MEXIQUE – A bas la prison !

À bas la prison !

Bulletin irrégulier – Septembre 2016

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À deux ans des mobilisations en solidarité avec les étudiants disparus d’Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, on se souvient aussi des compagnons qui se trouvent actuellement en prison pour le simple fait d’avoir manifesté et mené des actions dans la rue pour la présentation en vie des étudiants disparus depuis le 26 septembre 2014. Cela fait deux ans de manifestations, actions, piquets de protestation et pour quelques compagnons, il s’agit aussi de deux ans d’incarcération. Le gouvernemet, lui, n’a répondu que par le silence, la mascarade, la répression et la manipulation de la loi et ses médias au détriment des personnes arrêtées.

À ce jour, un compagnon se trouve derrière les barreaux Luis Fernando Sotelo, étudiant âgé de 20 ans, adhérent à la Sixième Déclaration zapatiste, il a été arrêté le 5 novembre 2014 suite aux manifestations et aux actions pour la présentation en vie des étudiants disparus. Le juge a signifié sa mise en détention préventive pour les délits d’attaques à la paix publique [délit qui est pénalement du même type que le délit de terrorisme], d’attaques aux voies de communication et de dégradations (d’une station de Tramway, d’un distributeur de titres de transport et de caméras de surveillance). Quatre entreprises privées et le gouvernement de la Ville de Mexico, demandent à Sotelo de payer une somme effrayante de 13 millions de pesos, l’équivalent de 685 700 euros de dommages et intérêts. Cela signifie que Fernando sera soumis à un procès judiciaire, qu’il devra affronter enfermé dans la prison préventive Sud de la ville de Mexico. À présent, les avocats solidaires et la famille mènent une lutte acharnée et ardue contre le système judiciaire.

Depuis 2012, le gouvernement de Mexico a approuvé et mis en place des mesures qui renforcent la machine du contrôle social : l’installation de plus de 20 mille caméras de surveillance dans toute la ville, la mise en place du Protocole de Contention des Foules, les réformes du code pénal local afin de durcir les peines, la fermeture du zocalo (place centrale) de la capitale pour empêcher l’arrivée de manifestations, l’augmentation toujours plus forte dela présence policière dans les rues, tout ceci n’est qu’une partie de ce contrôle. Le bilan de cette politique, plus de 500 personnes détenues durant différentes manifestations, actions et mobilisations (…)

Dès 2013, le gouvernement mexicain, de concert avec l’investissement privé, a démarré un projet économique permettant la construction et l’administration de prisons. Depuis lors, des sommes millionnaires commencent à concrétiser ce projet carcéral mené par les hommes d’affaires Carlos Slim, Olegario Vázquez Raña, les familles Hank Rhon et Quintana, tous bien déterminés à assurer le bon déroulement de cette affaire… Lire la suite sur : À bas la prison ! Bulletin irrégulier – Septembre 2016

Depuis Les trois Passants

 

Espagne : arrestations de militant-e-s anarchistes à Barcelone

Espagne : arrestations de militant-e-s anarchistes à Barcelone

 

CSZATYcW0AEzAAMCe matin du 28 Octobre, 2015, le mouvement anarchiste barcelonais a de nouveau été la cible de la répression d’état ordonnée par l’Audiencia Nacional (haut tribunal) mise en œuvre par la police catalane dans différents quartiers de Barcelone et Manresa. L’excuse est toujours la même, la relation présumée qu’entretiennent les détenu-e-s avec des locaux soupçonnés de participer au «terrorisme anarchiste».

L’une des personnes arrêtée est un militant syndical de la CNT-AIT. L’un des locaux visés, l’Athénée Libertaire (Ateneu Llibertari) de Sants, est le lieu de réunion de la CNT-AIT de même qu’un lieu de référence en termes de diffusion de la culture et des idées libertaires à Barcelone.

11138106_1650740648499290_8665985178136795304_nLes médias bourgeois essayent déjà de criminaliser les détenu-e-s. Ils cherchent à assimiler les termes « terrorisme » et  « anarchisme » tout en séparant, comme à leur habitude, les bons militant-e-s modéré-e-s des « autres ». Comme l’affirme la CNT-AIT de Barcelone, l’activité du syndicat anarchiste consiste à « défendre fermement la classe ouvrière, soutenant et faisant sienne la lutte de toutes les personnes détenues dans le cadre de cette opération de police ».

