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Posts Tagged ‘Repression’

Silhan Ozcelik convicted of trying to join the PKK (UK)

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Silhan Özçelik, an 18 year-old Kurdish woman from London, has been convicted of trying to go abroad join the PKK. Silhan has been held on remand in Holloway prison since January charged with ‘engaging in conduct in preparation to for giving an effect to an intention to commit acts of terrorism’ under section 5 (10)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006. It’s apparently the first time a British person has been convicted for trying to join the PKK.

Silhan was sentenced to 21 months in prison. If her prison details come through, we’ll post them here.

via rabbleLDN.

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Cross-border raids for Milan NoExpo Mayday riots (Italy, Greece)

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Via Insurrection News.

12.11.15: Police in Italy and Greece launched a repressive operation at dawn this morning against activists who participated in the #NoExpo May Day 2015 mobilizations in Milan.

10 comrades have been detained – 5 in Italy (all in Milan) and 5 in Greece on charges of ‘destruction and looting’, aggravated resisting of the police and misrepresentation.

5 other comrades who are still at large are under investigation for the same charges – 3 in Milan, one in Como and one in Greece.

The detained comrades all had DNA samples taken from them.

More news as it comes.

UPDATE: One woman activist who was arrested in Milan has been released pending further investigation.

(via Radio Onda D’urto)

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¡La venganza no solo es necesaria, es urgente! (Argentina)

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Sobre la situación represiva en la región controlada por el estado Argentino.

El Estado policial, de vigilancia, castigo, sometimiento y muerte no se detendrá sea que vivamos en dictadura o democracia. Prueba de ello son los más de 4.600 casos de personas torturadas, desaparecidas y asesinadas desde el año 1983 (fin de la dictadura en esta región) a manos de carceleros, policías y diversas fuerzas armadas.

Hoy, mientras continua el circo electoral para ver que amo dominara a los esclavos voluntarios los próximos años, los candidatos presidenciales Daniel Scioli y Mauricio Macri amenazan con más mano dura y encarcelamiento para los marginales, los que se rebelen o los que ataquen la propiedad de los ricos, con continuar inundando de cámaras de vigilancia cada esquina y perfeccionando los sistemas de identificación biométrica, usando el presupuesto acumulado tras años de saqueo para la inversión en tecnología militar de ultima generación, amenazan los miserables con sacar a la calle al mismísimo ejercito, prometen tolerancia cero… prometen y cumplen. (more…)

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Urgent solidarity call for Robert Seth Hayes – Defend our long-term prisoners (USA)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

As many of you know, Seth has had a chronic cough since May of this year for which he did not receive any diagnosis or treatment for many months.

When Seth finally saw the pulmonologist at Coxsackie on Monday, November 2, the doctor wanted to know why the medical personnel at Sullivan had waited so long to bring Seth for a pulmonary exam. The pulmonologist intends to schedule for Seth a CT scan, a CT scan of his heart, and bloodwork. The pulmonologist thought there might be some infection, but needs more info.

In addition, the facility doctor (Dr. Sidorowicz) told Seth to come to the clinic to use the nebulizer whenever he feels short of breath. Seth has been using an inhaler twice a day (Seth does not get to carry his inhaler, and so needs to go to medical when he gets short of breath) and also the nebulizer twice a day for a while now, although he does not yet have a diagnosis of the cause of this chronic cough. (more…)

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Operation Ice: New repressive strike in Madrid (Spain)

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

If last week we awoke to 9 comrades arrested in Barcelona and Manresa, of which one has to stay in prison [Enrique Costoya Allegue] and the rest have been released pending trial in an extension of Operation Pandora, and the extension of preventive prison to Mónica and Francisco, yesterday, November 4, we awoke to a new beat. In this case, Operation Ice in which they have been arrested 5 companions of the collective Straight Edge Madrid. Again the state hits.

The allegations, belonging to a criminal organization with terrorist aims, damages and apology of terrorism.

The henchmen of the Information Brigade of the National Police say they have found material for making explosives, gunpowder and bomb-making manuals.

