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Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Strike’

Evi Statiri to commence hunger strike on September 14th, 2015 (Greece)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Evi Statiri, held hostage by the Greek state at Korydallos Prison for no other reason than being the life companion of imprisoned Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) member Gerasimos Tsakalos, has announced that she will commence a hunger strike on September 14th.

The announcement came not long after Evi’s latest appeal to be released was rejected by the judicial council.

Here are some roughly translated excerpts from a text by Evi announcing her hunger strike that was posted on Athens Indymedia website…

“The latest refusal from the judicial council in consideration of my release has only confirmed what I already knew from the first day that I found myself in the cells of counter-terrorism. My imprisonment is not just a personal matter. My imprisonment is the reflection of an overall repressive strategy aiming to dominate via fear and to satisfy the vengeful fury of law enforcement against political prisoners and all those whose values are not consistent with the culture of power.”

“I still find myself in prison for the unique ‘incriminating’ element that I am the wife of political prisoner and member of the CCF, Gerasimos Tsakalos. I am still in prison because I refused to sign their ‘certificate of social conscience’ and refuse to disown my partner and our relationship.”

“Anybody standing beside political prisoners may find themselves in the adjacent cell… Anybody who refuses to bow their head, silence their voice or lower their gaze towards the idols of power can be dragged in handcuffs and detained by the courts and their investigation offices. But the solidarity actions carried out last week showed that fear can rule, but it cannot reign in the hearts and minds of free men and women. I send a big thank you to all those who by their actions expose the dictatorship of lies and hypocrisy of justice that keeps me locked in it’s cells. Now a new battle begins… The dismissive ultimatum of the judges leaves me only one answer – the last resort of the captive human – a hunger strike for my release.”

“Monday September 14 I begin a HUNGER STRIKE against fear and injustice.”

SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH TO COMRADE EVI STATIRI!

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Élargissons la solidarité révolutionnaire depuis la Turquie, du Kurdistan jusqu'à Palestine

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Notre appel en hommage au camarade Cemil.
Élargissons la solidarité révolutionnaire depuis la Turquie, du Kurdistan jusqu’à Palestine !
Les captifs patriotes, révolutionnaires ne sont pas seuls !

L’État fasciste turc et l’État raciste sioniste d’Israël se rivalisent à torturer et à sauvagement attaquer les captifs progressistes, patriotes et révolutionnaires.

Mohammed Alan, captif palestinien en grève de la faim depuis plus de deux mois, est dans un état critique, branché par les fascistes sionistes qui tentent de le nourrir contre son gré. Face à de lourdes conditions d’isolation, des attaques visant les familles des captifs, des fouilles corporelles dégradantes, de lourdes tortures appliquées mêmes en cas de transferts vers les hôpitaux, de centaines de captifs palestiniens, membres de différentes organisations parmi lesquelles AL FATAH et le FPLP, poursuivent la grève de la faim. (more…)

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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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Communique about the end of the hunger strike from Nataly, Juan & Guillermo ($hile)

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

To our brothers, comrades, relatives, loved ones and people in solidarity with us, to the public.

In 54/53 (Nataly / Juan, Guillermo) days from the beginning of our hunger strike, on Friday, June 5, we end our mobilization, which was a response to the repressive maneuvers power unleashed this time against us, against our emotional and solidarity environment. We decided to stand on our feet and to publicize our situation, without letting the designs of power to realized, which through legal/police/media/ suppressive tricks seeks to perpetuate isolation, silence and absolute submission. We decided to mobilize through a joint decision, a horizontal agreement, far from levels and hierarchies, which the lovers of power and the law seek to replicate in each and every group of people. It is the most dignified way of being in this world of bowed heads and prizes for any kind of boss.
(more…)

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Anarchist prisoners Nataly, Juan and Guillermo end their hunger strike (Chile)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

According to a statement posted by the comrades from the website Coordinadora Anticarcelaria La Fuga, Nataly, Juan and Guillermo decided to end their hunger strike 53 days since it began – this would have occurred on Friday June 7th.

Recall that the comrades have already won two of their major demands from the authorities – the removal of Nataly from solitary confinement and the release from prison of their comrade Enrique Guzmán*.

In the coming days the three comrades will release a communique regarding their situation and explaining their reasons for ending the hunger strike.

Solidarity with Nataly, Juan, Guillermo and Enrique!

* During the morning of June 10th, the competent court of San Miguel ruled in favor of prosecutor Orellana, who revoked the total house arrest for Enrique and demanded he be once again sent to pretrial detention.

