Imprisoned

Abraham Cortés Ávila

Abraham is a youth from the city of Oaxaca who was arrested on October 2, 2013 in Mexico City during a march commemorating the massacre of thousands of students on October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. Every year there is a march, lifting up the student struggles in the city. And on that occasion Abraham wasn’t planning on going to the march. He’s an artisan and he went to buy some things in the city center for his work. He saw the march and said, “Of course I’ll join because it’s important.”

Davide Delogu

Davide is an anarchist from Sardinia. He was arrested in 2010 and sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of theft and attempted homicide allegedly of someone who was trying to stop him leaving the scene of the robbery. Trials for attempted evasion of Buoncammino prison (Cagliari) in 2010 as well as for an attempted escape from Augusta prison (Siracusa) in 2017 is still under way. He's also having a trial for riots that happened in Buoncammino prison in 2013, where he was held at the time.

Svyatoslav Baranovich

Svyatoslav Baranovich is an active resident of Minsk who was detained on October 2, 2017 on suspicion of using violence against a policeman. On March 15, 2017 a group of anarchists joined the march against the tax on unemployment. At the end of the demonstration, plain-cloth police tried to detain a few activists when the bloc was hopping to get on a trolley-bus. Ordinary people who stood nearby started pushing with cops trying to not let them make arrests. Svyatoslav Baranovich was one of them and punched a cop.

Michael Foster

Valve Turner Michael Foster was convicted of felony conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and misdemeanor conspiracy trespass in October of 2016 when he entered a valve site of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and shut the valve off after notifying Keystone that he was doing so and giving them an option to shut it off remotely.

Michael “Little Feather” Giron

Little Feather is from the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation and was raised in Santa Barbara, California. He was charged with federal criminal charges arising from an October 27, 2016 arrest at Standing Rock as a water protector, and has been incarcerated without bond since March 9, 2017. If convicted of both charges, Little Feather was facing 15 years in prison. On February 8, 2018, he entered into a non-cooperating plea agreement and was sentenced in May to 36 months in prison.

Jorge Mateluna Rojas

Jorge was condemned in 1994 to life imprisonment accused of various actions during his militancy in the FPMR (Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front)-- assaults, violation of the Law of State Security, illicit association and homicide to police. Through hunger strikes and mobilizations both on the street and inside prison, by prisoners politicxs and solidarixs in the street, they were able to get a presidential pardon for political prisoners. In this way, in 2004, Jorge Mateluna managed to return to the streets
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Alejandro Astorga Valdés

Alejandro is a former member of the MIR (Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria) who then travel to Peru to join the MRTA (Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement). After being convicted in 1993 in Peru for the attack against the Peruvian American Institute in Lima, he served 12 years as a political prisoner in the maximum security prison Miguel Castro Castro until getting out in November 2005 and returning to Chile.

Sven van Hasselt

Extradited from the Netherlands to the UK in February 2017 for charges that could carry 14 years in prison, as part of the Blackmail 3 case with Natasha and Debbie Vincent. In July 2012 Sven and Natasha were raided and arrested in Amsterdam under a European arrest warrant. They were accused of ‘conspiracy to blackmail’ in relation to Huntingdon Life Sciences (rebranded as Envigo). HLS is Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory and is the most notorious and protested lab in history.

Peike

During the G20 summit in Hamburg, July 2017, political and economic leaders of the world gathered in order to plan the continuation of their wars, exploitation of people and animals, and the destruction of the environment. To revolt against this is necessary and gives hope. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hamburg to obstruct these festivities for the elite. The German state, in an attempt to criminalise a few individuals, has now rapidly changed the topic to bottles and fireworks which were thrown (or not) during the riots.

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