Ce 28 octobre, c’est la police qui s’est livrée à une opération terroriste. Rentrant de force au domicile et enlevant plusieurscompagnon.ne.s, travailleurs/ses, précaires, chômeuses/rs et habitants des quartiers populaires de Barcelone et Manresa. Voilà le vrai terrorisme, dont le but est d’imposer la peur à tous les gens se battent pour un monde plus juste, et de les punir ceux et celles qui se battent pour cet idéal.

ABC Fest 3 en soutien à Valentin

 

 

 

ABC Fest 3 en soutien à Valentin les info ici http://valentin.blogsport.de/

Vendredi 30 octobre 19h :

Atelier d’écriture de lettres aux prisonnier.es
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Bouffe Vegan /// Prix libre

Samedi 31 octobre

16h : discussion sur les solutions à apporter contre la répression

21h : Concert /// Prix libre

Missratched (anarchopunk / Lyon)
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Bandini (Hardcore / Arles)

Escrow (surf’n’roll /Mars)

Dimanche 1er novembre

21h Concert /// prix libre

P.R.S.O! (hardcore / Serbie)
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Pestartz (hardcore / Serbie)
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Pas de Sexisme / Machisme / Racisme / Homophobie
le Violent Dancing se fera ailleurs aussi!
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Sergi condamné à 3 ans de prison.

La Cour suprême a levé la peine de Sergi, antifasciste arrêté le 12 octobre 2011 à Barcelone, à trois ans.

Trois ans de prison est la peine infligée par la Cour suprême à Sergi, augmentant la phrase initiale de deux ans d’emprisonnement prononcée par la Cour provinciale de Barcelone en novembre 2014. Peine infligée pour son implication dans une manifestation antifasciste dans laquelle il protestait aux portes d’un concert néo-nazi organisé par la Démocratie nationale le 12 octobre 2011 à Barcelone.

Sergi a été déclaré coupable de blessures au crime aggravé de haine idéologique, contradictoire quand les néo-nazis sont d’une idéologie qui promeut la haine et la discrimination dans nos rues. Le plaignant, Alejandro Fernandez Ruiz, est un néo-nazi connu de Sabadell, activiste et promoteur de Casal PxC Tramuntana; un fasciste avec un casier judiciaire pour agression à des mouvements alternatifs.

Nous considérons cette sentence comme un procès politique. Un nouveau cas de répression contre lequel nous nous battons et nous nous organisons. Sergi est reconnu coupable d’être un antifasciste et de participer à une manifestation pour empêcher la glorification du nazisme, qui a eu lieu avec la permissivité des institutions et de la police à Barcelone.

Ainsi, nous voyons comment l’appareil répressif de l’Etat, le capital et le pouvoir en place n’ont de cesse de réprimer et emprisonner ceux qui luttent. Nous l’avons vu lors des arrestations de la grève générale du 29 mars 2012 et le 14 novembre avec le camarade Alfon, qui doit purger sa peine de quatre ans suite à un montage de la police; nous l’avons vu avec les inculpés de Aturem au Parlement, avec les détenus et opprimés de la révolte Can Vias, avec les anarchistes arrêtés lors des opérations Pandora et Piñata, et continuerons de nous opposer à ce système cruel et inhumain,et avec tous ceux qui luttent contre la misère et le pouvoir.

Malgré les adversités, nous avons une chose très claire: la répression ne nous arrêtes pas, ni les réprimés, ni ceux qui ont commencé à lutter ou ceux qui luttent déjà depuis des années.

Maintenant plus que jamais, nous devons rester unis dans la lutte antifasciste et anticapitaliste, pour les emprisonnés et ceux qui le seront, avec la force de tous pour une véritable transformation sociale. L’emprisonnement n’est pas un événement isolé, mais une partie des dérive répressives contre les personnes qui protestent, matérialisée avec des mesures comme la Ley Mordaza, qui implique des peines de prison substantielle.

