Gefangenenliste

Hier eine unvollständige Liste von Gefangenen.

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

Letztes Update: 02. November 2018

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

Gefangenenliste mit weiteren Infos

Übersicht der Änderungen in der Gefangenenliste

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

Bulgarien

Chile

Deutschland

Frankreich

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

 

Dzmitry Paliyenka was released on 24th of October 2018

 Dzmitry Paliyenka is a social activist and anarchist sympathizer. On October 11, 2016 sentenced to 2 years of prison with 2-year deferral of punishment for a violent attack on a road police officer during the Critical Mass.

Critical Mass on April 29, 2016 in Minsk ended up with 6 people detained and a criminal case started against one of its participants. Cyclists were moving along the road when a road police car blocked the road ordering to stop the action immediately. One of the policemen grabbed an activist and pushed him to the ground, kicking him. Dzmitry Paliyenka grabbed the policemen by the jacket trying to stop the violence and ended up detained himself by the arriving SWAT unit.

Dzmitry spent about 6 months in custody awaiting trial only to be set free on suspended sentence.

On April 7, 2017 he was put back in jail because of numerous administrative arrests he got in March-April 2017. Dzmitry took an active part in the ‘anti-parasite’ protests and in the protest to protect the place of Stalinist repressions in Minsk.

*Belarus ABC would like to state that we don’t know exactly what his political views are. Judging by what is known we can make a conclusion that they were quite controversial. At the same time it is evident that lately he has been showing interest to antiauthoritarian ideas.

Given that, we decided to support Dzmitry for the following reasons:

  • he was detained for the participation in the action that we ideologically support
  • he is accused of actions that we approve of (no matter he did it or not)
  • we believe that the actions of the police in this case are woven into a wider repressive fabric of the state that is striving to stifle any attempts of self-organisation.

Birthday: 26. May 1994

Support Group Website: https://abc-belarus.org

 

Dzmitry Paliyenka was released on 24th of October 2018

 

 

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
Sofia Central Prison
21 General Stoletov Boulevard
1309 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.

 

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

JVA Willich II
Gartenstrasse 2
47877 Willich
Deutschland

 

 

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 F1, Station 1
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 ehemaliger rebellischer Langzeitgefangener und Anarchist, der bis Oktober 2014 16 Jahre hinter Gittern saß. Nun ist er wieder in den Fängen der Justiz.

 „Vor bald 3 Jahren kam Andreas zu uns. Er war von seiner langjährigen Gefangenschaft geprägt. […] Wir haben Andreas‘ erste Schritte außerhalb der Knastmauern miterlebt. Von Freiheit wollen wir nicht reden. Wer einmal gesehen hat, wie langjährige Haft die Menschen zurichtet, eine tiefe Angst vor engen sozialen Bindungen erzeugt, gar eine Angst vor der so genannten Freiheit, dem wird der Begriff relativ. […]

Es war schön zu sehen wie sich Andreas Stück für Stück die Freiheit wieder erkämpft hat. Er zog bald aus der Rigaer94 aus und nahm gemeinsam mit seiner jetzigen Lebensgefährtin das Leben wieder in die eigenen Hände. Bald zog es ihn nach Süd-Italien, dort wo Europa nicht existiert. Als er die Mittel dafür zusammen hatte, machte er sein Versprechen wahr. […] Er kam zwar gut mit seiner Partnerin an und sie richteten sich in der Nähe einer Kleinstadt 50 Kilometer nördlich von Neapel häuslich ein. Doch ein Streit mit dem Besitzer einer Tankstelle, für den er gearbeitet hatte, endete unglücklich. Seine Gefährtin beschreibt den Vorfall als Notwehr mit Todesfolge. Die Überwachungsvideos der Tankstelle scheinen das zu bestätigen. Denn nach dem er festgenommen und eingekerkert wurde hat ein italienisches Untersuchungsgericht ihn entlassen und unter Hausarrest gestellt.

Die Zeit in Untersuchungshaft war bis zu dieser Gerichtsentscheidung die Hölle. Ein Teil der Familie des Verstorbenen hatte eine Hetzkampagne gegen Andreas und seine Gefährtin gestartet. In sozialen Netzwerken wurde Andreas als kaltblütiger Mörder dargestellt, der die Tankstelle ausrauben wollte. Bis in die lokalen Medien reichte die Forderung nach Blut-Rache. Seine Gefährtin erhielt Todesdrohungen und Andreas durchlebte eine Tortur, da im Knast einige Familienmitglieder des Verstorbenen als Schließer arbeiten. Er wurde täglich verprügelt und mit dem Tode bedroht.

Die Gerichtsentscheidung zum Hausarrest setzte dem ein vorläufiges Ende. Doch der Hausarrest war nur scheinbar eine Erleichterung. Zu permanenten unangekündigten – auch nächtlichen – Razzien der Polizei kam der Hass aus Teilen der Bevölkerung. Durch die Haftverschonung angestachelt mobilisierten die Feinde Andreas‘ zunehmend. Die Rede war von einem vollständigen Vertrauensverlust in die Justiz, die kriminelle Ausländer bevorzugen würde. Mit einem Lynchmob war zu rechnen. Mit der italienischen Polizei natürlich nicht.

