"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

Anarchist Black Cross Updated Prisoner List – 30th December 2010


From Leeds ABC

UK and IRELAND

Joe Glenton, Military Corrective Training Centre, Berechurch Hall Camp, Colchester, CO2 9N, United Kingdom.
A British soldier who refused to return to duty in Afghanistan and went
on to speak at anti-war rallies was sentenced to nine months’
detention in a military prison on 5th of March.

Gaza Protestors
Young people who took part in demonstrations against Isael’s attack on Gaza in January 2009 are being handed down prison sentences for minor offences. Israel’s attack brought tens of thousands on to London’s streets. In the months that followed the demonstrations, over 90 protestors were arrested — most of them Muslims, many of them teenagers — often in intimidating dawn raids, and many are now receiving long sentences.
26 sentenced after pleading guilty, 23 currently in prison, 1 released on appeal, and 3 found not guilty as of late March…
For more information see http://nomoreisolation.wordpress.com/

John Bowden, Prison No. 6729, HMP/YOI Perth, 3 Edinburgh Road, PERTH, PH2 8AT
John Bowden, convicted in 1982 for a brutal murder, has spent his entire adult life in prison. Politicised by his incarceration he’s regularly paid the price for his resistance through long periods of isolation, beatings and treatment amounting to torture. He has never been broken and is one of the UK’s most articulate and vociferous prison writers and a powerful advocate of prisoners rights.

SHAC Trial
In a dangerous precedent, heavy sentences were recently handed out to those involved in a legal campaign against vivisection, on the grounds that they were associated with illegal acts committed autonomously against the same targets, with no proof that they themselves had committed any such acts. For up to date information about these and other animal liberation prisoners see http://www.alfsg.org.uk/current_prisoners.html

BULGARIA

Jock Palfreeman, Sofia Central Prison, 21 General Stoletov Boulevard,
Sofia 1309, Bulgaria.
Jock Palfreeman is a 23 year old Australian who had the courage to stand up against 16 Nazis on a night out in Sofia, Bulgaria. He witnessed the fascists chasing and attacking two young Roma boys. Jock ran to the boys’ aid, he did his best to keep the Nazis at bay by waving a knife at them but they attacked him. Jock was left with nowhere to run and had no choice but to defend himself. Andrey Monov, one of the Nazis, was stabbed and killed and another, Antoan Zahariev was injured. The Roma boys ran away.
Jock has since been tried and sentenced for murder and attempted murder. He has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and has been fined 375,000 Australian dollars.
www.freejock.net

FRANCE

On November 11th 2008, French Anti-Terrorism Police arrested around twenty people, mostly in Tarnac, a small village in the Corrèze region of central France. Nine were subsequently accused of “criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity” in connection with the sabotage of train lines which had caused delays on the French railways, five of them were released on bail and two remain in custody. Very little evidence has been presented against them, but central to the prosecution is their alleged authorship of a book, The Coming Insurrection, and their association with what the French government has termed the “anarcho-autonomous movement”. They and others are the victims of a witch-hunt in which the word “terrorism” is applied to any ideas and practices which challenge the status quo. An international movement is emerging in their support.
http://tarnac9.wordpress.com/
email contact: ussupportcommittee (at) gmail.com
To send letters, postcards, notes to the imprisoned, write to:
Comité de soutien aux inculpés de Tarnac, le bourg, 19170 Tarnac, France

GERMANY

Thomas Meyer Falk, JVA Bruchsal, Zelle 3117, Schoenbornstr. 32, 76646 Bruchsal, Germany:
In 1996, Thomas was sent down for a bank robbery. He’ll be inside until at least 2010. Because of his strong beliefs, he’s been subject to very harsh repression – kept in solitary, daily cell raids, suppression and censorship of mail, no access to education. In 2007, he has finally been moved out of solitary and can now participate in education and other activities. When writing, it’s useful to include up to 3 IRC’s (International reply coupons available from the post office) at a time.
For more info email: thomas_m_f@so36.net
or see http://www.freedom-for-thomas.de/
Aachen 4
On the 28th June 2004, near Aachen in the area of the German/Dutch border, police stopped a car with four people, including Spanish anarchist fugitives Jose Delgado and Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Begonia Pombo da Silva (Gabriel’s sister) and Bart de Geeter. The car attempted to escape, and shots were exchanged between the police and the fleeing car.
Jose Fernandez Delgado: 14 years in prison
Gabriel Pombo da Silva: 13 years in prison
Gabriel Pombo da Silva, JVA Aachen, Krefelder Str. 251, 52070 Aachen, Germany
Jose Fernandez Delgado, Aachenerstr. 47, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany

