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Reports about the repression against Kurdish liberation activists, radical left, anti-authoritarians & anarchists (Turkey)

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

26 07 2015 – Today, about 70 anarchists from İstanbul, Ankara, Yalova and other
cities (Eskişehir Anarşi İnisiyatifi, Ankara Anarşi İnisiyatifi, İstanbul Anarşi İnisiyatifi ve Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet), gathered in Eskişehir in a commemoration action for their comrades (Alper Sapan, Evrim Deniz Erol, Medali Barutçu) who were killed by suicide bomb in Suruç (Pirsus) last week. When anarchist gathered and started to march, police suddenly attack and arrested about 15 anarchists.

It was the action of Anarchy Initiative which made an international call for solidarity action against Turkish fascist government. Also other groups, autonoms and individuals joined the action in Eskişehir.

Anarchists who gathered in front of Migros (Adalar) and started to march were attacked by police. And about 15 anarchist arrested. Other activists dispersed to the streets and cafes. Then, fascist groups appeared in the streets to annoy the protestors. Some fascists applauded police who were arresting some anarchists. (more…)

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Police detain 251 people in large scale police operation against radical left (Turkey)

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

24 07 2015 – Early morning today, police in whole of ‘Turkey’ conducted raids and had detained 251 people. In Istanbul only they have deployed 5000 policemen in coordiated action in districts of Bağcılar, Okmeydanı, Sultangazi, Küçükçekmece, Sarıyer, Gaziosmanpaşa, Kağıthane, Beyoğlu, Başakşehir, Eyüp. This was aimed mainly against DHKP-C, YDG-H members.

During this operation in Bağcılar disrict, Günay Özarslan (DHKP-C) was killed.

15 people were detained in Mardin, 7 PKK members in Izmir, 10 YDG-H members in Bursa, two others in Van.

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Antifenix – Financial help needed (Czech Republic)

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Hello everybody,

Since we are still under the pressure of repression, there are quite big expenses in theFenix case and we are somehow unable to pay all these things (lawyers, support of the family of one imprisoned guy, food for prisoners, packages for the prisoners, etc.)

We would like to ask for any financial help possible. First we though that we will be able to do it ourselves and also we were already supported from some groups from other countries, but now it seems to be harder then we expected.

If you would like to donate/do a benefit event, please let us know.
Every amount of money is valuable for us..

Info in English is here on the website http://antifenix.noblogs.org

Thanks to everybody!

ABC-CZ

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Massacre in Suruç as terror spreads across the border – over 50 dead and at least 100 injured in Islamist bombing – Call for international solidarity from MLKP (Turkey)

Monday, July 20th, 2015

20 July 2015 – A female suicide bomber with allegiances to Daesh/Islamic State is believed to be responsible for causing a blast in Suruç district of Urfa, which targeted around 300 members of Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) before their journey into Kobanê for reconstruction activities.

Over 50 young people were killed and over a 100 more were wounded, according to initial reports. The blast occurred in the garden of Amara Cultural Center, where the young people had been staying since their arrival in the district yesterday. The youths gathered in the garden to release a statement to the press before crossing into Kobanê. At the press gathering, a group of young people are chanting slogans while holding the federation’s flags and a large banner with the words: “We defended it together, we are building it together.” In the video recording of the meeting, an explosion rips through the young comrades instantly turning the scene into carnage. The garden of the culture center became a blood bath after the blast as the bodies of the youths were scattered around in pieces.

Suruc is a small Kurdish-majority city just a 15-minute drive from the border with Kobane. Suruc houses many refugees who have fled the fighting in Kobane. Kurdish activists in Suruc played a vital role during the siege of Kobane, sending food and medicine to the YPG Kurdish fighters to bolster their supplies. Many journalists and foreign fighters who wanted to go to Kobane went to Suruc and from there were sent on. There was panic in Suruc after the attack, with shopkeepers closing up for fear of a second attack. Suruc residents had feared that they could be the next target of Daesh ever since the attack on the pro-Kurdish party HDP election rally in Diyarbakir which took place on 5 June.

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Massacre in Suruc! Call for International Solidarity

Dear Comrades,

This morning there was a massacre in the northern Kurdish city of Suruc against the participants of a delegation of the Federation of the Socialist Youth clubs (SGDF). Many young people were killed and injured in the bombing. The 300 young people were en-route to Kobanê for a week to rebuild the city to help out.

We call upon you to organise international solidarity actions between the 21-22nd July to protest against the massacre and the bloody policy of the AKP dictatorship [Turkish ruling party] and the fascist gangs of ISIS.