En bref l’application de la peine de trois ans par la Cour provinciale de Barcelone, sera effective. Nous exigeons la suspension de l’entrée en prison de notre compagnon Sergi jusqu’à la résolution positive de ce problème. Nous exigeons la liberté de toutes les personnes emprisonnées pour avoir lutté.

Maintenant plus que jamais nous avons besoin des expressions de soutien et de solidarité pour éviter l’emprisonnement de notre compagnon antifasciste, Sergi. La diffusion de l’affaire et la campagne ‪#‎SergiLlibertat‬, la solidarité dans la coopération quotidienne et économique sont les outils dont nous disposons pour retarder l’entrée en prison de ce qu’ils considèrent comme un nouveau prisonnier politique.

ETRE ANTIFASCISTE N’EST PAS UN CRIME!

Interview de Joël depuis sa prison

Joel is an antifascist prisoner in Sweden. In July 2014, he was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for attempted murder, violent disorder, and carrying an illegal weapon. The sentence followed a collective defense against a Nazi attack on an antifascist demonstration in Stockholm. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2014. Explanatory notes have been added.

You were sentenced in connection with an antifascist demonstration in Kärrtorp, a suburb of Stockholm, in December 2013. Can you tell us about that day?

During the weeks before the demonstration, there had been trouble in Kärrtorp and the neighboring suburbs. The Swedish Resistance Movement (Svenska motståndsrörelsen, SMR) had tried to establish itself in the area. They went through the usual Nazi routine of spraying swastikas on the local school and attacking people who have no place in the world they envision – in some cases with knives.

I’m not sure, but I think Network Line 17 already existed before the demonstration. In any case, it was this network that organized it.1 There were indications that Nazis might show up to disrupt the event, but when I checked in with people in the morning it seemed that everything was going to be fine. Since there was a solidarity benefit for an imprisoned antifascist the same night, I thought I would only stop by the demonstration for a short while before heading into town to help prepare the evening event. When I got to Kärrtorp with a few friends, we were about ten minutes late.

Five minutes later, the Nazis came.2 We saw them from about 200 yards away. Everything became very chaotic; we weren’t prepared and spread out across the square. We also had very little to defend ourselves with. The Nazis began to shower us with bottles. It didn’t seem to matter to them that there were many children and pensioners among us. They advanced onto the square while we retreated.

One of the strongest memories I have from that day is a policewoman standing between us and the Nazis and then suddenly running away. When I read the police report later, I understood that she went to get her helmet because of all the flying bottles, but at the time it felt like this was going to get really dangerous, even life-threatening. Everyone knows how happy SMR members are to use their knives.3

Once the initial confusion was over, we managed to gather and start a counterattack. We stopped the Nazis’ advance but that was not good enough. A front line formed. The police didn’t have a clue what was going on and beat us at least as hard as the Nazis. It was still chaotic, but now we were at least coordinated. We pushed back the Nazis further, and this is when I first saw one of them with a knife. I started heading towards him but lost sight. Meanwhile, the Nazis tried to regain ground. There were serious skirmishes and I saw another Nazi with a knife. If, at that point, the Nazis had gotten the upper hand and one of us had fallen to the ground, it could have been fatal. That’s when the Nazi closest to us got stabbed.

A number of demonstrators who had first left the square now returned. With their help, we managed to push the Nazis from the square to the adjacent bus station, then past some buildings out into the forest. More police arrived only when we were already at the bus station. I had hurt my knee in the melee and didn’t go with the others. Soon, the police shielded off the Nazis and protected them.4 I waited for my friends to return to the square, then I went, as planned, into town to help prepare the evening event.

You said that it wasn’t “good enough” to stop the Nazis’ advance. What do you mean by that?

It is important to understand that the Nazis came to attack us. They didn’t come to have a counter-rally, as they claim. Had it been up to them, they would have chased everyone from the square and, ideally, hurt some folks in the process. The attack was not just about preventing people from taking a stand against them, it was also about propaganda. The goal was to prevent any resistance to their recruitment efforts in the area and to use the action itself as a recruitment tool. Anyone who doesn’t understand this, chooses to ignore reality. Kärrtorp isn’t unique, that’s how it works everywhere. If we don’t fight on the streets, where are we going to fight?

