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Information update from the Anarchist Prisoners in Yogyakarta as of now, they are as well as can be expected. Even though comrade BV is experiencing shortness of breath, and now it’s beginning to get better.
The trial process is very long, especially for comrade BV, AM, and W. Those whose the trials already happened on 8.11.18 have already proceeded to the trials of pleading (defedent’s defence), and before that they already receive the demands from the Public Prosecutor with a maximum penalty of 10 months at their trial on 1.11.18 at the Sleman District Court. At the moment they are being retained at Cebongan Prison, Sleman awaiting the following trial process with the agenda for the verdict to be handed down on 22.11.18.
In the context of the annual week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, some anarchists in Sydney visited the Indonesian consulate in Maroubra on Thursday the 23rd of August.
6 detainees will soon have finished their trial process, they are waiting to find out the results of the trial and how long their sentences will be. However there are 4 prisoners who still remain in Cebongan Prison (including Ucil) and 1 other prisoner who is still being held in Sleman Police Station, it is still unclear what is happening with their trial process.
On August 5, 2018, around 90 people ran, jogged or walked 5K to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the incarceration of the Move 9. The route chosen for this event started in Fairmount Park and went past the zoo that members of the Move organization protested in 1973 and 1974 in support of animal rights. The route continued down 33rd street to the intersection of 33rd and Pearl, where the former Move headquarters was before it was bulldozed by the city within 24 hours of the arrest of the Move 9.
Indonesia: Solidarity Update on the Trial of the Four Anarchist Prisoners in Yogyakarta
26.07.18: The trial has begun for the 4 anarchist prisoners of war who were transferred to Cebongan Prison for the Yogyakarta M1 (May Day) case.
The four imprisoned comrades are:
- Azhar M. Hasan (Azhar)
- Zikra Wahyudi (Zikra)
- Muhammad Ibrahim (Boim)
- Muhammad Edo Asrianur (Edo)
The May 1st protests that took place at the UIN Yogyakarta area, against the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and the monarchy-feudalism related to Sultan Ground/Pakualaman Ground. Resulted in 11 comrades being detained at the Yogyakarta Regional Police Station (Polda Yogyakarta) suspected of destruction and arson of State facilities (a Police Station).
The Anarchist Black Cross is an international network of anarchist groups and individuals engaged in practical solidarity with prisoners and broader anti-repression struggles that started over 100 years ago.
This zine is a resource for anyone wanting to start an Anarchist Black Cross group. It was a collective effort of people from various ABC groups across Europe. We hope you find it inspiring and useful.
We from Indonesian Anarchist Black Cross sell t-shirts for fundraising "Prisons Are For Burning". The proceeds of this sale will be used in legal and medical work of the Black Cross, especially helping anarchist prisoners in Yogyakarta who were arrested during Mayday action when raising the rejection issue of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and anti-Sultan Ground / Pakualaman Ground and feudalism-monarchy society.