Mother gets 7 years for Speech at Son’s funeral ..Stop Turkish Fascism!

Elderly mother of Suruc bombing victim jailed for seven years on terror charges

Besra Erol, the mother of Evrim Deniz Erol who died in a suicide bombing carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS) that killed 33 people and injured 104 more in Sanliurfa’s Suruc district in 2015 has been sent to jail on terror charges, Gazete Duvar news portal reported on Tuesday.

Besra Erol, 60, was on Monday sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

She was convicted on charges that include being a member of a terrorist organization and sent to Mus E Type Closed Prison.

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The mother was accused of being a member of a terrorist organization due to her remarks in a speech that she gave over the grave of her son Evrim Deniz Erol and some other press statements regarding his death.       continues below


suruc-explosion-3_3381376bJuly 20, 2015, Suruç: 34 Kurdish humanitarian volunteers were killed and about 100 injured in a suicide bombing in the predominantly-Kurdish town of Suruç near the border with Syria. Turkish officials blamed ISIS. But instead of cracking down on ISIS which at the time was covertly sponsored in Turkey,  they immediately began a blitzkrieg persecution of the Kurds themselves who were the victims, resulting in the end of the ceasefire (and the whole Peace Process initiated and maintained by the imprisoned Kurdish leader Ocalan) and unleashing the wave of Turkish nationalism that boosted Erdogan’s march to supreme dictator. ISIS never claimed the attack.


Erol’s lawyer Abdulbakir Erdogmus told Gazete Duvar that accusations against the mother are legally unacceptable. Continue reading “Mother gets 7 years for Speech at Son’s funeral ..Stop Turkish Fascism!”

At Belmarsh prison for Julian Assange’s freedom

 After his brutal arrest on April 11th, and his express 15 minute Court hearing and conviction for Bail skipping at Westminster Magistrates court we were shocked to learn that Julian Assange was dispatched at Belmarsh Maximum security prison at London’s Thamesmead.

see also: Assange Expected to confirm Wikileaks source of DNC Emails was Seth Rich not Russians —

An express call for solidarity outside Belmarsh led to vigils being organised over two days. We thank all those who came, assisted in organising, very grateful to Colectivo AJI for providing the sound system and Antonio for managing it. Thanking all who brought their feet outside the prison walls to stand and chant for his release. We keep our morale high in the knowledge that we have to speak up for him as he is himself silenced.

WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

Support Hunger strikers: Yonca Akici, is the 6th to Die.. Stop Erdogan!

note.. this ‘TheFreeOnline’ blog is now banned in Turkey with Dozens more pro Rojava and anti Fascist sites

Yonca Akici was in Şakran’s women’s prison for four years for her ideology and political militancy, feminist and anti-fascist. On March 29, she tried to put an end to his life to protest against the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. She died on April  1st.

Ocalan in the past has declared long ceasefires with the Turkish State rejecting terrorism and separatism  in favour of ‘municipal anarchist’ communal ideas and feminist emancipation which have swept through the over 15 million Kurdish population.

Yonca’s body was buried in her hometown, Burunbulak village in Tutak district of Ağrı. Meanwhile, the cemetery was surrounded by security forces, only the closest relatives were allowed to attend the funeral.

Akici had been on hunger strike since March 1, and finally, yesterday, she died at the Çiğli State Hospital, where she lay severely injured.

see also: 300 on Hunger Strike – How Ocalan Transformed the PKK into Anti-Terrorists

After the autopsy, her body was sent to the Kurdish city Ağrı to be  buried.

The bodies of three other hunger strikers who have committed suicide,  Zülküf Gezen, Ayten Beçet and Zehra Sağlam were retained by the Turkish regime and buried in silence without the participation of relatives and people, while only a few members of the family were able to attend. News is suppressed in the Government controlled media with dozens of outlets closed, journalists jailed and hundreds of thousands purged..

Erdogan arrests 735 more Kurds as Peace Hunger Strikers near Death

Erdogan arrests 735 more Kurds as Peace Hunger Strikers near Death

number 7 … Siraç Yüksek,

Yet another dead political prisoner.  Siraç Yüksek who joined the  hunger strike on March 1 in protest at the “isolation” of imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan committed suicide in a prison in the southern Turkish province of Osmaniye, being the 7th victim of such political suicides in a month, the Mezopotamya news agency reported.

Siraç Yüksek, was among the hundreds of hunger strikers in prisons across Turkey to protest Öcalan’s prison conditionsYüksek’s body was sent to the Adana Council of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.

He was arrested in May 2016 during a curfew imposed on Nusaybin at the time, according to Mesopotamia.Prisoner. Siraç died  in the T-type prison in Osmaniye.

