These are prisoners who would like to receive letters and support:
(last checked and updated december 2020)
PRISONERS IN THE UK & N. IRELAND
Imprisoned for defending herself in a racist attack. Go to freesiyanda.com for updates, donation details, and contact with the campaign.
Address Siyanda Mngaza
HMP Eastwood Park, Falfield, Wotton-Under -edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DB
Samantha Faulder, HMP/YOI Eastwood Park, Falfield Wotton-under Edge Gloucestershire GL128DB.
Sam Faulder is an anarchist prisoner currently serving a life sentence in England. Sam is a miscarriage of justice who has done over ten years in the prison system.
She has been an anti-authoritarian her whole life and was relentlessly targeted by police because of her lifestyle choices. After serving nearly two years on remand, Sam’s trial was a disaster. Police corruption impacted her trial and her solicitor firm withdrew from her case three weeks before it began. Her need to appeal coincided with cuts to legal-aid and she has been trapped in the prison system ever since. She is now working with Cardiff University’s Innocence Project on her appeal. Learn more about her case and appeal here: http://freedomforsam.org/about/
About Sam’s health: After ten years experiencing every abuse imaginable, Sam was sadly diagnosed with cancer in 2016. She has still not had treatment. She has experienced intense medical neglect while being imprisoned in a for-profit prison, HMP Peterborough, run by Sodexo. Read the full story of her cancer situation here: http://freedomforsam.org/sams-cancer-timeline/
Neurika “Taz” Baguley was given an indefinite sentence (DPP = detention for public protection) when she was fifteen years old. She’s now about to turn 28 years old and still inside, waiting for a parole board hearing that is yet to be scheduled. Like 3000 others on indefinite sentences, Taz has served years over her original tariff. Because of the criminal “justice” system, she has spent her formative years in prison.
HMP/YOI Foston Hall Derby DE655DN
Justice for the Craigavon Two: Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton were convicted for the killing of a PSNI Officer in the North of Ireland in 2012. The case has been supported as a miscarriage of justice by high profile campaigners, legal experts & human rights activists. The prosecution used discredited witnesses, inconclusive forensics, and tampered evidence to secure a conviction that does not stand up to scrutiny. Security services destroyed evidence, intimidated witnesses and defence lawyers.
ADDRESS: Brendan McConville / John Paul Wootton, Roe 4, Maghaberry Prison, Old Road, Ballinderry Upper, LISBURN, BT28 2PT, N.Ireland [address correct as of September 2016]
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Kevan Thakrar: wrongly convicted of murder and attempted murder in 2008 using multiple hearsay evidence under ‘joint enterprise’, the legal rule which means that any member of a group can be convicted of a crime, regardless of whether they played any role in it. Kevan wasn’t present when the murder took place, but he was sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years in jail. He was aged just 20.
ADDRESS: Kevan Thakrar A4907AE, HMP Full Sutton, Moor Lane, York, YO41 1PS, UK.
For more information about his case:
Brighton ABC also have a page of writings by and about Kevan: http://www.brightonabc.org.uk/kevantharar.html
Taylor is a trans prisoner serving an IPP sentence. He has served over 10 years in prison and has been through all the abuses the prison system can subject someone to.
IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) is a type of sentencing that was introduced in 2005 and meant that people would be sentenced to an initial ‘tariff’ (minimum time that must be served) and, after that point, their release would be decided by the parole board. This means that IPP prisoners have NO definite release date.
Write to him
Taylor c/o Taylor Claire A7974AX, HMP EASTWOOD PARK FALFIELD, WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GL128DB
EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL PRISONERS
Joaquín has been convicted for bombing a prison guard training facility in San Bernardo, Chile, along with his comrade Kevin Garrido. They both were arrested the day of the bombing, November 19, 2015, and were held in prison until September 2018, when the court sentenced Kevin to 17 years, and Joaquín to 13. On November 2nd, 2018, Kevin was murdered in prison by another prisoner.
In 2016, while awaiting sentence, Joaquín attacked the former boss the intelligence police during the Pinochet dictatorship inside the prison they both were held in.
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad Cárcel de Alta Seguridad Modulo H Norte
1902 Avenida Pedro Montt
Juan Aliste Vega
Marcelo Villarroel, Freddy Fuentevilla and Juan Aliste Vega were arrested in 2009 after a long
international manhunt, accused of the robbery of a Santander Bank and the murder of a cop in October 2007. On July 2, 2014, the 3 comrades were sentenced in their absence, having refused to assist in the judicial show, and gave their disposition by video link. Juan was sentenced to 18 years for the homicide of Moyano + 10 years for attempted homicide on the cop Abarca + 14 years for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security for a total of 42 years.
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad
Cárcel de Alta Seguridad
1902 Avenida Pedro Montt
Juan Flores is serving a sentence of 23 years, having been convicted by the Chilean state for incendiary attacks in 2014 claimed by the Conspiracy Cells of Fire & International Conspiracy of Revenge. On July 23, 2014 a CCF cell bombed “The Dominicans” station of the Santiago Metro, and on September 8, 2014 a shopping mall in Las Condes. In both instances, measures were taken to ensure the bombs would not hurt anyone, but in the former a bag containing the bomb was moved by a Metro employee, and in the latter the police ignored a warning call the CCF cell made 10 minutes before the bomb was set to go off. As a result, the attacks ended up injuring people, so the Chilean state was able to claim they were meant to terrorize the population, and used an anti-terrorism law to obtain maximum sentencing on March 15, 2018 after proclaiming Juan guilty of both attacks. Two other comrades, Nataly Casanova and Enrique Guzman, were initially charged alongside Juan, but after over three years of imprisonment and criminal proceedings were found not guilty on all counts.
