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Posts Tagged ‘Repression’

Greece: Update on the trial of imprisoned anarchist comrade Konstantinos Giagztoglou

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Grecia: Aggiornamento sul processo contro l’anarchico Konstantinos Giagztoglou (settembre 2019)

09/26/2019

On Friday, September 20, 2019, in the special courtroom of the Korydallos prison, the trial against anarchist comrade Konstantinos Giagztoglou began.

CASE SUMMARY

Dinos was arrested in October 2017 in an anti-terrorist ambush when he left an apartment in central Athens, which he rented with false ID to help a persecuted comrade. He was arrested with an order issued by Special Investigator Eutychis Nikopoulos for the case of intercepted letter-bomb packages which were sent to officials of the European economic and political elite in the spring of that year. Since then he has been detained and accused of participating in a “terrorist organization”, as well as construction and dispatch of explosive devices to officials of financial institutions and rating agencies throughout Europe, as well as an attempted murder for the package that injured Loukas Papadimos, the former prime minister of Greece. The comrade has declared from the first moment of his arrest and in an open letter to the anarchist movement, that renting the apartment was a conscious choice in the context of revolutionary solidarity, but does not accept any of the other accusations. (more…)

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Trial with the accused in Fenix 2 (Czech Republic)

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

On September 30th, 2019, the trial with 4 anarchists and one environmentalist accused in operation Fenix 2 will be taking place at the district court of Most, at 8:30 a.m. Come to support them at the courthouse or by any solidarity action. Let them know you are not apathetic to their future as you are not towards the freedom of all of us. Any way of expressing support is welcomed!

ABC CZ

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Italy: “Scintilla” repressive operation – Silvia has been transferred to house arrest

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

EN/IT

We learn that on Wednesday September 25th, 2019, following the acceptance of the request for house arrest, Silvia was transferred from the “Le Vallette” prison in Turin to house arrest, with all restrictions. The comrade is the last anarchist to be imprisoned for the “Scintilla” operation of February 7th this year, which involved the arrest of five other people, the eviction of Asilo Occupato in Turin (anarchist squatted building existing since 1995) and some house searches.

The main accusation, according to the documents of the Turin prosecutor’s office, was that of having constituted or participated in a “subversive association” (article 270 of the Italian penal code) and of having carried out some direct actions concerning the fight against the CIE and the CPRs, prisons for migrant people. (more…)

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Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy): Closed investigation for article 270bis

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

EN/IT

Yesterday afternoon [September 18, 2019] came the first notification of the closure of investigations of a file against 45 people, convicted of committing crimes during the season against military bases between 2014 and 2017.

For some of them the accusations made by the Cagliari prosecutor’s office are of a “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism”, but for the most consistent part of the suspects they are mainly crimes related to street demonstrations. (more…)

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Italy: Regarding the latest arrests in Turin and Milan

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

EN/IT/FR

On Friday, September 20, 2019, the notorious executioners of the Turin police headquarters went back to work directing their puppets in various cities to carry out three arrests, order 11 proibitions of abode and overturn several houses.

The charges are specific to this damn system. Having expressed anger and dissent over the arrests of comrades in Turin and against the eviction of Asilo Occupato [operation “Scintilla”, February 7, 2019] translates into the allegations of resistance, injury and damage [for the demonstration on February 9, in Turin].

The three comrades arrested are currently in the “Le Vallette” prison, where solidarity has already been heard with a roaring greeting.

The addresses to make us feel again are:

Ammanuel Francesco Rezzonico
Federico Daneluzzo
Patrick Bernardone

C. C. “Lorusso e Cotugno”
via Adelaide Aglietta 35
10149 Torino
Italia [Italy]

Updates will follow and in the meantime… let initiatives abound!

Some comrades

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Hungary/Cyprus: Free Ahmed H.

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Today four years have passed since the “Röszke riot”, the attack of the Hungarian riot police and TEK (counter-terrorism unit) on protesting migrants against borders and limitation of freedom of movement in 16th of September 2015. During and after this riot, eleven people were arrested and later faced a court trial. Ahmed H., one of the arrested eleven people was convicted for terrorism and sentenced first to 10, than to 7 and on the last court instance to 5 years prison.

On the 19th of January 2019 he was supposed to get released on parole, after he finished two thirds of his sentence. But instead of returning home, he was transferred to the immigration prison in Nyirbátor, in the east of Hungary.