I’m digressing, but it’s really important to point out how crucial it was to not only stop them but to chase them out of Kärrtorp. If you want their activities to end, this is needed.

You also mentioned that everyone knows how happy SMR members are to use their knives. Can you give examples?

The readiness of SMR members to use knives is well documented. About a year before the Kärrtorp attack, a person was stabbed to death by SMR members in Vallentuna, just outside of Stockholm. Only a few days before the Kärrtorp attack, someone was severely injured just a few suburbs away. And at least one of the people who murdered the union activist Björn Söderberg (rest in peace) was connected to SMR.5 There are more examples, but these should suffice. SMR tries to attract people – mostly young ones – with revolutionary romanticism and a sense of community that builds more on violence than ideology.

When did you get arrested?

About a week later. I was picking up my son from school.

It seems that you’ve been active in Sweden’s antifascist movement for quite some time. Can you tell us a little about this?

I grew up in Linköping during the 1980s and ’90s. Just like in the rest of Sweden and Europe, Nazis were on the rise. In Sweden, the “Laser Man” wreaked havoc, and the band Ultima Thule topped the charts.6Linköping was strongly affected by this. It was a center for the production of White Power music and several leaders of the different Nazi organizations that existed in Sweden at the time were living in or around the town.

I was born in Chile, so I have personally experienced the everyday racism that still exists in Sweden. When I was little, I was physically attacked by Nazis. Once I got older, I started to fight back and defend myself. I realized that this made things much easier for me.

When I was 13 years old, I started going to hardcore punk shows. At the time, the hardcore punk scene was much more political than today. At a gig in 1995, someone asked me if I wanted to travel with him to Denmark to protest a march celebrating the German Nazi Rudolf Hess. I didn’t hesitate a second.

It was during this trip that I really embraced antifascism. I hadn’t known that there was a real antifascist movement out there. Everything in Denmark seemed so organized. There were lots of people from all ages at the demonstration, and this didn’t change even when we got into skirmishes with the police trying to keep us away from the Nazis. You could call it an initiating experience. It took some time before I got organized myself, but it was during this trip that I really understood that I was an antifascist.

Was the antifascist movement in Denmark better organized at the time than in Sweden? Has this changed?

I can’t really say how well antifascists were organized in other parts of Sweden at the time, but in Linköping there was no organization at all, or at least you didn’t notice it. In the late 1990s, however, an extraparliamentary left developed in Linköping as well.

I don’t want to go into details regarding antifascist organizing in Sweden, but once I had gotten involved myself, I noticed that things were really progressing. All aspects improved: research, recruitment, infrastructure. We only dropped the ball in one respect, and that was tactics. While the Nazis experimented successfully with new forms of politics, we didn’t make that leap.

Is the far right a big danger in Sweden? What does the movement look like today?

That depends on how you define the far right. The Sweden Democrats are now the country’s third biggest party. I reckon that is a big threat.7 It seems that the political situation in Sweden mirrors that in the rest of Europe. Far-right parties are gaining ground everywhere.

With respect to Nazi organizations, there is little risk that they will enter parliament.8 But Nazis will always pose a physical threat to anyone fighting them. Whenever Nazis are left alone, they grow. This is evident if you look at what has happened in Sweden during the last ten years: in towns where antifascists were strong, Nazis pretty much had to abandon their efforts. Those who deny that connection don’t know what they are talking about.

Antifascist activism can sometimes feel tough and unrewarding, but in a town like Örebro, for example, where Nazis were very active just a few years ago, there is now basically no activity at all. Other towns where militant struggle on the street has brought results are Linköping and Gothenburg. For different reasons, Stockholm is a difficult town to work in, but even there Nazis have been pushed back several times.

Internationally, Sweden is still seen as an open and liberal country. How does this go together with the far-right currents that you’re describing?

