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#UnitedWeStand: Free All #NoG20 Prisoners! Demo at September 3

On Sunday September 3 there will be a demonstration to the JVA Billwerder prison in Hamburg. Today we publish the call for the demo and a statement by the legal team (EA) Hamburg. We also publish a few of the adresses of NoG20 prisoners who are still imprisoned.


Image: Solidarity action with the NoG20 prisoners in Kiel, Germany, earlier this week. Image by Antifa Kiel.

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United We Stand! Free them all!

Sunday September 3, 2017, 2:00pm
Meeting point: train station (S Bahn) Billwerder/Moorfleet
Demonstration to and manifestation at JVA Billwerder prison in the Billwerder district in Hamburg, Germany.

On Sunday the 3rd of september we want to march to the prison JVA Billwerder in Hamburg again to visit our friends which are hostaged by the City of Hamburg behind high walls. Our friends inside could hear us last time even the yard time was changed to hold them back from our solidarity Thats one more reason to visit our NO G20 brothers with a huge crowed and a lot of noise in front of the prison of Billwerder

Come with us, bring muffins and cup cakes, have coffee, music and speaches on sunday the 3rd of september to the JVA Billwerder.

Please let us know the music wishes of the prisoners before so if you write letters with them or make visits just ask what they woulf love to listen to, we will arange it.

United we stand!

Statement of the EA (legal team) Hamburg on 6th of August in Billwerder

Currently there are 160 preliminary Investigations going on, 32 people (Stand August 6, 2017) are still in pre-trial Imprisonment.

Around the G20 the Police Agency acted and still acts: with political motivation, illegal, autocratic and willfully violent. Politics and Judiciary are willingly having their back.
The Police already rigurously tried to prevent the setting up of camps. Goal seemed to be that a prohibiton of sleepingplaces would demobilise and the violence used during their operations would be scaring. But this plan failed and everyone who searched for a place to sleep expirienced great solidarity.

The exaggerated operations at Grüner Jäger (Arrivati-Park)‘ and at other places, with more injured, got the cops critized in international media. Solidarity among each other on the streets just got bigger. However, the intensity of the Police violence grew. A peak was the attack on the ‚Welcome-to-Hell‘ Demonstration: with a lot of beating, liters of Pepperspray, Watercannons and Clearing-Tanks the Cops intentionally directed a situatuon of extreme panic. In the frame of this operation several hundered people where injured, one person had to be reanimated due to hittings with a police bat.

The strategy of the Cops changed from there. Not only injured Activists where the goal but now it was also about getting people arrested and detained. On Friday morning many activists had been brought in panic and injured by battings, Watercannons and Pepperspray that had been used from two directions into the crowd close to the camp at ‚Volkspark‘. Activly the Cops created a Situation where a fence collapsed which people had climbed. 14 people had to be brought directly to the hospital, 11 with severe injuries like open fractures and similar injuries. Everyone else got arrested, most of which where lightly injured aswell. At least 59 preliminary investigations against Activists refer to this Situation, 13 of them are in pre-trial Imprisonment.

Hope remains that this operation will crash down on the Cops and the Politicians, since this lawsuit is based completly on lies. That three Fireworks landed on the street, far away from the Cops, where the cause of their action. On the same evening this has been stated by the ‚State Office of Criminal Investigation‘ (LKA) due to internal Police Videos. It was enough reason for the Officer in charge to surround and attack the Demonstration. In the Police report he spreads the lie: there had been “massive and targetted attacks with Bottles and Fireworks”. The only reason that no Cop got injured supposed to be their protective Outfit. In all following decisions for arrest Judges repeated this almost literally. Even though non of this is to be seen on any of the Police Videos and already on saturday of the summit the report of the LKA stated what the videos realy show.

Nevertheless, Normen Großmann, director of the county-police-Hamburg, stated during the internal committee for explanations of what happend during the summit: there  “immediately was massive pelting… with Stones, with bottles, with fireworks”. With the operation of the SEK (special unit) Friday night at Schanzen-district a extreme change of tone towards the cops happend within the media. Suddenly they where the heroes and we the terrorists. This picture has put everything else to the background and was consciously whished for and produced by the police. But also in this case the administration had to take a few steps back tentatively. They could not bring evidence for an ambush and the supposed molotov-cocktail is now probably rather fireworks.

And those who got arrested?
Many where placed in the container-detention center. It was extremly hot in the cells, some with 8 instead of 5 people in one cell, even though not all cells where occupied. People got two slices of bread to eat in 24 hours, access to toilets was rare, regular kickings on the door prevented people from sleeping, many cells with constant lighting, some completly without light. This has nothing to do with sticking to the Convention of Human Rights even tho this was previously officially so important! The work of the lawyers in the detention center was massively hindered and discredited. Some prisoners where even brought to judges without assictance of lawyers. Prisoners had to get naked before and after conversations with their lawyers. Even a physical attack towards a lawyer and an order to stay away from the prison happend.

And the harrasment goes on: since weeks packages with own clothes for the people imprisoned here in Billwerder is been send back and forth. Without them they need to wear unshaped, often way to big clothes from the jail. It was partially refused to get tampons or to use the prison library. But that seemed not enough: it also happend that even letters from the defence-lawyers where not let through.

There are still 32 NoG20 prisoners in the prisons of Billwerder, Hahnöfersand and at Holstenglacis. The reason given by the Higher Regional Court are often: its supposed to be necessary ‚for the defence of the legal order‘, which means nothing else than purely preventive Imprisonment.

Even though not all imprisoned comrades can hear us, we send you a lot of strenght and our solidarity! They where locked-in, because they where on the streets in Hamburg against the inhuman Politics of the G20. Even though the summit is over, our Fight for a better World without war, exploitation, opression and prisons goes on!
Freedom for All!
United we stand!

Adresses of NoG20 prisoners:

RICCARDO LUPANO (09/06/1985)
JVA Billwerder
Dweerlandweg n° 100
22113 Hamburg

EMILIANO PULEO (02/02/1987)
JVA Billwerder
Dweerlandweg n° 100
22113 Hamburg

JVA Billwerder
Dweerlandweg n° 100
22113 Hamburg

JVA Billwerder
Dweerlandweg n° 100
22113 Hamburg

FABIO VETTOREL (02/12/1998)
JVA Hahnöfersand
Hinterbrack 25
21635 Jork

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6 thoughts on “#UnitedWeStand: Free All #NoG20 Prisoners! Demo at September 3

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