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Posts Tagged ‘Trial’

"Bombs Case" update : Jan30- Feb17 (Chile)

Monday, February 27th, 2012

From solidaridadporlxspresxs, translated by war on society:

The political trial continues and begins to advance slowly chapter after chapter with the particular accusation against each comrade, bringing different police officers, experts or simply “at the scene” witnesses. This time the trial was suspended due to the extensive and continuous months of daily hearings, setting aside 5 days of “rest” to then return on February 13. (more…)

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Eat & Billy – Laughing & Strong (Indonesia)

Friday, February 24th, 2012

As you can see, the comrades are okay… The passion for freedom is still stronger than the prison!

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Santiago: Prosecutor demands 15 years for Luciano 'Tortuga' (Chile)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

From information learned from the bourgeois press and from the counter-information website viva la anarquia, the state prosecution has asked for a 15-year prison sentence for the comrade Luciano ‘Tortuga’, 12 years for terrorist offenses – use of an explosive device – and 3 years for using false license plates on the motorcycle used for the action. The trial is expected to begin in April. Tortuga is now in the Santiago 1 prison, in the hospital section.

Turtle Power Partner, your example of strength and determination encourages us to keep fighting!

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Third court report of the anarchists Eat & Billy, Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI/IRF (Indonesia)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Rough translation from Negasi:

Reyhard Rumbayan (EAT) and Billy Augustan (Billy) were yesterday (February 14, 2012) back in court for the third time. This agenda together with the second hearing on February 7, 2012, is to hear testimony from witnesses. The Prosecutor said they would present 30 witnesses to prove and convince the judge that the two combatants can be charged with terrorism.

The trial itself is increasingly clear to us as a sad parody of the State. Two witnesses that were presented at the second trial even admitted that their evidence consisted of only seeing Eat and Billy in a cafe before the burning took place. And the two witnesses who are owners of the cafe, in front of the judges, stated that they did not listen to the conversation the night before the attack on the property occurs. (more…)

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Report from the 2nd day of the Trial of Eat & Billy (Indonesia)

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Rough translation from Negasi:

The second phase of the trial against the two social combatants, Reyhard Rumbayan (EAT) and Billy Augustan was held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Agenda of the session that took place in the State Court of Lahore, Jogjakarta was listening to the testimony from the witnesses. A witness was presented who is burdensome and also devices were exhibited used by the comrades of a second attack.

The trial will carry on tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The third agenda is still the same as the second trial, which is present as well as listen to the testimony of eyewitnesses.

We again call for solidarity as well as an invitation to everyone to attend tomorrow’s hearing on the day. Indicate the solidarity of two brave men who had attacked the oppressor. Show that we will not leave our brothers alone.

Long live the live action!
Long live the resistance!

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Athens: Revolutionary Struggle case trial – In dedication to Lambros Foundas (Greece)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Declaration of the members of Revolutionary Struggle on February 6th, 2012, regarding the armed scuffle of Dafni, in which Lambros Foundas was killed in battle with the police

The repressive operation against the Revolutionary Struggle started with an armed scuffle in Dafni on March 10th, 2010, when our comrade Lambros Foundas was killed in battle with the policemen Andreas Haskis and Theodoros Koumarapis. (more…)

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Report from Day 1 of the Trial of Eat & Billy (Indonesia)

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The political attack by Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI Indonesian Section against Auto Teller Machine (ATM) of BRI Bank located in Affandi Street, Mrican Caturtunggal, Depok in Sleman Regency, faced it’s first trial in Monday 31 of January 2011. Two social combatants, Billy Augustan (Billy) and Reyhard Rumbayan (Eat) who took the political responsibility for this attack, are charged with multiple clauses by the prosecutors at the first trial in Sleman Court.

The lawyers for the social combatants: Andi Suryo Awalludin and Hillarius NG Merro chose not to submit an exception to the judges. In front of the Judge Leader, Mulyanto, three of the prosecutors: Wiwik Triatmini, Wahyu Handoko and Tri Widi read the indictment alternately. In this case, the two combatants (Eat & Billy) are charged with the same clauses but accused of having different roles. (more…)

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International Solidarity with Eat & Billy, members of the Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI / IRF (Indonesia)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Correction – Court Update – Trial continues Tuesday February 7 2012

From Indonesia to Chile…

October 7th, 2011
– two anarchists are arrested and imprisoned in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, after an explosive incendiary attack against an empty branch of BRI ATM bank. The action is declared through a written document which the police catch the anarchists in possession of. The written declaration states that the action is in solidarity with Luciano ‘Tortuga’ (a young anarchist combatant in Chile, who was accidentally maimed in a bomb attack against Santander bank), as well as many anarchist prisoners, including those of ‘Caso Bombas’ in Chile and the Revolutionary Organisations – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Revolutionary Struggle in Greece. Situating themselves firmly within the global revolutionary war for liberation and freedom, Eat & Billy also state that their action is a direct attack against the terrorism of the Indonesian State and their police and military. (more…)

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Trial begins of Eat & Billy, Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI (Indonesia)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Rough translation from news of the comrades of Negasi:

Two combatants of the Jogja area (Eat & Billy) who have been detained since October 7, 2011, have now been moved to the court prison and will face their first trial today, January 30, 2012. This trial will proceed with the second trial to be held on February 1, 2012.

