018) and Juan Aliste Vega were arrested in 2009 after a long international manhunt. They were then deported to Chile on December 15, 2009.  They have been imprisoned for over 3 years awaiting trial and have had it regularly postponed.

On July 2, 2014, the 3 comrades were sentenced in their absence, having refused to assist in the judicial show, and gave their disposition by video link. Marcelo was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security. 

Later additional charges were added:
– Illicit terrorist association: 10 years and 1 day.
– Damage to a cop car with serious injuries to carabineers: 3 years + 541 days.
– Co-author murder qualified as terrorist: 15 years and 1 day.
– Theft with intimidation, Law 18.314: 10 years and 1 day.
– Explosive attack against the embassy of spain: 8 years.
In total, these old convictions compute 46 years, establishing its end on February, 2056.

 Juan was sentenced to 18 years for the homicide of Moyano + 10 years for attempted homicide on the cop Abarca + 14 years for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security for a total of 42 years, establishing its end on July, 2051. 

 Support: Anti Prison Solidarity Network with Juan and Marcelo

https://anarchistnews.org/content/1st-public-communiqu%C3%A9-%E2%80%9Canti-prison-solidarity-network-juan-and-marcelo%E2%80%9D

 

Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad
Cárcel de Alta Seguridad
Modulo H Norte
1902 Avenida Pedro Montt
Santiago
Chile

Juan Aliste Vega
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad
Cárcel de Alta Seguridad
Modulo J
1902 Avenida Pedro Montt
Santiago
Chile

 

 

Juan Flores

Juan Flores is serving a sentence of 23 years, having been convicted by the Chilean state for incendiary attacks in 2014 claimed by the Conspiracy Cells of Fire & International Conspiracy of Revenge. On July 23, 2014 a CCF cell bombed “The Dominicans” station of the Santiago Metro, and on September 8, 2014 a shopping mall in Las Condes. In both instances, measures were taken to ensure the bombs would not hurt anyone, but in the former a bag containing the bomb was moved by a Metro employee, and in the latter the police ignored a warning call the CCF cell made 10 minutes before the bomb was set to go off. As a result, the attacks ended up injuring people, so the Chilean state was able to claim they were meant to terrorize the population, and used an anti-terrorism law to obtain maximum sentencing on March 15, 2018 after proclaiming Juan guilty of both attacks. Two other comrades, Nataly Casanova and Enrique Guzman, were initially charged alongside Juan, but after over three years of imprisonment and criminal proceedings were found not guilty on all counts.

For more information:
Publicacion Refractario

 

Juan Flores Riquelme
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad/Cárcel de Alta seguritad
1902 Avda. Pedro Montt

Santiago
Chile

 

 

 

 

 

Deutschland

zum Anfang

Thomas Meyer-Falk

„am 15. mai 1971 geboren, sitze ich seit der festnahme 1996 in haft, erst in isohaft in stuttgart stammheim bis frühling 1998, dann etwas „gelockert“ im bayrischen straubing, seit herbst 1998 in isohaft in bruchsal. verurteilt wurde ich 1997 wegen eines bankraubs mit geiselnahme, anlässlich dessen geld für legale und illegale linke politische projekte organisiert werden sollte. ich bin ein so genannter red-skin / rash = red & anarchist skinhead und da ich mich mitunter deutlich ausdrücke, erfolgten 2000 und 2004 weitere verurteilungen wegen nötigung, beleidigungen, bedrohungen – wie die juristen es nennen – „zum nachteil“ von vollzugsjuristen, richtern, staatsanwälten, sowie ein paar politikern (u.a. bundeskanzler schröder, bayrischer innenminister beckstein, hessischer ministerpräsident koch). insgesamt stehen 16 jahre 9 monate und drei wochen freiheitsstrafe an (ende 2013) und danach sicherungsverwahrung, d.h. eine entlassung ist unabsehbar.

ein wort zu der geiselnahme an dieser stelle: auch wenn es schlussendlich darum geht für eine bessere, eine freiere welt einzutreten, letztlich also eine gesellschaftsform die ohne gewalt auskommt, sehe ich keinen anlass das was ich getan habe zu bereuen, so schockierend das erlebnis für die geiseln in der bank auch war (physisch wurden sie nicht verletzt, aber die bedrohung mit schusswaffen über einige stunden hinweg, war unzweifelhaft ein psychischer schock). es ist nicht leicht die richtigen worte zu finden (zumal alles was ich schreibe erst über die zensur der gefängnisleitung geht); es geht weder um die marginalisierung der seelischen verletzungen der geiseln, noch um eine heroisierung dessen was ich getan habe. das ich nicht „bereue“ warf mir schon 1997 das gericht vor, das mich verurteilte … am ende bleibt vielleicht nur – schweigen!?

zu meiner aktuellen Situation (Stand: August 2013): nachdem ich im Mai 2007 aus der Isohaft in den Normalvollzug verlegt wurde, lehnten die Gerichte eine Entlassung nach 2/3 ebenso ab, wie nach Vollverbüßung im Juli 2013. Seit dem 08. Juli 2013 befinde ich mich deshalb in der JVA Freiburg in Sicherungsverwahrung.Das Landgericht Karlsruhe war Ende Juni 2013 zu der überzeugung gelangt, ich sei nach wie vor “gefährlich” für die Allgemeinheit, insbesondere, weil ich weder eine Therapie absolviert, noch mich in den Knast-Arbeitsprozess integriert hätte. Vielmehr hätte ich ein Leben in sozialer Isolierung geführt und auch die vielfältigen Brief- und Besuchskontakte seien unbeachtlich, da diese “nur” im Knastkontext bestünden und insoweit keinerlei prognostischen Wert hätten. Ziemlicher Nonsens, aber so agiert die Justiz nunmal.“

Mehr Informationen
https://freedomforthomas.wordpress.com/


Thomas Meyer-Falk
c/o JVA Freiburg

Hermann-Herder-Str. 8
79104 Freiburg
Deutschland

 

 

Lisa Dorfer

Unsere Gefährtin Lisa wurde am 7. Juni 2017 zu 7 ½ Jahren Knast verurteilt. Sie hätte an Banküberfällen in Aachen in der Jahren 2013-2015 teilgenommen. Einer der Hauptbeweise gegen Lisa ist, dass sie Anarchistin ist.

Sie wurde am 21. Dezember 2018 auf eigenen Wunsch nach Spanien verlegt.

Ein Brief von Lisa aus dem Gefängnis:

“Liebe Gefährt*innen,                                                                   

ich will mich erneut für eure ganze Unterstützung und Solidarität zutiefst bedanken, die ihr von Anfang an und ganz besonders während diesem Prozess gezeigt habt – sowohl vor Ort im Gerichtssaal, als auch aus der Ferne auf alle möglichen Arten und weisen.

Sie haben mir in so vielen Momenten kraft und Wärme geschenkt und natürlich meine klare Überzeugung bestärkt, dass der Kampf selbstverständlich immer weiter gehen wird, egal unter welchen Bedingungen und was auch immer uns noch bevorstehen sollte.

Gerade weil ich natürlich weiß, wie die Justiz und der Verfolgungswahn des Staates funktioniert und auch in diesem Schauprozess das Gericht, die Staatsanwaltschaft, die Bullen und die Presse eine/n Schuldige/n brauchten, bleibt mir eine riesen Wut. eine Wut auf eine miserable und total ungleiche Welt, in der uns das Recht der herrschenden aufgezwungen wird, eine Wut auf ein System der Bestrafung, der Unterdrückung und des Wegzerrens derer die nicht in dieses System passen, eine Wut über all die Manipulation, die Farce und die lügen mit der die öffentliche Meinung geschürt wird… und natürlich über noch vieles mehr.

Dieses Mal hat es mich getroffen, aber in anderen Momenten trifft es andere und möglicherweise jede/n von uns, vor allem dann wenn wir mit Würde und Kraft unseren Weg gehen und uns vom Staat und seinen Schergen niemals brechen lassen.

Der Knast ist niemals das Ende; diese verschärften Bedingungen fordern uns noch stärker heraus das Leben und die werte, für die wir stehen, immer weiter zu verteidigen.

Der Kampf geht weiter – sowohl von hier drinnen als auch von draußen – solange nicht alle Knäste niedergestürzt sind und jede Form von Herrschaft und Autorität zerschlagen ist.

Viel Kraft und Solidarität an alle Gefangenen und verfolgten Gefährt*innen überall! Freiheit für alle.”

 
Lisa Dorfer
C.P Brians I
Carretera de Martorell a Capellades, km 23
08635, Sant Esteve Sesrovires
Spanien

 

 

 

Rainer Loehnert

Rainer Loehnert ist 55 Jahre alt und seit über 31 Jahren in verschiedenen Knästen und Psychiatrien eingesperrt, wovon er sich lange in Isolation und auf „gesicherten Stationen“ befunden hat. Momentan wird er in der forensischen Psychiatrie in BedburgHau(NordrheinWestfalen) gefangen gehalten.

Rainer wurde aufgrund einer ihm zur Last gelegten Körperverletzung, die 32 Jahre zurückliegt, und mittels einer „festgestellten SchuldUnfähigkeit und negativen Gefährlichkeitsprognose nach § 63 StGB“ in eine geschlossene Psychiatrie eingewiesen. Mit der Folge einer inoffiziellen, scheinbar endlosen „Sicherungsverwahrung“ und Dauerüberdosierung von Psychopharmaka. Während seiner gesamten Inhaftierung wurden vor allem Rainers antifaschistische und antiautoritäre Haltung, Aktionen und Widerstandshandlungen immer wieder pathologisiert, als „krankhaft“ und „wahnhaft“ verklärt. Unwürdige Würmer, genannt Richter, Gutachter und Psychologen/Psychiater konstruieren und prognostizieren so regelmäßig seine „Krankheit“ und „Gefährlichkeit“ für die Gesellschaft.

Der Demütigung und dem Terror der Pfleger,Ärzte, Therapeuten, Gutachter, Richter, usw.und anderen Gefangenen (NeoNazis) stellte er seinen ungebrochenen Willen entgegen, sich gegen dieses Knastsystem zur Wehr zu setzen. Er ist inzwischen gesundheitlich gezeichnet sowohl durch die „Behandlungs“ Methoden, die starken Nebenwirkungen der Psychopharmaka und „Arznei“. Auch die Kämpfe haben ihn viel Kraft und Nerven gekostet. In den drei Jahrzehnten ging Rainer in etliche Hungerstreiks, unternahm mehrere Fluchtversuche und leistete unterschiedlichen Widerstand bei Rollkommandos sowie Provokationen des Personals und mitgefangener NeoNazis.

Er beteiligte sich am Hungerstreik in Solidarität mit den kämpfenden Inhaftierten in Griechenland im Juli 2014 und verweigert immer wieder Medikamente und Urinkontrollen, was oft mit Isolationshaft oder Fixierung/Zwangsmedikation bestraft wird.

Rainer schreibt und liest sehr viel und solidarisiert sich mit verschiedenen kämpfenden (Ex)Gefangenen, wie z.B. Marco Camenisch oder Gabriel Pombo da Silva. Er hält oder sucht Kontakt u.a. zu einigen AntiKnastProjekten und Individuen und informiert sich über aktuelle (herrschaftsfeindliche) Kämpfe.

Er versucht weiterhin mit (kämpfenden) Menschen innerhalb und außerhalb der Knäste weltweit in Kontakt zu kommen. Aktuelle (anarchistische) Kämpfe v.a. in Europa, sowie anarchistische Zeitungsprojekte aber auch „Klassiker“ der anarchistischen Theorien und Praxis bezieht Rainer in seine Überlegungen und Beobachtungen mit ein. Regelmäßig sind Texte und Briefe von ihm im Gefangenen Info und im Internet veröffentlicht.

Weitere Informationen
http://www.gefangenen.info/tag/rainer-loehnert/

Rainer Loehnert
Südlicher Rundweg 20a
Haus 1, Station F 1/2
47551 Bedburg Hau
Deutschland

 

 

 

Manfred Peter

Manfred Peter ist 49 Jahre alt und seit über 25 Jahren inhaftiert, zurzeit in Lippstadt Eickelborn (Er nennt es treffend Ekelborn). Manfred kennt die „Autonomen“Zeit der 80er und setzt sich u.a. auch heute noch für eine Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis ein. Er äußert sich zu aktuellen politischen Ereignissen, wie z.B. zu den Protesten gegen den G20Gipfel.