I think that whenever Nazis go from talk to action, that is, when they kill immigrants or rob banks, it is usually swept under the carpet. And whenever this is not possible – for example in the case of Malexander9 or Kärrtorp – the politicians make a big media circus out of it, full of condemnation and outrage. So either Nazis aren’t seen as a problem, or, when they are, the politicians give the impression that they will take care of it.

What are the perspectives for the country’s left?

I assume you mean the extraparliamentary left. Not sure if I’m the right person to ask since I’ll be out of the game for some time, but I think there needs to be better collaboration between different leftist groups and we need to establish more common goals.

Can you give examples for such goals?

I think we should be active in the areas that concern us all, especially in those where the underclass is attacked most heavily – this concerns, for example, the privatization of council flats or precarious labor relations. I also think that it is important to engage in small projects where you can actually experience victories and see that it’s possible to change things. That’s crucial for our morale. A good example was the campaign against JobbJakt.

What was it about?

JobbJakt is a website offering jobs. Some years ago, they wanted to introduce a bidding feature where the person ready to do the job for the lowest wage would get it. So, say, someone wants his bathroom redone, and then one person offers to do it for 150 crowns an hour, another for 100 crowns, etc. This is clearly wage dumping and hostile to the working class. It was important for us not to let such practices take root in Sweden and so we campaigned against the website – successfully.

You’ve been stressing the importance of organization in political work. Can you elaborate on this?

The importance of organization speaks for itself. If we do things together we are stronger. How exactly we are organized is secondary. It can be in a band, a union, a militant group, a pacifist group, a cultural center, a social center, a publishing house, a bookshop, or whatever. It doesn’t need to be die-hard activism either. But it’s important that organizing doesn’t stop with your own project. We need to make use of our movement’s diversity. Networks and umbrella organizations are important. At this point, the extraparliamentary left hardly feels like a movement at all.

What is your personal situation like? As a prisoner, what kind of support do you consider most important?

Right now, I’m at the prison in Kumla waiting for an evaluation. Kumla is a “Class 1 Prison” in Sweden, that is, a maximum security facility. Once the evaluation is done, I will probably be transferred to another maximum security facility.10

Support? I’d be very happy if more people got active and, especially, organized.

Some final words?

Let me quote Madball: “Times are changing for the worse / Gotta keep a positive outlook / Growing up in such violent times / Have some faith and you’ll get by.”

If you want to send mail to Joel, please check the current address at the Facebook page “Free Joel”.

  1. The Network Line 17 (Nätverket Linje 17) is a network of community groups along the southern end of Stockholm’s subway line 17. []
  2. There were about thirty SMR members involved in the attack. []
  3. During the attack, there were only about handful of police officers present. Reinforcements took several minutes to arrive. []
  4. Twenty-eight SMR members were arrested. So far, sixteen have gone to court, seven of whom have been sentenced. The highest sentence so far has been eight months in prison for violent disorder. []
  5. On September 21, 2012, Joakim Karlsson was murdered in Vallentuna. On December 7, 2013, Fidel Ogu was severely injured in Hökarängen. On October 12, 1999, Björn Söderberg was killed outside his apartment in Sätra in southern Stockholm. []
  6. From August 1991 to January 1992, the “Laser Man” John Ausonius killed one person, the Iranian student Jimmy Ranjbar, and severely injured ten more in a series of shootings targeting people he considered “foreign” (in the beginning, Ausonius used a rifle with a laser sight, hence the name). Ultima Thule was a popular Swedish rock band with ties to the neo-Nazi milieu. []
  7. At the 2014 parliamentary elections, the far-right Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) received 12.86% of the vote. []
  8. The Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas parti), which until recently was called the National Socialist Front (Nationalsocialistisk front), also participated in the elections. It received 0.07% of the vote. []
  9. On May 28, 1999, two policemen were shot dead by neo-Nazis in the small town of Malexander in southern Sweden following a bank robbery. []
  10. Shortly after the completion of this interview, Joel was moved to the maximum security prison of Tidaholm. For updates, please see the Facebook page “Free Joel”. []

EBBA et RICHARD sont libéréEs !!!

EBBA et RICHARD sont libéréEs !!!