So entschloss sich Andreas dazu, unterzutauchen. Auch seine Partnerin verließ Italien. […] Wir unterstützten die Auffassung von Andreas und seiner Partnerin, dass das Gerichtsverfahren in Italien unter starkem Druck der aufgehetzten Öffentlichkeit steht. Selbst wenn es in höheren Instanzen zu einer Wahrheitsfindung käme, so würde dies jahrelange Untersuchungshaft unter den beschriebenen Bedingungen bedeuten. Das würde nach Aussage von Andreas seinen Tod bedeuten, und sei es, weil er des Lebens dann müde wäre.

Nun aber wurde Andreas Anfang August in Sachsen-Anhalt von einem MEK festgenommen. Zunächst kam er in Strafhaft wegen Fahrens ohne Führerschein. Der eigentliche Grund dafür, dass ein Zielfahndungskommando ihm aufspürte ist aber, dass Andreas nach Italien ausgeliefert werden soll. Vor wenigen Tagen erhielt er einen Gerichtsbeschluss, dass er in Abschiebehaft kommt. Ohne anwaltlichen Beistand wurde er bereits zu seiner Auslieferung „angehört“. Er verweigerte jedoch jegliche Kooperation und konnte so das Verfahren verzögern. […] Die von der italienischen Staatsanwaltschaft geforderte Strafe beträgt wohl 21 Jahre. […]

Der Familie des Verstorbenen, die die Entwicklung verfolgt, sei versichert, dass der Tod von Massimo und die Tatsache, dass zwei Kinder ohne Vater aufwachsen müssen, Andreas und auch seiner Gefährtin tiefen Schmerz bereitet. Es wird Massimo nicht rächen, wenn ein weiterer Mensch zum Opfer dieser Auseinandersetzung wird. Die Justiz wird niemals Gerechtigkeit herstellen! Im Gegenteil: sie hat einen Teil von Andreas bereits auf dem Gewissen!“                                                                                                                              rigaer94 (17. September 2017)

 

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

 

Andreas Krebs
Sez. 6 Stz. 13
Sez. Mediterraneo (CASA CIRCONDARIALE SECONDIGLIANO)
Via Roma Verso Scampia, 250,
Cap 80144 Napoli (NA)
Italy

 

 

 

Nero

Nero wird vorgeworfen am 16. Juni 2017 einen Polizeihelikopter mit einem Laserpointer geblendet zu haben. Am selben Abend fand ein Konzert auf der Rigaer Straße statt und es kam zu Ausschreitungen. Nero wurde im Friedrichshainer Südkiez festgenommen, auf der Wache misshandelt und am nächsten morgen wieder freigelassen. Einen Monat darauf haben mehreren Zivis an seinem Arbeitsplatz auf ihn gewartet und ihn bei seiner Ankunft verhaftet. Er saß fünf Monate in Moabit und befindet sich seither in der JVA Tegel.

Das vorzeitige Haftende (2/3 Strafe) wurde vorerst aufgehoben. Nachdem Nero nun zwei Wochen auf die Entscheidung des Richters bezüglich der vorzeitigen Haftentlassung nach 2/3 der Haftzeit wartete, hat die Staatsanwaltschaft ihm einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. Der Richter hatte zwar zugestimmt, die Staatsanwaltschaft hat jedoch Beschwerderecht und konnte somit die Entscheidung kippen. Nun wird das Kammergericht entscheiden müssen. Bis wann die Entscheidung getroffen wird ist unklar, da das Gericht keine Frist einzuhalten hat.

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

 

Buchnummer: 542/17-3
JVA Tegel
Seidelstraße 39
13507 Berlin
Deutschland

 

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Hülya A.

„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 A.
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/

 

Unbekannte Person Aachen 8 – Eule

Beim Polizeieinsatz gegen den Kleingartenverein im Hambacher Forst hat das SEK am Mittwoch, den
26. September 2018, die Anarchistin Eule aus einer Traverse geräumt und festgenommen.
Für die Anfertigung von Lichtbildern durch die Cops kurz nach der Festnahme, soll Eule – während sie
am Boden fixiert wurde – mit ihren Springerstiefeln in Richtung des Kopfes einer Beamtin getreten
haben. Die Beamtin wurde nicht getroffen. Eule selbst wurde später mit starken Verletzungen in die
JVA Köln-Ossendorf eingeliefert.

Dem zuständigen Amtsrichter des AG Kerpen reichte dies, um gegen Eule einen Haftbefehl zu
erlassen. Haftgrund ist Fluchtgefahr, da ihre Personalien unbekannt sind. Die Justiz führt sie daher
unter der Bezeichnung “Unbekannte Person Aachen 8” – kurz UP Aachen 8.
Das Gericht ordnete zudem haftgrundbezogene Beschränkungen wie Besuchs-, Telekommunikations- und Postüberwachung nach §119 StPO an. Die Tatvorwürfe gegen Eule lauten:
§114 Abs 1 StGB “Tätlicher Angriff auf Vollstreckungsbeamte” tateinheitlich mit §§224 Abs 1, 22, 23
StBG “versuchte gefährliche Körperverletzung”.

Sie selbst äußerte sich vor dem Richter weder zur Sache noch zu ihren Personalien. Genau genommen
äußerte sie sich gar nicht verbal. Einzig durch Gesten machte sie deutlich, dass sie den anwesenden
Rechtsanwalt als Pflichtverteidiger wolle.