With revolutionary greetings

MLKP

Turkey / Kurdistan

International Bureau

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Betreff: Massaker in Suruc! Aufruf für Internationale Solidarität

Liebe Genossen,

Heute morgen wurde in der nordkurdischen Stadt Suruc ein Massaker an den Teilnehmern einer Delegation der Föderation der Sozialistischen Jugendvereine (SGDF) verübt. Durch einen Bombenanschlag wurden viele
Jugendliche getötet und verletzt. Die rund 300 Jugendlichen waren auf dem Weg nach Kobanê, um dort eine Woche lang beim Wiederaufbau der Stadt zu helfen.

Wir rufen euch auf international Solidaritätsaktionen zwischen dem 21.-22. Juli zu organisieren, um gegen das Massaker und die blutige Politik der AKP-Diktatur und der faschistischen ISIS Banden zu protestieren.

Mit revolutionären Grüßen

MLKP

Türkei/Kurdistan

Internationales Büro

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A Voice of Middle Eastern Anarchists – The deadly ideology of Islam (Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, …)

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

We do NOT see anything on any Western Anarchists site, Facebook, etc,
regarding all crimes happening in Iran by the brutal Islamic regime or in
Afghanistan by its puppet regime or many other Middle Eastern countries. But
when a woman in burqa will be attacked we see straightaway there is
rallies, actions etc, in their support under the name of being against
Islamophobia. But if any of “our comrades in Western countries will be
attacked”
or racist treated by fascist racist group, there is NOT a single
action to support our people. We are from Muslim background and we, of
course, respect Muslims. But we as anarchists we are strongly against all
religions, states, class society, fascism, borders, etc.

And we believe we should NOT stay silent on the brutality of Islam under the false reason that it could be against Muslim residents in Western countries!! We believe at the same time that we must be against all kinds of fascism / racism, but at the same time we also must reveal the deadly ideology of fascism in Islam that is hiding behind the burqa or anything else. We believe the burqa is NOT just a piece of clothing or dress, BUT it is “an ideology”, a deadly ideology of Islam who believes you must kill whoever is Not Muslim. You are allowed to marry your innocent child daughter to whomever you want even at the age of 6 or 9.
“A brutal sexual rape of little girls”. You must be stoned to death as a
woman, if you chose to have any sexual relationship with a man or a woman you
love. Your finger, arms, legs will be cut off, if as a poor you steal a piece of
bread. And many more ….

AND WE GUESS THIS IS OUR DIFFERENCE WITH WESTERN ANARCHISTS !!
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Call for solidarity with internationalist prisoner Stephan Kaczynski who is on hungerstrike (Turkey)

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

PDF: Hungerstrike flyer for Steve

TO THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
In the prison for foreigners in Maltepe, the law has been abrogated.

British citizen, Stephan Shah Kaczynski is kept in Maltepe L Type Prison
No.3, which is well-known as a prison for foreigners for already 4
months now. To demand the end to the unlawful actions of the prison
authorities against him, he continues a hungerstrike for 12 days (note:
today 15.07.2015 the hunger strike already reached 21 days).

The prison authorities of the Maltepe L Type Prison No. 3 not only
ignore the demands of Shah Kaczynski, they continue to violate the law
with its actions.

During his 4 months in prison, the prison administration didn’t hand out
any newspapers, books and magazines to Shah Kaczynski. As Shah Kaczynski
made several requests and talked to the prison authorities without any
result, he went on a hunger strike. (more…)

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Update on the appeal trial of Operation “Shadow” (Italy)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Sergio Maria Stefani has been sentenced to 4 years for an explosive attack, Alessandro Settepani to a year and a half for attempted sabotage on the Orte-Ancona railway track (March 2008).

With a slight change to the first grade sentence the charge relating to article 302 (instigation to commit offences with intent against the international and national character of the State) was commuted into article 414 (instigation to commit a crime): Stefano del Moro, Alfredo Cospito and Anna Beniamino were sentenced to 3 years for publishing the revolutionary anarchist paper KNO3.

In the first grade trial they were all acquitted of the charge of subversive association with intents of terrorism (270bis) and Sergio had been sentenced to 3 years and 3 months for car theft.