Munich Squatters
Three young squatters are serving 5 years sentences after throwing stones at the police evicting their squat in 2007, an action which was inflated by the authorities into a charge of attempted murder:
Lukas Winkler, Marktplatz 1, 96157 Ebrach, Germany
Stephanie Träger, JVA Aichach, Münchner Straße 33, 86551 Aichach, Germany
Sven Maurer, Marktplatz 1, 96157 Ebrach, Germany
Also see http://www.hausbesetzerinnensoli.de.vu
Laurynas Mogila, c/o JVA Moabit, Alt-Moabit 12a, 10559 Berlin, Germany, Buch-Nr. 890/09-0
Was arrested last year in March for attacking a police van and a police officer during a squatter’s demonstration in Berlin. In June he was sentenced to 15 months and will be in prison until May 2010.

GREECE
Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos, Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos, T.K. 18110, Athens, Greece.
The anarchists Alfredo and Christos are in prison of Korydallos, Greece.
Christos is accused of armed robbery and Alfredo for complicity. The lawyers made a request for Alfredo because of his health conditions to keep him under house detention.
For more information:smolikas2[at]gmail.gr
Yiorgos Voutsis-Vogiatzis, ASKA Filakes Kassavetias, Post Code 37100, Volos, Magnesia, Greece. Arrested in Oct 2007, and admitted to bank robbery, which he called an action against the the slavery of wage labour.
Yiannis Dimitrakis, Filakes Domokou, Post Code 35010, Fthiotida, Greece. Anarchist sentenced to 35 years for armed robbery of a bank
Ilias Nikolau, Prevantorio Amfissas, Post Code 33100, Amfissa, Fokida, Greece. Accused of an arson attack on a police station.
Polikarpos Georgiadis, A’ Pteriga, Filakes Koridallou, 18110, Koridallos, Athens, Greece. Polikarpos is accused of involvement in the kidnapping of a senior economic official.
Panagiotis Masouras, Filakes Anilikon Avlona, 19011 ,Avlona, Attiki, Greece
Haris Hatzimichelakis, ASKA Filakes Kassavetias, Post Code 37100, Volos, Magnesia, Greece
Accused of being members of the urban guerilla group “Conspriracy of the Cells of Fire“.

ITALY

There’s a steady stream of reports of extensive repression from Italy. Ecological anarchists, squatters and ALF activists are more and more active, but are also facing more arrests, raids and random fit-ups.

Il Silvestre Defendants

Eleven eco-anarchists in Italy were arrested on charges relating to alleged involvement in the magazine ‘Terra Selvaggia’, and accused of forming themselves into a direct action group known as COR (Revolutionary Offensive Cells) and carrying out a number of actions including acts of arson, targeting right wing politicians and targeting the construction site of a police station. There was practically no evidence against the 11, other than the fact Il Silvestre had published a COR press release in their magazine Wild Earth. However despite the lack of evidence, six of the eleven defendants were found guilty and have been handed sentences of between 3½ years to 6 years imprisonment.. 11 people faced trial. All are linked to the eco-anarchist group Il Silvestre. All were accused of COR activities.
To write to their support group:
Casella Postale 351, Livorno Centro, 57123 Livorno – ITALY, email: anarchicisolidali@virgilio.it
Daniele Casalini & Francesco Gioia have been aquited of the charges of blowing up electricity pylons but were found guilty and sentenced to four years for bank robbery. Also a third person, Leonardo Landi, has been sentenced to 6 years for robbery but found not guilty of subversive association:
Leonardo Landi, Carcere San Michele, Via Casale, 50/A, 15122 San Michele (AL), Italy.
Two people arrested in pre-trial detention on charges of attempted sabotage, car theft and subversive association:
Sergio Maria Stefani, Carcere San Michele, Via Casale, 50/A, 15122 San, Michele (AL), Italy.
Freed in early August 2010.