UP Aachen 8 (Eule) (spricht deutsch und englisch)
JVA Köln
Rochusstraße 350
50827 Köln 
Deutschland

 

 

 

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Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF)

For more information:
http://325.nostate.net/tag/conspiracy-of-cells-of-fire/

 

Christos Tsakalos
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou – A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

Gerasimos Tsakalos
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou – A Pteryga
Koridallos
T.K. 18110 Athens
Greece

Olga Oikonomidou
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou – Gynaikeies Fylakes
Koridallos
T.K. 18110 Athens
Greece

Giorgos Polidoros
Dikastiki Fylaki – A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

Mihalis Nikolopoulos
Dikastiki Filaki – A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

Giorgos Nikolopoulos
Dikastiki Filaki – A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

Panagiotis Argirou
Dikastiki Filaki – A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

Damianos Bolano
Dikastiki Filaki – A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

Theofilos Mavropoulos
Dikastiki Filaki – A Pteriga
Koridallos
T.K. 18110 Athens
Greece

 

 

Christos Tsakalos (CCF)

Since mid-November 2010, Tsakalos had been at large, as a warrant for his arrest was issued shortly after the arrest of his brother Gerasimos. On March 14, 2011, he and four other comrades were arrested in Volos. He is prosecuted for “Volos case” (alleged bank robbery, while being dressed up like cops, ongoing trial), for his involvement with explosives and guns, which were found on other people prosecuted for the same case (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the 14 parcel bombs case (ongoing trial), for the case concerning 250 attacks by CCF between 2008 and 2011 (ongoing trial), for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), written by CCF, for his personal text denying the cooperation with prosecuting authorities (instigating violence), for an attempted prison escape along with another three CCF’s members in December 2011 and for taking three prison guards hostage and for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project. He is also prosecuted for an attack at a bank in the centre of Athens, in 2007, as his DNA was found on the scene. He is also prosecuted by the Italian state after a law suit by Silvio Berlusconi, concerning the parcel bomb which was shipped to him and he is also under investigation concerning “Ardire” case, which was launched on June 2012 by the Italian prosecuting authorities.

Christos is serving 7 years for charges stemming from the ‘Halandri’ case and 24 years and 2 months for the Fire Cells Conspiracy case.  In 2016 was sentenced to 115 more years for an attempted escape from prison and other CCF attacks.

 

Christos Tsakalos
Dikastiki Filaki – Eidiki Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Gerasimos Tsakalos (CCF)

Gerasimos Tsakalos was arrested on 01/11/2010 along with Panagiotis Argyrou during a CCF campaign, which involved the shipping of 14 parcel bombs to several foreign embassies and leaders. Two more parcel bombs were found on them and another two had already been delivered by them.

He is prosecuted for the action above, for the “case concerning 250 attacks of CCF” between 2008-2011, for a text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011) written by CCF, for being an instigator for “Phoenix” project and for being an instigator to terrorist actions, concerning a case, for which other people are prosecuted and which involves bank robberies, forgery and incendiary attacks.  He was convicted in December 2014 and sentenced to 21 years and 9 months.

He is also prosecuted by the Italian state, because of a law suit by Silvio Berlusconi about the parcel bomb, which was shipped to him and he is also under investigation concerning operation “Ardire,” which was launched on June 2012, by the Italian prosecuting authorities.

In March of 2015, Gerasimos and Giorgos Polydoros participated in a hunger strike from prison.  He suffered from very strong headaches almost permanently on a daily basis as a result of the multi-day hunger strike. In 2016 got 115 years of jail together with other CCF members for attepted escape and othe actions of CCF.

 

Gerasimos Tsakalos
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou- Eidiki Pteryga
Koridallos
Special Wing
T.K. 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Olga Oikonomidou (CCF)

Olga Oikonomidou was arrested on 14/03/2011, in Volos, along with another 4 CCF’s members, after a night raid by police’s special forces and Anti-terrorist squads at the house they where living. In December of 2014, she was sentenced to 25 years in prison in the Fire Conspiracy Cells case. The comrade has been previously tried for participating in street fights during the Polytehnio memorial demonstration, on 17/11/1998. She is prosecuted for “Volos case” (alleged bank robbery, while being dressed up like cops, ongoing trial), for her involvement with explosives and guns, which were found on other people prosecuted for the same case (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the 14 parcel bombs case (ongoing trial), for the case concerning 250 attacks by CCF between 2008 and 2011 (ongoing trial), for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011) and for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project. She is also under investigation concerning “Ardire” case, which was launched on June 2012 by the Italian prosecuting authorities, which claim to have found and confiscated letters from her, in the houses of Italian comrades prosecuted for the case. In 2016 she was sentenced to 115 years of prison together with 10 other members of CCF in the trial connected with the escape plan.