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Report about the hungerstrike of Sadi Özpolat and Gülaferit Unsal (Germany)

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Here in Germany two communist prisoners from Turkey, who had been sentenced according to the “antiterror-paragraph §129b”, achieved victories by means of long hungerstrikes: Sadi Özpolat starved 43 days and Gülaferit Ünsal 54 days. They fought against censorship, prison clothing and intimidation. They didn’t fight in the prison alone. Together with Gülaferit 6 other prisoners starved as well in solidarity.

Taken from one of our speeches (“Network of all political prisoners”, Hamburg) in front of the Berlin prison, where Gülaferit is jailed: (29.5.2015)

“This is a draconic assault to all prisoners. More than 100 yearly commit suicide, living under similar conditions as Gülaferit, without any hope and unwilling to vegetate isolated anymore.”

9 political prisoners of armed groups like RAF, who organised collective resistance against such conditions, didn’t survive in prison in the seventies and eighties.
(more…)

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Comrades Juan Flores, Guillermo Duran and Nataly Casanova in more than 50 days of hunger strike ($hile)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

(By Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras)

1. More than 50 days on hunger strike: solidarity inside and outside prisons.

Anarchist comrades Juan Flores, Guillermo Duran and Nataly Casanova
continues their hunger strike, started on April 14, demanding an end of the
harassment on their closest environment; end of aggression towards Juan
and Nataly; end the isolation of comrade Nataly Casanova; end of the
indiscriminate use of DNA testing; immediate release of comrade Enrique
Guzman.

The three comrades remain with integrity in position of confrontation
against power, and solidarious comrades have made polymorphic demonstrations
on the streets and outside prisons. Also, barricades and arson attacks have
been claimed in solidarity with the hunger strike.
(more…)

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Update about comrades on hunger strike since April 14 ($hile)

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

[By Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras]

On Friday 15 May, anarchist comrades Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova and
Guillermo Duran are in the 32nd day of their hunger strike, demanding:

– the release of comrade Enrique Guzmán.

– the immediate transfer of compañera Nataly Casanova from solitary confinement to a wing/tower where she will be able to have contact/relationship with other inmates and more hours in the yard. (more…)

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Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – “Better to be a demon of vengeance, than an angel of forgiveness” / “Mejor ser un demonio de la venganza que un ángel del perdón” – Conspiración de las Células de Fuego (Greece)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

A signal of complicity from the Greek prisons, for the international call of solidarity made from Publicacion Refractario, Colectivo Lucha Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Struggle Collective) and Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras, to our brothers and sister Nataly Casanova, Juan Flores, Guillermo Durán and Enrique Guzmán, who are imprisoned in Chile, accused for attacks made by the International Conspiracy of Revenge and the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Chile.

Nothing is uglier than ugliness repeated twice.

Chile: anarchist Enrique Guzmán is arrested and detained.

The reason: the police say that traces of his DNA were found at a distance from a target where a bomb was placed, which is included in the case for which our brothers and sister Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova, Guillermo Durán were arrested, 6 months ago.

The real reason: Guzmán was a friend of the three imprisoned comrades, who did not abandon them for a moment in the difficult conditions of captivity. He was the friend who despised police looks and checks and visited them often in prison. He was the friend who, with his communication, canceled their exile and loneliness, in the land of the locked up people.

He is the friend who proves that real friends do not flinch, but share both the laughter of joys and the steep hills of sorrows…

The battle, however, is uneven. Anyone who does not comply or does not discipline himself within the limits of the permissible morality of the silent people who bow their heads, is driven to the place of exile, in the cold prison cells. (more…)

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Poster: Freedom for Nataly, Juan & Guillermo on Hunger Strike ($hile)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

As part of the contribution to the days of solidarity with Chilean Prisoners on hunger strike we offer this poster for printing and redistribution.

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PDF: About the case of Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova, Guillermo Duran and Enrique Guzmán – Comrades on hunger strike ($hile)

Monday, May 4th, 2015

PDF: About the case of Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova, Guillermo Duran and Enrique Guzmán

No aggression without response

Arrested since September 18th 2014, comrades Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova and Guillermo Duran are accused of involvement in bomb attacks which occurred on July 13th, claimed by International Conspiracy of Revenge, and September 8th 2014, claimed by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Chile). They deny charges but claim themselves as anarchists.

On April 6th 2015, Enrique Guzman was arrested, a solidarious comrade and friend who visited the comrades in prison.

