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Daniel McGowan released from prison!

Earth Liberation Front political prisoner and Rockaway native Daniel McGowan was released from the Communication Management Unit (CMU) in Terre Haute, Indiana this morning. He was driven by federal authorities to Indianapolis International Airport, where he met up with his wife.

Though the two have been able to visit during Daniel’s imprisonment, today marked the first time in years that they could hug, hold hands, or make any physical contact (save for a few month stint when Daniel was in general population in Marion, Illinois– between the CMU there and the one in Terre Haute). The two flew back to New York City together, where they were met by a small group of close friends at the airport. Continue reading Daniel McGowan released from prison!

(Русский) Суд заменил наказание Самуцевич на условное, приговор Толоконниковой и Алехиной остался прежним

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Pavel Syramolatau is free

We’re glad to announce that after 620 days in prison Pavel Syramolatau was released from prison by president pardon on September 27th. Pavel was arrested on January 17th 2011 due to attack on KGB building in Bobruisk, which was announced as solidarity action with anarchists arrested in Minsk in September 2010. In may 2011 after more than six months of investigation he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Their action were classified by court as destruction of private property.

Under pressure of colony administration he signed petition for pardon this June.

Currently five more people supported by Anarchist Black Cross are in prison: Artsiom Prakapenka, Jauhen Vas’kovich, Ihar Alinievich, Aliaksandar Frantskievich and Mikalai Dziadok. All of them are strongly against petitions for pardon and ready to spend all of the sentence in the prison, rather than asking president for release.

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Switzerland: Comrade Silvia Guerini released from prison!

According to Informa-azione, in the morning of July 4th, 2012, Silvia was released in Chiasso, at the border with Italy. Together with relatives, she headed back home. According to Silvia Billy Costa Liberi, she stepped out of prison without restrictions, after a reduction to 1/3 of her sentence was accepted.

Short background

On April 15th, 2010, Costantino “Costa” Ragusa, Silvia Guerini and Luca “Billy” Bernasconi were stopped by a police blockade and arrested near Zurich. According to initial Press reports, while the car (rented in Italy) was being searched, the Swiss cops declared to have found explosives, a detonator and a statement in reference to the IBM laboratories, which do research on nanotechnology. Costa, Silvia (both from Italy) and Billy (from Switzerland) are fellow anarchists who have been active in fighting for radical ecology, animal liberation, against health hazards such as nuclear technology, and supporting and standing in solidarity with revolutionary prisoners. They have never concealed their hostility against those who are everyday exploiting, poisoning and terrorizing by means of Power—which are in the hands of a few people—like the new technologies (nanotechnology, biotechnology, cybernetics, etc.). Since their arrest, Silvia, Billy and Costa were remanded in custody in Swiss prisons, maintaining a combative stance in the cells of democracy, conducting hunger strikes, and so forth. In July 2011, during their trial week in Bellinzona, Switzerland, the comrades were held in solitary confinement in Lugano prisons with additional restrictions, until they received prison sentences. Billy was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months, Costa to 3 years and 8 months, and Silvia to 3 years and 4 months, charged with preparatory acts of arson and illegal transport and concealment of explosive materials. You may contact the solidarity group at silviabillycostaliberi[at]riseup[dot]net.

Solidarity with Costa, Billy and Marco! Freedom for all prisoners of war!

For the total destruction of prisons!