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Anarchist Prisoner Amadeu Casellas Receives Provisional Freedom (Spain)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Statement by Amadeu Casellas, after his release

Salud compañerxs,

Yesterday, May 14, I received provisional freedom, awaiting an acquittal or conviction. As you already know, justice in this state is not impartial, depending on whether the prosecutor has been military, fascist or ecclesiastical, that is already a problem for the working class. The same is the case with presidents, magistrates or judges, who depending on their ideology, can also be condemnatory or acquittal. I no longer want to talk about the state hitmen, also called Mossos d’Esquadra [police force in Catalonia], who are manipulative, corrupt and pathetic.

In any case, as you can imagine, I am very happy with my freedom, after the two years I have been unjustly locked up in prison.

But this is not over yet, because I have to go and collect the conviction or acquittal, and as you can imagine, if it is condemnatory I will have to appeal it. Among other things, because the state’s hired killers, the Mossos d’Esquadra, manipulated evidence, which was demonstrated in the trial that took place on the 5th and 6th, as well as other evidence that was manipulated by themselves.

I want to thank all the Grup de Suport for all the help they have given me during these two years, which has been a lot, and I hope that the next few days we can all stay together and celebrate my freedom.

And to be able to start, for those who want to participate in new struggles against the many abuses that are inside the prisons, the fact that I have come out does not mean that this has ended.

The struggle continues, because there are many Amadeus in prisons and many fascists that watch over them, torture and humiliate them. For those who want to continue organizing the struggles of the prisons in the Catalan and Spanish death centers, we will be in contact.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Salud and Anarchy

Amadeu Casellas

Source, via AMW.

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Interview with Anarchist Prisoner Amadeu Casellas in Catalonia

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

via AMW:

Since June 2018, the anarchist prisoner Amadeu Casellas is back in prison, accused of stealing 300,000 euros in Sabadell, Catalonia. As told by Amadeu, at the time of arrest, he was working at his home; they found absolutely nothing and also the victim did not recognize him at first, the judge took no consideration of these details when decreeing detention. He is currently imprisoned in Brians I prison in Catalonia. The following interview comes from the revolutionary website La Haine.

I first send my solidarity and that of La Haine to you in this new prison in which you’ve been suffering for months. How do you feel?

Very good.

How was your arrest and this new accusation?

At about 5 am they blew open the door where I lived. I was sleeping. I heard the noise and at first thought it was a neighbor, did not even think it was for me. Hooded police entered, threw themselves on me. I was hurt in the fifth and sixth vertebrae and I had to be taken to Granollers hospital. I had to wear a collar for about 20 days and was prescribed an anti-inflammatory.

I was accused of armed robbery. Some 20 policemen checked, and found nothing. (more…)

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Letter from Amadeu Casellas, imprisoned anarchist comrade (Catalonia)

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Well, as you know, I continue to be in the prison of Brians I, and I should not be surprised that the fascist torturers continue, those who like to insult, humiliate, harass and beat the prisoners, but in Module I of this prison, what is happening is beyond the unthinkable.

In this module we have a jailer named Pablo and as usual, the prisoners know him as Don Pablo. This individual has several complaints of mistreatment of prisoners, so it is strange that he continues to work in a prison and dealing with people, when he is at least a psychopath.

This jailer works normally on Monday, Tuesday double shift and Wednesday until noon. This past Monday, the 11th, he apparently had one of those psychotic outbreaks because already in the morning he began first with the barber of the module, in front of other prisoners, asking him “Are you dumb or what, what do you think, what is it? Do you want me to break your face?”

Then, near noon, to another prisoner, in this case a fate of the dining room, he said words shouting like the others: “You are shit, you are not worth anything, you are a cockroach, you are nothing and cease to exist”. In the afternoon, and continuing with his vocabulary, there was a prisoner destined for the workshop that was talking on the phone with his family. This prisoner was calling out of the usual schedule because when he comes up from the workshops, at noon later than one o’clock and in the afternoon after seven o’clock, this schedule is agreed after hours with the director of this jail and with the captain of the Module, and I agreed with it myself because those at the workshops could not call during normal business hours. (more…)

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Letter for anarchist Tamara Hernández from Greek anarchist prisoners (Greece, Catalunya)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

‘’Sincerely, can you hear the voices behind bars?

Can you spot the glances filled with hate, to feel the hearts fighting to remain free within bodies buried in the cement-made cages that you’ve built?

Even in the smallest and darkest cell, our thoughts pass through the walls, rise above every barbed wire and every vigilant warden’s eye and travel kilometres away to meet free spirits and consciences having the same desire: The desire for the absolute destruction of every prison.’’