On April 14th 2015, the four comrades started a hunger strike demanding:

– the release of comrade Enrique Guzmán.
– the immediate transfer of compañera Nataly Casanova from solitary confinement to a wing/tower where she will be able to have contact/relationship with other inmates and more hours in the yard.
– the end to harassment of their close friends and family.
– the end of assaults and disciplinary sanctions towards Juan and Nataly;
– end to DNA-based prosecutions.

This brochure includes texts by the comrades, about harassment against them and their close friends and family. Also, we include a solidarity call that we have published with other groups. Most of the text was translated to English by the comrades of Act for Freedom!

SOLIDARITY – COMPLICITY – ACTION AGAINST POWER

Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras, (No Borders/No Flags), nucleus of anti-authoritarian agitation.

Chile. 2015 / sinbanderas.nifronteras(at)riseup(dot)net

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Urgent news – Anarchist hunger striker Spyros Mandylas is in danger of dying (Greece)

Monday, May 4th, 2015

NEW“Everything for freedom” : End of Spyros Mandylas’ hunger strike.

UPDATE54th day of hungerstrike.

Inter Arma received and translated:

HUNGER STRIKER SPYROS MANDYLAS IN DANGER OF DYING

According to the doctor monitoring the health of the hunger striker Spyros Mandylas, if the total loss of his weight, which has reached 25%, reaches 28% then he will lose his life.

It should be stressed out once again that the life of our comrade is in immediate danger and that the full weight of responsibility in case of any permanent damage or loss will fall on his 39 co-defendants, the judges Lygas, Panagiotakopoulou, Stergoudi, Zografos who trialed him without being present and sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment with a 5,000 euros bail. The judge who will review his demand of not paying the bail on Monday 4/5, will also be responsible if he rejects it, since in this case the comrade will continue his hunger strike and won’t accept the payment of the bail to be made by comrades and friends.

Medical report (in Greek)

FURY AND CONSCIENCE

Anarchist Squat Nadir

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Llamado a la solidaridad con la huelga de hambre de Nataly, Juan, Guillermo y Enrique ($hile)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

A lxs compañerxs que en Chile y el mundo se enfrentan a toda forma de
poder.

A las mentes y conciencias insumisas que rechazan la dominación y
anhelan la libertad total.

A quien se sienta interpeladx y llamadx a la acción:

Quienes nos dirigimos a ustedes somos individuxs y grupos organizadxs y
activxs en la solidaridad antiautoritaria con prisionerxs anárquicxs y
revolucionarixs.

Hoy escribimos para motivar que los gestos de compañerismo se expresen
de manera urgente y combativa en acciones solidarias en apoyo a la
huelga de hambre que realizan lxs compañerxs Juan Flores, Nataly
Casanova, Guillermo Durán y Enrique Guzmán. (more…)

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Pancartas de agitación durante las jornadas contra la sociedad carcelaria (Chile)

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Agitación y presencia callejera siempre necesaria en la lucha anti-autoritaria, realizada con más fuerza como respuesta al llamado de nuestrxs compañerxs en prisión.

Las pancartas dicen:

* El Estado,sus chantajes y el encierro de nuestrxs cercanxs no detendrá la lucha por la libertad. Solidaridad con la huelga de hambre de Nataly Juan y Guillermo.

*Que ningùn individux someta a otrx. A destruir las càrcels y todaformade autoridad. Por la liberación total. (more…)

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Network of Imprisoned Fighters end their 48 day hunger strike after Greek parliament agree to significant portion of the demands (Greece)

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Athens: Protest march in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons followed by clashes in Exarchia

Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) announce the end of their 48 day old hunger strike after a vote in the Greek parliament paved the way for a significant portion of the comrade’s demands to be met.

These include: redefining of the legal framework regarding Type-C prisons, revision of the so-called ‘Hoodie Law’ (severe sentencing for those caught committing crimes while masked) – judges will now be able to exercise their own discretion in such cases, the involvement of an independent expert from the first stage of DNA collection in cases that involve DNA evidence and the release from prison to house arrest for N17 comrade Savvas Xiros who is extremely unwell and legally considered to be 98% disabled; this would also apply to all prisoners who are considered to be 80% disabled or over.

“These 48 days of tenacious struggle at a tactical level ended with a positive outcome that reaped dividends for those at ‘the bottom.’ A positive result also for the global fight against the bosses and the new totalitarianism which they impose as well as another step closer towards a classless society. Our aim is to use this victory and the new territory gained to become even more dangerous to those in power. We share the life-giving flames of victory with all those who saw this struggle as a common cause and took part in our fight.”

Via Insurrection News.

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