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Fuck Islam! – Fuck Ramadan! : Thousands arrested and sentenced to flogging for not obeying religion (Iran)

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Dear Friends, during the bloody month of “ramadan”, the rich will explode of eating from the sunset till sunrise and the situation of innocent brainwashed poor by religion, become worse and worse. Many of them become more ill and suffering goes to sky high level.
دوستان عزیز, برای دیدن توضیح فارسی لطفا همیشه روی “سی‌ مور و یا کا نتینو ریدینگ” کلیک کنید!
Above photo is showing you the true situation of bloody rich and innocent poor during this horrified month.

Islam has nothing to defend and we’re opposite to the fake leftists, who stay silent on brutality of islam, under the name of defending muslims or being against islamophobia, etc., we Middle Eastern Anarchists say it loudly and without fear:

Fuck islam (religion), fuck capitalism and barbarism !!

Free Middle East, Free The World

دوستان, عزیزان, نازنینان, همانگونه که می دانیم, هر ساله در ماه کشنده ی رمضان میلیون ها انسان بی گناه که در فقر و تنگ دستی زندگی می کنند شرایط زندگی شان به مراتب اسفناک تر می شود

انسان های تهی دستی که در اثر فقر مالی کوچک ترین امکاناتی برای آموزش ندارند, به راحتی طعمه کاسبان فاشیست دینی و سرمایه قرار می گیرند. بر ماست که به هر طریقی که ممکن است, چه در کوچه و خیابان و کار با بی خانمان ها و چه در هر مکان دیگری, مردم تهی دست را آگاه سازیم. تا به جای افتادن در دام این دین مداران پلید و صاحبان سرمایه و ثروت, برعلیه آنان به پا خیزند و دارایی خویش را از آنان باز پس بگیرند, و آنها را به زباله دانی تاریخ بسپارند.

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The barbaric punishment of flogging by islamic regime in Iran.
480 sentenced to lashing in Iran for drinking water or eating at day time during Ramadan.
دوستان عزیز, برای دیدن توضیح فارسی لطفا همیشه روی “سی‌ مور و یا کا نتینو ریدینگ” کلیک کنید!
At least 500 people have been arrested and sentenced to flogging in Shiraz, Iran, for failing not to follow the fasting time during bloody month of Ramadan.

Since Ramadan began on June 18, at least 500 people have been arrested and punished brutally. A punishment that their life will end up into the wheelchair as a result of damages to the body. This is the report of one city only. (In Shiraz).

Anyone in Iran caught eating or drinking in public during daytime in Ramadan will receive 74 lashes in addition to a jail term …

Last year, a Christian man in Iran had his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in Ramadan. The savage punishment was carried out in public in the city of Kermanshah.

The number of floggings across Iran is much higher than officially announced.

NO GOD, NO MASTER, NO FASCISM, NO BORDERS !!

از شروع ماه نحس رمضان تا کنون تنها در یک شهر ایران (شیراز) بیش از ۵۰۰ نفر دستگیر و محکوم به ۷۴ ضربه شلاق و یا زندان شده اند.

قابل توجه است که صدمات ضربه شلاق به قدری شدید است که در اکثر موارد شخص بی گناه در اثر آسیب دیدگی استخوان و مهره های بدن , دیگر تا آخر عمرمعیوب مانده و زندگیش بر روی صندلی چرخدار ( معلولین ) به پایان خواهد رسید.

لازم به ذکر است که تعداد محکومین خیلی خیلی بالاتر از عدد فوق می باشد.

https://www.facebook.com/WNABI

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Open letter from the MLKP-Turkey in solidarity with the arrested combatants of the International Brigade (Spain)

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Dear comrades,

We send you our warmest revolutionary greetings in solidarity with the two comrades who are arrested by the Spanish state for being fighters for humanity.

This attack against the two comrades who went to Rojava to fight there against the fascist Daesh gangs, is not only an attack against them and your party, its an attack against the international revolutionary movement and against all people who fight against fascism and imperialism. In this moment they attack two of yours but they mean to attack all of us. In this situation the international solidarity is our biggest weapon.

The comrades fought in a legitimate and rightful struggle in Rojava and the people of Rojava will never forget what they did there! We are strongly condemn this repression of the Spanish bourgeois state. Resistance and the fight for humanity, freedom and democracy is not terrorism!

Long live international solidarity!

Long live the international freedom battalion!

Long live the legitimate and rightful fight in Rojava!

Long live PML (RC)!

With revolutionary greetings,

MLKP

Turkey/Kurdistan

International Bureau

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Two arrests as members of the International Brigade have their homes raided in Madrid (Spain)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

URGENT: 2 SPANISH MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE ARRESTED

During this morning, the repressive forces of the Spanish State are carrying out the arrest of the comrades who have been fighting the fascist forces of DAESH (Islamic State) in Rojava. Due to the lack of further information, we ask you for support, solidarity and spreading the message.