It alleges them responsible for the attack with incendiary devices against four bank branches in Madrid as well as other actions in Barcelona. In addition, as has become customary, they are accused of relations with GAC (Grupos Anarquistas Coordinados) – coordinated anarchist groups.

In this case, they have seized documents and propaganda concerning Anarchist groups, for them a confirmation of their coordinated relationship with them, referring specifically to the comrades arrested last March 30 in Operation Piñata.

So it goes in the Spanish state, operation after operation still beating us.
But whatever they do they will not get us to stop fighting.

Freedom for anarchist prisoners!
Solidarity with the repressed!
Innocent or guilty, just anarchists!

Death to the state and long live anarchy!!!!!

via ContraMadriz.

Write to Enrique:

Enrique Costoya Allegue
CP Madrid V Soto del Real
Ctra M-609, km3,5 Módulo 15
28791 Soto del Real (Madrid)

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Solidarity posters for the arrested anarchist comrades (Spain, Catalunya)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Some anarchist individuals take the initiative to get these posters out in solidarity with our arrested comrades in the latest blow, Pandora II, and Monica and Francis, whom the Spanish government has extended the detention for another two years. The idea was to get them out in different languages so that solidarity will spread across borders. The posters are ready to download and print. Let’s cover your walls with our solidarity!

If they search for us door to door, we will resist them shoulder to shoulder!

Neither innocent nor guilty, just anarchists!


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Statement from the 9 anarchist comrades released from detention (Spain, Catalunya)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

via Publicacion Refractario & Insurrection News:

On Wednesday October 28 nine of us were arrested in connection with a new anti-terrorist operation orchestrated by the Catalan Regional Police in collusion with court number 3 of the Spanish National Court. After the ransacking and looting of our homes and the Libertarian Ateneo de Sants (an anarchist social center in Sants) we were taken to different police stations on the outskirts of Barcelona. The next day we were delivered to the Civil Guard and transferred to Madrid. On Friday at noon we were brought before Judge Juan Pablo Gonzalez. The judge ordered two of us to be released with charges, 6 of us to be bailed upon payment of a bail surety and unconditional imprisonment for our comrade who is currently locked up in Soto del Real prison.

We the detainees who at present are back on the street wish to make a series of reflections and political positions:

The generic accusation against all 9 of us is “belonging to a criminal organization with terrorist aims.” Specifically we are charged with being part of ‘GAC-FAI-IRF,’ which as we all know is a concept that has been constructed by the police. A set of acronyms which they have quite calculatedly mixed together – the coordination of anarchist collectives (GAC) along with the ‘signature’ used internationally by some groups to claim acts of sabotage (FAI-IRF).

The construction of this organizational framework gives the police all of the repressive
resources that the anti-terrorism laws provide: closed courts, greater legal uncertainty, much tougher sentences for comrades convicted of carrying out certain actions, isolation, special prison regimes, the criminalization of personal friendships / partners and relatives, amplified media coverage and social stigmatization etc. It is enough to say that during the whole process of our detention – from the moment we saw our homes being invaded and looted right up until we were brought before the judge – we did not even know what we were being accused of. (more…)

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Bad news about Mónica and Francisco (Spain)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Mónica and Francisco pretrial detention extended.

On Tuesday 27 the judicial review was held where it was decided to extend the
remand of Monica and Francisco or release them pending trial. The review has
left the resolution, and so has extended it.

Although the Spanish legislation provides for two years as the maximum
time a person can remain in pretrial detention, the State has the
possibility to lengthen (arguing some sort of exception in the case) for
two years, and has done.

Two years ago, on 13 November 2013 they were arrested along with three
others, to which the case has been filed against them. Monica and Francisco are
awaiting trial on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and
conspiracy to cause havoc.

The same day of the leave of this resolution, 9 people were detained in a new blow to
anarchism in Barcelona and Manresa, ten searches in houses and premises.

And in this we just have to roll with the punches and keep going,
showing them they are not alone and that our solidarity will not get slow.


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Comrades arrested accused of terrorism (Catalunya)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Update: 8 released on bail.