 

Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou –
Gynaikeies Fylakes,
T.K. 18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

 

Giorgos Polydoros (CCF)

Giorgos was arrested on 14/03/2011, in Volos, along with another 4 CCF’s members, after a night raid by police’s special forces and Anti-terrorist squads at the house they where living. He was convicted in December 2014 in the Fire Cells of Conspiracy case and sentenced to 25 years. The comrade is prosecuted for “Volos case” (alleged bank robbery, while being dressed up like cops, ongoing trial), for his involvement with explosives and guns, which were found on other people prosecuted for the same case (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), for an attempted prison escape along with another three CCF’s members in December 2011 and for taking three prison guards hostage. He is also prosecuted by the Italian state after a law suit by Silvio Berlusconi, concerning the parcel bomb which was shipped to him and he is also under investigation concerning “Ardire” case, which was launched on June 2012 by the Italian prosecuting authorities.

Giorgos is sentenced to 115 years for the escape attempt by means of blowing the wall of Korydallos prison in 2015, to 27 years for the 14 trapped parcels sent to international organizations and embassies in Greece and abroad by CCF in 2010 and the weapons found during our arrest in Volos, 21 years for inciting the plan ” Phoenix ” (blowing director of Korydallos’s prison car, and a bomb parcel to a former governor Antitromokrtikis) attacks that happened when he was in prison. Finally, 24 years for the 160 explosive and inflammatory attacks of the CCF during 2008-2011. Also pending trials for the attempted escape by helicopter in February 2016.

 

Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou- Eidiki Pteryga
Koridallos
T.K. 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Michalis Nikolopoulos (CFF)

Michalis Nikolopoulos was wanted since September of 2009, for being a member of CCF. He was arrested on 26/01/2011 after being chased by cops of DIAS squad, in an accidental road blockade. The cops found a gun, a fake id and a fake police badge on him.

He is prosecuted for his involvement with explosives and guns, which were found on other people prosecuted for the same case (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the 14 parcel bombs case, for the case concerning 250 attacks by CCF between 2008 and 2011 , for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), for squatting a radio station in 2007, in solidarity with a formerly imprisoned anarchist, for an attempted prison escape along with another three CCF’s members in December 2011 and for taking three prison guards hostage and for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project. He is also under investigation concerning “Ardire” case, which was launched on June 2012 by the Italian prosecuting authorities.

The comrade has been sentenced to 68 years (37 combined) of imprisonment for being a member of CCF and for the rest of the charges concerning “Halandri case” (three explosive attacks and possession of an explosive device). In 2014 he was sentenced to 20 years of jail in the third trial of CCF. In 2016 received a term of 115 years for the escape attempt and other attacks of the CCF.

 

Michalis Nikolopoulos
Dikastiki Filaki A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Giorgos Nikolopoulos (CCF)

Giorgos was wanted since September of 2009, after Anti-terrorist squads and police’s special forces raided the house he was living. The comrade managed to escape that night. He was arrested on 14/03/2011, in Volos, along with another 4 CCF’s members, after a night raid by police’s special forces and Anti-terrorist squads at the house where he was living. The comrade is prosecuted for “Volos case” (alleged bank robbery, while being dressed up like cops, ongoing trial), for his involvement with explosives and guns, which were found on other people prosecuted for the same case (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the 14 parcel bombs case, for the case concerning 250 attacks by CCF between 2008 and 2011, for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), for an attempted prison escape along with another three CCF’s members in December 2011 and for taking three prison guards hostage and for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project.

He is also prosecuted by the Italian state after a law suit by Silvio Berluscni, concerning the parcel bomb which was shipped to him and he is also under investigation concerning “Ardire” case. The comrade has been sentenced in 2012 to 68 years of imprisonment for being a member of CCF and for the rest of the charges concerning “Halandri case” (three explosive attacks and possession of an explosive device) and to 16 months for illegal possession of arms due to a police raid at his house after a riot police squad was shot in the area. In 2014 he was sentenced to 24 years of jail in the third trial of CCF. In 2016 received a term of 115 years for the escape attempt and other attacks of the CCF.

 

Dikastiki Filaki A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

 

Panayiotis Argyrou (CCF)

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

The comrade has been previously arrested in 2005 for attacking and damaging a Starbucks coffee shop and he was then trialed as a minor. He has also been arrested for an eco-activist attack against a casino on Parnitha mountain and he was sentenced to 2 months on parole for refusing to give his fingerprints to the cops.

He is prosecuted for the above 14 parcel bombs case (ongoing trial), for the case concerning 250 attacks by CCF between 2008 and 2011 (ongoing trial), for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), written by CCF, for squatting a radio station in 2007, in solidarity with a formerly imprisoned anarchist, for attacking cops, while being detained, during the Halandri trial on January 2011, for attacking a municipal police’s officer and for damaging his motorbike and for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project.

He is also prosecuted by the Italian state after a law suit by Silvio Berlusconi, concerning the parcel bomb which was shipped to him and he is also under investigation concerning “Ardire” case, which was launched on June 2012 by the Italian prosecuting authorities.

He has been sentenced to 77 years of imprisonment (37 after merging) for instigation in three explosive attacks carried out by CCF, for the possession of an explosive device and for being a member of CCF, from the trial concerning “Halandri case.” He may only have to serve 25 years due to a maximum limit in Greece.

In December 2014 was sentenced to 19 years 9 months and 1300 euros fine in the Nea Smyrni case.