Er war in verschiedenen forensischen Psychiatrien und versucht seit einiger Zeit auf Bewährung rauszukommen, jedoch wurde ihm z.B. verwehrt, eine eigene WG aufzumachen.
Manfred hat in den vergangenen Jahren Grußbotschaften zu AntiKnastTagen geschrieben, er kritisiert und thematisiert regelmäßig den widerlichen Alltag und beteiligte Strukturen in der Forensik in veröffentlichten Texten (Gefangenen Info, Internet oder „RadioFlora“ Interviews) und ruft u.a. zur antifaschistischen Solidarität auf. Im Juli 2014 wurde eine Broschüre  „Widerstand braucht Mut! Macht kaputt, was uns kaputt machen will!“ von Manfred veröffentlicht, mit einem Beitrag zum Solidaritätshungerstreik für die kämpfenden Gefangenen in Griechenland sowie einem Bericht über den Maßregelvollzug.
Manfred freut sich auch über Post vonPsychiatrieGegner_innen (auch international), um sich auszutauschen oder spezielle Fragen zu diskutieren!

Weitere Informationen
http://www.gefangenen.info/tag/manfred-peter

 

Manfred Peter
Eickelbornstr 19
59556 Lippstadt
Deutschland

 

 

 

Andreas Krebs

Andreas ist ein rebellischer Gefangener, der über 16 Jahre in Deutschland im Knast sass. Er baute hinter Gittern die Gefangenengewerkschaft (GGBO) mit auf, führte diverse Hungerstreiks gegen die Knastbedingungen und beteiligte sich auch an einem Solidaritätshungerstreik für Gefangene in Griechenland. Bis heute veröffentlicht er immer wieder Texte gegen die Knastgesellschaft.

Im Herbst 2014 nach seiner Entlassung lernte er seine jetzige Frau Jutta kennen. Beide entschieden, einen ruhigen Lebensabend im Süden Italiens verbringen zu wollen. Ende Dezember 2016 kam es zu einer Auseinandersetzung mit seinem damaligen Arbeitgeber. Dieser ging auf Andreas los & würgte ihn. Andreas stach in Notwehr mit einem Taschenmesser zu. Das Opfer starb leider unter ungeklärten Umständen drei Tage später im Krankenhaus, obwohl es kurz nach der Tat hieß, er würde überleben.

Was darauf folgte, war eine beispiellose Hetzjagd gegen Andreas und Jutta. Via Facebook bekam Jutta Morddrohungen, während er im Gefängnis Santa Maria Capua Vetere von den Familienmitgliedern des Verstorbenen, die nach wie vor in diesem Knast arbeiten, misshandelt und gefoltert wurde. Da das Überwachungsvideo Andreas‘ Aussage bestätigte, sich verteidigt zu haben, kam er nach einigen Tagen in Untersuchungshaft in den Hausarrest. Dort waren sie ständigen „Besuchen“ der Polizei und dem Hass aus großen Teilen der Bevölkerung ausgesetzt. Die Familie des Opfers belagerte deren Wohnung, so dass Andreas und Jutta wochenlang nicht außer Haus gehen konnten. Schließlich sahen sie sich gezwungen zu fliehen und gingen zurück nach Deutschland. Dort wurde Andreas nicht einmal ein halbes Jahr später aufgrund eines europäischen Haftbefehls mit Hilfe der Antiterroreinheit der deutschen Polizei festgenommen. So befand sich Andreas im September 2017 wieder im deutschen Knast.

Im Dezember 2017 wurde er dann völlig unerwartet unter Beteiligung vermummter Cops einer weiteren polizeilichen Anti-Terror-Abteilung in die JVA Burg verlegt. Andreas berichtete immer wieder in Briefen von den untragbaren Bedingungen in den Knästen Volkstädt und Burg. Im April 2018 wurde Andreas schließlich vollkommen überstürzt nach Berlin Moabit in Auslieferungshaft überstellt, um schließlich im Mai 2018 als deutscher Staatsbürger nach Italien ausgeliefert zu werden.

Andreas befindet sich seitdem im Secondigliano, eines der größten Hochsicherheitsgefängnisse Neapels. Dort wurde seit 30. Mai 2018 der Prozess gegen ihn geführt. Im November 2018 fanden einige Prozesstage statt, an denen auch Andreas Frau Jutta vor Ort war. Im Gerichtssaal versuchten die Verwandten des Opfers auf Jutta loszugehen und bedrohten sie erneut massiv.

Am 1. April 2019 endete das Verfahren mit einem erstinstanzlichen Urteil wegen vorsätzlichem Mord zu 24 Jahren Haft. Andreas war vor der Auslieferung bereits körperlich und psychisch sichtbar gezeichnet durch die Haftbedingungen in den Knästen. Andreas’ kritischer Gesundheitszustand wurde systematisch ignoriert und verleugnet. Medikamente, klinische Untersuchungen und Operationen wurden ihm wiederholt verweigert. Zusätzlich waren seine Haftbedingungen verschärft, da ihm die deutsche Polizei ein Naheverhältnis zu (ehemaligen) RAF-Mitgliedern andichtet.

In Italien hat sich Andreas Gesundheitszustand weiter verschlechter. Andreas wurde Nierenkrebs diagnostiziert. In den letzten Wochen stand er vor einem akuten Nierenversagen. Er leidet unter sehr heftigen Wassereinlagerungen im ganzen Körper. Eine Überstellung in ein Krankenhaus und eine seit Monaten notwendige und auch von der Justizanstalt zugesicherte Operation wird ihm nach wie vor verweigert. Andreas ist wie eh und je aufmüpfig, setzt sich für andere Gefangenen ein und berichtet immer wieder vom gewalttätigen Alltag im Secondigliano, der Willkür durch die Wärter, die Verwahrlosung und Unterversorgung aller Gefangenen und den Rassismus gegen afrikanische Mitgefangene.

Weitere Informationen:
https://andreaskrebs.blackblogs.org/

 

Andreas Krebs
Sez. 4 Stz. 5
Sez. Mediterraneo (CASA CIRCONDARIALE SECONDIGLIANO)
Via Roma Verso Scampia, 250,
Cap 80144 Napoli (NA)
Italy

 

 

Hülya Akkurt

„Ich bin 28 Jahre. Ich sitze einmal wegen schwerer Körperverletzung wegen einer Racheaktion an der
Person, die für den Tod meiner besten Freundin verantwortlich ist. Und wegen Raubüberfall, ohne das
jemand dabei jemals zu Schaden gekommen ist.
Habe insgesamt 6 Jahre und 6 Monate bekommen.
Ich bin Anarchistin geworden.“

Hülya Akkurt
Buchungsnummer 84/17/4
JVA Willich II
Gartenstrasse 2
47877 Willich
Deutschland

 

 

Hambacher Forst

Seit 6 Jahren ist der Hambacher Forst in der Nähe von Köln besetzt. Menschen errichten hier
Baumhäuser und verteidigen sie, um die Bäume auf denen sie leben zu schützen und den Wald zu
erhalten. Nichts desto trotz rücken Kohlebagger, Abholzgerät“ und Polizei immer näher.
Laut Gesetz gehört der Wald RWE, einem Energieriesen, der für die Braunkohleverstromung nicht nur
den 12.000 Jahre alten Wald zerstört, Lebensräume vernichtet, die Menschen aus den umliegenden
Dörfern vertreibt, sondern auch, allein im rheinischen Braunkohlerevier, 30% von Deutschlands CO2
Emission ausstößt. Seit 13. September 2018 wird die Waldbesetzung geräumt.
Weitere Informationeb:
https://hambacherforst.org/
https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/


 

 

 

 

Frankreich

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Griechenland

zum Anfang

 

 

 

 

Giannis (Yannis) Mihailidis

momentan auf der Flucht

Nikos Romanos, Andreas–Dimitris Bourzoukos, Giannis Mihailidis and Dimitris Politis were arrested after a car chase on 01/02/2013 after the double robbery at a branch on National Post office and at a branch of Agriculture Bank, in Venvento, Kozani. In addition, Nikos Romanos and Giannis Mihailidis are accused for the case of the two houses in Volos and Kalithea, Giannis Mihailidis and Dimitris Politis for the robbery at a branch of Agriculture Bank in Filotas, Florina and Giannis Mihailidis are accused for the case of the gunfight with cops in Pefki. Giannis is also accused of being a member of CCF, something that both he and CCF deny.

The trial started on 30/11/2013 and finished on 01/10/2014. The comrades were sentenced for commiting the double robbery but were acquitted of the charge of participation in the CCF. Giannis was sentenced to 16 years, 4 months and 10 days. In December 2014 was sentenced to 5 more years in the third CCF trial.

 „I write these lines to express how much I was touched by the widespread and polymorphous solidarity activity of comrades outside the prison walls. Not only because its extent, imaginativeness, organizing-coordinating, tenacity and aggressiveness so far have surpassed all my expectations, knowing that significant state and capitalist buildings, and radio and television stations have been occupied, organized gatherings and demonstrations have taken place in almost all major cities of the territory, and attacks on the forces of repression as well as all kinds of insurgency attacks have occurred. But also because this is what breaks the solitude of my cell and makes me smile, because I was not imprisoned on Tuesday night, I was among you and felt the warmth of flaming barricades.

Because, whatever the outcome, the very existence of this front of struggle is a victory in itself, both for the immediate prospect of this fight and the legacy it leaves behind. I know very well that the thousands of comrades involved in this battle that Nikos initiated, having many concerns but lots of determination, have vastly different understandings and practices between each other, but also with us. However, advancement flourishes through diversity. That’s exactly the meaning of anarchic solidarity; it connects without making identical, it unites without homogenizing. And whenever it is an action-oriented solidarity, it works.

Now that the mass deception media exclaim that, so long as the hunger strike is prolonged, it poses a threat to national security, I realize that no struggle goes to waste, and the gaps left by broken thoughts of despair – caused by the prolonged inactivity in the suffocating conditions of incarceration – are painted in meaningful colours again; insurrection is always timely.

Our dreams will become their nightmares. Combative anarchy is awakened and roaring. Nothing is over, everything begins now. SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTEES FROM TUESDAY RIOTS

To Nikos: Brother, hold strong, you have disturbed their celebration quite well so far. You are not backing down, so they will. I’m standing by you until the final victory.

To [the minister of Justice] Athanasiou: I am very hungry. If you murder Nikos, your throat will be the only thing good enough for me to eat.

Yannis Michailidis, November 2014                          (Open letter of hospitalized Yannis, on hunger strike) 

Rlease Date: 01 January 2034

Giannis Mihailidis
Dikastiki Filaki D Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

 

 

Konstantinos Giagtzoglou

Anarchist comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou was arrested on October 28th 2017, while exiting a hideout rented by him under a false identity and while trasferring guns and explosive materials. Ntinos is accused of being a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and for sending parcel bombs to various E.U. officials including the former prime minister of Greece, Loukas Papadimos. The cops’ accusations are based on a mixed DNA sample and on the fact that Dinos was visiting a former anarchist prisoner in Korydallos prison in early 2013. The comrade stated that both renting the appartment and transferring the equipment were part of “revolutionary solidarity” and denies all other charges.

Konstantinos Giagtzoglou
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
A .Pteryga,
TK 18110,
Korydallos,
Athens

 

 

Christos Rodopoulos

Most of the CCF prisoners are currently involved in a series of new trials dealing with the 250 bombings and arsons between 2008 and 2011 alleged against the organisation (including attacks on the Golden Dawn’s offices, the Athens Administrative Court, and Koridallos prisons), as well as the sending of a series of 14 parcel bombs. All are also under investigation concerning the ‘Phoenix’ project and the ‘Operation Ardire’ case. On July 8, 2016, the Koridallos prison court – presided over by special judge Asimina Yfanti – convicted all members of the anarchist revolutionary organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF). Christos Rodopoulos sentenced to 75 years in prison. 

Christos Rodopoulos
Sofronistiko Katastima Domokou
TK 35010
Domokos
Fthiotida
Greece

 

 

Spyros Christodoulou

On May 29th 2015, during an anti-terrorist operation of the Greek police in the area of Nea Anchialos in Magnesia (in close distance to the city of Volos), Spyros Dravilas fell dead inside a safe house under unverified circumstances. The police operation against dubbed ‘Distomo robbers’ resulted not only in the death of Spyros Dravilas (an illegalist and ex-prisoner in struggle), but also in the arrest of Grigoris Tsironis (an anarchist comrade, very active over the past two decades, who was onn the run since 2006) and Spyros Christodoulou (an illegalist and unruly ex-prisoner).