The homes of the comrades were searched by investigators of the Provincial Brigade Intelligence Office of the Madrid police. These comrades are two militants of the Partido Marxista-Leninista (Reconstrucción Comunista) that are accused by the police of appearing in the video above. Police said that the two activists came into Syria via Turkey and Germany. They are accused of participating in an armed conflict outside Spain without the permission of the State, of collaborating with a terrorist organization (this is probably the PKK – Kurdish People’s Party being described here), use of military weapons and explosive devices, and of seriously undermining Spanish national interests. Reconstrucción Comunista is an organization composed of members of the Communist Youth who have broken with the Partido Comunista de España, PCE. Its founding members initially were active in this organisation before founding their own organization, close to the MLKP (Marksist-Leninist Komünist Partisi – Turkey) in 2009.

WE WANT THE SPANISH MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE WHO HAVE FOUGHT ISIS TO BE RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGES!

DEFENDING THE CIVIL POPULATION FROM ISIS TERRORIST ATTACKS CAN’T BE PERSECUTED!

FREEDOM FOR THE ANTIFASCIST COMBATANTS!

INTERNATIONALIST SOLIDARITY IS NOT A CRIME!

Info from Marxist-Leninist Party (Reconstrucción Comunista), 6th July 2015, via RHI-SRI – Secours Rouge.

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Update – International Brigade comrades Paco & Martos released on conditional bail

According to the Spanish mainstream press, National Court judge Eloy Velasco has released Paco and Martos, the two comrades from the International Brigade who fought for six months against Daesh / Islamic State in Rojava. The two comrades have been charged with membership of a ‘terrorist organization’ along with associated charges and have been released on conditional bail. The conditions of the comrade’s bail are weekly reporting to the police, surrendering of their passports and a ban on leaving the country.

Solidarity with Paco and Martos!
The Spanish state must drop the charges!
International Solidarity is not a crime!

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Mexico City: Police harassment of members of Anarchist Black Cross Mexico

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

In the last few years, we have seen how the escalation of repression has intensified around the libertarian and anarchist movement through the strategies used here in Mexico City: Setting very high bond amounts, and applying the same package of charges, always aggravated, without giving much importance to the specific situation, but rather to what the State dictates.

Persecution and finger-pointing in the media as a basic element of their set-up: Noting the names of groups of people or spaces (whether they exist or not), making up relationships that really don’t exist, comparing everyone and everything from a vertical point of view, trying fit us into a schematic of leadership. Of course, this demonstrates a deep ignorance and/or contempt for anarchist ideas, which have nothing to do with this kind of hierarchical logic.
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Prague: Comrade I. is arrested in new detention case (Czech Republic)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Yesterday, 29.6.2015, the district court of Prague 6 ruled to put Comrade I. in custody.

I. was accused in another case of repression of ‘ultra-left extremism’.
He was taken on Friday in and charged on Sunday.

According to the police, I. took part in the ‘attack’ on the house of the minister of defense of Czech republic with Molotov cocktails. (8.6.2015)

There are no photos nor videos of this ‘attack’. There was no actual fire, despite 4 bottles having been thrown.

No other evidence of the ‘attack’ has been made public, nobody claimed responsibility for it.

With the knowledge, that the alleged planning of an attack on a military train was staged by infiltrated police agents, this ‘attack’ looks suspicious.

The fact that I. is a Russian citizen, plays into the context of political discourse rather suspiciously well.

I. got the worst type of custody with very strict conditions.

More info in English soon.

http://antifenix.noblogs.org/

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Turkish Army massing on the border readying for invasion in support of beleaguered Daesh terrorists after their defeated Kobane incursion (Turkey, Kurdistan, Syria)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

As the Turkish Army is massing in the border area with Rojava/Syria, threatening to invade Syria to prevent the three cantons of Rojava from being united, Kurdish villagers in the border town of Roboski (Nothern Kurdistan/Turkey) clashed with the soldiers who have been sent to prepare for the invasion. The Turkish army has been firing at the people and their homes. The people made barricades in the streets and were met with armoured vehicles, live fire and tear gas.