10 comrades arrested in Barcelona and Manreza (Cataluña, Spain) accused of membership of GAC (anarchist coordinated groups). At the moment the information comes from state media.

[Urgente] Compañeros detenidos en Barcelona y Manresa con acusaciones de terrorismo.

Desde las seis de la mañana los Gossos* d’Esquadra (policía autonómica
catalana), bajo órdenes de la Audiencia Nacional, registran locales y
viviendas de compañeros/as anarquistas en Barcelona (barrios de Gracia,
Sant Andreu y Sants) y en Manresa. Según los medios de intoxicación de
masas, los arrestos son la continuación de la “operación pandora” contra
lo que la policía y los jueces creen que son los GAC (Grupos anarquistas
Coordinados), a quienes acusan de ser los responsables de los ataques
reivindicados por grupos anarquistas durante los años 2012 y 2013
(habría que recordar que según la Fiscalía General del Estado desde el
año pasado el anarcoterrorismo ya no tiene capacidad para atentar).
Según la prensa del patrón, hay ya 9 o 10 detenidos/as, y otros tantos
registros, entre ellos, el del Ateneo Libertario de Sants.
Seguiremos informando.

¡El Estado es el único terrorista!
¡Libertad anarquistas detenidos!

* Juego de palabras: Gosso en catalán es perro. El cuerpo policial se
llama Mossos d’Esquadra.

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Istanbul: Anarchist space “infiAl” raided by anti-terror police after report by Islamic-fascist newspaper (Turkey)

Monday, October 19th, 2015

There´s an anarchist place (infoshop,library,event space etc..) in Istanbul called “infiAl”. Islamist fascist Vahdet newspaper mobilized the police by publishing a report with the title “Anarchist are preparing themselves for civil war” and police raided infiAl. When they came the first time (with guns, armored police cars etc) people in the place managed to keep them away but in the following days they came more prepared with a search warrant. They also arrested the lawyer who had the right to be there. 3 comrades (including the lawyer) were taken to the anti-terror department of the police station. They are charging the anarchists to be a member of an armed terrorist group’ with the charge of insults and threats against President Erdogan and other parliamentarians as well.

The law says that the statements can be taken from the lawyer only by the Prosecutor. The other 2 comrades used the right to remain silent, that’s why also their statement must be taken by the prosecutor, which should be tomorrow. But they got released around 3am in the morning without the statements. On future dates they will be called to give their statements.

This is the information so far. For more information you can read the article:

Fascist newspaper wrote, police raided and arrested anarchists

We are familiar with Turkish state repression on every opposition. Once again they proved that they can do whatever they want, creating evidence, charges, arresting lawyers etc..

We will also continue updating about the forthcoming situations.

ABC Istanbul

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Another comrade arrested and detained in Hambach Forest Struggle (Germany)

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

After our comrade Jus got out of prison, and is freely walking amongst us again,
another comrade got kidnapped by the police.

The 7th of October the person blockaded one of the conveyor belts in the Hambach
mine. When this belt stops, some diggers stand still and the trains can not be
filled with coal. This mine is second biggest open cast mine of Europe, This area
is the biggest Co2 emitter of Europe.

It is reported that he got beaten by security as well as police, with a broken
wrist, bruises and a red eye as a result. Allegedly photos where taken of the
person at 5 different actions in which the detainee allegedly was involved. They
are accusing him of assault because he allegedly bit a security guard, also
trespassing, ‘disturbing of public enterprises’ resisting and insulting police
officers, are on the list of charges. (more…)

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Eco-anarchist comrades Billy, Costa and Silvia sent to trial again (Italy)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Via ContraInfo:

On July 17th 2015, the preliminary hearing against Silvia Guerini, Costantino ‘Costa’ Ragusa and Luca ‘Billy’ Bernasconi took place in Turin, Italy. The three have been previously arrested and jailed for several years in Switzerland, accused of having organised an act of sabotage against a nanotechnology research centre of IBM, under construction at the time. On April 15th 2010, they were stopped and arrested by Swiss police who searched their car and found explosives, as well as leaflets claiming the imminent action under the name ‘Earth Liberation Front Switzerland’.