Spyros Christodoulou
Dikastiki filaki Larissas
TK 4111O
larissa
Greece

 

 

Marios Seisidis

Comrade Marios Seisidis has been acquitted of six of the robberies that he had been accused of but was found guilty of the bank heist at Solonos street and three consecutive ‘attempted murder’ charges (concerning the bank guard and two police officers). He has been sentenced to 36 years imprisonment in total.

Marios Seisidis
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
A .Pteryga,
TK 18110,
Korydallos,
Athens
Greece

 

 

Fotis Tziotzis

On 24/02/16 begins the trial of anarchist Fotis Tziotzis who is accused of armed robbery and attempted homicide of DIAS cops. A month after the arrests a snitch, also accused of the robbery, gave the comrade’s name and signed everything the cops told him to. The last pieces of the puzzle were filled in by well-wishing citizens and cops, who with their testimonies contributed once more to a vengeful arrest of a comrade. Excerpt from the first letter of anarchist Fotis when he was arrested:

„In the early hours of Tuesday 12/05/2015, while eating with a friend at a restaurant, I am detained by cops of the ‘crimes against life and property’ force and taken to the Thessaloniki police headquarters. There, after a few hours I am informed that I am accused of armed robbery of a supermarket and attempted homicide against police. I deny all charges and refuse to cooperate with them at any level, a fact that led them to add contempt to the charges since I refused to give them a dna sample or fingerprints.

They will not break me this time either. We continue with head held high.

Strength and freedom to the real fighters. Fotis Tziotzis, Diavata prisons“

Fotis Tziotzis
Dikastiki Fylaki Larissas
TK 41110
Larissa
Greece

 

 

Revolutionary Struggle

On April 10, 2010, the Anti-terrorist Department of the Greek Police arrested six people in Athens: Nikos Maziotis, Panagiota “Pola” Roupa, Kostas Gournas, Vaggelis Stathopoulos, Sarandos Nikitopoulos, and Christoforos Kortesis. All were known for their long presence in the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement. Two weeks later, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, and Kostas Gournas admitted to participating in the organization known as Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas). Stathopoulos, Nikitopoulos, and Kortesis denied the charges and stated that they were being persecuted for their years of anarchist activity and their comradely political relationships with the others. Two others, Marie Beraha and Kostas Katsenos, were also charged and included in the trial.

On April 3, 2013 the judgment on the Revolutionary Struggle case was handed down:
Nikos Maziotis was sentenced to 86 years’ imprisonment in absentia; his sentence was merged into 50 years. He was on the run for two years, was seriously wounded and arrested on July 16, 2014, after a shootout with cops in Monastiraki. He was then transferred to the tightly-guarded Evangelismos hospital, where he was hospitalised and has since been transferred to the new type C maximum-security prison in Domokos. [Updated: 30/12/14]

Pola Roupa and Kostas Gournas were both sentenced to 87 years (Pola sentenced in absentia); each sentence was merged into 50 years and 6 months.

For all three of them, the maximum prison term is 25 years (which are typically served either as a full sentence or by day wages in prisons, or after the completion of 3/5 of the prison term, when a prisoner can be granted conditional release under specific conditions).

Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis were sentenced to 8 and 7 years’ imprisonment, respectively. The sentence against Vaggelis Stathopoulos was merged into 7 years and 6 months. However, in 2013 they were conditionally released (€2,000 bail, obligation to present himself twice a month at his nearest police station, ban from leaving the country).

Marie Beraha, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Kostas Katsenos were acquitted on the benefit of doubt.

In addition, for all five convicted anarchists, the judges’ decision provided for deprivation of their political rights (5 years for the three admitted members of Revolutionary Struggle, and 3 years for the other two anarchists, Vaggelis and Christoforos, who denied R.S. membership).

 

Panagiota (Pola) Roupa (Revolutionary Struggle)

On April 10, 2010, Gournas, Maziotis and Roupa were arrested on the charges of membership in the armed organisation Revolutionary Struggle. After Roupa and Maziotis were released on bail in October 2011, they went on the run. In April 2013 Pola Roupa was sentenced to 50.5 years of jail while hiding. In 2014 Nikos Maziotis was seriously wounded in the skirmish with police and arrested. In February 2016 Pola Roupa tried to set him free using a helicopter, but the attempt failed. In January 2017 Pola was arrested in a secret flat were she was hiding with her 6-year old child and another woman. In July 2018 Pola received life sentence in court.

Panagiota (Pola) Roupa
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

 

 

 

Nikos Maziotis (Revolutionary Struggle)

Nikos was sentenced to 86 years’ imprisonment in absentia in the Revolutionary Struggle case. His sentence was merged into 50 years. However, the maximum prison term is 25 years (which are typically served either as a full sentence or by day wages in prisons, or after the completion of 3/5 of the prison term, when a prisoner can be granted conditional release under specific conditions).

Nikos was on the run for two years, was seriously wounded and arrested on July 16, 2014, after a shootout with cops in Monastiraki. He was then transferred to the tightly-guarded Evangelismos hospital, where he was hospitalised and has since been transfered to the 5th wing of the new type C maximum security prison in Domokos. Updated: 03/01/15. Prisoners in these special wings may have their mail intercepted and it may not reach the intended recipient.

As a member of Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis assumed political responsibility for the bombing at the Bank of Greece, framed within the second period in the ongoing action of the organisation. He received a life sentence and 129 years of jail for the formation and management of a terrorist organization, for 5 attempted homicide against police officers, 2 expropriations of banks and charges relating to commission, possession, construction of explosives, dangerous personal injuries, arson, weapons of mass destruction and arming, forgery, etc.

Nikos Maziotis
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou – ST’ Pteryga
TK 18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

 

 

Kostas Sakkas

Giannis Dimitrakis

Arrested on December 4, 2010 in Nea Smirni case (possession of weapons and explosives). In January 2014 released on bail and went on the run. In December 2014 was sentenced in absentia to 16 years. Was rearrested with Marios Seisidis in August 2016 and sentenced to 2 years and 9 months for using forged documents and car registration plates, car theft and disobedience to authorities.

On June 13, 2019 he was arrested with two other comrades in Thessaloniki, during expropriating a guarded money transport that was about to refill an ATM at the university hospital AHEPA. They were caught from cops of the counter-terrorism unit just when they were getting in their car to leave from the spot. The two comrades are Giannis Dimitrakis and Dimitra. There have been searches in their houses and many personal thing have been taken. Media create a wave of terror.

 

Letter from Giannis, Kostas and Dimitra, from the dungeons of the General Police headquarters

 From the dungeons of the General Police headquarters of Thessaloniki, we send comradely greetings to our comrades who once again stand in solidarity in our new adventures with the police-law repressive mincer.

We declare that we remain strong, with our dignity intact, our principles and values ​​guiding our being. We will stand up to the new sufferings that the rulers of this world are preparing for us.

Not a step back!
Terrorism is wage slavery, no peace with the bosses.
Terrorists and bandits are States and capitalists.
Solidarity is our weapon.

 Giannis Dimitrakis / Kostas Sakkas / Dimitra Syrianou           16/6/19

Sakkas Kostas
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou
A’ PTERYGA ( A’wing)
T.K. 18110
Korydallos
Athens // Greece

Giannis Dimitrakis
DIKASTIKI FYLAKI KOMOTINIS
691 00
Komotini Rodopi
Greece

 

 
 
Großbritannien

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Claire Taylor

Taylor (Claire Taylor) is an IPP prisoner that Smash IPP have been supporting. They had a tarrif of four years and have now done over ten years in prison.

Zur Info: IPP prisoners sind Gefangene, die “zum Schutz der Öffentlichkeit” eingesperrt sind. Mehr als 3989 Menschen sitzen aktuell in britischen Gefängnissen als IPP-Gefangene. Fünf Jahre, seit die Strafe gesetzlich aufgehoben wurde, bleiben Tausende immer noch in Gefängnissen ohne Entlassungstermin. Verzögerungen bei den Bewährungsauflagen, Überbelegung der Gefängnisse und reine Vernachlässigung führen zu beispiellosen Raten von Selbstmorden von Gefangenen. IPPs haben eine der höchsten Selbstverletzungsraten im Gefängnissystem in ihrer Gesamtheit und kann ungefähr mit dem hierzulande bekannten Massnahmenvollzug verglichen werden.

Taylor called this afternoon to say he had been shipped out to HMP Downview. Normally, when a prisoner is being moved they ask them to pack and if they refuse they take them to segregation. However, with Taylor they didn’t even ask them – six male officers “bent” them up. (Bent up is a prison term for when officers grab various limbs and hold you in a restraint so that you can’t resist, they then drag you to wherever they want to move you too. Many officers use this as an opportunity to take their shit out on prisoners, actively hurting them and using their physical superiority to dominate and terrorize someone). Taylor is trans and masculine presenting and moments like this can be an act of transphobia as much as anything else (screws will treat people of any gender like this but its common for them to ‘go in harder’ on men or masculine presenting people). Taylor has a hernia and doing this to him is seriously medically dangerous.

Taylor is incredibly distressed and traumatised by what happened and sounded so vulnerable on the phone. He cut open his chest near his heart (Taylor has a long history of self-harm in prison). They are feeling actively suicidal right now.

The prison offers zero courses or programmes that Taylor needs to complete for their parole. It is a terrible prison with loads of bang-up (time in cell) and its full of drugs. We will be launching a campaign in the new year to call for a transfer to a different prison.

Right now in this moment we are asking people to send cards of solidarity and stamps ASAP to Taylor. They were not able to pack their own bags, so they have lost many stamps and people’s addresses – so if you have been writing regularly to Taylor please ensure you include your address if you want a reply.

Taylor loves animals. They used to rescue dogs on the out, and especially loves staffies. They love the ocean and grew up by the sea. They also love tattoos and piercings. They are trans and welcome any queer penpals too! Please take 5 minutes of your time to write them a card to tell her them they are not alone. You have no idea what this will mean to them.

Claire Taylor (Taylor) A7974AX
HMP Peterborough
Saville Road
Westwood
Peterborough
PE3 7PD
Great Britain


You can also email them via the email a prisoner service.
For more about their background and case see smashIPP

 

 

Sam Faulder

About Sam and her case: Sam Faulder is an anarchist prisoner currently serving a life sentence in England. Sam is a miscarriage of justice who has done over ten years in the prison system.

She has been an anti-authoritarian her whole life and was relentlessly targeted by police because of her lifestyle choices. After serving nearly two years on remand, Sam’s trial was a disaster. Police corruption impacted her trial and her solicitor firm withdrew from her case three weeks before it began. Her need to appeal coincided with cuts to legal-aid and she has been trapped in the prison system ever since. She is now working with Cardiff University’s Innocence Project on her appeal. Learn more about her case and appeal here: http://freedomforsam.org/about/

About Sam’s health: After ten years experiencing every abuse imaginable, Sam was sadly diagnosed with cancer in 2016.  She has still not had treatment. She has experienced intense medical neglect while being imprisoned in a for-profit prison, HMP Peterborough, run by Sodexo. Read the full story of her cancer situation here: http://freedomforsam.org/sams-cancer-timeline/

Support Sam needs:

  • Please send letters and cards with solidarity messages to: Samantha Faulder A1209CF
    HMP Foston Hall
    Foston Derby
    Derbyshire
    DE65 5DN
  • Please donate to her support fund: http://freedomforsam.org/donate/
  • Organise actions and dedicate them to Sam, this will mean the world to her!
  • Pay attention to the website for action alerts about her treatment
  • Share her story online

For more info please email bristol_abc@riseup.net

Samantha Faulder A1209CF
HMP Foston Hall
Foston Derby
Derbyshire
DE65 5DN
Great Britain

 

 

Kevan Thakrar

Kevan Thakrar was wrongly convicted of murder and attempted murder in 2008 using multiple hearsay evidence under ‘joint enterprise’, the legal rule which means that any member of a group can be convicted of a crime, regardless of whether they played any role in it. Kevan wasn’t present when the murder took place, but he was sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years in jail. He was aged just 20.
Kevan has been consistently subjected to vengeful abuse and violence from prison guards for speaking out about his and other prisoners treatment. In March 2010 Kevan was charged with assaulting three prison officers in HMP Frankland, but was subsequently found not guilty of the assault in a landmark legal acquittal, where the finger of blame was instead pointed directly back at the Prison Service, whose regime of racism and violence was clearly exposed throughout the four-week trial.
Despite being found not guilty Kevan has been held ever since in solitary confinement in the notorious Close Supervision Centres, the UK equivalent to the F.I.E.S. regime in Spain, and the Supermax in the US. The ‘Prisons within the Prisons’ exist to facilitate the suppression, mental breakdown and murder of those who rebel within the prison system, those who ask too many questions, complain too many times, lash out in frustration, or are irreducible. Despite all this, Kevan continues to speak out about the injustices suffered there by himself and other prisoners around him.