From the information we managed to get, both combatants will be tried separately and not together. We still do not know the real reason behind it, but from the interim analysis we can conclude that this was done to try to make the two combatants attack each other, cornering and mutually incriminating one another. This condition clearly shows how the State through the police and military will only operate through fear and terror. The trial itself will be held open. Place of the hearing itself is still not known for sure. But to estimate where the hearing will be held, the State High Court in Sleman (Jogyakarta) is a good guess.

Therefore we call for solidarity with the combatants of Jogja, and so that comrades are able to come and attend this hearing. The presence of this, other than a form of tangible support, is also part of an effort to show to the authorities that we never trust their justice.

Long live the Two Jogya Combatants
Long live solidarity

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Athens: Written declaration by Kostas Gournas, member of Revolutionary Struggle – 24/10/2011 (Greece)

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

From Contra-Info:

In April 2010, in a joint letter with my comrades Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis, we claimed political responsibility for our participation in Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas). We declared that we’re proud of the organization and our fellow fighter Lambros Foundas, who was killed by cops in the armed scuffle of Dafni. (more…)

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Athens: Political statement of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Second trial of the ‘Halandri case’ – Day 2, December 20th, 2011
Special court of Koridallos women’s prisons

Before the hearing was adjourned, the four defendants made a statement. Christos Tsakalos read it after explaining that, ‘We want to read a political statement in regard to the facts of our recent attempted escape from Koridallos prisons. Initially, the issue may seem irrelevant to the court’s case, nevertheless it has a direct relation, for a specific reason. This attempt of ours not only conveyed a message to Koridallos prisons and the entire prison system in general, but also to this court.’

The full text of the statement, a copy of which was filed in the court records, is as follows:

POLITICAL STATEMENT of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

This statement is made to clarify and publicly state our position in relation to our recent attempted escape from prison.

The fact that we are captives in the prison cells of democracy does not mean that we accept for a moment our position either as prisoners or as defendants before the civil court-martial that you have set up against us. There will never be either a prison guard to lock up our soul or a judge to rule on our values. We are eternal enemies of law and order and eternal prison breakers.

Obviously these few following words cannot describe the miserable conditions inside penitentiaries that are experienced by those inmates who have not given up their dignity, but carry it with them in each and every isolation wing, each and every disciplinary unit, each and every transfer, each and every torment, each and every beating…

You, the appointed military judges of the judicial mafia, may give out sentences to hundreds of years in prison sitting on your benches, obeying the hands which move you as puppets, but you should know that our willingness for freedom is catching fire day by day.

With your decisions, as modern hangmen, you bury people in tons of concrete and bars, thus hiding the consequences of the rotten system that you serve. As for us who are anarchist urban guerillas, you wish to retaliate and punish us because you know that your names and those like you are already written to the list of our future targets. The prison, in which you send people as easily as you leaf through the case files, is a huge mincer that grinds bodies, feelings, thoughts, imagination…

It’s a sterile mechanical world where orders from loudspeakers, lockings of prison cells and the noise of human resignation are echoing.

The vast majority of inmates have made a fools’ agreement and surrendered their freedom and dignity in exchange for a day wage, a temporary leave, a promise of parole or even for nothing.

All discussions about the humanization of the penitentiary system are nothing but foolish and hypocritical talk. The solution is one; you either escape or destroy the prison.

Within this choice of ours, we heard knocks on the wall also from different circles of fellowship and met people who shared with us the common desire for freedom. We can say clearly that we are proud of our choices and the relationships that we have built with them through our joint attempt to escape, even if it did not live up to our aspirations. Unhappily, we stood less fortunate than we wanted, while stupidity found its expression in a homunculus-guard showing that it is powerful.

Some people will rush to talk about failure.

Yet, our escape succeeded. We escaped from the defeatist acceptance of our role as prisoners. We escaped from the sleep up by psychiatric drugs that are generously distributed in prisons, from the benefits of day wages, from the illusions of future leaves and paroles, and we acted as anarchist revolutionaries.

If the work of jailers and judges is to lock the prisons’ doors, ours is to unlock and violate them. Even though we failed to release our bodies, we released our existence even for a few moments, occupying a space in prison.

This sense is unique, and we do not regret anything.

Besides, we struggle for a freedom beyond the official version of the laws and values of this society. This struggle cannot either be tried or imprisoned.

Today, many people die from traffic accidents, drug addiction, industrial diseases. Others accept the death of boredom and loneliness, sunk in the conventions of a law-loving life. We choose to risk our lives for the leap to freedom, even though there is no safety net underneath. There is nothing more important than that.

Now, we lost a battle, but not the war. We are looking forward.

Each time promises a new project, a new collaboration-friendship, an unexpected chance which lies before us dangerous and subversive.

