Imprisoned

Jorge Mateluna Rojas

Jorge was condemned in 1994 to life imprisonment accused of various actions during his militancy in the FPMR (Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front)-- assaults, violation of the Law of State Security, illicit association and homicide to police. Through hunger strikes and mobilizations both on the street and inside prison, by prisoners politicxs and solidarixs in the street, they were able to get a presidential pardon for political prisoners. In this way, in 2004, Jorge Mateluna managed to return to the streets.

Alejandro Astorga Valdés

Alejandro is a former member of the MIR (Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria) who then travel to Peru to join the MRTA (Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement). After being convicted in 1993 in Peru for the attack against the Peruvian American Institute in Lima, he served 12 years as a political prisoner in the maximum security prison Miguel Castro Castro until getting out in November 2005 and returning to Chile.

Lisa Dorfer

On April 13th, 2016, the Mossos d’Esquadra (the police force of Catalonia), in collaboration with the German police, raided three homes in Barcelona, which culminated in the arrest of two women comrades accused of expropriating a branch of the Pax Bank (which is owned by the Vatican) in Aachen, Germany. The ensuing trial resulted in the acquittal of one of the comrades, and a sentence of 7.5 years for Lisa, a comrade who has been very actively involved in anarchist, feminist and anti-racist struggles in Barcelona.

Miroslav Farkas

Two activists, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, were arrested on the 13th of November 2016 while attempting to cross the Habur border crossing from Turkey to Iraq. They were accused of participating in terrorist activity in Northern Syria and taken into custody.

Markéta Všelichová

Two activists, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, were arrested on the 13th of November 2016 while attempting to cross the Habur border crossing from Turkey to Iraq. They were accused of participating in terrorist activity in Northern Syria and taken into custody.

On the 2nd of August they were sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for belonging to the Kurdish defence forces YGP/YPJ (these non-state kurdish groups are fighting Daesh/ISIS, the turkish army which has been repressing Kurds for several decades, and the dictatorial regime of Bashar Al-Asad).

Giorgos Petrakakos

Arrested in 2015 and serving 36 years for being tried on charges of participating in Revolutionary Struggle and numerous bank robberies, only one of which he takes responsibility for.

In his own words:

"On September 24th and about 9 years after I had to violate my probation, I was arrested outside my house in Volos together with my wife Maria Theofilou right before the eyes of our two infant children.

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

Georges is a Lebanese Arab struggler for Palestine, imprisoned in French prisons for over 32 years. Georges Abdallah's case has built significant support in Lebanon and in France, and Palestinian prisoners have highlighted the importance of Abdallah's case as part of the struggle of the Palestinian political prisoners for freedom and liberation. He has always refused to in any way capitulate or renounce his political vision and commitment to the Palestinian cause, to the people of Lebanon, and to international struggles for liberation.

Mauricio Hernández Norambuena

Mauricio is one of the most significant oppositors to the chilean military dictatorship first and, later, to the "democratic" transition guided by the same dictator Pinochet (until his death).

Case Background:

In 1976, during the dictatorship, Mauricio was a Communist Party militant, while in 1983 he was one of the founders of the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (FPMR), an organization borned as the military organization of the Communist Party that later developed its own authonomy to fight and defeat the dictatorship on the military plan.

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