They have now been indicted according to the article 110 of the Italian penal code, which is used to punish offenses of criminal association. Particularly they’re accused of having conspired together to plan the action in Italy, of having illegally obtained the materials needed to assemble and prepare explosive devices, and of having smuggled such devices between the Italian and Swiss border. All charges include the aggravating circumstance of the ‘purpose of terrorism’, historically used in political trials in Italy to obtain long pretrial detention, and longer prison sentence if found guilty.

The judge at the preliminary hearing accepted the thesis proposed by the deputy prosecutor Enrico Arnaldi Di Balme and found irrelevant that Billy, Costa and Silvia have already been tried and convicted in the Swiss Confederation.

The trial will commence on January 13th 2016 in Turin. Let’s use it as an occasion to relaunch the struggle against environmental destruction.

In view of the trial, the three comrades are facing a hard time and need to cover several legal expenses, so they’ve shared a call for support. Any help is much appreciated.
Donations can be made to: conto corrente postale intestato a (postal current account payable to) Marta Cattaneo, IBAN: IT11A0760111100001022596116, BIC: BPPIITRRXXX.
Please specify donation reason: solidarietà a Silvia Billy Costa (solidarity with Silvia Billy Costa).

More info on the case and updates (in Italian):

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Ni Izquierda, Ni Derecha – Ni Fascismo, Ni Democracia ($hile)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

English version via insurrection news.


Presencia anárquica en manifestaciones a 42 años desde el inicio de la
Dictadura en Chile.

En solidaridad con los dos detenidos por porte de elementos

1. Un poco sobre el contexto actual en Chile.

Este año 2015 ha estado marcado, entre otras cosas, por lo siguiente:

-el descubrimiento de casos de “corrupción” por financiamientos ilegales
de campañas electorales entre empresarios y políticos de todos los
sectores. Esto ha confirmado para algunxs lo ya sabido sobre la
complicidad entre el poder político y el poder económico, aumentando el
descrédito de la elite política pero en ningún caso estos escándalos han
sido detonantes de un descontento social generalizado.

- movilizaciones de sectores de derecha, similares a las ocurridas en el
periodo previo a la dictadura en Chile: visibilización del grupo neo
nazi Partidarios de Chile (PADECHI), cacerolazos “contra la
delincuencia” en barrios acomodados y manifestación de latifundistas,
propietarios de camiones y algunos de sus trabajadores contra lo que
llaman el “terrorismo mapuche”, esta última bajo el formato de caravana
desde el sur hasta el centro del país, que fue recibida en Santiago con
aplausos desde algunxs ciudadanxs y con rechazo violento desde diversos
sectores (mapuches, izquierdistas de diverso origen, antifascistas,
etc.) (more…)

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Urgent update regarding anarchist comrade Eric King’s mail being rejected! (USA)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The CCA Leavenworth mailroom has been blocking some of Eric’s incoming
mail, censoring publications for ridiculous reasons (or for no stated
reason at all), and even blocking some of his outgoing mail.

Recently, a book about the Black Panthers was rejected because the prison
evidently considers them a “hate group.” Around that same time, right­wing
Christian literature with homophobic rhetoric made it through to another
prisoner. Eric is clearly being targeted for his political beliefs and

If you have been writing to Eric and have not heard back from him, it is
very possible that he has not received your letters or you have not
received his. (more…)

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Solidarity with Dariusz ‘Jus’ Brzeski – Hambach Forest Struggle (Germany)

Monday, September 7th, 2015

6 weeks ago our comrade Jus got taken from us at the eviction of Remi’s Tower, a huge barricade built in honour of Remi Fraisse, who got killed by the freakin cops.