 

 Panayiotis Argyrou
Dikastiki Filaki A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Damiano Bolano (CCF)

Damiano Bolano was wanted for his participation in CCF since September 2009. He was arrested on 14/03/2011, along with another four members of the group, after a raid by the special police forces and Anti-terrorist agency in the house they were living, in Volos. He is prosecuted for “Volos case” (ongoing trial), for involvement with explosives and guns, founded in the possession of other people accused of being members of CCF (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the case concerning the shipping of 14 parcel-bombs and for the “case concerning 250 attacks of CCF.”

He is also prosecuted for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), which was written by CCF, for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project and for participating in the squating of radio station in solidarity with a formerly imprisoned anarchist, in 2007. Finally, he is under investigation concerning “Ardire” operation, which was launched by the Italian state on June 2012.

After his arrest, he revealed that he is a Fire Cells Conspiracy member. Damiano is serving a 34 years sentence for being member of Conspiracy Cells or Fire (CCF) and charges stemming from the ‘Halandri case’ trial and will be deported after serving the maximum 25 years.

In 2014 got 24 years 2 months and 1200 euros fine in the Nea Smirni case.

In 2016 among ten other members of CCF received 115 years of jail for other account of CCF struggle.

 

Dikastiki Filaki A Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Theofilos Mavropoulos (CCF)

Theofilos Mavropoulos was arrested after his wounding in a gunfight with cops in Pefki (Athens), on 18/05/2011. He joined CCF, while he was in prison with a public statement.

The comrade is prosecuted for double attempted homicide (the two cops in the gunfight), or the 14 parcel bombs case (ongoing trial), for the case concerning 250 attacks by CCF between 2008 and 2011 (ongoing trial), for the text in solidarity with Anarchist Squat Nadir (second eviction in October 2011), for an attempted prison escape along with another three CCF’s members in December 2011 and for taking three prison guards hostage and for instigation concerning “Phoenix” project. He was convicted in December 2014 and sentenced to 25 years. In 2016 received another sentence for attempted escape and other attacks of the CCF (115 years).

 

Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou-A pteryga
Koridallos
T.K. 18110 Athens
Greece

 

 

Dimitris Politis

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 is accused for the case of the gunfight with cops in Pefki. Dimitris 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. Dimitris was sentenced to 11 years and 5 months. In December 2014 was sentenced to 6 months of prison in the third CCF trial.

On November 29, 2017, in the Korydallos prison court, started the trial on 2nd degree (appeal court) of the comrades Argyris Dalios, Giannis Michailides, Dimitris Politis, Nikos Romanos and Gerasimos Tsakalos (member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire). The accusations were bank and post office expropriations, possession of ammunition, forgery, incendiary attacks, while initially (in the 1st degree) the comrades were accused of participation in the revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, an accusation that falls under the antiterrorist law 187A.

In the 1st degree court (presiding judge Konstantinos Ganiatsos) the comrades were acquitted for the accusation of participation in the CCF, but the court claimed that they are “individual terrorists” and that their actions were of “terroristic” nature, sentencing them to many years of imprisonment.

In particular, the court decision of March, 26 sentences the comrades A. Dalios to 27 years (29 in the 1st degree), N. Romanos to 18 years (20 in the 1st degree), D. Politis to 12 years and 2 months (13 in the 1st degree), G. Michailides to 11 years (as in the 1st degree) and the CCF member, G. Tsakalos, to 5 years (as in the 1st degree). This is the first time in Greek court history that the article about “individual terrorism” is being implemented, at least on anarchists.

Specifically, the district attorney Sofia Apostolaki suggested that only being an anarchist is enough to characterize a person’s acts as “terroristic”, and that if a person is not a member of a group, they act as “lone wolves”. This interpretation of the deliberately vague anti-terrorist law 187A allows the state to accuse any anarchist of terrorism, creating a precedent of heavy accusations and long sentences for the anarchist movement.

Release Date: 01 Jan 2025

 

Dimitris Politis
Dikastiki Filaki D Pteryga
Koridallos
TK 18110 Athens
Greece

 

Argyris Dalios

Fivos Harisis and Argyris Dalios were arrested on 20/04/2013 in Nea Filadelphia, Athens and were accused of robbery. Argyris and Fivos denied the accusations and their prosecution was based solely on DNA samples collected from the area where the robbery took place. Argyris Dalios was also accused in the case of the two houses in Volos and Kalithea and, along with Fivos Harisis, of the robbery at a branch of Agriculture Bank in Filotas, Florina. Fivos Harisis and Argyris Dalios were also accused of being members of CCF, something that both they and CCF deny.

In March 2018 the court sentenced the comrades A. Dalios to 27 years (29 in the 1st degree), N. Romanos to 18 years (20 in the 1st degree), D. Politis to 12 years and 2 months (13 in the 1st degree), G. Michailides to 11 years (as in the 1st degree) and the CCF member, G. Tsakalos, to 5 years (as in the 1st degree).

This is the first time in Greek court history that the article about “individual terrorism” was implemented, at least on anarchists.

 

Today, 3/4 and while I am on the 33rd day of hunger strike, I received my standard morning visit by my partner. A visit which concerns my daily care and hygiene with her help as day after day my strength abandons me. To your information, the possibility of visit-help 24 hours a day, has been approved by the management of the prison and the commander of the external guard in case I need something.
So when the time for the typical body check came in order for her to enter the cell-chamber, she experienced something unheard of: a woman-cop of ZEUS unit was notified by the chief officer of the shift, who then proceeded to a DEGRADING/HUMILIATING BODY SEARCH of my partner, asking her questions like “Where are you from?”, “Why did they stop you?” (questions of personal nature and unrelated of course to the situation).

