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).
As of May 1st, 2018 to today (July 4th, 2018), the anarchist prisoners in Yogyakarta have still not faced court proceedings. Information received is that the anarchist prisoners should have been transferred to Cebongan Prison in Sleman on June 29th, 2018, as the prosecutor's office has been holding them in Yogyakarta police station (Polda Yogyakarta) since May 1st for the investigation process. However, the planned transfer was cancelled and the period of detention at Polda Yogyakarta has been extended until July 30th, 2018 on the grounds of further investigation. Our prediction is the extended investigation process is due to this case being politicized, it's evident by the many opinions that appear on the surface that the May 1st action was an act of opposition against the government.
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.
The term White Group (Golput or Golongan Putih) emerged to describe a group of people who opposed 1971 General Election during the New Order era (Orde Baru or ORBA). Largely made up of students and youth, they protested Soeharto’s dictatorship and militarism. At the time, Soeharto’s party, the Golkar Party (Golongan Karya), was known for its institutional fraud and intimidation of opposition.
Regarding past and future acts of solidarity from any comrades here in Indonsesia or overseas it is hugely appreciated from our friends inside. Solidarity in the form of previously collected funds for the Ucil's legal assistance we are now redistributing to Ucil's other needs and any remainder to the needs of all friends who are currently in detention. Is solidarity is still needed? Yes, in whatever form, because the spirit of us all always get to the friends who are now languishing behind bars.
From Void Network Indonesia
As I wrote this letter, I've been arrested for 21 days in Mapolda D.I.Y prison cell. I'm arrested for my involvement in May Day riot few weeks before. There's some difficulties that I can't really explained it here one by one, but I know for sure that this cells aimed to limit our access to communicate and therefore our further works for the network, a work that was meant to revive the spirit and consciousness to undermine every forms of obedience and submission. I believe we've agreed that it is not intellectual or academic potential that coul raise the consciousness of our surrounding that is rapidly destroyed.
Our comrade Brian Valentino is being held in Polda prison Yogyakarta, the main police headquarter of Yogyakarta (special feudal region within Central Java territory)
Since the day of his arrest, May 1st until May 16th 2018, our comrade, who were beaten and tortured, have been denied of his rights for legal advocate or lawyer. Ever since he was arrested it’s already 15 days of interrogation without the company of a lawyer or advocate.The police or the legal aid haven’t gave us a clear reason about this, therefore we are not sure that whether the police or the legal advocate who refuse to help him.
Solidarity with Anarchists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from Narrm / Melbourne ( so-called Australia ) Anarchists.
Banner reads 'Solidarity with Yogja Comrades
May Day Setiap Hari ( May Day Every Day )'
On May Day in Yogyakarta 69 comrades were arrested. There has since been a huge crackdown involving raids and more arrests based on flimsy evidence. At present there are 11 comrades still locked up in Yogyakarta Police Prison, they are isolated and not allowed any contact with comrades outside.