As Anarchist Radio Berlin we talked with a prisoner support activist about the upcoming Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, who is promoting it and what it is about. For security reasons, this interview has been re-recorded using our own voices.
Solidarity and greetings to you all! Thank you for coming together to celebrate our respected comrade’s regained freedom, as well as the many transitions that have taken place this past year. First and foremost, I’d like to wish both Eric and Jenny every possible happiness, and to express how grateful I am to their dedicated and capable legal team. This kind of victory should be savored and taken to heart as a lesson in solidarity and perseverance.
An 8 month update from The Eric King Defense Committee
Eric is facing four felony counts at the Federal level:
Count 1: Used a dangerous instrument to cause death or danger [18 U.S.C. § 111(a)(1) and (b)]—maximum 20 years in prison
Count 2: Attempted to damage or destroy a building by fire or explosives [18 U.S.C. § 844(i)]—minimum 5 years, maximum 20 years in prison
Count 3: Explosive used in commission of a felony [18 U.S.C. 844(h)]—maximum 10 years in prison (to be served after any other sentences are complete)
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.