Kevan Thakrar A4907AE
HMP Whitemoor
Longhill Road
March
Cambridgeshire
PE15 0PR
Great Britain

http://justiceforkevan.org/

 

 

 

Italien

zum Anfang

 

Operation Scripta Manet

In the early hours of September 6, an operation coordinated by the Digos [political police] of Turin led the searches of 30 homes invarious Italian regions (Piedmont, Liguria, Lazio, Umbria, Lombardy,Abruzzo, Campania, Sardinia and Emilia Romagna) and the arrest of five anarchist comrades accused of subversive association with terrorist intent: Anna, Marco, Sandrone, Danilo and Valentina; in addition, a notification in prison for Nicola and Alfredo. The operation, called “Scripta Manent” [from Latin proverb “verba volant, scripta manent” — spoken words fly away, written words remain], tries to attribute to a single direction a series of direct actions claimed by the Informal Anarchist Organization, reproducing in this way the same repressive strategies of some previous operations, such as Servantes and Boldness (“Ardire”), and trying to impose an associative and vertical structure on the expressions of anarchism. In particular, the attacks inserted in this investigation include the parcel-bombs sent to the CPT’s [detention centres for immigrants] director in Modena in May 2005, to the traffic-cops barracks in Torino-San Salvario and to the chief-police of Lecce (claimed by FAI/Narodnaja Volja), the explosive device against the RIS barracks [carabinieri forensics] in Parma (October 24, 2005, claimed by FAI/Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini-occasionalmente spettacolare), the parcel-bomb sent to the Mayor of Bologna Sergio Cofferati (November 2, 2005, claimed by FAI/Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini-occasionalmente spettacolare), the devices against the carabinieri cadets’ barracks in Fossano (June 2, 2006, claimed by FAI/RAT-Rivolta Anonima e Tremenda), the devices placed in the Turin neighbourhood, Crocetta (March 7, 2007, claimed by FAI/RAT); among the other actions also the wounding of Adinolfi (May 7, 2012), despite the fact that two comrades (Nikola and Alfredo) have already been convicted and have publicly claimed this attack, to corroborate the crime of association. It seems that the investigators, felt the need to structure their clues, used even linguistic and graphology experts, in addition to electronic and computer surveillance, and tailing.

On Friday morning, June 2nd, the DIGOS [political police] notified the closing of investigations for crimes 270bis (subversive association) and 414 (criminal solicitation) to 7 anarchist, 4 of them are editors of Croce Nera Anarchica and other 2 of RadioAzione and Anarhija.info websites, with “aggravating” for terrorist purposes. For 2 of them is added the article 280 (attack with terrorist purpose), regarding an explosive attack signed by FAI/FRI against the courthouse of Civitavecchia.

The notification was not combined with a search and those involved were not arrested. It seems, from the documents, that these wave of charges, made by the same prosecutor Roberto Maria Sparagna, are an extension of operation Scripta Manent, for which will be held the preliminary hearing at Monday, June 5th.

For more information

https://www.autistici.org/cna/cassa-croce-nera-anarchica/

Anna Beniamino
C. C. de L’Aquila
via Amiternina 3
Località Costarelle di Preturo
67100 L’Aquila
Italia (Italy)

Alessandro Mercogliano
Casa Circondariale di Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara FE
Italy

Marco Bisesti
Casa Circondariale San Michele
Strada Cassale 50/A
15121 AL
Italy

 

 

Alfredo Cospito & Nicola Gai

Alfredo Cospito (ten years and 8 months) and Nicola Gai (9 years and 4 months), from Turin, Italy, imprisoned for their shooting of Ansaldo Nuclear chief Roberto Adinolfi

Alfredo and Nicola Gai 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. –

sentencing statements:

“We’ll get out of here branded as terrorists, the amusing thing is that you can say that without seeming ridiculous: it is what the law states. One thing sure is that words have lost all their meaning; if we are terrorists, what would you call those who produce weapons, tracking systems for missiles, drones, fighter-bombers, equipment to hunt people trying to cross borders, nuclear power stations, those who do deals with assassins in uniform and famous dictators, in other words, how would you define Finmeccanica?” (Nicola Gai)

“We saw Adinolfi smiling slyly and playing the victim from television screens. We saw him lecturing against ‘terrorism’ in schools. But I wonder: what is terrorism? A gunshot, a searing pain, an open wound or the incessant, continuous threat of a slow death devouring you from inside?
The continuous incessant terror that one of their nuclear plants can vomit death and desolation upon us all of a sudden? Ansaldo Nucleare and Finmeccanica bear huge responsibilities. Their projects continue to sow death everywhere. Recently the rumour has spread of probable investments in the enlargement of the nuclear plant of Kryko, Slovenia, a high seismic risk area very close to Italy. In Cernadova, Romania, several incidents have occurred since 2000, caused by Ansaldo’s stupidity during the construction of one of their plants. How many lives have been lost? How much blood shed? Technocrats of Anslado and Finmeccanica, all facile smiles and a ‘clean’ conscience: your ‘progress’ stinks of death, and the death you sow all over the world is shouting for revenge.” (
Alfredo Cospito)

For more information:
http://325.nostate.net/tag/alfredo-cospito/

https://325.nostate.net/tag/nicola-gai/

Nicola Gai
Alfredo Cospito
C.C Via Argione 327
44122 Ferrara
Italy

Alfredo Cospito                                                      Project Release Date:  01. Februar 2022
Casa Circondariale Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
ΙΤ-44122 FE
Italy

 

 

Operazione Panico/Operation Panic

Florence, April 21, 2016: someone attacked the carabinieri barracks in Rovezzano, the Florentine suburbs, with a molotov.

Florence, January 1, 2017 an explosive device placed outside the bookshop “Il Bargello” run by neo-fascists group Casa Pound explodes in the hands of a policeman who is severely injured.

Immediately several houses of anarchist comrades were searched in the city. The police were hoping to find firearms and/or explosives. An investigation against persons unknown was launched with intention tocharge someone with the offencesof “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place”and “attempted murder”.At the same time the police began a separate operation called “Operazione Panico” at the end of January. Several anarchist houses were searched and some comrades arrested. 35 people were directly targeted, suspected for a series of contested events which happened in the city in 2016. They were charged with the offence of “membership of a criminal organisation”. These events include an attack with clubs and bricks on the fascist bookshop, an explosion at the same bookshop and distribution of anti-militarist leaflets at a local market. The operation also lead to the eviction of Villa Panico, one of Florence’s historic squats which had been occupied for the past 10 years. On the 3rd of August, a joint nation-wide operation between the DIGOS (the police special operations unit), the ROS (the Carabinieri’s special operations unit) and the counter-terrorism police ended up in 8 further arrests: 6 in Florence, 1 in Rome and 1 in Lecce. Five comrades were charged with attempted homicide for the New-eve bombing, the others with the offence of “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place”.

The second charge relates to a molotov attack against a Carabinieri barracks. In July 2019 28 anarchist comrades were convicted and sentenced at the conclusion of the Operation Panic trial.

Ghespe – 9 years

Giova – 9 years, 10 months and 15 days

Paska – 9 years and 10 months

For all the others the sentences range from one month to six years.

Pierloreto ‘Paska’ Fallanca – seit Juni 2019 im Hausarrest

Giovanni Ghezzi – seit Juni 2019 im Hausarrest

Salvatore Vespertino – seit Juni im Hausarrest

 

 

Maddalena Calore

Anarchist comrade Maddalena ‘Madda’ Calore is back in prison following her arrest under a warrant from a previous case (she was released from prison in March 2013 following a previous period in prison). During the search of her home the police allegedly found ‘compromising’ evidence, namely a a toy air gun and 5 firecrackers, items that the italian press reported as “a pistol” and “5 sticks of dynamite capable of blowing up a car”.

Maddalena Calore
C.C. Uta
Strada II Ovest
09010 Uta (Cagliari)
Sardinia
Italy

 

 

Genoa 10

On July 13th 2012, the Supreme Court of Cassation, the major court of last resort, upheld the conviction of ten Italian protesters, all sentenced to imprisonment for ‘devastation and looting’ during the 2001 G8 protests in Genoa. In particular, they were convicted of breaking shop windows, making barricades, and the alleged looting of a supermarket. The relevant Italian law, contained in the Rocco code, dates back to 1930: part of the penal code of Mussolini’s fascist regime, it has never been reformed since. It was originally created to respond to real situations of devastation and looting during a War regime, and is now being reinterpreted to target demonstrations of social dissent. One of its features is that people can be convicted just for “psychic co-participation”, without the state having to prove any explicit association between the defendants. So, for example, you could be imprisoned for up to 6 years just for standing next to somebody breaking a shop window; or up to 10 years if you help them break it.

Francesco Puglisi (Genoa 10)

Sentenced to 14 years of jail in 2012 for “devastation and looting” as well as related accessory crimes, for the clashes during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001. He went on the run, but was arrested again in June 2013 in Barcelona and then extradited by the Spanish State.

Francesco Puglisi
Casa Circondariale Roma Rebibbia – Nuovo Complesso
Via Raffaele Majetti 70
00156 Roma
Italy

Marina Cugnaschi (Genoa 10)

Marina Cugnaschi (Genoa 10)
Seconda Casa di Reclusione di Milano – Bollate
Via Cristina Belgioioso, 120
20157 – Milano // Italy

Vincenzo Vecchi (Genoa 10)

Der anarchistische Gefährte Vincenzo Vecchi wurde am 08. August 2019 von der französischen Polizei auf Antrag der italienischen Anti-Terrorbehörde in Frankreich verhaftet. Er wurde unter anderem wegen “Verwüstung und Vandalismus” (eine Anklage, die mit sehr hohen Haftstrafen belegt ist) bei den Protesten gegen den G8-Gipfel im Juli 2001 in Genua verurteilt. Am 13. Juli 2012 wurden die endgültigen Urteile gegen zehn Personen gesprochen, darunter auch gegen Vincenzo, der zu 11 Jahren und 6 Monaten verurteilt wurde. Daraufhin tauchte er unter.

Darüber hinaus muss er auch eine Strafe für die antifaschistische Demonstration vom 11. März 2006 absitzen, bei der es bei dem Versuch, eine Demonstration der neofaschistischen Partei Fiamma Tricolor zu verhindern, zu Zusammenstößen mit der Polizei […] kam.

Vincenzo Vecchi
Centre pénitentiaire de Rennes-Vezin
Rue du Petit Pré
35132 Vezin-le-Coquet
France

 

 

 

 

Giovanni Barcia

In the Case oft he Cordoba 4 the Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovani Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavazza, already sentenced to 11 years on September 1999, for an incident in the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996. Three persons wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by the Judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists) and disappeared with passports and some money. These three Italians were convicted of this, as well as a previous bank robbery with sentences of 49 years for Claudio, 48 years for Giorgio and Giovanni, 3 years for Michele.

Giovanni Barcia
via Arginone, 327
44122 Ferrara
Italy

 

 

Mauro Rossetti Busa

The investigation of the events for which he is in jail now (fire to a ENI petrol station, throwing of molotov against Casapound, escape from house arrest) seems to be ongoing. His letters are no longer being stamped as censored. In the meantime the court in Lucca has sentenced him to 6 years for theft within an investigation on organized crime, and these have been added to a 2-year sentence for breaking the bail conditions he was previously under.

