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Swiss prisons: Marco Camenisch denied conditional release (update)

ROS – Psychiatry assumes the power to define the execution of probation and correctional law

The office for probation and corrections services of the cantonal Office for the Execution of Penal Sentences and Justice sabotages all efforts aiming at easing the situation of imprisonment of Marco or to grant parole for him. The office for […]

Greek prisons – Revolutionary Struggle case: Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas transferred to Koridallos prison ahead of second-instance trial

On May 21st 2015, the Solidarity Assembly for political prisoners & imprisoned and prosecuted fighters reported that the anarchist prisoners Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas were transferred from Domokos prison to the dungeon in Koridallos women’s prison ahead of the second-instance trial on the Revolutionary Struggle’s first-period action (2003-2010).

Gournas and Maziotis are currently separated […]

Wuppertal: Autonomous May 1st demonstration

Around 300 participants gathered at approximately 2pm in front of the Autonomous Centre in Wuppertal for the twenty-ninth May 1st demonstration since 1986. Many felt that the turnout was disappointing, because this year’s demo was primarily dedicated to sending out solidarity towards the victim of a recent fascist knife attack.

In the small hours […]

Besançon, France: Down with the walls of Fortress Europe (and all states)

Saturday 25th April 2015, a few people gathered at place pasteur in response to the death of hundreds of refugees on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea last weekend. A banner saying “Down with the walls of Europe – No Border No Nation” was hung over the barriers of Passages Pasteur and remained for the […]

Chile: Hunger Strike Update

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On April 20th 2015, it became known that anarchist prisoner Enrique Guzmán has also been on hunger strike since April 14th.

Anarchists Nataly Casanova (under isolation in San Miguel women’s prison), Juan Flores (in Wing 1 of Santiago 1 prison), Guillermo Duran (in total house arrest) and Enrique Guzmán (in Wing 35 […]

Greece: Statement of Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis about the U.S. State Department list of international “terrorists”

In 2009, the anarchist urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas) was designated a “foreign terrorist organization” by the U.S. Department of State, in the aftermath of a rocket propelled grenade attack against the U.S. Embassy in Athens in January 2007.

On April 21, 2015, the State Department issued “terrorist designation” against one of the […]

Greek prisons: The 8 anarchists from the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) terminated their hunger strike

On April 18th 2015, the eight anarchist prisoners of DAK Antonis Stamboulos, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Fivos Harisis, Argyris Ntalios, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Dimitris Politis and Yannis Michailidis announced the end of their hunger strike, considering that a significant portion of their demands were partially fulfilled after the new prison reform bill was passed by parliament:

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Athens: Protest march in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons followed by clashes in Exarchia

No tolerance to type C prisons and any form of incarceration

Fire to states and prisons – That’s right, that’s right; fire to the parliament to make you come to your senses (A)

War on democracy

delayed report:

During the evening of April 7th 2015, more than a thousand […]

Nantes, France: April 9th demonstration – Some colour in the monotony

Since the Socialist Party came to power, we no longer count the protesters killed, mutilated and imprisoned. The most draconian anti-terrorism laws have been adopted, the undocumented hunted, social rights under attack like never before. In the almost universal indifference of “the left”.

On Thursday 9th April, the large unions finally decided to call a […]

Athens: Dimitris Politis, on hunger strike since 16/3, currently hospitalised

On April 14th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Dimitris Politis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred from Koridallos prison to Evangelismos hospital in Athens.

The comrade has now lost 13% of his initial body weight. Additionally, his body has not had time to regain the weight lost in the recent hunger […]

Chile: Anarchists Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova and Guillermo Duran declare hunger strike

Anarchist comrades Juan, Nataly and Guillermo were arrested in Santiago on September 18th 2014.

Juan is held in pretrial detention in the Santiago 1 prison, accused of involvement in two bomb attacks that occurred on July 13th and September 8th 2014, and were claimed by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Chile); he’s also charged […]

Brussels: Struggle against the maxi-prison in Haren – On your marks, get set, go!

Extract from Ricochets n° 4, March 2015, the newsletter against the maxi-prison and the world that goes with it. This is the third in a series of translations by the openly conspiratorial Person(s) Unknown Publications, this time featuring a list of international targets (see notes below):

On your marks

Piraeus: Giorgos Karagiannidis, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

insurrection inside and outside the prison walls

On April 12th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Giorgos Karagiannidis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred from Koridallos prison to the General State Hospital of Nikaia in Piraeus.

