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)
Anarchist prisoners Tamara Sol and Tato (Natalia Collado) have announced that they will begin a solidarity fast with the hunger strike of Juan, Nataly and Guillermo. Starting from Wednesday, May 20, the comrades will abstain from one meal per day. They also stated that they have not ruled out further escalation of their fast in upcoming days.
Communique (in Spanish): http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2015/05/20/carcel-de-san-miguel-chile-tam...
Comrades, we hereby inform you all that as of 00:00 hours from today, May 18, 2015 that we the subversives who inhabit the high security prison have joined Juan Flores, Guillermo Duran and Nataly Casanova in their hunger strike struggle.
We do so with a deep sense of anti-prison solidarity and we make the same demands as our comrades who have already completed 34 days of hunger strike. These demands are:
- The immediate release of Enrique Alfonso Guzmán Amadeo considering the ridiculous accusations and the delusional evidence that has been presented by the prosecutors.
From Sean Swain
My name is Sean Swain and I'm speaking to you from a payphone at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville Ohio, the site of the longest prisoner uprising in US history*. I currently reside in the block where that uprising began, L5 and my cell still has the scorch marks on the walls from more than twenty years ago. I think the authorities leave the burn marks to remind all of us prisoners that they won.
Last week we received word that Sean's email and phone access have been suspended, along with his video visitation. This suspension came shortly after Sean asked us to post this story of an incident of arbitrary and unjustified brutality that occurred on his range (added below). Sean is not in the hole and he has not been physically attacked at this time.
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.