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Colombian Political Prisoners sent greetings of solidarity to anarchist prisoners in Belarus

Note by Bifurcación: This letter is written by two Colombian political prisoners who for some time have become closer to the anarchist struggle. [Castellano]

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_presos51.jpgBogotá D.C. Colombia. June 2012

Solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners

From the Colombian prison of La Picota in our condition of political prisoners, of insurgent fighters who took up arms against state terrorism at the service of a criminal and disgraceful oligarchy that rules our country; we sympathize with all those anywhere in the world who rise up against all forms of oppression and domination over human beings and over the people.

Specifically, we support the day of action in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners from June 30 to July 2, most notably with fellow anarchists who were arrested in the fall of 2010 and sentenced to spend 3 to 8 years in prison in May 2011, by a series of attacks on symbols of state and capital. In October 2011, it was recognized their status as political prisoners thanks to the support of civil rights organizations, but even when in August 2011the penalties were remitted to 30 political prisoners, this didn’t happen with any of the anarchist political prisoners, because of their refusal to accept their guilt and apologize to President Alexander Lukashenko, who in retaliation refused the amnesty to them. Continue reading Colombian Political Prisoners sent greetings of solidarity to anarchist prisoners in Belarus