Juan Flores Riquelme
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad/Cárcel de Alta seguritad
1902 Avda. Pedro Montt
BELARUS: Note that you can send prisoners letters via Belarus ABC website here: http://abc-belarus.org/?page_id=579&lang=en. Letters written to prisoners directly in languages other than Belarusian or Russian may not reach the person. If you use the ABC online page, the group will translate, print and send for you.
Denis Boltut, SIZO, 22A, Sovetskaya St., Zhodino, 222163, Belarus.
Denis Boltut is an antifascist and fan of the MTZ-RIPO football club. He was detained after the protests on September 23 against Lukashenko’s inauguration. Denis was charged with 342 part 1 (organisation and preparation of actions grossly violating public order, or active participation in them).
Tamaz Pipiya, SIZO, 22A, Sovetskaya str., Zhodino, 222163, Belarus.
Tamaz Pipa is an antifascist from Minsk and a fan of the football club “MTZ-RIPO“. He was detained on September 25 under suspicion of organising mass riots on September 23 during the inauguration of Lukashenko. The charges were brought under part 1 of article 293 (organisation of mass riots). He is being held in a pre-trial detention center in Zhodzina.
Timur Pipiya, SIZO, 22A, Sovetskaya str., Zhodino, 222163, Belarus.
Timur Pipiya is an antifascist from Minsk and a fan of the football club “MTZ-RIPO“. He was detained on September 25 under suspicion of organising mass riots on September 23 during Lukashenko’s inauguration. He was charged under part 1 of article 342 (organisation and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them). He is being held in the pre-trial detention center of Zhodzina.
Vitaliy Shishlov [Shishlov Vitaly Vyacheslavovich], SIZO, 22A, Sovetskaya str., Zhodino, 222163, Belarus.
Vitaliy Shishlov is an antifascist and fan of “MTZ-RIPO“ football club. He was detained on September 23 during protests against Lukashenko’s inauguration. Vitaly was charged under Art. 364 (violence or threat of violence against an officer of internal affairs) and Art. 293.1 (organisation of mass riots).
Andrei Chepyuk [Chepyuk Andrei], SIZO-1, 2 Volodarskogo St., Minsk, 220030, Belarus.
Andrei Chepyuk is an anarchist from Minsk, volunteer of the Human Rights Center “Vesna“. He was detained in Minsk on August 2 by GUBOP. On October 9 Andrey was charged under part 2 of article 293 of the Criminal code – “participation in mass riots“. He is being held in pre-trial detention center-1 of Minsk.
Ivan Krasovsky [Krasovskiy Ivan], SIZO-1, 2 Volodarskogo St., Minsk, 220030, Belarus.
Ivan Krasovsky is a Belarusian anarchist who was detained on September 24 in Minsk. A criminal case under article 293.2 was brought against Ivan – participation in mass riots (from three to eight years). He is now in pre-trial detention center № 1 in Minsk.
Ivan had initially been detained on August 12 when, after being severely beaten by GUBOPIK and OMON officers, he ended up in hospital. Due to injuries of varying severity, he had to use the wheelchair for two weeks.
Akihiro Gaevsky-Hanada, ul. Volodarskogo 2, SIZO-1, Minsk 220030, Belarus.
Akihiro is an anarchist from Minsk detained on August 12, 2020 with Aliaksandr Frantskevich and accused under part 2 of article 293 of the Criminal Code – “participation of mass riots”. Akihiro was beaten during his arrest and detention and is being held in SIZO-1 in Minsk.
Belarus Anarchist Partisans
Sergey Romanov [Romanov Sergey Alexandrovich],
Ihar Alinevich [Ihar Alinevich Vladimirovich],
Dzmitry Rezanovich [Rezanovich Dzmitry Grigorevich],
Glavpochtamp, P.O. Box 8, Minsk, 220050, Belarus.
Belarus anarchists Dzmitry Dubovski, Sergey Romanov, Ihar Alinevich and Dzmitry Rezanovich were arrested on the night between 28 and 29 October 2020 in Belarus close to Ukrainian border by Belarusian border guards. Allegedly charged with terrorism and illegal possession of firearm. According to prosecutors office the four comrades organised several arson attacks in Soligorsk and Mozir against state institutions. Right now they are all being held in KGB Prison in Minsk.
Igor Banzer [Bantser Igor], ul. Kirova 1, Turma-1, Grodno 230023, Belarus.
Igor Banzer is an antifascist, musician and anarchist from Grodno. He was detained on October 20 in Grodno. He was charged under part 1 of article 339 (hooliganism) for performance in front of a cop car. He is now being held in the pre-trial detention center of Grodno.
Mikita Yemelyanau (Yemelyanov Nikita Vladimirovich), ul. Krupskoy 99A, ST-4, 212011 Mogilev, Belarus.
An anarchist from Minsk, he was detained on October 19, 2019together with Ivan Komar on suspicion of attempted arson at a Minsk pretrial detention centre (article 295-3 “Illegal actions with combustible substances“ and article 344 “Intentional destruction or damage of historical and cultural values“) in solidarity with Dzmitry Palijenka, who was being held there under arrest at that time. Later the charges were also brought for another unsuccessful attack on the same pretrial detention centre (article 295-3 “Illegal actions with combustible substances“ and article 344 “Intentional destruction or damage to historical and cultural property“), as well as for throwing paint at the Minsk city court in solidarity with Dzmitry Palijenka (article 341 “Desecration of buildings and destruction of property“).
