Spain. From last 1st of September on, at least 14 prisoners, mostly anarchists, are currently taking part in a new rotative hunger strike against the precarious health conditions in the Spanish prisons. They proclaim also a 14 point program against isolation custody (FIES/DERT), tortures and physical and psychological violence from the prison guards, dispersion of prisoners far from their home, etc. Every comrade is doing a 10-days-hungerstrike, one following the other; every month 3 prisoners participate.
Originally published by Act For Freedom now!
Violence in Spanish prisons is very common: every year 200 prisoners die inside Spanish prisons violently or from drugs, lack of medical attention or diseases. Currently, in corona times, the conditions in jail are mostly intolerable (bad food, no activities, no visits…). In August, our comrade Carmen Badía Lachos was sexually assaulted by a prison guard inside the ‘hospital’ part of the Zuera-prision (Zaragoza).
She suffers cancer and use a wheelchair to move, so this psycopath had an ‘easy game’ to act like a coward. Carmen did a public communiqué about this crime of machismo. Last year, Carmen did a very long hungerstrike (more than 2 months) to denounce her health conditions and to get released from prison because of her incurable cancer. The prison-administration denied her petition… The assaulter received death threats from an anonymous prisoner.
Long term prisoner Claudio Lavazza, in August, was brought back to Spain after being judged in Paris for a big bank-robbery (in 1978) and he got sentenced 41 years later to ten years of prison in France! Claudio was arrested in 1996 after a bank-robbery in Cordoba where 2 cops died in a battle of gun-fire.
Also still in prison, our anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, currently is in the jail of Leon. He got transferried from Aachen/Germany in 2013 to Spain with the special condition that he had to finish just his sentence from Germany in Spanish prisons and then he’d be free from all anterior sentences. So in 2016, he became free. But his freedom in Spain didn’t last long… just because one judge from Girona had the opinion that Gabriel should finish his 30-years-sentence from 1990… that would be 16 years more behind bars! But his friends and comrades try to bring the case to the superior tribunal of justice, so the last word is still not spoken.
Solidarity with the anarchist/revolutionary prisoners all arround the world!
Down with all prison walls!
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