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New investigation for ‘subversive association with terrorist intent’ and ‘attack with intent of terrorism’ (Italy)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

NEW INVESTIGATION FOR 270bis AND 280 IN TRENTINO – ITALY

On their way back from a beautiful antimilitarist demo against the airport of Decimomannu [Sardinia] on 14th June, four comrades were stopped and searched by police at the airport of Bergamo. One of the comrades was notified that he was under investigation for 270bis (subversive association with intents of terrorism) and 280 (attack with intents of terrorism) following two attacks carried out between December 2013 and January 2014: the one against the techno-industrial hub “Meccatronica” in Rovereto and the other against the Tribunal of surveillance in Trento.

It must be said that investigations for 270bis have been following one another since 2000 in Trentino like in other regions of Italy. In this case the “novelty” is that the cops wanted to take DNA samples from the comrade. As he refused, they told him that procedure for forced sample taking would be put in place. In accordance with cops and judges’ statements after the events of 1st May in Milan, namely that they wanted to create a DNA database with samples taken from the streets, sample taking, accomplished or attempted, has been a constant against any comrade being arrested, evicted or stopped. (more…)

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Nea Anchialos operation resulted in the death of Spyros Dravilas and the capture of Grigoris Tsironis and Spyros Christodoulou (Greece)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

From ContraInfo:

‘… as of now forever free’
Honour to Spyros Dravilas

Anarchists

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 on the run since 2006) and Spyros Christodoulou (an illegalist and unruly ex-prisoner).

The authorities released an autopsy report indicating that Dravilas fired a rifle inside his mouth. Obviously we cannot know what really happened, but so far it seems that his close ones and the two arrestees themselves have not refuted this version of the story.
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Comrade Gianluca Iacovacci from prison to house arrest (Italy)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Gianluca Iacovacci has been under house arrest since the 16th of June. The comrade was arrested following a string of actions of sabotage carried out in the Castelli Romani area, for which he had claimed responsibility.

The 6-year sentence of the first grade trial had been reduced to 3 years at the appeal trial, after charges of terrorism were dropped.

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Review of the June 20 “March Against Austerity” demo in London by Martin Lux (UK)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Martin gives his views on the predictable non-event of June 20th.

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Inhuman treatment against 150 Syrian Kurdish prisoners (Turkey, Syria, Kurdistan)

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

The Mediterranean Regional Agency of the Association of Human Rights (IHD) held a press conference with HDP (Unity Party of the Left, which is backed by several legal parties from the Turkish revolutionary movements, which has just obtain 13% of votes in the last Turkish elections).

This press conference concerned the prisoners of PYD (Democratic Union Party), its armed wing (YPG and YPJ) and other inhabitants of the canton of Kobanî. They are more than 150 in Turkish prisons, mostly imprisoned in Osmaniye T2 prison. In this prison, prisoners are 10-12 in cells designed to hold 3 people.

The prison guards systematically provoke the prisoners by calling them terrorists, beating, undressing them and searching them regularly and preventing them from wearing their cell shoes. The quality of food is terrible and access to journalists is prohibited. Most of the prisoners are detained for no other reason than having fought against the Islamic State. (more…)

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“Schedule 7″ – Important Advice for Anarchists Travelling To/From the UK

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

From Bristol Defendant Solidarity:

Police in the UK are allowed to question anyone entering/leaving the country about “terrorism” – without the right to silence. We have spoken to a number of anarchists who have been questioned under these powers, known as “Schedule 7″. Because of a lack of information on the law, most of those stopped have given more information than they had to. This includes people from outside of the UK who have not even heard of “Schedule 7″ before. For this reason, we strongly recommend any anarchists travelling to/from the UK read our briefing beforehand – http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/defendant-solidarity/resources-and-advice/schedule-7/.

If you have been questioned under “Schedule 7″, please contact the Network for Police Monitoring, so they can keep track of how the police are using this power. Website: http://netpol.org; Email: info (at) netpol.org

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Against repression – Information is a weapon : Solidarity with the counter-info site IAATA.info (France)

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Also read: Toulouse, France: Summary of the arrests, convictions and sentences from recent ZAD demos.

An individual has been prosecuted who is suspected to be responsible for the publication of an article on IAATA.info, a collaborative and antiauthoritarian website in Toulouse. Informing people about police repression is a right and a necessity : that is why you find here a solidarity statement that denounces the criminalization and intimidation of the free independent media.

On Thursday March 7th, the corporate media announced that an individual from Toulouse was prosecuted by the State for a “public provocation to commit a crime or a felony”. S/he is alleged to be an “admin” of IAATA.info, an antiauthoritarian website based in Toulouse. (more…)

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