On February 12, 2020 Mikita Yemelyanau and Ivan Komar were found guilty and sentenced to 7 years of prison each.
On March 27, 2020, the appellate court commuted the sentence of Mikita Yemelyanau to 4 years, that of Ivan Komar – to 3.5 years of imprisonment.
Ivan Komar bears false witness against Yemelyanau, so ABC groups are not supporting him.
Claudio Lavazza has spent his entire life in the underground anarchist struggle, taking part in armed attacks, expropriations, liberations of other combatants and in diffusing anarchist propaganda in many ways in Italy and elsewhere. He was arrested in 1996, in a bank robbery in Cordoba (Spain), during which two cops were shot dead.
The comrade has a whole of 118 years prison sentence· 11 years for an armed occupation of the Italia consultant’s office in Malaga, in order to send a message of solidarity to the anarchists prosecuted for the “Marini” case in Italy, 77 years from Italian courts and 30 years from a court in France.
n. ecrou 445097 D5-2G- 44 ₵
MAH de Fleury-Mérogis
7, Avenue des peupliers
Thomas Meyer-Falk: imprisoned in Germany since 1996, sentenced for a bank robbery by means of which it was planned to organise money for political projects. Since 8th July 2013 the state has been keeping Thomas in Preventative Detention, based on a Nazi-law from 1933 which allows the state to keep someone behind bars after they have completed their sentence.
ADDRESS: Thomas Mayer-Falk c/o JVA Freiburg, Hermann-Herder-Str. 8, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany [address correct as of December 2016]
Valentin: accused of having taken part in the violent clashes at „Verdener Eck“ after the football match between SV Werder Bremen and the HSV. That day Nazi Hooligans from Bremen attacked a group of antifascist Ultras. The clash ended in violent confrontations between the two groups. Even though the events took place after a football match, and football fans are affected, this is not about football riots! The altercation had a political background. The hooligans attacked the Ultras since they believed them to be left winged antifascists. Since his arrest Valentin is in custody awaiting trial. At a press conference on July 2nd the police presented him to be the „prime suspect“ in the case. He is accused of aggravated battery and severe breach of the peace (schwerer Landfriedensbruch). The police made clear that Valentin is going to be held as an example against political violence.
POSTBOX: Infoladen Bremen, C/O Valentin, St-Pauli-Str. 10-12, 28203 Bremen, Germany
On 29/1/20, anarchist Giannis Michailidis, Konstantina Athanasopoulou and Dimitra Valavani were arrested in Agia Paraskevi following their pursuit by the anti-terrorism. G. Michailidis was sought by the police authorities because of his escape from Tyrintha prison in June 2019 and K. Athanassopoulou for escaping before the announcement of a court order. ( was arrested on January 2019, along with the fugitive then Pola Roupa, a member of the urban guerrilla anarchist Revolutionary Struggle, and claimed herself as a member of the organization. After being released on bail, she decided to flee and being in hiding in 2019 was declared in absentia at 35 years and 6 months in jail.) and D. Valavani was beaten by cop agents.
Comrade G. Michailidis took full responsibility for the weapons found in the car they were driving.
The address for the 3 Anarchist Comrades :
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Gynaikeies Fylakes, (women prison)
Eleonas Women’s Prison
Malandrinou prisons (Κ.Κ. Μαλανδρίνου)
Comrade Marios Seisidis has been acquitted of six of the robberies that he had been accused of but was found guilty of the bank heist at Solonos street and three consecutive ‘attempted murder’ charges (concerning the bank guard and two police officers). He has been sentenced to 36 years imprisonment in total.
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez
Juan went underground in 2017 after a warrant for his arrest was issued. He was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for false identity on the occasion of an inspection in Val Clarea (Val di Susa). With more trials open and several extra years in prison, he decided to go underground and released a Communiqué from Freedom.
Juan was arrested on May 22 in Brescia, along with Manu who is being charged with the aiding and abetting. In addition, Juan is accused of unionism with the aim of terrorism and / or the overthrow of the democratic order, a terrorist act with deadly and explosive devices, massacres (§285) for the attack against the party office of “Lega Nord” in Treviso in August 2018, as well as the possession of forged documents (§497bis) and carrying weapons (due to a small knife, §4 of the Law 110/75) accused.
Manuel was transfered under house arrest in March 2020.
Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez
Casa Circondariale di Terni
Strada delle Campore, 32
05100 – Terni (Italy)
The Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovani Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavazza, 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 Giovanni, 3 years for Michele.
via Arginone, 327
In the latest anti-anarchist repression, at dawn on June 12, 2020, anti-terrorist police in Italy, France and Spain raided several houses, seizing materials and arresting seven people, five of them are in jail and two under house arrest.
Addresses of the anarchists currently in prison:
Nico Aurigemma, C. C. di Terni, strada delle Campore 32, 05100 Terni (TR), Italy.
Claudio Zaccone, C. C. di Siracusa, strada Monasteri 20/C, Contrada Cavadonna, 96100 Floridia (SR), Italy.
Flavia Digiannantonio, C. C. di Roma Rebibbia femminile, via Bartolo Longo 92, 00156 Roma, Italy.