 „(…) Ich bin ein libertärer Kommunist, der sich aber seit Jahren zu den Ideen des revolutionären Anarchismus bekennt. In den Jahren 1996 und 2001 wurde ich zwei Mal wegen terroristischer Vereinigung (Art. 270 bis) beschuldigt. Die Anklage war, einen aufständischen Anarchismus (Anarchia Insurrezionalista) praktiziert zu haben und zusammen mit anderen nicht identifizierten Leuten eine Briefbombe gebaut und an den Ex-Präfekt von Florenz Achille Serra geschickt zu haben. Dazu gab es einen erschwerenden Umstand von Vereinigung zu terroristischen Zwecken und Umsturz der demokratischen Ordnung. Die zwei Verfahren sind momentan eingestellt worden. Inzwischen werde ich schon wieder seit 2009 von der Staatsanwaltschaft Neapels wegen (Art. 280 bis) beschuldigt, ein mutmaßliches Attentat mit Dynamit gegen die Abgeordnetenkammer von Montecitorio (Roma) organisiert und geplant zu haben. Wegen dieser neuen Straftat werde ich in einem Sondersystem klassifiziert (Art. 52). Heute befinde ich mich in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis in Carinola (CE) in dem ich ein Urteil von 11 Jahren wegen verschieder Straftaten, unter anderem wegen erneuter Mitgliedschaft in einer Vereinigung zu terroristischen Zwecken, abbüße. Mehrmals habe ich mich als aufständischer anarchistischer (insurrezionalista anarchico) Militant erklärt (…)

Ein anarchistischer aufständischer Gruß

Mauro Rossetti Busa, Gefängnis von Carinola, 20-01-2012“

 Der Text wurde aus dem Italienischen übersetzt. Wenn ihr Mauro schreiben wollt, schreibt möglichst auf Italienisch.

Mauro Rossetti Busa
Casa Circondariale La Spezia
Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 1
19125 La Spezia
Italy

 

 

Davide Delogu

An anarchist from Sardegna, convicted for 18 years for robbery and attempted murder. In 2011 made an unsuccessful attempt to run away from prison and has another case started because of it. On May 1, 2017 made another attempt to escape from prison, but is failed again. He was put in isolation for half a year, and the anarchist went on hunger strike. From a letter of 9th March 2018 we learn that anarchist comrade Davide Delogu is no longer in solitary confinement. He’s in a unit with other prisoners and in a cell alone. His mail is still under censorship. Books and other material are not being delivered. He sends greetings full of struggle to all.

Loose Cannon (… Maybe…)

We are anarchists in prison, some for years, some less, and we daily fight the war against domination, face-to-face with the enemy, inside their cages. We share the refusal and the disdain, clashing with the prison authority and its bareaucratic [play on words with bars and bureaucratic] discipline every day.

Therefore, we are cannons that are not loose (for now…), whose explosions, as the recent and the past acts teach, create disruption, material damage and the shattering of prison logic (that, as anarchist, has already been destroyed!). Sending certainly a vital stimulus of action inside a complex desolate swamp, to live your own anarchy, right here, right now, immediately!

Continuing to live like a cannon that is not loose (… maybe…), I open with the acts a campaign (for those who want to accept it, otherwise I will do it alone, like I always did) of self-liberation, that will spring from ourselves, from our fears, dogmatism, indignation, babbling, compromises, resignation, bars, from apathy and de-solidarization, which are — outside these walls — too tangible and too harmful to be “indifferent”. I do not think it is necessary to explain a worthy action carried out to take back the life into your own hands.

Finally, I would like to send to all comrades arrested in Op. “Scripta Manent” a big hug of struggle and solidarity from a non loose cannon, because I have written all of them several times, and I received the reply from just two comrades. [Davide is referring to the censorship on correspondence between him and the anarchist comrades in high security sections]

A hug of war to all anarchist prisoners. For anarchy now!

Davide Delogu, April 25th 2017, Prison of Augusta

 

Davide Delogu
c/o Casa di Reclusione di Rossano Kalabrien
Strada Statale 106 Jonica n. 32
87067 Corigliano-Rossano (Cosenza)
Italien (Italien)

 

 

 

Manuel Oxoli

Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez

Der Anarchist Juan tauchte 2017 unter, nachdem ein Haftbefehl gegen ihn ausgestellt wurde. Er wurde wegen falschen Identitätsangaben anlässlich einer Kontrolle in Val Clarea (Val di Susa) zu einem Jahr Haft verurteilt. Da er noch weitere Prozesse offen hat (Gefangenenbefreiung 2007, der NO TAV Prozess für die Ausschreitungen vom 3. Juli 2011) und von einigen zusätzlichen Jahren Haft ausging, entschied er sich, unterzutauchen und veröffentlichte ein Communiqué aus der Freiheit.

Der Gefährte Juan wurde am 22. Mai in Brescia, zusammen mit Manu, der der Beihilfe beschuldigt wird, verhaftet. Juan wird zusätzlich wegen Vereinigung mit dem Ziel des Terrorismus und/oder der Umsturz der demokratischen Ordnung (§270bis des Strafgesetzes), einem terroristischen Akt mit tödlichen und explosiven Vorrichtungen (§280bis), Massaker (§285) für den Angriff gegen das Parteibüro von „Lega Nord“ in Treviso im August von 2018, sowie dem Besitz gefälschter Dokumente (§497bis) und dem Tragen von Waffen (aufgrund eines kleinen Messers, §4 des Gesetztes 110/75) beschuldigt.

Die Adressen:

Manuel Oxoli
Casa Circondariale di Monza
Via San Quirico, 6
20900 – Monza (Italie)

Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez
Casa Circondariale di Terni
Strada delle Campore, 32
05100 – Terni (Italie)
 

 

 

Mexiko

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Österreich

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Mitglieder der Gefangenen-Gewerkschaft/ Bundesweite Organisation R.A.U.S. Österreich

Oliver Riepan
JA Wien Mittersteig
Mittersteig 25
1050 Wien
Österreich

 

 

 

Polen

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Russland

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Network – Russian Torture Cases

There has been heavy repression of anarchists and antifascists by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). In October 2017, FSB officers arrested six antifascists who played airsoft in the woods. The FSB planted weapons and explosives in some of their vehicles, and tortured them in pre-trial detention–beating them, hanging them upside down, electrocuting them, and threatening them with even worse. This torture was used to force the arrestees to validate forged testimony professing that they are part of an alleged terrorist “network.” At the end of January 2018, two more antifascists were arrested in St. Petersburg. They were also beaten, tortured by means of electrical shock, and forced to agree that they too were members of this invented “network.”

As of now, seven anti-fascists are behind bars and another is under house arrest. All are facing up to a decade in prison. We encourage you to read more about the case in the links below. We have included addresses for those who have them listed.

More information:

https://itsgoingdown.org/why-the-torture-cases-of-anarchists-in-russia-matters/

https://rupression.com/en/person/

  

Yuliy Boyarshinov
FKU SIZO-1
ul. Karakozova, d. 30
Penza, Penza region
Russia, 440039

 

Ivankin Maxim Sergeevich
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
Russia

 

Andrey Chernov
Chernov Andrei Sergeevich, 1989
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
RUSSIA

 

Kulkov Mikhail Alexeevic
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
Russia

 

Shakurskiy Ilya Aleksandrovich
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
Russia

 

Pchelintsev Dmitry Dmitrievich, 1992
440042 Russia
Penza, ul. Mologvardeyskaya 9
PKU IK No 4 PFRSI
Russia

 

Vasiliy Alekseevich Kuksov
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
Russia

 

Arman Sagynbaev
Sagynbaev Arman Dauletovich 1992
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
RUSSIA

 

Filinkov Victor Sergeevich
FKU SIZO-3 FSIN Russia
191123 St. Petersburg
ul. Shpalernaya
d. 25
Russia

 

Boyarshinov Yuliy Nikolayevich
FKU SIZO-3 FSIN Russia
191123 St. Petersburg
ul. Shpalernaya
d. 25
Russia

 

Igor Shishkin – signed a cooperation plea, so we are not listing his address.

  

Please note: Moscow ABC advises that letters in English are seldom accepted in Russian prisons, so please write only in Russian (try using a translation program), or just send photos and postcards.

 

 

Azat Miftakhov

Am 1. Februar 2019 verhafteten Offiziere des FSB, des aus dem KGB hervorgegangenen russischen Staatssicherheitsapparats, ein Dutzend Menschen in der jüngsten Welle ihrer Repressionskampagne gegen beschuldigte Anarchist*innen im ganzen Land.
Nachdem sie in den folgenden 24 Stunden brutal gefoltert wurden, um sie zu zwingen, belastenden Aussagen zuzustimmen, ließen sie 11 von ihnen frei. Der zwölfte Verhaftete, Azat Miftakhov, verschwand vorübergehend innerhalb des Rechtssystems, während das FSB ihn weiter folterte und seinem*r Anwalt*in den Zugang zu ihm verweigerte.
Er befindet sich weiterhin in Untersuchungshaft, da ihm wird vorgeworfen wird, in seinem Studentenwohnheim Sprengstoff hergestellt zu haben. Azat Miftakhov ist Doktorand der Fakultät für Mechanik und Mathematik der Moskauer Staatlichen Universität. Student*innen und Professor*innen veröffentlichten gemeinsam ein offenes Unterstützungsschreiben, in dem sie die Einstellung Azats Verfolgung fordern.

125130 Moscow
Vyborgskaya st., 20
PKU SIZO-5
Azat Fanisovich Miftakhov, 1993
Russia

 

 

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kolchenko

Only letters in Russian are accepted, so you can send postcards or use google translate in case you do not speak Russian.

Aleksandr/Oleksandr Kolchenko was detained in Crimea on May 17, 2014, on suspicion of participation in a “terrorist group,” which planned explosions near the eternal fire memorial and the Lenin monument in Simferopol on May 8th and 9th, and of having sabotaged railway tracks and electricity lines. Kolchenko is also suspected of having carried out two arson attacks: against the headquarters of the Russian Unity-party and Russian Community of Crimea on April 14th, and the office of the United Russia party in Simferopol on April 18th. The case is run by the FSB, the former KGB.

Aleksandr is an anarchist and antifascist who has participated in student and environmental actions. He has been part of campaigns against tuition fees and supported workers’ rights protests. He was under constant Nazi attack for his antifascist ideas. One incident took place after a film screening about murdered anti-fascist journalist Anastasiya Baburova, where he was attacked by thirty Nazis using knives. In this context, claims by the Russian authorities that Aleksandr is part of the nationalist “Right Sector” are ridiculous, and he is denying these claims.

Aleksandr is claimed to be part of a bigger group protesting against the Russian invasion of Crimea by organising direct actions. A famous film director, Oleg/Oleh Sentsov, as well as two Maydan activists, Gennadiy/Hennadiy Afanasyev and Alexei Chirniy, have also been detained under the same suspicion. All of them are claimed to be part of the Right Sector (a Ukrainian ultra-right organisation). This is a lie as apart from Chirniy none of the accused have any connection to the Right sector, and Aleksandr Kolchenko has never shared nationalist ideas. The whole case is considered to be part of the Russian campaign to take over Crimea, which includes repressions against anyone who doesn’t comply with the new authority.

Aleksandr and Oleg were sentenced by the North Caucasus Military District Court in Russia to 20 and 10 years imprisonment respectively. They were charged with preparing to blow up the Lenin monument in Simferopol (Crimea), and setting fire to offices belonging to the Russian Community of Crimea and the United Russia Party in occupied Crimea. The Russian human rights movement has recognized both men as political prisoners. Aleksandr is serving time in Kopeysk penal colony as a “person inclined to spread extremist ideology.” Hennadiy was sentenced to seven years but released on June 14, 2016 after it was exposed that his testimony against himself and Aleksandr and Oleg was forced and fabricated through torture.

Aleksandr’s statement:

Aleksandr Kolchenko: I am not a terrorist. I am a citizen of Ukraine [Nov 2014]

Geburtstag: 26 Nov 1989
Project Release Date: 17 Mai 2024

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kolchenko
Kemerovskaya, 20, IK-6
Kopeisk
Chelyabinskaya oblast
456612
Russia

 

 

Evgeny Karakashev

Evgeny lives in Yevpatoria, Crimea. He is a leftist activist with anarchist beliefs. On February 1, 2018, Karakashev was detained, and on February 2, 2018, arrested on suspicion of committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 282 (the incitement of hatred and enmity) and Part 2 of Art. 205.2 (public calls for terrorism) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. He is in custody from February 2nd 2018.

It appears from the order on institution of criminal proceedings, according to the investigation, Karakashev published a video on one of his pages in social network «VKontakte» at the end of 2014, which allegedly calls for terrorism. In addition, according to the order, in January 2017, he posted from another account in a chat room for 35 people a text that contains signs of “propaganda of the ideology of violence” and “calls for terrorist activities”. It is not specified exactly what Karakashev published, however, the document says that the experts investigated «teletext, starting with the words “use grenade against” and ending with the words “in the windows of authorities, good luck”».