The funeral of Siraç took place in the district of Nusaybin in Mardin. Again, only the closest family members were let by the security forces to enter the cemetery. There were brief discussions between those who were not allowed to attend the funeral and the police.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Güven in November went on a hunger strike when she was jailed on charges of ”disseminating terrorist propaganda”, that is protesting the illegal and genocidal invasion of Afrin on social media. .

Three other HDP deputies are also currently on a hunger strike seeking an improvement in Öcalan’s prison conditions.

The deputies are protesting Öcalan’s inability to speak with his lawyers, referring to it as his “isolation.”

HDP deputies criticize the silence of society in the face of hunger strikes that have been increasing among Kurdish politicians across the country.

Statement by the PKK

The PKK Executive Committee made a statement about the sacrifice actions in prisons saying: “The Great Resistance by Hunger Strike, which has been taken up by our people has  spread throughout the world. Resistance has been carried out with the slogan “Let’s break the isolation, lets destroy fascism”. With the local elections on March 31, it seems that the AKP-MHP collapse becomes clearer. Our resistance aims to overthrow the fascist mentality and genocide policy and end the system of torture and isolation …. and gain freedom. Therefore, it is important and necessary to correctly understand the line of action and not carry out individual actions. There are some actions that should not be repeated. These are the actions of the comrades Zülküf, Uğur and Ayten. We believe that all the prison comrades will act with this awareness, not individually, but in an organized manner. “

Since the launch of actions against the hunger strike that demand the end of isolation against Abdullah Öcalan, six people have now lost their lives, five of them in prison (one man and three prisoners) and one exiled to Germany.

Leyla Guven, the parliamentarian jailed for supporting Afrin who began the hunger strikes now comprising 0ver 400 people, has also called on the hunger strikers not to commit suicide. She has now gone almost 150 days without  food.

The other people who ended their lives are:

– Uğur Şakar (February 21, Germany),

– Zülküf Gezen (March 17, prison type F Tekirdağ no. 2),Image result for Zülküf Gezen,

– Ayten Beçet (March 22, closed prison of women Gebze Type-M),

– Zehra Sağlam (March 24, Oltu Type-T Prison).

– Medina Çınar (March 25, Prison of Mardin type E)

– Yonca Akici (April 1, Şakran Prison)


original en català

Mor la presa en vaga de fam Yonca Akici, és la sisena

Yonca Akici era a la presó de dones de Şakran des de feia quatre anys per la seva ideologia i militància política. El 29 de març va intentar posar fi a la seva vida per protestar contra l’aïllament contra el líder popular kurd, Abdullah Öcalan.

Akici havia estat en vaga de fam des de l’1 de març i, finalment, ahir va perdre la vida a l’Hospital Estatal de Çiğli, on havia estat presa greument ferida. Després de l’autòpsia, el cos serà enviat a la ciutat kurda Ağrı per enterrar-lo.

Els cossos de Zülküf Gezen, Ayten Beçet i Zehra Sağlam van ser retinguts pel règim turc i enterrats en silenci sense la participació de familiars i persones, mentre que només alguns membres de la família van poder assistir.

Declaració del PKK

El Comitè Executiu del PKK va fer una declaració sobre les accions de sacrifici a les presons dient: “La Gran Resistència a la Vaga de la Fam, que ha estat desenvolupada per la nostra gent a tot el món, ha assolit un nivell important per difondre’s a tot el món. La resistència s’ha dut a terme amb el lema “Anem a trencar l’aïllament, destruïm el feixisme. Amb les eleccions locals del 31 de març, sembla que el col·lapse AKP-MHP esdevindrà més clar. Sens dubte, aquesta resistència té com a objectiu derrocar la mentalitat i la política genocida feixista, acabant amb el sistema de tortura i aïllament d’Imali és una resistència heroica i una resistència a la llibertat.

Per tant, és important i necessari entendre correctament la línia d’actuació i no dur a terme accions individuals. Hi ha algunes accions que no s’han de repetir. Aquestes són les accions dels camarades Zülküf, Uğur i Ayten. Creiem que tots els camarades de les presons actuaran amb aquesta consciència, no pas individualment, sinó de manera organitzada. ”

Des de la posada en marxa d’actuacions contra la vaga de fam que demanen la fi de l’aïllament contra Abdullah Öcalan, sis persones han perdut la vida, cinc d’ells a presó (un home i tres presoneres) i un exiliat a Alemanya. Es tracta, doncs, de la sisena mort en la protesta de l’aïllament. Les altres persones que van acabar les seves vides són:

Uğur Şakar (21 de febrer, Alemanya),

Zülküf Gezen (17 de març, presó de tipus F Tekirdağ n º 2),

Ayten Beçet (22 de març, presó tancat de les dones Gebze Type-M),

Zehra Sağlam (24 de març, presó Oltu Type-T).