Francesca Cerrone, CC di Latina, sezione femminile, via Aspromonte 100, 04100 Latina (LT), Italy.
Roberto Cropo, C. R. “S. Michele“ — Alessandria, strada statale per Casale 50/A, 15121 Alessandria, Italy.
[All addresses correct as of: 07/12/20]
On May 21, 2019, three anarchist companions Natascia, Beppe and Robert were arrested as part of another repressive operation called “Prometeo” (Prometheus) of the Carabinieri ROS. There were also some searches. The media report that the main accusation is “Terrorist or Subversion Attack” because they were ordered to send three parcel bombs in June 2017 to P.M. Rinaudo and Sparagna (the latter being the prosecutor in the case of Operation Scripta manent) and Santi Consolo, the then Director of the DAP (Department of Penitentiary Administration) in Rome. Robert was released on 2 December
C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
C. C. di Pavia
via Vigentina 85
On Thursday February 7, 2019, at 4:40 a.m., the eviction of the squat “Asilo occupato” (the occupied kindergarden”) in Via Alessandria 12 in Turin, occupied since 1995, began. The eviction was carried out as part of the “Operazione Scintilla” (“Operation Spark”). Several hundred Carabinieri in riot gear, police officers and Guardia di finanza with machine guns and plain clothes police not only evicted the house, but also arrested six anarchists, at the moment all of them free, some with some restriction. The seventh person (Carla) fugitive since that day got arrested after several month and still inside.
Casa Circondariale di Vigevano
Via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV)
Scripta Manent operation
In the early hours of September 6, an operation coordinated by the Digos [political police] of Turin led the searches of 30 homes in various Italian regions (Piedmont, Liguria, Lazio, Umbria, Lombardy, Abruzzo, Campania, Sardinia and Emilia Romagna) and the arrest of five anarchist comrades accused of subversive association with terrorist intent; in addition, a notification in prison for Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito. The operation, called “Scripta Manent” [from Latin proverb “verba volant, scripta manent” — spoken words fly away, written words remain], tries to attribute to a single direction a series of direct actions claimed by the Informal Anarchist Organization, reproducing in this way thesame repressive strategies of some previous operations, such as Servantes and Boldness (“Ardire”), and trying to impose an associative and vertical structure on the expressions of anarchist conflictuality.
In particular, the attacks inserted in this investigation include the parcel-bombs sent to the CPT’s [detention centres for immigrants] director in Modena in May 2005, to the traffic-cops barracks in Torino-San Salvario and to the chief-police of Lecce (claimed by FAI/Narodnaja Volja), the explosive device against the RIS barracks [carabinieri forensics] in Parma (October 24, 2005, claimed by FAI/Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini-occasionalmente spettacolare), the parcel-bomb sent to the Mayor of Bologna Sergio Cofferati (November 2, 2005, claimed by FAI/Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini-occasionalmente spettacolare), the devices against the carabinieri cadets’ barracks in Fossano (June 2, 2006, claimed by FAI/RAT-Rivolta Anonima e Tremenda), the devices placed in the Turin neighbourhood, Crocetta (March 7, 2007, claimed by FAI/RAT); among the other actions also the wounding of Adinolfi (May 7, 2012), despite the fact that two comrades have already been convicted and have publicly claimed this attack, to corroborate the crime of association. It seems that the investig
ators, felt the need to structure their clues, used even linguistic and graphology experts, in addition to electronic and computer surveillance, and tailing.
In April 2019, the court made its verdict. Alfredo was sentenced to 20 years.
Anna was sentenced to 17 years for the Crocetta and Fossano bombs (2006 and 2007) and for the explosive packets of July 2006 (the same three for which was sentenced Alfredo), as well as for a “subversive association with terrorist purposes” as promoter of the FAI.
Nicola was sentenced to 9 years for “subversive association with terrorist purposes”.
Marco and Sandro were sentenced to 5 years for participation in a “subversive association with terrorist purposes”.
All the other defendants were acquitted (for all 23 comrades the main charge was of “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” and only for some comrades of “instigation to commit a crime” and “terrorist attack”).
Two more anarchists were released in April 2019 following their acquittal in the first degree trial.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 23 2020
On November 24, 2020 in the bunker room of the prison Le Vallette in
Turin was issued the sentence of appeal against 23 anarchists accused in
the trial «Scripta Manent». Waiting to be able to publish more
information and reflections, we inform that with regard to the comrades
convicted also in the first instance the sentence was as follows:
— Anna Beniamino: 16 years and 6 months (in first instance: 17 years).
— Alfredo Cospito: 20 years (as in first instance), in continuation with
the sentence of cassation at 9 years, 5 months and 10 days of the trial
for the action against Adinolfi.
— Nicola Gai: 1 year and 1 month (in first instance: 9 years), in
continuation with the sentence of cassation at 8 years, 8 months and 20
days of the trial for the action against Adinolfi.
— Alessandro Mercogliano: acquitted of all charges (in first instance: 5
— Marco Bisesti: acquitted from the charge of «subversive association
with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order»
(in first instance: 5 years), but sentenced to 1 year and 9 months for
«incitement to commit crimes» in relation to “Croce Nera Anarchica”
(“Anarchist Black Cross”).
The sentence for «subversive association with the purpose of terrorism
and subversion of the democratic order» has been confirmed for Anna,
Alfredo and Nicola.
Comrades Nicola Gai, Alessandro Mercogliano and Marco Bisesti have been
Unlike the trial in the first instance, nine other sentences were also
issued to nine other comrades for «incitement to commit crimes».