Les activistes, incarcéréEs pour des incendies et pour des actions de libération animale contre l’industrie de la fourrure en Suède, sont enfin libre !!!
Toute notre solidarité vers Karl, toujours emprisonné. N’hésitez pas à lui écrire !

Karl Häggroth,
Box 3112,
200 22 Malmö,
SWEDEN.

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Interview d’un activiste tchèque au sujet de l’opération phénix

Interview with an activist detained during Operation Fenix

Tomas Z. describes himself as an ecological activist from Olomouc region. His most “hardcore terrorist actions” include guerilla gardening ( he planted couple of plants to other person’s land without their consent) and unconventional creation of cyclepath. On April 28th he was one of eleven people detained by Counter Organised Crime Unit of the Czech Police (UOOZ) during the undercover operation called Fenix. The police is convinced that 30 year old activist is one of the leaders of Network of Revolutionary Cells (SRB). According to police, SRB supposedly planned to attack trains transporting either military equipment or Hyundai cars with Molotov cocktails. Detention of Tomas Z. was justified with his alleged connection to destroyed police car in the city of Litvinov. Tomas Z. proclaimed this allegation to be nonsense and absurd as well as his connection with SRB. During incriminated period he was not living in the Czech Republic and police was most likely aware of that. Following interview will shed the light on practises of police which seem to be filled with fabricated pre-requisitions for the detention, at least in his case. These practises are commonly employed by police in “war against terror” around the world and now successfully practised in Czech national security services.

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Can you disclose details regarding your detention?
Few officers in plain clothes detained me from the flat of my girlfriend but I think they had no rights to do so. I was handcuffed and taken to my house. All together there must have been more than 10 police personnel, because we departed in three fully occupied civilian cars. When arrived to my house there was three police vans full of police armoured with automatic weapons ready and waiting. I was taken to a rented land beside (rented by police for this occasion) and there I was shown the search warrant for my house and surrounding land. Police than started with the search, apparently looking for explosives, weapons and materials connected with anarchist movement. The special dog was used (trained for explosives search) and whole search took several hours but nothing has been found because I have never had anything like that in my possession.

Their other focus was aimed on electronic data carriers. Flash drives, camera, laptop and SIM cards were confiscated. I did not try to resist as I have been told that resistance is useless because they have a power to confiscate my belongings anyway.

So the police operation you describe was only because of you?
Yes, only because of me. My personal estimation for the expenses of my detention was tens of thousands Czech Crowns (thousands of £, $, €…) and documents I received after the search confirmed that. During my detention 24 heavy armored cops and 20 other police were employed and all this just because of one person.

Were you detained the same day as all other activists during the Operation Fenix?
I was not aware of that at first, but when I overheard one police officer saying to another that “We are on TV already” I figured out quickly this must have been some extensive nation-wide operation. After the house search I was transferred to police station Prague-Bartolomejska where I was kept handcuffed all the time my hands tied to my body so I felt like Hannibal Lecter. They took my DNA sample, fingerprints and photograph and then informal interrogation followed where police tried to force me to testify against myself which I refused.

Interrogation ended around midnight. Police detained me before 11am and the whole process took quite a long time. I was tired and hungry. They gave me eight pieces of bread in whole day. In the protocol I repeatedly stated that I will give my testimony only after consultation with legal representative and this I signed. After the interrogation ended I was moved to Prague-Pankrac prison and placed to detention cell where I finally got a chance to get some rest and sleep.

In the morning I was transfered to Prague-Zbraslav police station for body odours scan and then returned to Prague-Bartolomejska for another round of this time “official” interrogations. The police placed me in the room filled with confiscated belongings. The interrogation was carried in the atmosphere of fear and disrespect by three masked possibly police officers. After a while my interrogators realized I am not going to testify prior consulting legal representative and so I was finally released without being charged and even apologized. The police returned returned some of my confiscated personal belongings (ID, wallet and money) and told me to get home all by my self, which in my case was 250km away. All my other confiscated belongings such as flash drives, camera and laptop were kept for further investigation. Those things are my “tools of trade” for work and education so I was practically prevented from continuing with my work. The police has not come back to me since then so I am not sure if I will ever see my stuff again.

