Our comrade Lisa was arrested and imprisoned on April 13 2016, accused of robbing a bank in the German city of Aachen. She was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months’ prison in June 2017. In December 2018, having completed the first part of her sentence in Germany she was extradited to Madrid and then to Catalonia (in Brians I prison) to be closer to her family. In November 2019 she obtained the third level of detention (the open section of Wad Ras, in
Barcelona), but the prosecutor of the National High Court appealed. In spite of that the third level was confirmed for her in summer 2020.
After 3 and a half years of closed prison and 1 and a half in so-called «semi-liberty », on Monday 19 April 2021, having completed 2/3 of her sentence, she has been given parole, a measure that can be revoked or suspended at any moment if the authorities decide that the conditions have not been met.
We want to thank all those who have shown their solidarity and support to the comrade during this period, but don’t forget that as long as prisons exist, no one will be free!
The struggle continues!
Strength and solidarity to all those who struggle inside and outside the prisons!
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Nothing has happened to radically change our comrade’s situation since the publication of his last communiqué (last July), but all the same there is some news that might be interesting for anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of “legal engineering ” and its labyrinths.
Due to the hierarchy between the different courts the usual delays continue to be very long, and as these delays are the only weapon that judicial power disposes of, moreover, they are getting longer and longer!
It won’t be long before Gabriel will be able to savour freedom again and those who would like to bury him alive know this very well… they know very well that he shouldn’t be in prison at all…they know very well that they should even give him back years of his life!
On Wednesday 21/4/21, a Gathering and a march of solidarity was held with Anarchist Vaggelis Stathopoulos in view of the court decision on Friday 23/421.
The march was attended by over 300 comrades, it started from Monastiraki area and was directed with a dynamic pulse passing from Athenas street, Omonia street, Patision street and through the academias street and ended in Exarchia square .
Throughout the march, texts, flyers were shared and slogans righting on walls of athens.
Friday 23/4/21 (Court decision day) at 9:00 Loukareos courts and gathering of solidarity with the anarchist V. Stathopoulos
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST COMRADE VAGGELIS STATHOPOULOS
images from : athens.indymedia.
Act for freedom now!
On May 19th, after eight months on remand in the prison of Nancy, the State minions will put the anarchist B. on trial for the burning of two relay antennas during the great confinement.
However, as is well known, solidarity is attack, so this is a good opportunity to not leave the comrade alone to face the scoundrels in togas, while continuing the urgent work of demolition of the old world… Salins-les-Bains (Jura), 10 April 2020. While self-confinement is in full swing all over the world, an anarchist climbs the slopes of Mont Poupet. With his ideas and determination he sends the two large relay antennas transmitting the waves of the police, the gendarmerie and mobile phone operators up in smoke, before disappearing back into the night from whence he had come. This is not the only one, by the way, as officially at least 174 antennas have been sabotaged all around the region over the past year, half of them by fire.
In February, the imprisonment of the rapper Pablo Hasél and the riots in Linares, in Andalousia, following the beating of a man and his daughter by plainclothes cops sparked a brief moment of revolt in the Iberian territory, especially in Catalonia. The reasons go beyond freedom of expression: hatred of the police, refusal of the curfew, the economic and social situation, etc. Saturday 27th February a riot broke out in the centre of Barcelona: banks and shops were trashed, ATMs burnt, clashes and barricades against the cops, and slight burning of a police van. At the repressive level, many were wounded, there were about one hundred arrests, and a dozen people were imprisoned, among whom eight comrades arrested on February 27 and March 1st for the burning of the van. For more info: presxs27febrer.noblogs.org
I’m Danilo, one of those arrested after the demo of 27th February. As many already know, I am writing from Brians 1 (Martorell). It is one month today since we were arrested and I wanted to publish something earlier but I had to get a better idea of what was going to happen, both for myself and for the others, also get news from outside, etc.
That said, I want to start by thanking the very many gestures of solidarity we have received, many people have implicated themselves in that, giving a lot, be it materially with letters, money, postcards, clothes, etc. or practically with demos, initiatives and other. Each of these contributions helps us a lot to keep up our morale and feel supported which is very important here, really thank you!
Durante l’ultimo anno, l’opinione pubblica è stata raggiunta da sempre più racconti riguardanti momenti circoscritti di un fenomeno costante che è vecchio come l’esistenza dello Stato e dell’autorità. Il fenomeno della brutalità della polizia.
Dagli omicidi di afroamericani negli USA, quelli in Myanmar a seguito del colpo di Stato, le rivolte a Parigi dopo il voto di nuove leggi a beneficio dei poliziotti, l’uccisione di un «sospetto» in Albania, le pratiche fasciste in Turchia, fino alla Grecia con gli innumerevoli pestaggi di manifestanti e cittadini, i trasferimenti vendicativi dei detenuti, le continue torture nella sede della polizia di Atene (il GADA) e nei commissariati, gli stupri e non solo nei confronti dei rifugiati nel centro di deportazione e trasferimento di Petrou Ralli, e molti altri episodi tra i quali non posso dimenticare le torture dei miei compagni nelle stazioni di polizia, i loro pestaggi nelle manifestazioni, e naturalmente il trattamento violento che ho affrontato da parte dei poliziotti dell’unità antiterrorismo quando hanno tentato di prelevarmi un campione di DNA. Dopo i nostri arresti del 29 gennaio 2020, mentre eravamo reclusi al 12° piano del GADA, mi hanno richiesto di fornire un campione di DNA, cosa che ho rifiutato, come ho rifiutato qualsiasi tipo di cooperazione. Dal 2015, dopo il grande sciopero della fame dei prigionieri, l’ordine del procuratore che imponeva il prelievo del DNA, è cambiato in «prelievo obbligatorio del DNA nel rispetto della dignità umana». Continue reading IT: Grecia: Testo dell’anarchica Dimitra Valavani sul processo per il prelievo forzato del DNA
Call for solidarity demonstration Wednesday, April 21, at 6 pm- Monastiraki,area in solidarity with the anarchist comrade Vangelis Stathopoulos.