RUSSIA
Aleksey Bychin, SIZO 47/2, ul. Akademika Lebedeva, dom. 39, 195005 St. Peterburg, Russia.
Antifascist sentenced in May 2009 to 5 years for fighting with neo-nazis. Continues to de held in prison despite previous update the he had been released. [13/11/10]

Pavel Delidon Anarchist and Animal Rights activist Pavel Delidon was in dispute with his employer over some wages which he had not received. Pavel allegedly took direct action to try and gather his wages and has subsequently been jailed, for merely trying to take money owed to him.
Update: Just heard that Pavel has been released. [23/10/20]

SPAIN

The Cordoba Four
The Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovani Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavaza, already sentenced to 11 years on September 1999, for an incident in the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996. Three persons wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by the Judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists) and disappeared with passports and some money. These three Italians were convicted of this, as well as a previous bank robbery with sentences of 49 years for Claudio, 48 years for Giorgio and Giovani, 3 years for Michele. Write to them:
Claudio Lavazza, C.P. Teixerio – Curtis, Mod. 11, Carretera de Paradela s/n, 15310 A Coruña, Spain.
Giorgio Rodriguez
Disappeared when out of prison on three days release Summer 2009.
Giovanni Barcia, C.P.El Acebuche, Ctra. Cueva de los Úbeda, km 2,5, 04071.- El Acebuche, Almería, Spain.

Jose María Pirla Olivan
CP de Albolote. Ctra. Comarcal 220, Km. 6 – 18220, Albolote (Granada), Spain.
An anarchist comrade who has been in prison for 30 years and who currently has an on-going campaign for his release. See: Campaign To Release Jose Maria Pirla Oliván.

SWEDEN

Jonatan Strandberg, Anstalten Storboda, 19595 Rosersberg, Sweden.
Serving a sentence for ELF actions in which a communication tower connected to the Department of Defence was sabotaged with a firebomb, and a building crane in a urban sprawl project and seperately a logging truck were sabotaged.

Fittja 10
Ten people charged with preparing an arson and one with rioting as well. Three nights before, unrest broke out after a police intervention at a youth center.For more information see:
http://anarkisterna.com/abc/2009/11/06/support-the-fittja-10/
You can send letters through ABC, Box 4081, 102 62 Stockholm and we’ll hand them on or send messages to abc-stockholm[at]anarkisterna.com.
Remember that everything will be read by the prosecutor.

SWITZERLAND

Marco Camenisch, Penitencier de Bochuz, Case Postale 150,CH -350 Orbe, Switzerland
Marco is a Swiss anarchist and evironmental activists who has been in prison since 1989. He is serving a 18 year sentence: 10 years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and 8 years for the murder of a Swiss Border Guard whilst on the run. In 2002 Marco completed a 12-year sentence in Italy for destroying electricity pylons in Italy as part of a sabotage campain against the nuclear industry.
Solidarity is our weapon: let’s use this weapon by sending cards and greetings to Marco. [9/10/10]

Luca Bernasconi c/o regionalgefängnis thun, allmendstr. 34, ch-3600 thun,Switzerland
Costantino Ragusa c/o regionalgefängnis bern, genfergasse 22, ch-3001, Switzerland
Silvia Guerini c/o regionalgefängnis biel, spitalstr. 18, ch-2502
biel, Switzerland

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2 responses

  1. Hey. There are also 3 political prisoners in Minsk, Belarus:
    You can write letters and cards to:

    Dedok Nikolaj Aleksandovich

    Prison-8

    22a Sovetskaja str.

    222160 Zhodino

    Minsk region

    BELARUS

    Frantskevich Aleksandr

    СИЗО-1

    2-46 Volodarskogo str.

    220050 Minsk

    BELARUS

    Olinevich Igor Vladimirovich

    p/o box 8

    Central Post Office

    220050 Minsk

    BELARUS

    They are all now in pre-trial detention.
    Dedok is facing charges with organizing antimilitary action in septemeber 2009 in Minsk, Belarus.
    Frantskevich is facing charges for filming an attack on police station in Soligorsk, Belarus.
    Olinevich is facing charges for attacking russian embassy in Minsk
    They are all anarchists and are deserving your support!

    January 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

  2. Hey. There are also 3 political prisoners in Minsk, Belarus:
    You can write letters and cards to:

    Dedok Nikolaj Aleksandovich

    Prison-8

    22a Sovetskaja str.

    222160 Zhodino

    Minsk region

    BELARUS

    Frantskevich Aleksandr

    СИЗО-1

    2-46 Volodarskogo str.

    220050 Minsk

    BELARUS

    Olinevich Igor Vladimirovich

    p/o box 8

    Central Post Office

    220050 Minsk

    BELARUS

    They are all now in pre-trial detention.
    Dedok is facing charges with organizing antimilitary action in septemeber 2009 in Minsk, Belarus.
    Frantskevich is facing charges for filming an attack on police station in Soligorsk, Belarus.
    Olinevich is facing charges for attacking russian embassy in Minsk
    They are all anarchists and deserve your support!

    January 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

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