Besides, what matters is not if you get caught but if you surrender within you…

LONG LIVE THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE / INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION (FAI)
LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT
LONG LIVE THE BLACK ANARCHIST INTERNATIONAL

The imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

The trial was interrupted to continue on Monday, January 9th, 2012. Relatives and friends of the defendants call for comrades’ presence inside the courtroom during the proceedings, in solidarity with Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Michalis Nikolopoulos and Christos Tsakalos.

Source / Day 1 via Contra-Info

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Athens: Political trial of Revolutionary Struggle – Subtitled video from Day 1 (Greece)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Declaration of Revolutionary Struggle from the courtyard of the special court in Koridallos prisons (October 5th, 2011)

The revolutionary voice of Pola Roupa reading the organization’s statement (make sure to activate the cc button for English subtitles): (more…)

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Trial update of the Revolutionary Struggle, Day 3 1/11/11 (Greece)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

UPDATE ON REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE CASE

From Actforfreedomnow. Day 3, 1/11/11

With the repetition of the procedure P. Roumeliotis (defence advocate of K.Katsenos) asked to place his position on the objection for vagueness of the order, before the court publishes its decision. With a detailed and absolutely thorough argumentation, supported by theory but also by legislations, Romeliotis proved that there is an absolute nullity of the order and the call, because the actions the defendant is accused of have not been described and consequently he cannot defend himself, a fact that -besides the articles of the Code of Penal Procedure, which are being violated- it is also a direct violation of article. 6 paragraph 1 of the ECHR (European Convention for Human Rights), according to which a defendant should be informed in detail about the actions for which they are accused. In the particular case, we have a series of actions in which everywhere we have two perpetrators and simultaneously have seven defendants (the total minus M. Beraha) that are accused for complicity! How can the defendant defend himself, when you won’t tell him precisely what he is accused of, when he isn’t placed in the real incidents? These points were also deposited in writing by the advocate. (more…)

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Report from the trial of the armed group Revolutionary Struggle, Athens (Greece)

Friday, October 28th, 2011

October 24 2011

Heavy accusations against the capitalist economic-social system and the urban system of power, the state and its persecutory mechanisms were made by the members of Revolutionary Struggle at the first (substantial) day of their trial, when the chairman gave them the word in order to place themselves in short concerning the charges. Their statements were anything but short. For over half an hour, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa and Kostas Gournas (we mention them according to how they mentioned in the court brief and in the order they spoke) addressed charges against the system and defended their political choices, transforming the room of the terror-court into a step for their opinions. (more…)

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Wave of Arrests in Barcelona (Catalunya)

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Starting Monday, 3 October, the Mossos d’Escuadra, the Catalan police force, began a wave of arrests targeting people as they left their homes. It quickly came out that they had been ordered by the Spanish government in Madrid to arrest all 22 people identified via media photos in connection with the 15 June blockade of the Catalan parliament, in which politicians eventually had to be brought in via helicopter in order to approve the austerity cutbacks. Multiple politicians attempting to enter by car or on foot were insulted, spit on, and even spraypainted.

Since then, the mossos in conjunction with the media had adopted a strategy of demonization, taking advantage of the reformist sectors of the popular movement that naively sought to use a good image in the media to “spread their message” in order to get the movement pacifists to play the role of police and isolate the more radical elements. They avoided making any arrests so as not to unite the movement in solidarity.

Madrid, known for a different style of policing than the Catalan state, changed the rules of the game this October when they ordered the arrests of the troublemakers long-since identified by the Catalan police, thanks to the proliferation of filming at protests. In the first two days of arrests, 10 people were arrested, cited, and given a date to present themselves at the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid, in some cases in as few as three days. By Wednesday, lawyers had obtained the full list of 22 people, and curiously, nearly all of them are anarchists.

Anarchists make up an influential and vocal minority within the popular movement that began occupying Plaça Catalunya on the 15th of May, but they were numerically insignificant among the 200,000 people blockading parliament that day in June, and weren’t even the majority of those at the frontlines, blockading streets with dumpsters and spitting on politicians.

So far, it seems the State will have a hard time succeeding in this attempted repression, as the anarchists are well connected in their neighborhood assemblies and have broad-based support. What’s more, in the intervening months pacifism has largely been abandoned by many sectors of the movement as an undignified, ineffective tool of grassroots politicians.

The first day of the arrests, a spontaneous solidarity demo convened in the evening in Pl. Catalunya, drawing nearly a thousand people. In a rare achievement, the demo took over Las Ramblas, which it left covered in spraypainted slogans of solidarity, and marched on the Generalitat, the seat of the Catalan government, where hundreds of people shouted and vented their rage at the police for half an hour before deconvening. More solidarity actions are planned.

Update:
On Thursday, a second solidarity protest was held, this time drawing around 3,000 people who marched on the Interior Ministry, chanting largely anarchist and anti-capitalist slogans.

On Tuesday, 18 of those identified must appear in court in Madrid.

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