France - Request for release of anarchist Kreme

  • Posted on: 2 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

via act for freedom now

On 21st June the last person imprisoned following the Quai de Valmy case appeared before a sentencing-execution judge regarding a request for reduction of the sentence.

This person has been held for almost a year and a half and the release date is set for February 2019. The hearing took place 9 months after the request was submitted, even if the deadline established by law is 4 months. The prison administration and the prosecutor expressed opposition to his release, on the basis of his stubborn silence concerning the events. The judge decided to issue a verdict on 11th July.

Apparently it was not sufficient to reach a decision with three-weeks’ delay, three weeks of waiting and hoping. On 11th July silence from the judge, and on12th we learned that the decision had been postponed to ‘the beginning of next week’. These constant setbacks, be they deliberate or due to the negligence of those who hold others’ freedom in their hands, wreck prisoners’ and their loved ones’ nerves. They lead to impotence generated by the situation of being trapped in the prison machine. Considering that many prisoners don’t know the law at all, don’t have anybody and some don’t even know French, we can imagine how many find themselves completely in the hands of prison arbitrariness. We’ve already seen people remain inside even if they had been eligible for release for several days, without getting the chance to understand what was going on.

As the prison administration and the State are trying to break prisoners and their loved ones with large and small arbitrary and abusive measures, let’s put a stick in the wheel of the all too well functioning system.

Any day spent in jail is a day too many!

Let’s destroy all prisons!

Update on 17th July: the sentencing-execution judge rejected the request for release.


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Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!

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Comments

Weird to have this translation appear three weeks late and with very little context. It also seems like they translated from the Italian translation of the original French text, available here: https://nantes.indymedia.org/articles/42200

Crimethinc text about various anti-police arsons including the one Krem is in for:
https://crimethinc.com/2017/10/17/the-poetry-of-flames-the-arson-trials-...

Roundup of solidarity actions with Krem and his co-accused:
https://borderedbysilence.noblogs.org/post/2017/09/27/chronology-of-soli...

Info about the anarchists organizing support for Krem and other prisoners of the social war:
https://borderedbysilence.noblogs.org/post/2017/02/22/cash-for-kalimero-...

"Weird to have this translation appear three weeks late and with very little context. It also seems like they translated from the Italian translation of the original French text"
I don't see why it's weird ... most translations in English from France are made threw translations in italian, because it seems that there's very few people willing to translate directly from French to English ... It's already a good thing that this text was translated in English at some point ... maybe, if you think it's important to have quick translations, you could do it ... I think it would be appreciated from french spoken people to have more translations to English/German/Spanish ... sometimes I have the feeling that there's so many translations into French, and nearly nothing from French ... maybe, it's just a guess, some people care more about what's going on abroad than others, and translations is a hard, anonymous, work, and you don't make yourself a reputation out of it, so maybe that's why very few people spend their time and energy in it, although everyone appreciate it when it's done.
So, I would never make critics on Act For Freedom Now because they translate from italian ... I would rather be thankful for the nice work they do, and I do think it's really important to keep informed about Kreme, to give possiblities to any solidarity with him. He's been in jail for a while now, and I think it's important to make him feel we think about him outside.

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