Imprisoned in every corner of the world, we experience the oppression, the paranoia and the vindictiveness of the penitentiary system, in every moment of a life that is captured in the routine of an imprisoned daily life.

Such a struggle gave in Spain in autumn 2009 the anarchist bank robber Amadeus Casellas, who despite the fact that had served his sentence of 20 years imposed by his pursuers, he was still incarcerated. During the hunger strike in which went regarding this subject, a bomb parcel arrived on October the 7th in 2009 to the director of correctional prisons of Catalonia, Albert Battle who was in charge of his case.

On the 15th of December 2009, anarchist Tamara Hernández Zela Heraz was arrested as the sender of this parcel on charges of attempted murder. Comrade Tamara remained for some time in prison where she participated in the struggles of the prisoners’ movement and finally she is provisionally released. On the 14/09/2011 she will be tried about the bomb parcel case for which the competent Public Prosecutor has proposed a penalty of 16 years.

For us the struggle against the prison is neither innocent nor guilty, but an integral part of anarchist action. It doesn’t matter if the comrade did it or not, as the whole attitude and life perception she has is standing aggressively in front of sovereignty.

From the Greek prisons so we send our revolutionary greetings and a signal of solidarity to comrade Tamara.

No comrade wherever they are, they are not alone

For Anarchy and Revolution

Long live the Informal Anarchist Federation

Long live the International Revolutionary Front

The Anarchists POWs:

Giannis Skouloudis

Socratis Tzifkas

Dimitris Dimitsiadis

Babis Stulianidis

Theofilos Mauropoulos

The imprisoned members of CCF:

Panagiotis Argurou

Gerasimos Tsakalos

Michalis Nikolopoulos

Olga Economidou

Giorgos Nikolopoulos

Giorgos Poludoros

Haris Hatzimichelakis

Damiano Bolano

Christos Tsakalos

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Amadeu Casellas is Free! (Catalunya)

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Amadeu Casellas has been released today 10th March around noon, after 24 years of imprisonment. Once examined all the charges, the prison director concluded that Amadeu has spent 8 more years in prison than he should have had. Amadeu was first arrested in 1979, for robbing banks to fund raise social and workers’ struggles. During his imprisonment he’s always kept a strong spirit and has fought hard for freedom, justice and prisoners’
rights; only in the past 2 years he’s done 3 hunger strikes. …

Until all are free!

Bristol ABC

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Current information about Amadeu Casellas (Catalunya)

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

In a letter from Amadeu dated February 5, 2010, he tells us that, together with the Girona prison warden and a legal expert, they have figured out the number of days of preventative detention that should be subtracted from the 37-year sentence Amadeu is serving for several bank robberies during the 1980s. Amadeu’s sentence was set for 2016 after an earlier reduction due to credit earned for work. (more…)

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Amadeu Casellas announces new hunger strike (Catalunya)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Communiqué:

Ever since the socialists of the PSC took charge of Catalan prisons, deaths have multiplied, especially during the last three years under Montserrat Tura’s leadership. In Brians 2 prison alone, which opened two years ago, there have been more than 30 deaths. If we take into account that there are 11 prisons in Catalunya, without counting the deaths that occurred in Terrassa Prison Hospital due to incurable disease, how many deaths have there been? Where is the dignity for these sick prisoners who die alone in a prison hospital? Where are the humanitarian motives? (more…)

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Tamara, anarchist comrade arrested (Spain & Catalonia)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Today, Thursday 17 of December, Tamara, an anarchist comrade from Madrid, has been imprisoned in the woman’s prison of Wad-Ras (Barcelona). She is accused of having sent an explosive package to Albert Batlle, secretary of penitentiary services of the Catalan regional government. (more…)

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Amadeu Casellas stops hunger strike after 100 days (Catalunya)

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Amadeu Casellas has confirmed that last Wednesday the 21st of October he abondoned his hunger strike which had lasted 100 days. He began the action on the 15th of July this year. The same Wednesday after two major complications he was practically in a coma.
He decided to stop the hunger strike and signed the authorization of the judge for the authorities to attend to him and allow him recover.

In these moments he is undergoing tests to determine the general state of his major organs after the hunger strike. His sugar levels do seem to have normalised. So far he has been able to take liquid soups and today a yogurt.

A AMADEU CASI LE CUESTA LA VIDA SU DURA PROTESTA Y SUS SECUELAS SON IRREVERSIBLES, INTENSIFIQUEMOS LA CAMPAÑA POR SU LIBERTAD

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