It is obvious that the reason for initiating the criminal case was the video “Video Appeal of the Primorsky Partisans” published in the social network “VKontakte”, in which partisans explain the motives of their actions. This video is recognized in Russia as an extremist one, as it “incites hatred towards a particular social group” [police].

According to lawyer Alexei Ladin, Evgeny himself believes that the initiation of a criminal case against him and the subsequent arrest are related to his activism: he opposed the construction in a resort zone near Yevpatoriya close to a salt lake. Evgeny is an anarchist and antifascist. Karakashev always took an active civil position, f. ex. took part in a protest near the FSB building in the city of Simferopol, and in November 2016, planned to hold an action “against police brutality in the Crimea” near the building of the Ministry of the Interior of Evpatoria. Last action was banned by the local authorities. After this incident, Evgeny was called by the staff of the so-called law enforcement agencies and invited to a conversation to give explanations, Evgeny refused to give any testimonies.

It is highly probable that the criminal case against Evgeny Karakashev was initiated in the context of his oppositional public and political activities as a participant of protest actions in the Crimea. In the context of the persecution of left-wing activists and antifascists since January 2018, the case of Karakashev seems highly politically motivated.

Birthday: 21. August 1978

Note that in remand prison, only letters in Russian are accepted.

Karakashev Evgeny Vitalevich, 21.08.1978
Rostov-on-Don
ul. Maxima Gorkogo, 219
PKU SIZO-1
Russia

 

 

Ilya Romanov

Anarchist Ilya Romanov was wounded in Nizhnii Novgorod. The blast which occurred late at night severely injured his left hand and burned his face. Ilya was taken to hospital where doctors amputated his arm. Romanov explained for police that he unwarily used a pyrotechnic device.

In December 2013 Romanov was charged by Article 205 through Article 30 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation (“attempt a terrorist attack”). There is no reason for terrorism charges because there is no corpus delicti. Article 205 implies committing acts “frightening people and endanger the lives of the person causing significant property damage or other serious consequences in order to influence decision-making authorities or international organizations”. It is obvious that in this situation there could be no intimidation, no danger of death or significant property damage as a firecracker was too underpowered, and Ilya hurt just because the blast was occurred in his hands.

Ilya got involved in anarchist movement in late 80’s in Nizhni Novgorod, which was back then named Gorky. One of his first actions in Soviet era was publication of an anarchist leaflet, almost every copy of which ended up to KGB archives. This is third time he is suspected of involvement in armed struggle. First time he was detained in Moscow in October of 1998, as a suspected member of underground armed group “New Revolutionary Alternative”. Eventually he was sentenced to involuntary treatment in mental hospital, and released in turn of year 2002.

Ilya did not spent long time in freedom, as already in December 2002 he was detained in Ukraine, as one of the suspected members of underground revolutionary organisation. Eventually he spent 10 years in prison. Charges against him included expropriations from jewelry stores and currency exchange offices, illegal trafficking of small arms, bombing of SBU (former KGB) office in Ukraine. 11 arrested were all tortured extremely heavy, 20 year old Sergey Berdyugin died from torture 1st of November 2003. Ilya declined all charges, claimed he was tortured both mentally and physically during pre-trial detention. He went on hunger strikes and cut his veins and neck with a razorblade in courtroom to protest inhumane treatment. He was released in December of 2012.

On June 27, 2017 new charges were brought against Ilya for ‘justifying terrorism’. Cops claim that the secret Facebook account that was created and used by him and other people in prison contains some prohibited video of Chechen women propagating killing of ‘kafirs’ (non-believers). He is moved to a pre-trial facility for investigation.

For more information
Russian imprisoned anarchist Ilya Romanov needs your solidarity

Birthday: 03. July 1967
Projected Release Date: 26 October 2023

Ilya Eduardovich Romanov, 1967 g.r.
443022, Sadoviy proezd, 22
Samara, SIZO-1
RUSSIA

 

 

 

 

Spanien

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Claudio Lavazza

Claudio Lavazza wurde 1996 in Corboda (Spanien) während eines Banküberfalls, bei dem zwei Cops erschossen wurden, verhaftet. Claudio hat sein ganzes Leben dem anarchistischen Kampf im Untergrund gewidmet – bewaffnete Anschläge, Enteignungen, Befreiung von Gefährt*Innen und Verbreitung anarchistischer Propaganda in Italien und anderswo. Er wurde zu einer Gesamtstrafe von 118 Jahren Knast verurteilt.

Claudio Lavazza has spent his entire life in the underground anarchist struggle, taking part in armed attacks, expropriations, liberations of other combatants and in diffusing anarchist propaganda in many ways in Italy and elsewhere.

He was arrested in 1996, in a bank robbery in Cordoba (Spain), during which two cops were shot dead.

The comrade has a whole of 118 years prison sentence· 11 years for an armed occupation of the Italian consultant’s office in Malaga, in order to send a message of solidarity to the anarchists prosecuted for the “Marini” case in Italy, 77 years from Italian courts and 30 years from a court in France.

He is confined in F.I.E.S. status in Spain.

The comrade’s writings:

Short interview by Contra Info with anarchist prisoner Claudio Lavazza

Document of anarchist prisoner Claudio Lavazza on some initiatives of resistance in Spanish prisons

In the case of the Cordoba 4, the Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovani Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavazza, already sentenced to 11 years on September 1999, for an incident in the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996. Three persons wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by the Judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists) and disappeared with passports and some money. These three Italians were convicted of this, as well as a previous bank robbery with sentences of 49 years for Claudio, 48 years for Giorgio and Giovanni, 3 years for Michele.

Claudio spricht italienisch, spanicsh, französisch.

Claudio Lavazza
n. ecrou 445097 D5-2G-₵44
MAH de Fleury-Mérogis
7, Avenue des peupliers
91700 Fleury-Mérogis
France

 

 

Rodrigo Lanza

Rodrigo Lanza wurde 2006 verhaftet, da er beschuldigt wurde, im Rahmen der Räumung eines besetzten Hauses in Barcelona nach einer Party einen Cop angegriffen zu haben. Während der folgenden Riots warf jemand einen Topf aus den oberen Stockwerken des Hauses, wodurch einer der Cops („a bastard of the urban guard“) verletzt wurde, so dass dieser querschnittsgelähmt war.

Die Cops brauchten nun einen Sündenbock und nach einem langen Gerichtsprozess wurde Rodrigo Lanza zu 5 Jahren Haft verurteilt, in denen er von der Polizei gefoltert, geschlagen und misshandelt wurde – aus dem einfachen Grund, dass er Chilene ist. Nach dieser langen Zeit im Knast wurde er letztendlich entlassen.

Am 07. Dezember 2017 war Rodrigo in Zaragoza mit Freunden in einer Bar, in der sie auf einen bekannten Nazi trafen: den 55 Jahre alten Victor Lainez, ein Mitglied der faschistischen Falange Nacional. Lainez griff Rodrigo mit einem Messer an, woraufhin es zu einer Auseinandersetzung vor der Bar kam und den Nazi ein Schlag in den Nacken traf, wodurch er ins Koma fiel. Seine Familie entschied Tage später die Maschinen abzustellen und die Welt von seiner Anwesenheit zu befreien.

Rodrigo wurde schnell verhaftet und beschuldigt, am Tod des Nazis beteiligt zu sein. Rodrigo befindet sich seitdem in Isohaft, das Verfahren gegen ihn läuft. Die Staatsanwaltschaft fordert 25 Jahre Haft.

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Brief von Rodrigo (Januar 2018):

“Und wieder einmal aus den Kerkern des Staates, aus dem Bauch der Bestie.

Und wieder einmal aus den Kerkern des Staates, aus dem Bauch der Bestie. Ich schreibe diese Worte aus dem F.I.E.S. (erster Grad), isoliert aber niemals allein, weil ich weiß, dass unsere Werte viel stärker sind als die Gitter die ich vor mir habe, dass unsere Liebe für Freiheit tausendmal mehr Wert ist als ihr Hass und dass es keine Mauer gibt, die uns von uns selbst trennen kann.

Ich glaube an viele Dinge und zwei davon waren immer, dass antifaschistische Selbstverteidigung der legitimste Kampf ist und dass ein Staat, der Faschismus, Rassismus, Homophobie und vieles mehr fördert, diejenigen rücksichtslos angreift, die sich dagegen wehren. Nach einer rassistischen Beleidigung, dem Angriff durch einen Mann der ein Messer in der Hand hatte und einem tragischen Ende kommt die Maschine ins Rollen, der Staat wird stark und er weiß, dass eine Lüge die Tausendmal erzählt wird, zur Wahrheit wird – zumindest für die Mehrheit, die diese Wahrheit braucht.

Der Angreifer wird zum Angegriffenen, sie erfinden eine lächerliche Entschuldigung für die Aggression, die nicht einmal in den polizeilichen Ermittlungen auftaucht, das Messer verschwindet und sie versuchen, die faschistischen und rassistischen Verbindungen zu vertuschen. Ich werde im TV als Gefahr dargestellt, und sie werden diese Lüge tausendfach erzählen, weil sie es können und weil sie es brauchen. Ich fühle mich schrecklich hilflos, ich bin nur eine Schachfigur in ihrem Spiel, aber ich verzweifle nicht, ich weiß aus Erfahrung, dass die Wahrheit ans Licht kommen wird, auch wenn die Geschichte von den Mächtigen, den Gewinnern, geschrieben wird…. noch.

Ich weiß, dass wir mehr Lärm machen werden als sie, dass unsere Bindung und Solidarität mehr wert sind, als ihre Medien und ihre Mauern. Ich glaube jetzt mehr denn je an legitime Selbstverteidigung, an Antifaschismus, an meine Brüder und Schwestern in den Strassen, an unseren Kampf, an meine Familie, an meine Prinzipien.

Wegen all dem und mehr fühle ich mich weiterhin glücklich, auch wenn ich jetzt hier bin nach allem was passiert ist, weil ich weiß, dass ich auf euch zählen kann, so wie ihr auf mich zählen könnt.

Aus den Kerkern, isoliert, aber niemals allein.

Rodri”

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Adresse, um Rodri zu schreiben:

Rodrigo Lanza
Apdo. de correos nº 33044
Ronda Universitat, 23
08007 Barcelona

 

 

 

Türkei

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Osman Evcan

Osman, born in 1959 in Samsun, is an anarchist prisoner who spent the last 23 years in prison. İn 1992, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the charges of being a member of a leftist terrorist group and robbery. He was also imprisoned for 9 years between 1980-1989. Since Osman adopted anarchist ideas in 2003, he also became vegan and supports animal liberation struggles.

Osman Evcan was imprisoned in many different prisons all over the country during his conviction. He built his life fighting against authoritarian violence and especially the violence and oppression which is a systemic part oft he prisons’s hierarchical structure, and he still continues his fight against prison’s oppresive mentality, without giving an inch, aspiring tot he right standards for anarchist, vegan, libertarian individuals.

Osman’s first barnburner act was his hunger strike in 2011 for vegan food to be available in prison which lasted 42 days. During his hunger strike the anarchists, animal liberationists from all over the World and in Turkey supported Osman’s fight to access vegan food in prison. After 42 days of hunger strike the government gave in and made regulations for the vegan and vegetarian prisoners: “Vegan or vegetarian prisoners demands will be accepted as long as its limited by subsistence allowance.” After this victory of all anarchists, animal liberationists and political prisoners, Osman continued to be in the anarchist struggle during his time in prison. He has supported the LGBT, Animal Liberation, women’s rights, anti-imperialist struggles outside prison and he made hunger strikes to protest the animal massacre during each ‘feast of sacrifice’ every year for 3 days. He wrote articles to support nature, ethnic and different identities against the government’s and comprador bourgeoisie’s raids and he still continues his political fight as much as he can from prison.

He self-criticized himself by saying that both capitalist and socialist system forms for being are statist and colonist formations. To quote his own words:

“Veganism is not only a capitalism contrast it also includes socialism contrast. Veganism is civilization contrast. Veganism has an all out attitude against technological destruction, violence, human species alienation to nature and to itself, ecological pillage, pollution, colonialism, global warming. Act of civilization has a common history with statist forms of organizations. The idea of a state grown up process starting from primitive-simple history ongoing modernization continuum for thousands of years and transforming to nation state is a result of civilization. We cant separate this ongoing, mutually reinforcing facts that produce each other, from each other. Veganism is a radical attitude against all…”

In Kocaeli no 1 high security prison, the pressure against him continued to increase. After his hunger strike for 33 days on June 2015 he took vegan food supplies one step further and he gained the right to get vegan food from outside the prisons. The prison administration usurped this gain due to arbitrarily reasons. Osman Evcan continued his hunger strike since 10 November 2015 and won the fight in late December 2015.