Convictions related, in various ways, to the publication of “Croce Nera
Anarchica”, an aperiodic magazine and internet site, and the management
of some internet sites that had been charged in the trial. These
sentences vary between 2 years and 6 months and 1 year and 6 months. As
said, in addition to these sentences, Marco was also sentenced for
In addition to Alessandro, nine other anarchist comrades were acquitted
of all charges, including a comrade in prison since September 6, 2016
and released with acquittal in the first degree on April 24, 2019, and a
comrade in prison and then under house arrest during the same period,
also released with acquittal in the first degree. The other comrades
Revolutionary solidarity with imprisoned anarchists!
Death to the State and capital, long live anarchy!
today December 2020
C. C. di Roma Rebibbia femminile
via Bartolo Longo 92
C. C. di Ferrara
via Arginone 327
Mauro Rossetti Busa
Casa Circondariale La Spezia
Piazza Falcone e Borsellino
119125 La Spezia
MADDALENA CALORE, Casa Circondariale di Uta, Strada II Ovest – 09010
LEONARDO LANDI, C. C. Vibo Valentia ‘Nuovo Complesso’, Contrada Cocari, 89900 Vibo Valentia, Italy.
Gabriel Pombo da Silva,
C.P. Mansilla de las Mulas
Mansilla de las Mulas
24210 – León, SPAIN
Spanish insurrectionary anarchist and former long-term prisoner, who is best known for his book ‘Diario e ideario de un delincuente’ (Diary and ideology of a criminal; 2006) and his involvement in the so-called ‘Aachen 4 case’, has long been the target for the repressive forces of states across Europe. He is once again in prison following his detention on yet another international arrest warrant awaiting extradition to Spain.
Gabriel’s currently legal situation is as follows:
* The Girona prosecutor’s office demands that Gabriel serve another 16 years following an interpretation of a non-existent penalty calculation, as they are attempting to deny the ‘principle de especialidad’ should have previously applied (one of the reasons why Gabriel’s release was possible in June 2016). This must also be claimed and reiterated by Germany at the request of Portugal if deemed appropriate.
* Extradition remains frozen while Portugal analyzes the situation, questions Germany about the ‘principle de especialidad’ and determines the situation in order to grant extradition or not.
* The objective of the defence is immediate release thanks to the recognition of the same ‘principle de especialidad’
* If this is not achieved, the goal would be to avoid extradition and to ensure that he would serve his supposed residual sentence in Portugal, avoiding the persecution he would undergo in Spanish prisons.
* In the event of extradition, we would fight so that this sentence is not served, by the application of reduced sentences and mergers of different sentences, which has never happened until now (this could happen even if he is imprisoned in Portugal).
* In any case, it is necessary to work via legal avenues so that no power of attorney can reopen any previous lawsuit and make any possible arrest warrant vain.
Given that Gabriel’s legal case will include the need for legal representation in both Spain and Portugal, and in all likelihood Germany too, his legal expenses will be high. A bank account has been opened, on behalf of his partner Elisa, so that he can receive solidarity contributions in the quickest, direct and most organised means possible.
Owner: Elisa Di Bernardor
Bic/Swift Code: BKBKESMMXXX
UPDATE: Gabriel was handed over to the Spanish authorities on May 12th and is currently in prison in Badajoz (Extremadura) under the FIES 5 regime, created for prisoners with «special characteristics» [e.g. international crime, gender violence or with racist or xenophobic character, very serious crimes that have caused great social alarm, Islamist terrorism, radical fanaticism related to terrorist ideology, ect.] and has been given the 2nd degree (previously he could access prison benefits, enjoy permits and even probation), and the intervention of all communications (letters are opened and read, visits are recorded).
Lisa Dorfer, C.P Brians I, Carretera de Martorell a Capellades, km 23, 08635, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain.
On June 7, 2019, our anarchist comrade Lisa was sentenced by the court in Aachen, Germany to seven and a half years in prison for a bank expropiation in 2014. She has since undergone voluntary deportation back to Spain, where she was living prior to her arrest by the Mossos d’Esquadra on a German arrest warrant.
Rodrigo Lanza, Apartado de correos 33044, Ronda universitat 23., 08007 Barcelona, Spain.
On September 23, 2020 Chilean anarchist and member of the Zaragozan anarchist squatter scene Rodrigo Lanza was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the aggravated murder of Víctor Laínez, 55, after beating him on December 8, 2017 in Zaragoza.
Rodrigo had previously been sentenced to five years in prison on November 26, 2019 for reckless manslaughter but that sentence was set aside in April 2020 by the Superior Court of Justice of Aragon, which ordered a repeat trial.
The latest sentence came a week after the court found the Chilean guilty of murder with the aggravation of ideological hatred. Judge María José Gil Corredera was inclined to grant him the lowest sentence requested by the parties. He will have to serve at least 2/3 of his sentence before being considered for release, and since he had already been in custody for three years, this will mean he will have to serve at least twelve years in prison. [Updated: 12/11/20]
Osman Evcan: an anarchist prisoner who spent his last 23 years in prison. İn 1992 he was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the charges of being a member of a leftist terrorist group and robbery. He was also imprisoned for 9 years between 1980-1989. Since Osman adopted anarchist ideas in 2003, he also became vegan and supports animal liberation struggles. Osman Evcan is still in Kocaeli no 1 high security prison. The pressure against him continues to increase. After his hunger strike for 33 days on June 2015 he took vegan food supplies one step further and he gained the right to get vegan food from outside the prisons. The prison administration usurped this gain due to arbitrarily reasons. Osman Evcan continues his indefinite hunger strike since 10 November 2015.