He was waiting for months there for Cyprus to renew his visa, which expired during the time he spent in prison. He used to live in Cyprus before his arrest for more than ten years together with his wife and children. He left the country and ended up at the Hungarian-Serbian border, because he accompanied his parents from Syria to Europe. (more…)

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Italy: Repressive operation for the demonstration of February 9th in Turin

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

While waiting for more updates, we learn from the regime’s press that this morning (September 20th, 2019) a police operation led by the Digos (“political police” force of the State police) of Turin led to 14 precautionary measures throughout Italy. The alleged crimes (according to what reported by the regime’s media: “aggravated injuries”, “resistance to a public official”, “damage” and “dirtying”) are related to the demonstration of February 9th, 2019, in Turin following the eviction of Asilo Occupato, on February 7th in the context of the “Scintilla” repressive operation (for which, at present, only one comrade, Silvia, remains in prison).

On February 9th a march in response to the repressive operation moved through the streets of Turin, also trying to get closer to Asilo (completely surrounded by police and carabinieri, and meanwhile devastated by the police and the workers assigned to the closure of the building), to then turn in conflict against the city and against what daily frames the existence of the oppressed. During the demonstration, some people were arrested and later detained at the “Le Vallette” prison, and then released a few days later.

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Mexico City: Update on the situation of comrade Mario Antonio López (Tripa)

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Mexico City: Update on the situation of compa Mario Tripa

2019-09-05

We located the comrade Mario Tripa, on Monday September 2, he had been taken to the Reclusorio Norte [north prison] of Mexico City.

To this day the comrade remains incommunicado and isolated.

He is accused of attacks against the public peace and damage, these crimes are the ones that the State has been using to repress us and lock us up in the country’s capital since 2012.

This imputation is new and different from legal proceedings for which the comrade was in the situation of being on the run. (more…)

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Italy: “Prometeo” operation – Text of Robert from the prison of Bancali (Sassari) + Giuseppe was transferred from the prison of Rossano Calabro to that of Pavia (Italy)

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Hello everyone!

I am Robert and from 6 July I find myself locked up in the prison of Sassari. I am accused together with two comrades of sending “explosive bags” to two public prosecutors, Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to the director of the DAP [1]. At dawn on May 21st [2019] we were searched and taken to jail. Beppe and I were locked up in Opera, where we spent a month in the “observation” section. This is the area where prisoners are placed who must serve the 15 days of punitive isolation or those considered to be of high risk for self-harm. In our case, we found ourselves in that section, given that Opera does not have an AS2 [“High Surveillance 2”] but “only” AS1, AS3 and the inevitable 41bis. Having been banned from communicating with the other inmates, we spent a month in single cells with the blind permanently closed and an hour of air in the morning in a squalid narrow courtyard. In that section it was also forbidden to use cookers, so we adapted to the prison food, which was almost always inedible. Not that I had ever had any expectations for these places of psychological and physical annihilation. (more…)

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Indonesia: Solidarity Poster for Human Rights Lawyer Veronica Koman

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Solidarity poster for fugitive Anarchist comrade and human rights lawyer Veronica Koman who is facing up to 6 years imprisonment and fines of $US70,000 for ‘incitement’ and ‘spreading fake news’ for her important coverage on social media of the racist attacks against West Papuan students in Indonesia and the ongoing peoples’ uprising in West Papua.
Veronica was also an important source of information regarding the repression against anarchists in Indonesia that took place during and after the 2019 May Day demonstrations. Text of poster reads: “Stop the criminalization of human rights defenders and anti-racism activists”

via anarchistsworldwide.

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Greece: Every Hour RIOT, Every Day Demonstration – Update on the evolving conflict in Exarcheia, Athens

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

We provide an update on recent events in Exarcheia, Athens, following the beginning of the first major repressive attack upon the squats by minions of the Greek state, ordered by Prime Minister Mitsotakis* and the far-right New Democracy party that begun on 26th August. Below follows a text released on Athens Indymedia:

On the morning of 28th August, around 02:30, a group of 30 anarchists, attacked MAT at Tositsa/Trikoupi streets with molotovs.