I publicly complain for such an inhuman incident caused by a motherfucker of ZEUS unit, which was naturaly the result of the ORDERS OF HER SUPERIOR (the cop on duty outside the cell-chamber).

I find it unacceptable for relatives and close partner to suffer either physical or psychological torture in the filhty hands of all sorts of cops.

SUCH BEHAVIOURS AND PRACTICES WILL NOT REMAIN UNANSWERED NOT A STEP BACK

Argiris Dalios, April 2015“

 

Argyris Dalios
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou – Andrikes Fylakes-D’ Pteryga
TK 18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

 

Giannis (Yannis) Mihailidis

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

 

Nikos Romanos

Anarchist Nikos Romanos is serving 18 years in prison after being arrested and convicted with 3 comrades for attempted expropriations in Greece of a bank and post office on February 1, 2013. He was the best friend of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, and was present during his murder at the hands of the police, which sparked an insurrection throughout Greece in December, 2008. In November 2014 he went on hunger strike for 31 days demanding to get educational furloughs from prison to attend university classes. In November 2015, he and imprisoned CCF fighter Panagiotis Argirou put out a call for Black December, a month of coordinated actions and attacks. Many incendiary attacks and combative actions came out of Black December, and actions were taken around the world acted in solidarity.

“A contribution to the International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners”

Many things have been stated about the value of solidarity, and everything has its importance because it contributes to the attempt of giving meaning to a sense that constitutes a vital ingredient for our plans and actions. I will try to state in my own way an existential aspect of solidarity obviously through my own experiences. Solidarity means first of all emotions. Beautiful, wild, but most of all authentic emotions. Emotions that constitute the driving force for the growth of anarchist dynamics, which are liberating and beloved sounds and senses in the city, by yelling slogans, building barricades and by throwing blazing bottles that target the servants of authority. Solidarity doesn’t mean identification, but complicity with everyone that chose to engrave liberating routes in the map of the anarchist insurrection. It’s a relationship and within this relationship experiences are being developed and common desires are being produced for the destruction of this world, not in a vague future, but first of all within ourselves and then around us. […]

It’s been about 1.5 year since the time I was locked in a room-cell of a hospital with all the symbols of the state’s enforcement around me (armored cops, orders of district attorney regarding force feeding) that I was seeing and learning about dozens of wonderful actions of revolt and defiance that were unfolding in the streets. No matter the contradictions involved in such a conclusion, these days with all their roughness and difficulties were the ones that I was feeling my heart beating through a primitive feeling of joy and my mind was traveling far away, to blazing horizons without bars and iron fences. […]

The feeling that anarchy is able to find spaces and ways of vital development and stay alive and dangerous was one of the most beautiful and powerful emotions that I believe are reflecting the power of solidarity. […]

So, just as moments of struggle like the international day of solidarity with anarchist prisoners don’t constitute anything more than one more triggering event to sharpen the subversive remembrance and remind ourselves that the struggle against domination means at the same time a struggle against prisons. Because the offensive and destructive actions against the penal complex constitute moments where freedom seeps through our bodies and breaks the captivity status that they’re forcing on us. Till the human gestures between prisoners and free comrades acquire again the warmness of a hug, the fires and explosions will reflect our desire to meet again with our own conditions. Till all are free.
Strength and solidarity to all anarchist prisoners, Nikos Romanos, Juni 2016“

 

Nikos Romanos
Dikastiki Filaki – A 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.

 

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Aggeliki Spiropoulou

After the discovery of the anarchist organization’s Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan, from Koridallos Prison, on March 2, 2015, the Counter Terrorism Unit puppets landed to Salamina island and arrested the wanted comrade Aggeliki Spiropoulou, who sought refuge in the home of Athena Tsakalou, mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, imprisoned C.C.F. members, while, during Aggeliki’s arrest, Gerasimos’ wife, Evi Statiri, was also at home, and was also arrested on charges of harboring a criminal, that was later upgraded to accession and participation in the organization. She was accused for her political contribution to the escape attempt.

 

Aggeliki Spiropoulou
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

 

 

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

 

 

Panagiotis Aspiotis

Anarchist Panagiotis (Panos) Aspiotis was wanted since March 2013 on firearms possession charges (“violation of the Arms Act”). In October 2015, he appeared voluntarily before the authorities. He was remanded and sent to a prison located far from Athens (his former residence).

 

Panagiotis Aspiotis
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
A .Pteryga,
TK 18110,
Korydallos,
Athens
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

 

Kostas Gournas (Revolutionary Struggle)

Kostas was sentenced to 87 years in the Revolutionary Struggle case, but the sentence was merged into 50 years and 6 months. 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). As of 05/01/15, Kostas was transfered to the ‘special wing’ in the basement of the womens’ section of Korydallos prison. In these special wings, mail may be intercepted and not reach the recipients.