ADDRESS: Osman Evcan, Kocaeli 1 Nolu F Tipi Cezaevi, A-7-21
Kandıra / KOCAELİ, TURKEY [address correct December 2015]
- Anarchist / Anti-Authoritarian Prisoners
- 1. Hasan Çınar: F Type Prison No 1 A7 / 21 İzmit / Kocaeli
- 2. Gökhan Kaya: T-Type Closed Prison No 1 D-4 Ward Kandira Kocaeli
- 3. Yusuf Şut: No.1 T-Type Closed Prison C-5 Ward Kandıra KOCAELİ
- 4. Fercan Kaya: F-Type Prison No 1 C-12-102 06930 Sincan ANKARA
5. Rafet Ünal: No.1 F-Type Prison C-5-81 06930 Sincan ANKARA
6. Ali Rıza Ula: T-Type Closed Prison A-Single Upper Room NO: 43 MANİSA
7. Umut Fırat Süvarioğulları: No 1 F Type Prison A Single – Cell 2 Buca, Fractures / İZMİR
8. Mehmet Boğatekin: T Type Prison A-28 Burhaniye / Balıkesir
9. Erbay Dalbudak: M Type Prison A-3 Silifke / Mersin
- 10. Şevket Aslan: No 3 T Type A-27 Ward Yeni Şakran, Aliağa / İzmir
- 11. Mesut Aydin (with the letter i): Mardin Closed Prison, 4th Block Mardin
- 1. Tolga Erkuşan (Avşa Erkuş): Kocaeli No 2 T-Type Kandira KOCAELİ
- 2. Mahmut Yavuz: Eskişehir H-Type Closed Prison M Block M-8 ESKİŞEHİR
Safonova was arrested in April 2020 on charges of dropping a banner on a fence surrounding the FSB building in Chelyabinsk back in 2018. Two years ago she and her partner Dmitry Tsybukovski were detained and tortured them but couldn’t prove the case and it was closed. Later the police reopened the case on new charges.
Safonova Anastasia Viktorovna, 1991
FKU SIZO-3 GUFSIN Rossii po Chelyabinskoy obl.
456205, ul. Artilleriyskaya, 66A, Chelyabinsk
Anarchist Azat Miftakhov was detained by law enforcement officers on the morning of February 1, 2019 on suspicion of making explosives. He was held for twenty-four hours at the Balashikha police station, where law enforcement officers tortured him, demanding that he make a full confession. Only on the evening of February 2 was Miftakhov officially detained and sent to the Balashikha Temporary Detention Facility.
On February 4, however, a court refused to remand him in custody due to a lack of evidence. Over the next three days, police investigators were unable to muster any evidence against Miftakhov, and so, on
February 6, he was released from the temporary detention facility without charge.
As Miftakhov was leaving the detention facility, he was detained by men in plain clothes and taken to the Interior Ministry’s headquarters for Moscow’s Northern Administrative Division, where he was told he had been detained in another case, an investigation of alleged disorderly conduct outside the United Russia office in Khovrino on January 13, 2018. An investigation into vandalism had been opened in January 2018, but Russian law does not stipulate remanding vandalism suspects in custody during investigations. Miftakhov denies the charges against him. He believes he has been framed because of his anarchist views.
Miftakhov Azat Fanisovich, 1993
ul. Novoslobodskaya, 45, PKU SIZO-2
Matthew Paul DeHart: a former US soldier being held in a Canadian prison after seeking asylum from the US government for his work with Anonymous.
ADDRESS: Matthew Paul DeHart, #06813-036, FCI Ashland, Federal Correctional Instituion, P.O. Box 6001, Ashland, KY 41105 Please note letters must be less than 10 pages long. [address correct August 2016]
Contact Matt’s support group on mdhsupport[at]riseup[dot]net
Alvaro Luna Hernandez: a community organiser from Texas. Police informants were used to monitor Alvaro’s organising activities in the barrio. They were told Alvaro was “typing legal papers,” “had many books” and was working on police brutality cases in Alpine. Alvaro was recognised nationally and internationally for his human rights work. He was sentenced in Texas on 9 June 1997 to 50 years in prison for defending himself by disarming a police officer who drew a weapon on him. The trial evidence indicated that Alvaro was the victim of witch-hunts and a police-orchestrated conspiracy to frame or eliminate him.
ADDRESS: Aalvaro Luna Hernandez #255735
Hughes Unit Rt. 2,
Bill Dunne: arrested in 1979 when he and Larry Giddings attempted to free fellow revolutionary Artie Ray Dufur. The two successfully freed Artie, but were arrested after an exchange of fire with police as they were fleeing the scene. Bill and Larry were charged with auto theft and aiding and abetting the escape, for which Bill received an 80-year federal prison sentence. In 1983, Bill attempted to escape prison and was sentenced to a further 15 years in prison. Bill spent seven and a half years in lockdown at the infamous maximum security Marion prison for his attempted prison break.
ADDRESS: Bill Dunne #10916-086 FCI Victorville Medium I P.O. Box 3725 Adelanto, CA 92301 United States
the Cleveland 4: occupy Cleveland activists arrested on April 30th 2012 accused of plotting a series of bombings. The FBI worked with an informant, created the scheme, produced the explosives and co-oerced the four into participating. All were sentenced to between 8 and 11.5 years. March 2015 update: Brandon is moving to another prison soon.