The attack happened as two groups of comrades: the first group of comrades attacked MAT from Tsamadou street and burned them in Tositsa street, while the cops were next to the squatted steki of anarchist immigrants. (more…)

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Italy: Repression news round-up and Juan’s communique – August 2019

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

(it-en-fr-es) Italia: Operazione Prometeo – Riferimenti per benefit e aggiornamenti

Italy: Prometeo Operation – References for benefits and updates

REPRESSIVE OPERATION ‘PROMETEO’

Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available here.

UPDATES ABOUT NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE

Natascia has been imprisoned in the jail of L’Aquila, in the AS2 (high security) section, which is actually a 41-bis section. Anna, another comrade, is also imprisoned in this section. She was arrested in 2016 following a repressive operation called SCRIPTA MANENT. Silvia is still being held in the jail of Turin (Torino) where she was transferred in order to be present for minor trials. Natascia began a hunger strike while she was in the jail of Rebibbia (in Rome), in solidarity with Anna and Silvia who began a hunger strike to demand the closing of the AS2 section in L’Aquila. All the three of them ended the hunger strike on June 28th (Anna and Silvia maintained the hunger strike for one month). Right after the end of the hunger strike, after almost 6 weeks of detention, Natascia received her first visit in jail. On July 11th, the re-examination hearing was held, which Nat was only allowed to attend by video conference. (more…)

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Athens, Greece: Greek State Begins Evictions of Anarchist and Refugee Squats in Exarcheia

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

(IT) Atene, Grecia: Lo Stato greco ha iniziato gli sgomberi di edifici occupati da anarchici e persone migranti nel quartiere di Exarcheia

The first major repressive attack against Exarcheia by the far-right wing New Democracy Party began on the morning of August 26, as police arrested 143 people from four different anarchist and refugee squats.

The following are English translations of statements by the German-language website The Hydra World and Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (Revolutionary Anarchist Action), an anarchist group, based in Turkey.

The Attack Has Begun – First Evictions of Squats in Exarcheia

The first wave of attack against autonomous life in Exarcheia is part of a massive plan to transform the area into the Montmartre of Athens… an operation that is scheduled to take five years. At the end of the tunnel is the successful construction of the Exarcheia Metro Station. Intermediate stations along the way to this are the eviction of squats, the expulsion of refugees and the enforcement of full police control over Exarcheia. To support the police actions, an intervention force was formed from various parts of the city administration – from cleanliness to environment to city infrastructure. Graffiti is to be removed, smart lanterns installed and the dismantling of “Anarchy in Exarcheia” organized. (more…)

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Makassar, Indonesia: Solidarity Action for West Papuans

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Makassar, Indonesia, August 21st, 2019: Dozens of Makassar citizens took direct action (blocking the road) in front of the Hasanuddin University to convey solidarity with West Papuans who received racist acts and violence from the military, police and ultra-nationalist civil militias.

As for what is written on the banner:

MAKASSAR CITIZENS SOLIDARITY FOR PAPUA

1. STOP TORTURING PAPUANS RIGHT NOW!
2. PAPUANS ARE FREE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY (TO FREEDOM)
3. TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces), POLRI (Indonesian Police Force) AND FASCIST CIVIL MILITIAS, STOP YOUR RACIST ACTS, YOU DICK SHIT!

via Anarchists Worldwide.

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Repression updates from Italy

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Firenze, Italia: Verso la fine del processo “Panico”
Florence, Italy: Towards the end of the “Panico” trial

https://insuscettibilediravvedimento.noblogs.org/post/2019/07/18/it-en-firenze-italia-verso-la-fine-del-processo-panico/

Italia: Sequestro e tentata deportazione dell’anarchico Divine Umoru + Sabato 20 luglio: Presidio al CPR di Bari
Italy: Kidnapping and attempted deportation of anarchist Divine Umoru + Saturday, July 20th: Protest at the CPR of Bari

https://insuscettibilediravvedimento.noblogs.org/post/2019/07/19/it-en-italia-sequestro-e-tentata-deportazione-dellanarchico-divine-umoru-sabato-20-luglio-presidio-al-cpr-di-bari/

Italia: Richieste di condanna al processo per l’operazione “Panico”
Italy: Sentencing requests at the trial for the “Panico” operation

https://insuscettibilediravvedimento.noblogs.org/post/2019/07/18/it-en-italia-richieste-di-condanna-al-processo-per-loperazione-panico/

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