 

Kostas Gournas
Nikiforidi 2
Koridallos
18122
ATTIKHS
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

 
 
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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 A7974AX
HMP Downview
Sutton Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 5PD
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

 

 

Sven van Hasselt

Today, 24th January 2018, Sven and Natasha were in court for sentencing. They were charged with “Conspiracy to Blackmail”, accused of attempting to close down a notorious animal testing laboratory in the UK, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) – now rebranded Envigo.

Sven was given 5 years in prison. Please prepare your letters of support for him. Natasha was given 2 years in prison suspended for 2 years. This means she is not in prison now but will have conditions and if she breaks them, she will have to go inside. This was a very unexpected result.

 

“Liebe Freunde,

Zuerst möchte ich mich bei allen für den Support, den ich seit meiner Verurteilung im Januar erhalten habe, bedanken. Es ist ein tolles Gefühl, nachdem ich sechs Jahre warten musste, endlich mit meinem Leben weiterzumachen. Obwohl ich im Gefängnis bin, versuche ich das Beste daraus zu machen.

Die Post die ich bekomme, rettet mich über den Tag und hilft mir, meine Verbindung zur Außenwelt nicht zu verlieren. Falls ihr noch keine Antwort auf euren Brief erhalten habt, geduldet euch noch ein wenig – ich habe noch immer einen großen Stapel mit Briefen, die ich beantworten werde. Ich versuche meinen Tag zu strukturieren und beschäftigt zu bleiben. Viermal die Woche habe ich Kunstunterricht und ich genieße es wirklich, zeichnen und malen zu lernen. Den Rest meiner Zeit verbringe ich mit Lesen, dem Beantworten von Briefen, Workout in der Zelle, Yoga und Meditation. Es gibt hier im Gefängnis einen wöchentlichen Yoga-Kurs, was ich wirklich toll finde.

Letzte Woche habe ich endlich all meine Kurs-Materialien für mein Fernstudium der Permakultur erhalten. Ich bin den Menschen, die sich an der Fundraising Kampagne für die Finanzierung meines Fernstudiums beteiligt haben, unendlich dankbar. Ein riesengroßes Dankeschön an jeden von euch<3

Ich habe mich als Freiwilliger für Shannon Trust gemeldet und helfe anderen Gefangenen mit Lese- und Rechtschreibschwächen. Ich hoffe ich kann für einige Leute hier drin einen Unterschied machen. Bevor ich ins Gefängnis ging, habe ich mich dazu entschlossen meine Zeit hier so produktiv wie möglich zu gestalten. Ich glaube, ich gewöhne mich langsam an das Gefängnisleben und lerne, wie ich das Beste aus alldem machen kann.

Was ich bisher geschrieben habe klingt sehr positiv und toll, aber es ist wichtig zu realisieren, dass das Gefängnis ein grausamer und düsterer Ort ist. Die Menschen kämpfen oder stechen sich gegenseitig ab und es kommt zu vielen Selbstverletzungen. Drogen sind normal im Gefängnis und ich glaube nicht, dass das Gefängnis irgendetwas Gutes für die meisten Menschen hier drin oder draußen tut.

Ich fühle mich manchmal angreifbar und ängstlich im Gefängnis. Aber mein wunderbares Support-Netzwerk hilft mir stark und positiv zu bleiben, besonders in Zeiten, die nicht einfach sind. Ich liebe auch alle sehr, sei es meine großartige und liebevolle Partnerin oder meine restliche Familie, Freund*Innen und andere Menschen, die mich unterstützen (trotzdem sie mich nicht persönlich kennen). Ihr seid wirklich die Besten!

Passt alle auf euch auf und bewahrt euch euer Lachen!                                                             Sven, Juli 2018”

Sven van Hasselt A3021ED
HMP Winchester
Romsey Road
Winchester
SO22 5DF / / Great Britain                                                                                      http://www.freesven.org/

 

 

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/

 

 

 

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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. di Rebibbia
Via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 RM
Italy

Danilo Cremonese
Casa Circondariale di Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara FE
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 & Nicolai 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.

Following these two anonymous attacks, Operazione Panico launched. Within a few months this operation led to two evictions (Villa Panico and the Riottosa), dozens of precautionary measures, several stops and arrests. Forty comrades were under trial, accused for various reasons for unauthorized initiatives and attacks on the Fascist headquarters, with charges ranging from the event without warning to damage, to the criminal association, the manufacture and the port of explosive devices, the attempted murder. Three comrades, Salvatore Vespertino (Ghespe), Giovanni Ghezzi and Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska), have been in prison for months. The trial will begin on 12 July 2018.

 

Pierloreto ‘Paska’ Fallanca

Paska was arrested as part of OPerazione Panico and charged with attempted murder because of the wounding of the bomb disposal engineer Mario Vece, fabrication, detention and transportation of explosive devices, aggravated damage for the throwing of incendiary bottles against the Carabinieri barracks. Their trials are underway as of July 2018.

Pierloreto Fallanca
C.C. Contrada
Ceppata n.1
64100 TE
Italy

 

Giovanni Ghezzi

Giovanni was arrested as part of Operazione Panico and charged with attempted murder because of the wounding of the bomb disposal engineer Mario Vece, fabrication, detention and transportation of explosive devices, aggravated damage for the throwing of incendiary bottles against the Carabinieri barracks. Their trials are underway as of July 2018.