The comrade has now lost 19% of his initial body weight and presents with symptoms […]

Greek prisons: Words from 8 hunger strikers of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK)

Banner drop at a shopping mall in Thessaloniki, Greece (April 9th 2015): “Victory to the struggle of the hunger strikers – since 2/3. Fire and arson to all the prison cells (A)”

Below is an excerpt from an open letter released in the small hours of April 11th 2015 by hunger strikers of the […]

Athens: Yannis Michailidis, on hunger strike since 23/3, currently hospitalised

fire to all prison cells

On April 10th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Yannis Michailidis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred from Koridallos prison to Attikon Hospital in Chaidari, Athens.

The comrade has now lost 8.5% of his initial body weight and presents with symptoms such as severe weakness, fatigue, […]

Greek prisons: Hunger strike termination statement by Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis

On April 5th 2015, anarchist prisoner Nikos Maziotis announced the end of his hunger strike. Below is his statement. After 35 days of struggle, I terminate the hunger strike that I began on March 2nd along with other comrades. I have decided to do so not owing to the fact that I have reached the […]

Drama, Northern Greece: Hunger strike of migrants detained in Paranesti camp

On March 23rd 2015, 23 undocumented migrants from Pakistan, Nigeria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran who are detained in Paranesti closed camp went on hunger strike, demanding to receive papers and be granted immediate release.

A total of 210 adults and 80 minors are incarcerated in Paranesti camp, near the city of Drama (northern Greece), among […]

Greek prisons: Medical report about 8 anarchist hunger strikers, participants in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK)

Eight anarchist prisoners of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) are still on hunger strike in different hospitals and Greek prisons, demanding the abolition of type C maximum security prisons; abolition of the antiterrorist legislation (articles 187 and 187A); abolition of the anti-hoodie law; abolition of forcible taking of DNA samples, abolition of analysis of […]

Greek prisons: Tasos Theofilou, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), suspended hunger strike

Anarchist communist Tasos Theofilou, held in Domokos prison, lost 20% of his initial body weight after 39 days of hunger strike.

Today, April 9th 2015, the comrade suspended hunger strike, sending strength to his fellow participants in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), eight of whom continue the strike.

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Bolivia: News on the case of Henry Zegarrundo

It has been nearly three years since the repression of May 29, 2012, and the comrade Henry Zegarrundo still faces certain restrictions. He is under a kind of house arrest in which he is allowed to go out to perform certain personal activities, see his family, and work for a few pesos. Since he was […]

Belgium: News in brief against the maxi-prison in Haren and anti-prison struggle elsewhere

Bomb threat against the three buildings of the European Parliament in Brussels that were evacuated due to a suspicious vehicle, February 2nd 2015.

This text was originally published in French by Contra Info, March 2015. The following news round-up is the second in a series of translations by Person(s) Unknown Publications, as part of […]

Chile: Diego Ríos is free!

Anarchist Diego Ríos was arrested on February 7th 2015 after being a fugitive for five and a half years, charged with possession of explosive materials (after his mother snitched him out to police during the summer of 2009).

On March 30th, after spending nearly two months in the Maximum Security Section of the High Security […]

Athens: Athena Tsakalou finally out of prison

Today, April 6th 2015, the mother of two members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos – walked out of Koridallos prison. Her bail has been set at 10,000 euros.

The companion of Gerasimos Tsakalos is still in custody (since 2/3). According to people in solidarity with the Conspiracy […]

Lesvos Island: Solidarity intervention at corporate radio station in Mytilini

On Monday morning, March 23rd, a solidarity intervention with the struggle of political prisoners on hunger strike took place at Aeolus FM radio station in the city of Mytilini. Counter-info material was aired, including a telephone conversation with the anarchist hunger striker Antonis Stamboulos – participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) – prerecorded […]

Xanthi: Gestures of solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Several solidarity gestures with the hunger strikers have taken place in the city of Xanthi (northern Greece):

– on 9/3 a banner was hung against type C maximum security prisons;

– on 13/3 the municipal radio station was symbolically occupied by comrades, who read a text on air, titled “Let’s Bring Down All Prisons”;

– […]