The first 3 weeks Jus was on hunger strike and as a reaction to that the cops told him he did not have a lawyer registered (which he had) and put him in a isolation cell, where it is hard to sleep because they check every 15 minutes if you are not dead yet by turning the lights on and off. All the letters he receives now get checked and it takes about 2 to 4 weeks for them to get to him. He is in prison for 6 weeks and only had two visits. It is extremely difficult to arrange visits, because there has to be an interpreter at all times, and they want audio-visual surveillance. Also his phone privileges are restricted to only his lawyer (even though everyone else can call whoever the fuck they want) and even about that they are being assholes. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur: Police raid anarchist space Rumah Api (Malaysia)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

On 28th August (Friday), over a dozen police with automatic weapons and K-9 unit attacked Rumah Api (social center/house project in Kuala Lumpur) during a concert on that night. The police raided the house project and raid everybody during the concert and also trashed the living space of people who live there without any warrant or solid reason for the raid.

We all believe the raid were conducted due to the connection of Bersih 4 Rally which happen on the next days (29 and 30th) which is totally insane since the organizer of the concert, participants, and Rumah Api have little interest to join or even support the rally, due to our political stance on the issue of election and voting system.

The state use Rumah Api as the scapegoat of recent event of attack on banks and multinational corporations in KL for the past 2 years. So far, they found nothing to link us with that events. The police seize all the musical equipment at the concert hall, seize 2 computers of people who live there, one smart phone, artwork, and books belonging to people who live there. The police said they search the building for any weapons or explosives that can link us to terrorism. (more…)

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State and Media Intoxication in the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (Spain)

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The Spanish Interior Minister of State fears an anarchist attack against prison officials this week.

From contramadriz via freeonline; in the context of the official report, the anarchist comrades F.Solar and M.Caballero were also referenced.

Spain: A digital media site of disinformation has “uncovered” a Prisons Circular recently distributed to its workers demanding extreme measures to protect themselves against possible suspicious packages received between 23 and August 30th. The reason for this is the “discovery” by the Information Service of the paramilitary Civil Guard of the international call for solidarity with anarchist prisoners from 23 to 30 August.

According to these coppers, the poster ismuch more aggressive than the last year’s In fact, you can read the legend “fire to the prisons and jailers”, which leads them to conclude that the “main objective of the anarchist movement” at the moment are Prison Officers “or any persons related to the facilities of the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions”. All because someone added “and the Jailors” to the traditional “Fire to The Prisons” slogan. (more…)

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Chaos Communication Camp: 3 activists talk about being targeted by undercover cop Mark Kennedy and more (Germany)

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Video featuring 3 activists, talk filmed at Chaos Communication Camp, Germany. Also read article on undercoverinfo.

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Acerca del Companero Gabriel Pombo da Silva y las Macrocarceles (Espanya)

Friday, August 21st, 2015

English version

Hace un año que el compañero Gabriel Pombo Da Silva fue trasladado al centro penitenciario de Topas (Salamanca). Ahí continúa resistiendo a la dura experiencia de la privación de libertad (después de haber pasado ya más de 30 años trás las rejas), así como a los distintos dispositivos que la administración penitenciaria no para de perfeccionar como mejor conviene a sus intereses y los de sus patrocinadores.

La prisión de Topas fue creada en el marco del programa de construcción de 20 macrocárceles promulgadas al inicio de los años 90 por el gobierno del PSOE de Felipe González. En la misma época, el siniestro y socialista director de Instituciones Penitenciarias, Antoni Asunción, introdujo la directiva interna que administraba los regímenes FIES.

La prisión de Topas tiene pues, las características de estas nuevas fábricas de encarcelamiento en masa – en España el número de personas presas se ha doblado en 20 años, pasando a grosso modo de 35.000 en 1991 a 70.000 en 2011. (more…)

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Turkish State attacks Kurdish liberation movement in acts of political genocide (Turkey, Kurdistan)

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Political genocide operations conducted by security forces across Turkey and North Kurdistan in order to eliminate the Kurdish struggle are continuing increasingly as part of the war policies recently put into practice by the AKP government.

Dozens of people are being detained and arrested in many cities and towns across North Kurdistan and Turkey on a daily basis.


A large number of people in Seyhan district of Adana took to the streets last night in protest at the brutal state violence and killings in Kurdistan cities. Police attacked the youths who started a march in Gülbahçe neighbourhood in protest at the massacres in Kurdistan. (more…)

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