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Call for initiative in solidarity with anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (Spain)

From informa-azione.info – Translated by act for freedom now

Comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva is being held in temporary solitary confinement in the prison of A Lama since 17th June because he refused to be transferred to a maximum security module with all the restrictions involved, and because he refused to share his cell with another prisoner, something that they’ll try to impose on him once again. We’re waiting for what is going to happen…

The case is already going through judicial procedures, but we think it is important to show that our comrade is not alone, by demanding (via fax, telephone, mail, according to the circumstances) the end of all harassment inflicted on Gabriel by the prison administration.

Therefore we propose the text of a letter to be sent to both the director general of the prison service and the institute of A Lama. The initiative can start today (as measures against Gabriel become effective). However we suggest taking collective action in the following dates, so as to make more pressure: Friday 27th June 27, Monday 30th June and Tuesday 1st July.

Secretario General de Instituciones Penitenciarias
Ángel Yuste Castillejo
Dirección postal
C/ Alcalá, 38-40 , 28014 , Madrid (Madrid), Spain

Teléfono (0034) 913354700
Fax (0034) 913354052

Centro Penitenciario A Lama (Pontevedra)
Monte Racelo s/n
36830 A Lama (Pontevedra) Spain

Teléfono (0034) 986 75 80 00
Fax (0034) 986 75 80 11

You can also write to Gabriel:

Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
C.P A Lama
Monte Racelo s/n
36830 A Lama (Pontevedra)
Spain

Fax sample (below is the Spanish version)

In August 2013 Gabriel Pombo Da Silva was transferred to the prison of A Lama in Galicia, where he’s completing his sentence. Even before he got there, the Subdirector de Seguridad had decided to subject Gabriel to the FIES regime, in spite of a decision previously made by the Justicia y de Instituciones Penitenciarias (a month earlier, when Gabriel was in Villena prison) to revoke the FIES regime for lack of cause.

Since then, he’s been inflicted a range of restrictive measures in a totally arbitrary way, for example the sudden prohibition to attend education courses, even if he had been doing it for a long time; the fact he’s not being delivered most of his mail without being told what items have been censored and why; and the fact that his written notes are frequently confiscated while he’s not in the cell.

This adds to continuous transfers from a module to another without reasons: on the one hand they insist on the issue of ‘security reasons’ and use the pretext of ‘social dangerousness’ to justify the enforcement of the FIES regime and the total control on communications; on the other hand they force him to share the cell with another prisoner in a maximum security unit…

For the only reason that he opposed the latest imposition, Gabriel Pombo da Silva was directly sent to temporary solitary confinement on 17th June 2014, where he’s still waiting to learn what it’s going to happen. All these measures are to be interpreted as constant and intolerable persecution against him.

This situation must be tackled with the elimination of all forms of harassment, including that of having to share the cell after all the years of solitary confinement imposed on him in Spanish prisons.

We demand the FIES regime to be revoked, as well as the European warrant of arrest (OEDE) against him issued by the Italian authorities, a warrant which is being used to justify continuous changes of regime and which was revoked by Italian judges back on 18th April 2014.

In Spanish:

En agosto del 2013 Gabriel Pombo Da Silva fue trasladado al Centro Penitenciario de A Lama en Galicia dónde está cumpliendo condena en este momento. Desde el principio (incluso antes de haber llegado físicamente) el Subdirector de Seguridad de dicha cárcel le puso en régimen Fies a pesar de la decisión anterior de la Justicia y de Instituciones Penitenciarias (unos meses antes, cuando él se encontraba en el CP de Villena), de sacarle de este régimen por falta de motivos.

Desde entonces se le ha aplicado de forma totalmente arbitraria varias medidas de seguridad, como echarle de repente de la escuela, cuando ya hacia tiempo que acudía a clase, no entregarle gran parte de la corespondencia sin ni siquiera notificarle lo que ha sido retenido ni porqué, así como secuestrarle en su ausencia material escrito de la celda. A esto se añadieron varios cambios de módulo sin ningún fundamento ni lógica: por ejemplo, mientras insisten con razones de seguridad, le sacan de un módulo conflictivo y al mismo tiempo que se está usando el argumento de “peligrosidad” para intentar justificar la aplicación del régimen Fies y la intervención de todas las comunicaciones se le pretende imponer compartir celda con otro preso en un módulo de máximo respeto …

Por el mero hecho de haber rechazado esta última imposición Gabriel Pombo Da Silva ha sido puesto directamente en aislamiento provisional desde el 17 de junio del 2014, dónde todavía se encuentra a la espera de saber lo que le está esperando. Todas estas medidas sólo se pueden interpretar como un constante e intolerable acoso en su contra. Esta situación tiene que ser solucionada con el cese de todo tipo de hostigamiento y del chantaje de compartir celda después de que le hayan impuesto años de aislamiento a lo largo de su estancia en las cárceles españolas. También reclamamos y exigimos que sea levantado el régimen Fies, más cuando la OEDE (euro-orden) emitida en su contra por las autoridades italianas y utilizada para argumentar el repentino cambio de régimen fue cancelada por la justicia italiana ya el 18 de abril.

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This entry was posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.