Osman Evcan
C-9-66
Silivri 9 No’lu Kapalı Ceza İnfaz Kurumu
Silivri/İstanbul 
Turkey

 

 

 

Markéta & Mirek

Two activists Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas were arrested on the 13th of November 2016 while attempting to cross the Habur border crossing from Turkey to Iraq. They were accused of participating in terrorist activity in Northern Syria and taken into custody.

On the 2nd of August they were sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for belonging to the Kurdish defence forces YGP/YPJ (these non-state kurdish groups are fighting Daesh/ISIS, the turkish army which has been repressing Kurds for several decades, and the dictatorial regime of Bashar Al-Asad).

Markéta had been to Rojava twice, according to her own words she joined the defence forces and fell in love with the region and its specific cultural and political situation. This time she and Mirek were on their way to Rojava, where they planned to set up a field hospital for fighters and civilians, and eventually help with defence, as she says herself. Together they made a campaign before their big journey, during which they wanted to acquire the necessary material, while also not being afraid to make lectures about life, fighting and revolution in the region. These public activities also probably raised the interest of Turkish agents.

In an interview Markéta said she feels with people, who risk their life in the fight against evil, that she would like to help Rojava with anything it needs, and that she realizes that as a European she has greater possibilities how to get involved and help. A bit my own way, but with them, as she said.

Often we read about how Mirek and Markéta are not terrorists but innocent victims. We completely understand and respect this reaction of their close friends and family, but we do not think it is a strategy that is helpful to us nor do we dare to claim that both people in prison would agree with it. We do not want to waste energy by endlessly repeating the statement that they are not terrorists. Not because we think the opposite but because from historical and personal experience we know that the term terrorist itself is an empty term which the the state uses to label anyone it considers its enemy. In the Czech Republic it is used to describe anarchists, in western Europe radical Islamists and in Turkey it is used to describe the people who fight them.

Markéta and Mirek chose to make a brave step and unfortunately fell into custody of the Turkish state, the biggest oppressor of the Kurdish people for many decades and who therefore sees both activists as its enemy. Now they are both in a Turkish prison. If you feel solidarity with them and want to support them then first of all do not hesitate and write them a letter to the following addresses. (Letters must be written in English, you will find what to write and what not to write in the section.


For more information
mirekamarketa.cz

Van T Tipi Kapali Ceza İnfaz Kurumu
Markéta Všelichová
Tevekli Mah. Erciş Yolu (Erciş Yolu 25. Km) Tuşba / Van
650 40
Turecká republika – Türkiye Cumhuriyeti

 

Van F Tipi Yuksek Guvenlikli Kapali Ceza Infaz Kurumu
Miroslav Farkas
Abdurrahman Gazi, Km, Ipek Yolu Cd. N°25
650 40 Van Merkez/Van
Turecká republika – Türkiye Cumhuriyeti

 

 

 

USA

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Marius Mason

Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental, and animal rights prisoner. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000 – damaging an office connected to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) research, and destroying a piece of logging equipment. No one was injured in either act. He faced a life sentence before accepting a plea bargain in September 2008.

Mason was sentenced on February 5, 2009 in federal court in Lansing, Michigan. He received almost 22 years – the longest sentence of any Green Scare prisoner. An appeal for a reduction in his sentence was denied in 2010.

The Green Scare is the name given to the arrests of animal rights and environmental activists who have been charged with acts of economic sabotage. Federal authorities have sought outrageous sentences (often life in prison) and have publicly and legally labeled the activists as “terrorists” – despite the fact that no one has been killed or injured in any of the acts.

Supporting Marius Mason does not mean agreeing with his acts. It does mean opposing the fear-mongering tactics of the federal government, and the outrageous sentences they have imposed.

Marius Mason ist ein Transgender – Anarchist, Umweltschützer und Tierrechtsgefangener. Aufgrund von Sabotage und Brandstiftung, als Teil des Kampfes gegen Umweltzerstörung und alle Formen von Herrschaft, wurde Marius, während einer Phase gezielter Repression verhaftet, die als “Green Scare” (grüne Angst) bekannt wurde. Er sitzt eine 22-jährige Haftstrafe ab. Die “grüne Angst” war ein Moment verstärkter staatlicher Repression gegen die Tierbefreiungs- und Umweltschutzbewegung, Ende der 2000er Jahre. Die Schaffung besonderer anti-terroristischer Gesetze wurde dazu genutzt, um die Taten weiter zu kriminalisieren, die sonst mit der Begründung, dass die Beschuldigten politische Motive gehabt haben, zu niedrigeren Strafen geführt hätten.

Es ist wichtig, sich an unsere Freund*innen zu erinnern, die der Staat entführt hat. Die Repression versucht Leute wegzuschließen und zu trennen. Durch das Durchbrechen der Isolation und der Weiterführung des Kampfes (an dem die Gefangenen außerhalb der Mauern beteiligt waren und den viele im Gefängnis weiterführen), zerschlagen wir die Gefängnisgesellschaft, die unser Leben dominiert.

Release Date: 01 October 2027

For more information:

Support Marius Mason

Marie (Marius) Mason 04672-061
FCI DANBURY
Route 37
Danbury, CT 06811
USA

address outer envelope to Marie (Marius) Mason, inside to Marius

 

 

Sean Swain

Sean Swain is a hostage held by a lawless rogue-state calling itself “The State of Ohio.” He has been held without legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defense killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In fall of 2012, prisoners calling themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys (A12M) got rowdy at Mansfield Correctional, and the prison authorities assumed “that anarchist” Sean Swain must have been behind it and threw him in supermax isolation. Sean denies any involvement or affiliation with the A12M and is in the process of suing the ODRC for targetting him based exclusively on his ideology and political speech.

Sean is the only son of a retired auto worker and stay-home mom. He has renounced his high school diploma, his college degree, and his honorable discharge from the U.S. military. Before being taken hostage, Sean worked as a newspaper columnist and as a union organizer.

Sean is mounting his third run for Governor of Ohio in 2014. If elected, he promises to decommission the Ohio National Guard, empty Ohio’s prisons and turn them into squats, recognize Native American land rights as set forth by the Treaty of Greenville, arm the tribes with national guard weaponry, to include tanks and attack helicopters, refuse to sign any budget causing the government to shut down, and sign an Executive Order making it legal to assassinate him if he remains in office longer than 90 days.

Though innocent of any crime, and though he is held without legal conviction or sentence, Sean will only be liberated when the illegitimate power of the lawless rogue state holding him hostage is abolished once and for all.

The State started the war. Sean Swain intends to finish it.

For more information:
http://seanswain.org/about-sean-swain/

https://seanswain.noblogs.org/

Burning Down: The Songs of Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

 Sean would love to receive zines, articles printed from the internet, photographs (not Polaroid), drawings, etc.

Sean Swain #2015638

Buckingham Correctional
1349 Correctional Center Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936
USA

 

 

Michael Kimble

Michael Kimble is a black, gay anarchist serving a life sentence in Alabama for the murder of a white, homophobic, racist bigot.

During his first years of imprisonment, Michael embraced communism, but soon moved away from it and toward anarchy because, as he describes it “anarchism is not about building a hierarchical structure for liberation somewhere in the distant future, but about living your life, now, in a fashion that’s liberating.”

Michael has a long history of both individual and collective struggle against prison authority, and continues to engage in the fight against prison slave labor as part of the Free Alabama Movement.

 For me communication with comrades on the outside of these prison walls has been key in keeping me on point and sane in this artificial world of all-pervasive domination. We anarchists are not immune to the blues and the sometimes-attractive pull of resignation in the face of dizzying odds.

Communication means more than receiving letters and publications. It means survival. It means resistance. It means saving lives on the margins of prison society.

Through communication and acts of solidarity I have been able to save the lives of queer and non-queer prisoners whose life was threatened because of debts, and yes, drugs for the sick, with funds sent to me by comrades on more than one occasion. Without communication none of this would have been possible.

Communication has allowed me and many others to create projects that “aim toward the destruction of this social order – that is to say an insurrectional anarchist projectuality.”

The point of this brief statement is my attempt to show how far and extensive communication extends for those of us anarchists being held in these man-made tombs.

Communication now needs to extend to the pigs of capital and authority – that no longer will their oppressive, authoritarian and brutal acts go unpunished. Let’s communicate that!

Dare to struggle!

Dare to be free!“

 For more information:
http://anarchylive.noblogs.org

Michael Kimble
#138017
3700 Holman Unit
Atmore, AL 36503
USA

 

 

Jeremy Hammond

A former member of the hacking network Anonymous who has become a cause celebre for hacktivists, civil libertarians and those concerned about the rights of whistleblowers, is a gifted young computer programmer who is currently spending a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.

In March 2012 Jeremy was arrested in his Chicago home and charged with violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same legislation used to prosecute Aaron Swartz. This outdated law, written before the Internet was even created, gives absurdly broad powers to corporations and prosecutors to criminalize an array of online activity and pursue extreme and disproportionate sentences. By contrast, Jeremy’s co-defendants in Ireland will not be prosecuted and in the U.K. none will spend more than 16 months in prison.

In a non-cooperating plea deal, Jeremy pled guilty to one count of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Despite lodging nearly 265 letters of support calling on judge Loretta Preska to show leniency, Jeremy was sentenced to the maximum allowed under his plea agreement.

Since his arrest, Jeremy has been denied bail, cut off from his family, and held in solitary confinement- treatment normally reserved for the most egregious offenses. He did nothing for personal gain and everything in hopes of making the world a better place and he needs our support now more than ever.

Release Date: 02 Juni 2020

 For more information:
http://freejeremy.net

Jeremy Hammond
A0182888

William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

 

 

 

Bill Dunne

Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of comrades from Seattle’s King County Jail in 1979 (The two successfully freed Artie, but were arrested after an exchange of fire with police as they were fleeing the scene) and for attempting to break himself out of Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1983. Dunne was charged with possession of an automatic weapon, auto theft, and with aiding & abetting the escape. Charges further alleged the operation was financed by bank expropriations and facilitated by illegal acquisition of weapons and explosives. Bill and his codefendant, Larry Giddings, were accused by police of being “members of a small, heavily armed group of revolutionaries,” associated with the Wellspring Communion.

Dunne has made the rounds of the federal prison system with stints at the infamous Control Unit in Marion, Illinois; Atwater; and Big Sandy where he has assisted prisoners with political & academic education. Bill also organizes solidarity runs in conjunction with the Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s “Running Down the Walls” 5K runs and has edited and written for 4 Struggle magazine.

Larry Giddings was paroled from federal prison in 2004. Bill went before the parole board in the winter of 2014, was rejected and given a 15 year ‘hit’ (meaning he cannot go back to the board for that time period).

Life in Prison

Bill spent seven and a half years in lockdown at the infamous maximum security Marion prison for his attempted prison break.  During his time in Marion he helped social prisoners pursue their education, both politically and academically. In one case he helped prisoner Ernesto Santiago receive his GED.

Bill also continues to stay active politically, helping edit and write 4Struggle Magazine, organizing the yearly Running Down the Walls 5K for political prisoners, and served on the ABCF Prisoner Committee.

  Release Date: 02 December 2047

Bill Dunne #10916-086
FCI Victorville Medium I
PO Box 3725
Adelanto, California 92301
USA

 

 

Eric King

Eric was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. Eric allegedly threw a hammer through a window of the building and then threw two lit bottles inside, though both failed to ignite. He was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. Eric is allegedly involved with the the Kansas City Fight Back insurrectionist collective.  In his own words:

“My name is Eric. I’ve been an anarchist since about the age of 17; of course developing and maturing my views as I have grown. I am very active in the LGBQT, Earth, Animal, Antifa and other communities. I have organized Food Not Bombs, rallies against the Klan, and many others in support of human rights, anti-capitalism, animal rights, etc! I am an insurrectionist now. I believe that revolution starts in our own minds and once you are personally ready, then everyone has something they can do.