Do you have any idea why you were under police scrutiny?
I was one of the few people participating on GreenAction, which was information portal dedicated to ecological and social activism but it has not been active for couple of months now. GreenAction published press release regarding destruction of the police car. The press release was sent to GreenAction by e-mail and lately published accompanied by commentary where the text was discussed. In about two weeks later GreenAction wrote authorial article dissociating GreenAction from the whole action. The statement of Green Action disassociation with anything published by third parties and that all published information are for educational purposes was present on the web all the time.

So in the end you were not charged at all?
The police tried to prove that I was a member of The Network of Revolutionary Cells (SRB) explicitly which was explicitly stated in their documents. They said I was a member of some collective body or command structure of this supposed organization and that I planned and approved the attacks and the court order for home search contained such information as well. I was also suspect in the case of police car destruction that took place in town of Litvinov in 2014. In this case police had to lie to a court. In the time of the event I lived in the UK over a long term period and police must have know that I was not in the Czech Republic at that time. During my interrogation, police officer had a print of my e-mail communication with my friend. From that was easy enough to conclude that I could not have be responsible for the attack. They justified the home search by looking for evidence that could directly connect me with the attack. Police gave a prosecutor selective and incorrect information so the operation will happen no matter what.

How is it even possible that Prague 5 district court granted a permission to the prosecutor in to allow a home search?
They just proceeded based on the information given by police, so the police have been a real judge in this case real judge by my opinion.

From what you are saying it follows that police connected you with the case only on the fact that GreenAction published SRB press release. But yet the same document was published on different websites?
I think that SRB press release was published on five different websites, perhaps even more and I can logically imagine that police went after people that could be tracked down easily from those websites and I count myself to one of them. I did not kept my involvement with GreenAction in secret.

Do you have any connection with other people detained during operation Fenix?
I don’t know the detainees. I had no idea that people who are being investigated for planning terrorist attack even existed. I was aware of VAP (Voice Of Anarchopacifism) existence, but I don’t know anyone personally nor I have any contacts with any of them.

What other information do you think Czech Police knows about you?
Police provided some clearly made-up information such as that I live in a “squat” which is a nonsense. I live in legally rented place and this information can be easily tracked down especially for police. Another questionable information was the allegation of me being “a member of one not named militant organisation in Olomouc area” which is doubtful information on its own. The main purpose of this disinformation only served them to get a search warrant.

So in this regard you have a clean conscience?
I draw antennas to politicians on billboards (popular political protest act in the Czech Republic, especially in Olomouc area, to depict politicians as aliens) and to support Roman Smetana (individual who started drawing the antennas and than served 3 months sentence as consequence of his action). I participated in guerilla gardening actions and at night I draw cycle path with traffic labeling paint. The cycle path will be most likely legalized anyway as police do not stop and fine cyclists there any more. The whole action was promoted as “fairy-tale beings” activity aiming to improve life of people in Olomouc city by the means of positive direct action. The court order also mentioned me as leader of infamous “Fairy-Tale Beings Club”.

Such activities are now being labelled by police as terrorist conspiracy?
Probably yes.

How do you perceive this whole Operation Fenix against left wing activists?
In my opinion, the whole Operation is just detention of people at random to gather information and the police do not hesitate to restrict the rights of many people to get it. Although the detainees do not necessarily have to have any information at all, like in my case. I have absolutely no idea who stands behind SRB and I am not even sure of its existence.

So, in your eyes, did the police operation lose its legitimacy?
In my eyes the whole Operation Fenix has been absolute waste of tax payers’ money. According to information provided by police, damage on the police car was at maximum several tens of thousands Czech crowns. However expenses of the police on surveillance of couple of web masters are about 10 times higher. From what I have heard during the interrogations I have been monitored by police for at least ten months, so I can imagine the expenses not being low. Police loses its trustworthiness and only pisses people off. The possible number of people who would be willing to burn police car as and act of revenge could just increase, as they will see no justice anywhere or apologies either. I think this could potentially lead to spiral of destroyed police cars and mass detentions of innocent people.

