Our comrade Gabriel, arrested on January 25 in Portugal, is still locked in the cells of the judiciary of Porto waiting for a possible extradition. The second part of the trial started on 27 January. It still hasn’t begun yet, but it will take place in the next few days. Originally published by 325. Until…#FreeGabriel: Request for financial support for the legal defense of Gabriel Pombo Da Silva — Enough 14 –
Write to Gabriel here *Feb 2020
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva,
EPPJ Porto Rua Assis Vaz,
109 4200-096 Porto
Update: Gabriel resists extradition as Spain asks 16 yrs more .. he already did 30 yrs!
After about a year and a half in hiding, on January 25, 2020, Gabriel Pombo Da Silva was arrested in Portuguese territory. Gabriel previously spent more than 30 years in prison
With an international arrest warrant for a residual theoretical sentence of over ten years (a personal vendetta converted into a “legal detail”), Gabriel continued to contribute to the anarchist struggle with his writings.
This 28 page collection of writings by Gabriel Pombo da Silva is available here to download..
The zine is written in Gabriel’s amazingly raw, imaginative style and shows why the German and Spanish authorities tried to suppress him forever – Read his words, be inspired and take action!!
Gabriel Pombo da Silva is a well-known Galician anarchist militant who has spent more than 30 years in prison. Always at the crossroads of repression, both Spanish and from other European States, for his commitment to the anti-capitalist struggle, he wrote a book during his stay in jail – Diario e ideario de un delincuente -, as well as different booklets – gathered in the book Parte de un appido— and other writings.
- actforfree.nostate.net actforfreedom
updates.. Extradition Resisted
On Monday, January 27, 2020, the trial (*extradition) against our comrade began on Portuguese soil, the first stage during which the following emerged in summary.
- Portugal has so far accepted the paralysis of extradition to the Spanish state and the defence has about 20 days to add documentation that further supports the importance of non-extradition..
- The defence has immediately challenged the calculation of the residual penalty that the Spanish State claims to apply to our comrade, namely 16 years! Without going into too much legal detail, it can be seen from the documentation justifying this count, that it is a “legal revenge” (but what state revenge is not?).
- For the moment, Gabriel remains detained at the Oporto Judicial Police, waiting to appear before the judge more or less in mid-February. He can receive visits every other day from anyone. He is well and he is strong, combative, determined and ironic as always!
On the same morning of Monday, January 27, the houses of Elisa Di Bernardo’s mother, father, sister and brother-in-law were searched with the aim of seizing computer equipment.
The public prosecutor’s office of Brescia issued yet another 270bis [subversive association with purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order] for Elisa and Gabriel accusing them of belonging to a subversive cell with international base and support (shakes earth, shakes!).
This new (but old, crushed and retracted) repressive wave obviously does not facilitate Gabriel’s legal situation and the regime press of the three countries has already done its duty by exalting the close investigative collaboration between Italy, Spain and Portugal.
To journalists, our historical enemies’ puppets, their duty… to us our revolutionary duty (and let each one call it what he wants, je je).
Updates will follow.
Freedom for Gabriel!
Freedom for all!
Long live anarchy!
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Ardire, Scripta Manent, Operation Buyo … Do they mean anything to you? These are only a few of the police judicial “operations” that our “clan” has lived on its own skin for being and remaining anarchists to the extreme consequence.We are a nomadic clan that goes from country to country in search of accomplices who practice anarchism without asking for approval or consensus, who act without worrying about the “politically correct” discourse (so much in vogue in our times) that haunts our little shops today. We are also not interested in “aesthetics”, but “ethics”, the practical, the real.
We are looking for an anarchism that dirties our hands, keeps us awake and always on guard (as opposed to any complacency); this anarchism that is not liked by and disturbs the servants of the State, who have not abandoned their efforts to imprison us.
It is not easy to go from one place to another. It’s even more difficult along with our daughter, that little beauty we called Iraultza, and a canine companion that we will never fail to take with us, because she is an integral part of our clan.
Apparently, the Spanish State has not stopped wanting to put me in prison for a “residual sentence” that exists only in its putrid mind and its disgusting papers.
That being how things are, we have decided to live in the shadows, bringing our invisible contribution to all the projects that are of interest to us and with which we feel complicit.
..’Resist Compañero.. no jailer beast will stifle your cry for Liberty or stop anti authoritarian actions’‘ Elisa Di Bernardo | Publicacion Refractario
We express all our subversive solidarity for the DESERVING comrades on trial in Italy and the world. We have no declarations to make in the courts of the “gowned” because we don’t give a shit about their theatres and farces, their accusations and acquittals.
The best way to propagate Anarchy is to live it intensely, not by representing it. We are not for farce or comedy.
There will be no more “communiques” from our clan: We are free and we are dangerous.
The nomad-anarchist clan.
Elisa-Gabriel-Iraultza and the quadruped.
Received 18.3.19, and translated to English by Act for freedom now! original in Italian HERE
Portugal: Dirección para escribirle al compañero anarquista Gabriel Pombo Da Silva — Publicacion Refractario
A pesar de que no tenemos novedades, nos es grato anunciar que es posible escribirle a nuestro querido Gabriel Pombo Da Silva a la siguiente dirección:
Write to Gabriel here *feb 2020
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
EPPJ Porto Rua Assis Vaz,
109 4200-096 Porto
De momento, continuará detenido en Portugal hasta la mitad de febrero. Mantendremos informando con más actualizaciones de su caso. […]