Medya Çınar (25 de març, presó de Mardin tipus E)

– Yonca Akici (1 d’abril, presó de Şakran)


12 Anarchists still Held Hostage without Bail in Argentina

Argentina: All 12 Anarchist Comrades Detained in November Are Being Held in Preventive Detention

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Note from the Chilean blog Publicacion Refractario: Despite the continuous contradictory information that has come to us from different factions regarding the detained comrades on the other side of the mountain range, which is related to the fact that their situation is not being publicized- their names, the charges, everything that happened has been silenced.

We prefer to publish the communique from the ‘Union of Lawyers and Attorneys’ who are quite clear about the recent events that have taken place in the Argentine territory… Against silence and indifference: To spread insurrectionist anti-prison solidarity.The attacks and mass arrests of the anarchists came just before the G20 Meeting in Buenos Aires.All the detained anarchists defended by our union have been processed and placed in preventive detention.

In total there are 12 anarchist political prisoners.

One is accused of throwing an explosive device at Judge Bonadio’s car. His name is Marco Viola. Two others are accused of having attacked the tomb of the criminal chief of the Federal Police Colonel Ramón Falcón. Their names are Anahi Salcedo and Hugo Rodriguez.

There was a raid on a social center in the Barrio of Constitución, in CABA (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires) and they detained everybody who was meeting in this place, some with more permanence, others circumstantially.

ALL OF THEM have been accused of EVERYTHING.

They are all under investigation for being part of an organized structure established and created to commit offences among which are those that we have already mentioned.

Bail was refused for all of the detainees.

Now Judge Ercolini has indicted all of the accused. The prosecution ruling for PREVENTIVE DETENTION was passed. . They have ordered that ALL the anarchist detainees remain imprisoned until their trial.

The Union will appeal the resolution.

Union of Lawyers and Attorneys.         December 2018



 

Publicacion RefractarioOn November 14, an explosive device detonated inside the Recoleta Cemetery, near the tomb of the miserable Colonel Falcon (military chief responsible for the massacres of workers at the beginning of the last century and happily executed in revenge by the anarchist comrade Simon Radowitzky). (In fact it was the anniversary of his death and just before the G20 Meeting )

As a result of the apparently premature detonation of the small bomb two people were arrested at the scene. Continue reading “12 Anarchists still Held Hostage without Bail in Argentina”

21st Dec: Monster Stoppage in Catalonia to defy Spanish Repression

Tension is rising fast in Catalonia due to:
  • The Hunger Strike of the Republican leaders still incarcerated for calling a successful Referendum
  • The insulting anti Catalan stance of the new Spanish president and continuing racist campaign in Spain whipping up support and spawning a new rabidly fascist sexist party, VOX, and an upsurge in fascist street attacks.
  • The calling of a Spanish Council of Ministers in Barcelona on 21-D, with a mass import of special police, on the anniversary of elections which confirmed Republican support
  • The continuing High and Constitutional Court verdicts that are blatantly anti Catalan and neo-fascist.
  • Frustration that the French Yellow Vests achieve their aims in weeks by violence while Catalans are repressed, mocked and vilified while enforcing pacifism.
The AP-7 , The main North South Motorway,  was closed  by the CDRs for 15 hours at Ampolla

Huge Catalog of Actions planned already  for 21/December   Continue reading “21st Dec: Monster Stoppage in Catalonia to defy Spanish Repression”

´Free Öcalan’ hunger strikes for Kurdish ‘Nelson Mandela’.

Abdullah Öcalan,the ‘Nelson Mandela’ of Kurdistan has been incarcerated since 1999 by the Turkish State, without trial in solitary and now totally isolated, even from his lawyer.

 Öcalan is credited with adapting the ‘municipal anarchism’ of Murray Bookchin to create a new anti-state non-hierarchical system based on feminism and ecology, which has swept through Turkish and Syrian Kurdistan as well as parts of Iraq and Iran, , and has a growing influence among Arabs and Turkish and around the world.

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HDP MP on hunger strike for Öcalan, : My demand is the demand of millions

“I am on the 20th day of the hunger strike ( note: now over 30 days). An action I began on my own free will. I am willing to be doing something against the isolation regime that I think is a crime of humanity. I know this is the demand of millions.”

  • ANF English  HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) co-chair Sezai Temelli read the message at the party’s weekly meeting. The HDP deputy has been on hunger strike for 20 days calling for an end to the isolation regime imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, which is an isolation imposed on the whole Turkey.

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