Giovanni Ghezzi
c.c. Sollicciano
via Minervini 2r
50142 Florence FI
Italy

 

Salvatore Vespertino

Anarchist companion in preventive arrest since August 2017, accused of attempted murder, held by the Florentine prosecutor responsible for the attack of 1/01/2017 at the library “Il Bargello” owned by Casa Pound Florence. On that occasion, someone left an explosive device out of the fascist library, at dawn an artificer of CP approached to see what it was and was caught in full by the explosion, reported the loss of an eye and a hand.

Salvatore Vespertino
C.C. Sollicciano via Minervini 2r
50142 Firenze
Italy

 

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

 

 

Francesco Puglisi

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.

THE SENTENCE

Francesco Puglisi and Vincenzo Vecchi are the two of the “Genoa 10″ who have received the most severe sentences for crimes of “devastation and looting”: 15 and 13 years. Two more people, Alberto Funaro and Marina Cugnaschi (sentenced to 10 years, and 12 years and 3 months) were imprisoned immediately. Ines Morasca, sentenced to 6 years and 6 months, had her prison sentence suspended due to parental duties (she has a very young child). The remaining five have been granted the right to appeal against some of the charges. They have been found guilty of “devastation and looting”, but can present evidence to reduce their sentences by proving that they were influenced by the ‘mob mentality’ around them.

A campaign, called 10X100 (i.e., 10 people, 100 years of prison) has been launched to support the defendants. The campaign is aimed at collecting money for legal expenses, to support those who are already in jail and their families, and to bring solidarity to them all.

Five of the defendants have been granted right to appeal against other related charges, and their cases will be re-examined by the judges. The other five had their appeals rejected and were imprisoned.  Anarchist comrade Francesco ‘Jimmy’ Puglisi, who went on the run after being sentenced to 14 years in prison following a trial for “devastation and looting” during the 2001 Genoa revolt, was arrested in Barcelona on June 5, 2013. He was then extradited to Italy.  Francesco Carrieri, one of the comrades arrested following the events on October 15 2011 in Rome, has been accused of breaking his bail conditions and sent back to jail.

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

 

 

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
Contrada Piano Ippolito 1
96011 AugustA (SR)
Italy

 

 

Mexiko

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Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano

Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano was arrested on November 5, 2014 (at the age of 20), near University City in Mexico City, following the Third Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa and the 43 disappeared students. During the demonstration, a Metrobús station and a Metrobús (a rapid transit bus service) were burned.

Luis Fernando was charged with several major crimes and sent to South Prison (Reclusorio Sur) in Mexico City, where for a time he was held in solitary confinement, classified by the warden as a “pyromaniac.” Three businesses and the Mexico City government claimed 13 million pesos in damages.

Luis Fernando was a student involved in various political projects, including the Ollin Meztli Collective, the ik’ otik Cooperative, the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity, and is an adherent to the Zapatista’s Sixth Declaration.

Without evidence, he was originally sentenced to 33 years in prison [later reduced to 13 years]. A cop’s statement was used to convict him. But in his first statement, he says, “I think I recognize him.” In the second, “Well, I think I recognize him more.” And in the third, “Yes, it was him.” But in reality we’re talking about the statements of someone who isn’t even sure if he saw him. He was also given a fine of 519,815 pesos which is about $25,000 USD more or less, and payment for damages of 9 million pesos, which is about $400,000 USD. Actually he´s sentenced to 4 years and 8 months, after an appeal of his lawyers.

Birthday: 14. November 1993

Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano
Circuito Javier Piña y Palacios esq. Lic. Martinez de Castro
S/N
Arenal
Mexico City DIF 16800
Mexico

 

 

 

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 – now is being moved to Penza, we will update the address as soon as we are informed

 

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

 

Dmitriy Pchelintsev
Pchelintsev Dmitry Dmitrievich, 1992
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
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
SIZO-1
440039 Russia
Penzenskaya obl.
Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30
Russia

 

Boyarshinov Yuliy Nikolayevich
SIZO-6 Gorelovo, 188508
Russia, Leningradskaya obl.,
Lomonosovskiy rayon, MO
Villozskoe selskoe poselenie,
ulitsa Zarechnaya tupik

 

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.

 

 

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 Evgeni Vitalevich
bul. Lenina 4
Simferopol
Respublika Krym
295006
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.
IK-17, 431161, Zubrovo-Polyanski raion,
Ozerniy, ul. Lesnaya, 3
Respublika Mordoviya,
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

 

 

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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.

 

For more information:

Support Marius Mason

 

Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061
FMC Carswell
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
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 #243-205
Warren CI
P.O. Box 120
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
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.

 For more information:
http://freejeremy.net

 

Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
FCI Milan
P.O. Box 1000
Milan, MI 48160
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.

  

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 #27090-045
USP LEAVENWORTH

U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 1000
LEAVENWORTHKS  66048
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
Pontiac Correctional Center
PO Box 99
Pontiac, Illinois 61764 / / 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 Tallahassee
501 Capital Circle, NE
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
USA

 

Douglas Wright #57973-060
USP Big Sandy
Post Office Box 2068
Inez, Kentucky 41224
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.”

 

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.

 

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.

 

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
Farmington Correctional Center
1012 West Columbia Street
Farmington, MO 63640
USA

 

 

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