Doug Wright #57973-060 USP Florence-High P.O. Box 3850 Florence, CO 81226 United States
Joshua Stafford #57976-060 USP McCreary P.O. Box 3000 Pine Knot, KY 42635 United States
[Addresses last checked/updated December 2020]
For information and wish-lists looky here: www.cleveland4solidarity.org
Dallas 6: After guards tortured fellow prisoner Isaac Sanchez in the torture chair overnight and threatened several Dallas 6 members with death, inmates Andre Jacobs, Carrington Keys, Duane Peter, Derrick Stanley, Anthony Locke and Anthony Kelly felt they could no longer suffer. Covering their cell door windows with bedding, the prisoners demanded that the abuse stop and requested access to their counsellors, state police, the District Attorney and the Public Defenders’ Office. They had no access to telephones or computers and their incoming and outgoing mail were being destroyed to undermine their ability to expose the corruption. In response, prison officials staged an armed assault against the unarmed men, who were all locked inside of their individual cells, viciously attacking them with electro-shock shields, tasers, their fists, and pepper-spray. While all of the guards involved in the incident admitted that they did not suffer any injuries, members of the Dallas 6 were left bloody, naked, with burnt skin and in pain. Following the assaults, hundreds of documents were generated, including specific claims of misconduct alleged against the Dallas 6. Not once was the word ‘riot’ mentioned. Four months later, after civil actions and other complaints were filed against prison guards and officials regarding the events, the prison, state police, and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office formed an alliance to bring criminal charges against the Dallas 6, now calling the incident a “riot”.
Carrington Keys #EF–4010, SCI Forest, 286 Woodland Drive, PO Box 945, Marienville, PA 16239-0307, USA
Duane Peter #FP–7306, SCI Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932, USA
Anthony Locke #FJ–7018, SCI Retreat, 660 State Route 11, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621, USA
Anthony Kelley #EA–9612, SCI Chester, 500 E. Fourth Street, Chester, PA 19013, USA
Andre Jacobs, SCI Albion, 10745 Route 18, Albion, PA 16475-0001, USA
DaMonte Shipp aka Ceebo: LAPD shot his cousin and then framed him for speaking out. Anti-police violence activist and rapper sentenced to 17 years in November 2014 for a robbery. Ceebo’s cousin Ezell Ford was shot dead by LAPD officers in August 2014.
ADDRESS: DaMonte Shipp #AI3342 Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility 480 Alta Rd
San Diego, CA. 92179, USA
For more information about Ceebo see this article, HERE.
Eric King: a vegan anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted 2014 firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. Eric allegedly threw a hammer through a window of the building and then through two lit bottles inside, though both failed to ignite. Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. Eric is allegedly involved with the the Kansas City Fight Back insurrectionist collective. Update February 2016: Eric is set to sign a non-cooperating plea deal to 10 years in prison on March 3rd.
NOTE from Eric’s supporters website: Here is Eric’s running amazon wishlist. Please remember all books must be sent paperback, and Eric reports to having receiving used books even though the CCA website says he can not. Additionally Eric loves science, space, art, boxing, nature and of course loves reading radical literature.
Address: Eric King FCI Englewood 9595 West Quincy Aavenue Littleton, CO 80213 United States
Fergurson-related prisoners: This list was taken from Anti-State STL. To see the list and check for updates see here: https://antistatestl.noblogs.org/ferguson-related-prisoners/
What follows is a list of people who were arrested and imprisoned during the Ferguson rebellions. Their charges, sentences, the particulars of their cases vary widely, as do their interpretations of the events in Ferguson and their participation or alleged participation in those events. We present the information below in hopes of linking up these prisoners with those on the outside who might be interested in writing to them or finding other ways of supporting them during their time in prison.There is a fund to raise money for these prisoners as well as other Ferguson-related prisoners who did not want their information listed here but still deserve our support. This money will be used to send commissary to these folks during their incarceration.Although everyone on this list has given permission for their information to be shared in this way, the presence of their information here in no way indicates that they hold any particular political viewpoint.
*Please note that some of these people are still pre-trial. If you wish to write to these folks, please see the note below. Addresses are subject to change for some of the people and there’s a potential that more people will be added to the list. If this happens, we will be sure to update the list.
Click here to donate money to the fund.
If you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Williams: accused of the shooting of two St. Louis County police officers during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Station on March 12, 2015.
*Please note that this person is pre-trial. Please write with care and see below for details.
- Jeffrey Williams #1268161
South Central Correctional Center
255 West Highway 32,
Licking, MO 65542, USA
Birthday: March 30th
Jermaine Parker: sentenced to 14 years for shooting a firearm out of a car in protest during the night of the November 24th in south St. Louis.
ADDRESS: Jermaine Parker #1185800 // MECC, 18701 Old Highway 66. Pacific, MO 63069, USA
Birthday: October 15
Dakota Moss: sentenced to 14 years for stealing guns for people to use during the non-indictment riots in November 2014.
- Dakota Moss #11400-025
FCI Terre Haute,
PO Box 33,
Terre Haute, IN 47808, USA
Birthday: July 17th
Josh Williams: sentenced on December 10th, 2015 to 8 years in prison for trying to burn down a Quik Trip during a demonstration in Berkeley, MO on Christmas Eve, 2014 that was held in response to the police murder of Antonio Martin.