How do you regard the most serious charge in this cause – preparation of attack on military train or Hyundai carrier train?
In the police documents I got hold it is stated that the SRB supposed to commit the action during October or November (2014). However such attack was not carried out and police also did not mention any attempt to stop it and all of a sudden, couple of months after this “planned terrorist attack” they say was suppose to happen, the police launched nation wide operation with intention to catch alleged “terrorists”. Police at least tried to use half a year old wire tapes and charge someone since they did not really have any other evidence. They have to at least justify the whole Operation Fenix in the eyes of the public after all but media present the whole situation as the police prevented terrorist act to happen. In Brno police claimed to even found an unspecified explosive device which also might suggest that without police operation there could have been “terrorist” attack. The charges appear to be absurd to me and I would be surprised if anyone to be found guilty e. The example of charged for not preventing attack (as it happened in few cases) I would compare to a situation when someone would mention punching politician and I would hear that and do not report it to the authorities.

Do you think that other charges are build on a sand?
I indeed can not say that with a certainty but I can base my thoughts on what I have read in search warrant document and from information provided by media. The alleged bomb attack was not carried out, but it supposed to be discussed at so-called “conspirational flat”. The question is why the police did not do anything in October or November 2014 of last year but they acted half a year later? I consider that all very much weird, however I indeed cannot know what police bases its actions on, so I cannot judge this objectively.

How do you regard timing of the Operation? Couple of days after operation Fenix police for example harshly repressed anti-nazi demonstration in Brno or very soon after they launched fairly inadequate operation to evict social space Cibulka (legally rented property perceived as a squat by many).
In the annual report of Ministry of Interior on Extremism (2013/2014) informed that left wing scene is on rise while right wing declining. Maybe it is to try to preventively punish anarchist movement and by doing so to control concurrent status quo. I remember some years ago Austrian animal rights activists were detained and placed in custody for a long time and all of them were released without any charges but by confiscation of all their materials police has successfully prevented them to be active for many years. The same situation happened four years ago in connection to czech neo-nazi movement. There were plenty of racially motivated criminal acts, but the ones who were punished were individuals placing stickers of National Resistance (note – a Czech neo-nazi organisation) or just talking big on the internet and I am the last one to advocate or defend neo-nazis.

Why do you think you were watched by police since July 2014?
In that time there was an announcement in the media about Counter Organised Crime Unit (UOOZ) taking over cases connected with direct actions regarding fur farms and destroyed police cars. The GreenAction published press releases about some of these actions and I was the easy person to track down as a co-creator of the GreenAction. I had the feeling that police may try go after people contributing to such websites informing about this kind of direct actions as there is traditionally no medial coverage of such events.It was clear to me that police could and will try to find people who participated in such activities and that I could be under surveillance as well, although I have no connection to any of those action except my intention to inform. The progress in informational technologies has made police surveillance today very easy to arrange and this was confirmed also during my interrogation. The police was aware and knew a lot about my personal life and intimate relationships. Some details about my life were known not only to police officers who interrogated me, but also to the others. They had to keep an eye on my e-mail communication and phone at the same time. Police large resources for surveillance on disposal and recently police requested extra budget increase of 10 milliard Czech Crowns (~ £ 260 million, 356 million € or 400 million $). Police has disproportionate legal options and financial resources when compared to anarchist or any other left political movement. If they need permission of court they simply make up an information, like in my case and if they are wrong or act unlawfully there are hardly any consequences. The power of police is just excessively unlimited and large.

Do you have any option how to protect yourself against such practices?
I do not know yet. I wrote to League of Human Rights and Ombudsman but have no idea whether they will be interested, and I know that alone I do not have enough financial resources to pay for legal representation with whom I could effectively defend myself and achieve at least an apology, return of my belongings and some sort of financial compensation.

Do you think that whole police fabrication of alleged terrorist group Network of Revolutionary Cells can be sustained? Do you think some of the detained will eventually end up in court?
Eleven people were originally detained and six were charged, so at least five were detained questionably. Those who were detained never put in practise for what they were charged with. A person in Brno was charged with illegal possession of weapon but not with terrorism, so there is probably no link between those events. All I can see is at least five innocent people being assaulted, kidnapped and robbed by armed organised group called Counter Organised Crime Unit.