Today, May 5th 2015, the Santiago Court of Appeal presented the verdict against our sister, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara. The court rejected the appeal presented by the defense and reaffirmed the sentence dictated on February 4th 2015, in which Sol was convicted to 7 years in prison, 61 days of probation, as well as a series of monthly payments to the courts. The family was devastated by the sentence, who had hoped the sentence would be reduced. Nonetheless, we know that “justice is not for the poor,” as Tamara Sol’s father, David Farías Delva, stated in leaving the court room.
To the compañerxs in Chile and around the world who confront all forms of power. To all the rebellious minds and consciences that reject domination and long for total freedom.
To those who feel inclined to carry out actions: We who address you, are individuals and organized groups active in anti-authoritarian solidarity with anarchists and revolutionaries prisoners.
Anarchist comrades Juan, Nataly and Guillermo were arrested in Santiago on September 18th 2014.
Juan is held in pretrial detention in the Santiago 1 prison, accused of involvement in two bomb attacks that occurred on July 13th and September 8th 2014, and were claimed by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Chile); he’s also charged with participation in a coordinated attack against two police stations on August 11th 2014 that was claimed by C.I.V (International Conspiracy for Revenge).
According to info received, Tamara Sol was found guilty by the court and sentenced to 7 years and 800 days (9 years and 2 months in total) in prison. Recall that Tamara Sol is the comrade who was arrested after a BancoEstado security guard was shot in revenge for the death of Sebastián Oversluij Seguel.
After the trial, there was clashes between Sol family’s and the tribunal guards (gendarmes).
However, there still exists an appeal opportunity against the sentence.
More news will be published by other comrades in some blogs.
“Flux is constant, encouraging wild behaviors.”
Even though we didn’t know exactly if we would come to write these words, and even more, to risk ourselves in spreading them through the Internet so they could reach the eyes of those who visit these spaces, we decided that it was necessary to explain our existence, and not so much our actions, with the appropriate aim of being able to expound ourselves as we want.
On November 24, 2014 around 1:30 AM some encapuchadxs covered in white overalls stealthily approached the doors of the Homicide Brigade of the Investigative Police (PDI) located on Condell street a few blocks away from the University Academy of Christian Humanism. Once the entries to the buildings were blocked with chains and padlocks, molotov cocktails were thrown inside and the car of a detective parked in the entrance to the guard of investigations was burned.
#30: Anarchism in Chile, Part II – The Ex-worker keeps our eyes to the south as we continue our in-depth exploration of anarchism in Chile. While our last episode sought to provide context and history, this episode delves into two recent cases of repression by the Chilean State against anarchists and discusses the important of prisoner support in the anarchist movement. We interview Victor Montoya, an anarchist who was framed up and spent 16 months in pretrial detention, as well as Luciano “Tortuga” Pitronello, a comrade who faced terrorism charges after a bomb he was carrying prematurely detonated.