Argentina: Update on the Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Anarchist Prisoner Anahi Salcedo
Anahi Salcedo has been held in Ezeiza Prison since January 10th. She is on remand accused of the explosive attack against the tomb of the infamous, genocidal torturer, Commissioner Ramón Falcón, Chief of the Argentine Federal Police that took place on November 14th, 2018 – 109 years since Falcón was executed by Anarchist comrade Simón Radowitzky.
Anahi received serious injuries to her hand and face, allegedly following the premature detonation of a homemade explosive device at the tomb. At the time of her arrest, Anahi lost three fingers on one hand and suffered serious injuries to the rest of her body including a fracture of the clavicle on her other arm.
She was transferred to the intensive care unit of the Fernández Hospital where she underwent several surgeries. In January, she was transferred to Ezeiza Prison, despite the prison’s lack of even the most basic conditions for her continued medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Accused of being a ‘terrorist’, Anahi is being subjected to harsh conditions in the prison. She is being denied a medical transfer despite having a medical order for one, she is receiving inadequate food and barely any medical assistance. Due to her injuries, Anahi is unable to even wash herself. She is also in excruciating pain but is being denied painkillers.
Anahi’s lawyers filed an appeal against her transfer from hospital to prison, it was rejected in the first instance but another appeal is under way.
Various groups in Argentina, including the Lawyer’s Union, are calling on comrades to take action in solidarity with Anahi and to pressure the prison authorities into transferring her to proper medical facilities. The Lawyer’s Union stated on their Facebook page that there should be ‘no limits’ to solidarity with Anahi.
International Anarchist Solidarity with Anahi Salcedo!
Whether Innocent or Guilty – No Comrade Left Alone in the Dungeons of the State!
(Article compiled from various Spanish and French language sources for Mpalothia by Anarchists Worldwide)