I value and support the solidarity and comradery received from the community now when I need it most. There is a warm feeling you get from knowing that you committed your life to something larger than yourself and getting warm wishes, kindness, and positive words which can really help someone out of a dark day. I am getting indicted this week and hopefully will be outside sooner or later. Books, stamp money, envelope money and letters would be greatly appreciated if your able and if not keep up the struggle. With love and support, EK (A) (///)”

Eric accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement in March of 2016 to a federal felony charge that carries a sentence of 10 years in prison. The charge is 18 U.S.C. § 844(h), use of explosive materials to commit arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce.  On June 28, 2016 Eric was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in the federal district court in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

https://supportericking.org/

Eric befindet sich momentan in Isolationshaft und darf keine Postkarten erhalten. Briefe an ihn müssen auf weißem oder weiß-linierten Papier geschrieben sein. Der Briefumschlag muss weiß sein.

Eric King # 27090045
FCI Englewood

9595 West Quincy Avenue
Littleton, CO 80123
USA

 

 

Eric would love to receive mail from any and all supporters, around the world.

 

 

Jennifer Gann

Jennifer Gann is an anti-authoritarian trans woman and insurrectionist amazon held captive for over 25 years for armed robberies and a 1995 attack on a district attorney and associate prison warden. She took part in the 1991 Folsom Prison hunger strike, after which she was beaten and tortured, convicted for armed resistance, and sentenced to multiple 25-to-life sentences under the Three Strikes Law. She has spent over ten years in solitary confinement at Folsom and the Pelican Bay Secure Housing Unit. Despite all of this, Jennifer continues to struggle for freedom, remaining a committed anti-authoritarian, anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalist.

“I always welcome the opportunity to write about my/our struggle against police brutality and prison torture, both of which I’ve thus far been lucky enough to survive! As for “how I’m doing generally and what my wants/needs/deepest desires are”, I can say that “generally” life in prison sucks! Especially being a transsexual woman in a maximum security men’s facility!!!

What I “want” doesn’t really matter, because nobody around me could care less! However, since you asked, and this is just between us (and the prison censors), I want my freedom! I want not to be here! I want to go home to my mother and family! Alternatively, I want to be transferred to a women’s facility, where I would worry less about being raped or killed by someone!!! 🙁

What I “need” is someone to help me organize a support campaign fundraiser and/or legal fund! I need solidarity and support from comrades! I need love and sisterhood! I need help in my various struggles! I need an activist attorney, rather than court appointed dump truck attorneys who fail to answer my legal questions and fail to assist me in raising objections or filing motions in my own case!
My “deepest desires” , besides the aforementioned fight for freedom, is to find a woman who I can love and cherish! A fierce and fabulous female! A goddess I can worship forever! From the bottom to the top! And a top to my bottom! I desire to find an anarcho-feminist Amazon, a warrior woman like myself, who is committed to the revolutionary struggle! I want/need/ and desire, a lipstick lesbian lover!”…” You ask where I stand politically, and I would have to say that I am a revolutionary anarchist/feminist/queer and prison abolitionist! I’m a committed anti-authoritarian, anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalist! I’m not a pacifist or peace activist or a non-violent protestor! I believe strongly in self-defense, individually and collectively by any means necessary! I believe in rebellion, resistance, and revolt against slavery and genocide!

I’m a 45 years old, Cherokee and white, queer/trans-woman. I’ve been incarcerated for over 25 years for armed robberies and the 1995 attacks on a district attorney prosecutor and associate warden of the prison. Armed resistance! I grew up with both punk rockers and skinheads in orange county California. Though I’ve since renounced all racist associations I was involved in the 1986 Huntington beach riot, but my first involvement in real political prisoner struggles was during the 1991 Folsom Prison Hunger strike. After that, I was set up, beaten and tortured by the pigs, was convicted for armed resistance, and sentenced to multiple 25 year-to-life sentences under the three strikes law!
I spent over ten years in solitary confinement at Folsom and Pelican Bay SHU, and continue to struggle for my freedom and human dignity!”…” Never Give up! Never surrender! Refuse and resist!
– with love and rage                     

Jennifer (A)“

Gann #E-23852
Salinas Valley State Prison
P. O. Box 1050
Soledad, CA 93960-1050
USA

[Address envelope to J. Gann, letter to Jennifer]

 

For more information:
http://babygirlgann.noblogs.org

 

 

Jared (Jay) Chase (NATO 3)

Jay, of the NATO 3, is serving an 8-year sentence for helping undercover cops with their own idea to make molotov cocktails, that were never used, to protest the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago. He and his co-defendants were acquitted of many of the original charges, but convicted on lesser charges including misdemeanor mob action and possession of an incendiary device with intent to commit arson.

He was scheduled to be released on parole in May 2016, however, in April 2016 he pleaded guilty to a charge stemming from an incident with Cook County Jail guards during his pre-trial confinement and was sentenced to an additional year. Jay Chase remains in prison at Pontiac Correctional and his release date has been extended two times now. Currently, he is set to be released in June 2019 but that could change as Jay receives incident reports and has lost good time. He was diagnosed with Huntingdon’s Disease, a horrible illness that results in personality changes, irritability, impulsiveness and impaired judgment. Jay is not receiving treatment for this disease from the Illinois Department of Corrections and does not receive much support from the movement.

Medical Condition:
As of winter 2015, Jay is experiencing rapid progression of symptoms from Huntington’s Disease as he is being denied the recommended care for his condition.  His doctor’s testimony at sentencing for the NATO 3 charges revealed that Chase’s hereditary Huntington’s Disease is a likely factor contributing to his behavior. He has not been receiving the recommended medical care and nutritional supplements required to treat his condition while in custody, further adding to his deterioration as indicated by rapid weight loss.  In the past, he has gone on hunger strike as his only recourse to demand that they meet his medical and nutritional needs, without much success.  He wanted to adopt a vegan diet, but was told this would not be recommended for his medical condition.  Communicating with Jay has been difficult, in large part due to repression he is suffering on the inside.

Gender Identity:
In October of 2014, Chase wrote to several supporters, “I am a transgender woman,” asking to be referred to as Maya Chase. In accordance with these stated wishes, supporters spread the word in blogs and via social media that Chase’s preferred name was Maya and pronouns were feminine. In a more recent letter, however, dated September 21, 2015, Chase explicitly requested that his legal name and male pronouns be used once again to identify him: “Also let me apologize for rushing so much in my last letter [that] I didn’t get to explain the sudden change of names. After a lot of thinking I’ve decided even though I am Bi/TS/GQ, I don’t think I want to spend the rest of my life as a Woman 24/7. So you can refer to me in mascul[ine] terms.” Letters from that date forward have been signed using “Jared” or “Jay.”

Jay likes to read sci-fi, fantasy fiction and history. Segregation is very tough on anyone as you are confined to your cell at least 23 hours a day. Please show Jay some solidarity and support at this tough time.

For more information:
http://freethenato3.wordpress.com

Jared Chase #M44710
Dixon Correctional Center
2600 North Brinton Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021 / / USA

 

 

 

The Cleveland 4

The Cleveland 4 were four Occupy Cleveland activists, Brandon, Connor, Doug and “Skelly.” The four were arrested on April 30th, 2012 and accused of plotting a series of bombings, including that of an area bridge. The reality is that the FBI, working with an informant, created the scheme, produced the explosives, and coerced these four into participating. Connor, Doug, and Brandon took non cooperating plea deals and pleaded guilty to all charges. The judge applied a “terrorist enhancement” charge to each of them. Doug is serving 11.5 years, Brandon 9 years 9 months, and Connor 8 years 1 month. Skelly took his case to trial acting as his own lawyer. He was found guilty on all counts by his jury and sentenced to 10 years. The four have appealed their cases and lost.

 

For more information:
http://cleveland4solidarity.org

 

Joshua Stafford #57976-060
USP McCreary
P.O. BOX 3000
Pine Knot, KY 42635
USA
[Address envelope to Joshua Stafford, letter to Skelly]

 

Connor Stevens #57978-060
FCI Yazoo City Medium
P.O. BOX 5000
YAZOO CITY, MS  39194
USA

 

Doug Wright #57973-060
USP Victorville
P.O. BOX 3900
ADELANTO, CA  92301
USA

 

[Note: We are no longer listing Brandon Baxter because he has repeatedly been manipulative and abusive toward women who have offered him support, and has refused to take responsibility for his behavior. See also anarchist prisoner Eric King’s statement.]

The Cleveland 4

Connor Stevens

In his own words: “More than any other content, I enjoy a letter in which the writer touches on their own experiences. The synchronicity so often revealed in these letters, resonating with my life as well as letters from other folks, has a profound beauty which reveals new connections, where seemingly isolated incidents become patterns. My interests are extremely varied and difficult to map out. I am currently studying anarchist pedagogies, Jungian psychology, Indology, feminism, depth psychology, toxicology, ancient Earth religions (especially that of the Maya, the Babylonians, and India), political anthropology (in particular, Pierre Clastres), and ufology/contactee experiences, among others.”

From a supporter and friend, Justine: “Connor is a beautiful poet, and an amazing, trustworthy, loving friend. You can always count on him if you needed someone to talk to. He is an artist. He loves chess, and reading, and studying. I heard he had a book actually published, and a good amount of his poetry published.”

Release Date: 19 July 2019

 

Doug Wright

At the young age of fourteen, Doug decided he had all the mental and physical abuse he could possibly handle from the hands of his mothers’ boyfriends, and made his way out to L.A, where he became involved in radical leftist activities and anti-war rallies. At the age of fifteen, during his time in California, Doug became addicted to heroin. Almost as dangerous as heroin, Doug picked up the habit of train hopping.  He made his way out to New York City and on one occasion accidentally found himself in Anderson, Indiana. In Anderson, Doug met people with a music company that hosted all age punk rock shows. These folks became Doug’s new family for the next five years. Doug was in Cleveland during the Occupy movement and became the target of an elaborate FBI setup operation. Many people in this country are born into lives of relative solitude and comfort. Doug’s life has been a series of tests, trials, and tribulations.

Douglas Wright is now serving eleven and a half years in federal prison, his latest test. I’m honored and proud to call him a comrade. One that has shown nothing but grit, sand, and integrity.  And I know, if you got the time, he’d surely appreciate a letter from you.

Release Date: 20 August 2022

 

Joshua “Skelly” Stafford

“I first met Skelly a year before Occupy started.  He was a friend of my son’s and was over helping him with his bike.  My impression of Skelly was that he was someone that his friends could always depend on.  An incident with Skelly that touched my heart happened at Occupy.  One night at the food tent, a homeless family consisting of a woman and her two small children came by.  She stated that her eyes were bad and asked if someone could help identify the correct bus to get on.  Immediately, Skelly jumped up and started playing with the children and making them laugh.  He asked the kids if they liked apples and stuffed some into their backpacks.  He filled some bowls with soup for them and then began loading up their bags with goodies.  He’s great with kids and very much a kid himself at heart.

Skelly is the kind of person who always puts others first.  The media can toss around fictional characterizations of people that they don’t know, but I can tell you that a world without these giving and loving individuals would be a very ugly world.

Release Date: 01 November 2021

 

Brandon Baxter

We are no longer listing Brandon because he has repeatedly been manipulative and abusive toward women who have offered him support, and he has refused to take responsibility for his behavior. See also prisoner Eric King’s statement.

 

 

Casey Brezik

Casey Brezik is an anarchist from the Kansas City area. In 2010, anarchist Casey Brezik tried to assassinate the governor of Missouri. Casey is held by the state of Missouri for 12 years on each of three counts – assault, and two armed criminal action charges – and seven years on a second count of assault. All sentences will run concurrently.

In February 2011, the state declared him to be incapable of standing trial, which means he was forced to stay locked up in a mental institution until June of 2013 when he was sentenced to 12 years in state prison and transferred to the diagnostic and reception prison in St Joseph MO. Casey is now in Jefferson City Correctional Center, which is about 9 miles from the state capitol building.

In a letter dated Sept 15 2013, Casey lamented the lack of letters but learned it was a fact of prison life. “Everyone on the outside has things going on and may not be able to take the time out to communicate with us in here.”

Casey has requested letters and books. Casey is teaching himself Japanese and can only have a few books, so he wants to keep the ones he has.

Casey closes his letter with a note on the controlled state of reading materials and its affects, saying, “there are several comrades in here that don’t have access to radical news sources.”

 

Birthday: December 30

Casey Brezik #1154765
WRDCC
3401 Faraon
St. Joseph, MO 64506
USA

 

 

 

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