- Joshua Williams #1292002
Potosi Correctional Center
11593 State Highway O,
Mineral Point, MO 63660, USA
Birthday: November 25
*Some of these people are pre-trial, which means that the legal outcome of their cases can still be strongly impacted by their actions as well as by ours. Please write to these people only with the utmost care.
Do not discuss any illegal activity or ask, comment on or speculate about the particulars of their cases or about any actions they may or may not have taken to lead to the accusations against them. Please do not send these prisoners any inflammatory political material or do anything else that may draw negative attention to them.
Our letters, engagement, relationship-building, words of encouragement and care are the best way we can express our solidarity for those who are pre-trial.
Fran Thompson: Serving life plus 10 years for killing a man in self-defense after he violently entered her home. Before her imprisonment, Fran was an eco, animal & anti-nuke campaigner and it is believed this biased the court against her.
- Fran Thompson #93341
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
1107 Recharge Rd, York NE 68467-8003
Birthday: 4th January
Jeremy Hammond: a member of the hacktivist network Anonymous and a gifted computer programer. He is currently spending a decade in prison for allegedly disclosing information about the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor), revealing that they had been spying on human rights defenders at the behest of corporations and governments. Since his arrest in March of 2012, Jeremy has been cut off from his friends and family, and punished with extensive stays in solitary confinement
Address: Jeremy Hammond, #18729-424, FCI Manchester, PO Box 4000, Manchester, KU 40962, USA [hopefully gonna get released on april 2021]
Leonard Peltier: Leonard Peltier was a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). He was framed for the murder of two FBI agents in 1977 during the FBI counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO). He has been imprisoned now for nearly 40 years.
ADDRESS: #89637-132, USP Coleman I, US Peniteniary, PO Box 1033, Coleman, Florida, 33521, USA [address last checked January 2016]
and information…. www.whoisleonardpeltier.info
Little B: In 1997, Michael Lewis, “Little B,” a 13-year-old black boy, was arrested, tried and convicted as an adult in Atlanta, Georgia, for a murder he did not commit. That was 18 years ago. Michael is still in prison.—Worse, he’s been in an isolation cell for the past four years.—In March 2015, he turned 32 years old.
ADDRESS: Michael Lewis (GDC #950785) HANCOCK STATE PRISON, P.O. Box 339 701 Prison Boulevard Sparta, GA 31087
Marius Mason: a long-time activist in the environmental and labor movements. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000; no one was injured in either of them. He accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced on February 5, 2009 to just under 22 years. He is now serving the longest sentence of any “Green Scare” prisoner.
ADDRESS: Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061 FCI Danbury Route 37 Danbury, CT 06811
Mumia Abu Jamal: in prison since 1981 for allegedly shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, prosecutorial misconduct, constitutional violations in his trial, police coercion of witnesses and documented racism, he remains in prison under a sentence of life without parole.
ADDRESS: SmartCommunications/PADOC Mumia Abu Jamal AM-8335 SCI Mahanoy P.O. Box 33028 St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald: born and raised in Compton, California, as a teenager joined the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party. In September 1969, Chip was wounded and arrested in connection with a police shoot-out. He was tried for assault on police and other, related charges, including the murder of a security guard. He was convicted and sentenced to death, aged 19 years old.
ROMAINE CHIP FITZGERALD
Valley State Prison P.O. Box 5101
Delano, CA 93216
Russell Maroon Shoatz: a dedicated community activist and founding member of the Philadelphia based organisation Black Unity Council, which eventually merged with the Black Panther Party (1969). In 1970, along with five others, Russell was accused of attacking a police station, which resulted in an officer being killed. This attack was said to have been carried out in response to rampant police brutality in the Black community. For 18 months, Russell functioned underground as a soldier in the Black Liberation Army, but was captured in 1972. Twice he escaped—once in 1977 and again 1980, but both times he was recaptured and today he is held in a control unit in Pennsylvania where he is serving multiple life sentences.
Russell “Maroon” Shoatz is currently battling stage 4 colon cancer and covid-19 in deplorable conditions, in a cage in a prison gymnasium sharing a toilet with 30 other men:
Sean Swain: held without legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defense killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In fall of 2012, prisoners calling themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys (A12M) got rowdy at Mansfield Correctional, and the prison authorities assumed “that anarchist” Sean Swain must have been behind it and threw him in supermax isolation. Sean denies any involvement or affiliation with the A12M and is in the process of suing the ODRC for targeting him based exclusively on his ideology and political speech.
Sean would love to receive zines, articles printed from the internet, photographs (not Polaroid), drawings, etc.
Sean Swain is on communications block (for email and phone calls) and while imprisoned by Ohio, he’s actually in Virginia:
Sean Swain #2015638 Buckingham Correctional PO Box 430 Dillwyn, VA 23936
Veronza Bowers: was a member of the Black Panther Party and was convicted of the murder of a US Park Ranger, on the basis of two government informants’ testimonies, both of whom received reduced sentences for other crimes by the federal prosecutor’s office. There were no eye-witnesses and no evidence independent of these informants to link him to the crime. At his trial, Veronza offered an alibi in his testimony, which was not credited by the jury. Nor were the testimonies of two relatives of the informants who insisted that they were lying. The informants had all charges against them in this case dropped and one was given $10,000 by the government, according to the prosecutor’s post-sentencing report. Veronza has consistently proclaimed his innocence of the crime he never committed, even at the expense of having his appeals for parole denied, for which an admission of guilt is virtually required.