Indonesia: Trial begins of Eat & Billy, Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI; call for international solidarity

from 325:

Rough translation from news of the comrades of Negasi:

Two combatants of the Jogja area (Eat & Billy) who have been detained since October 7, 2011, have now been moved to the court prison and will face their first trial today, January 30, 2012. This trial will proceed with the second trial to be held on February 1, 2012.

From the information we managed to get, both combatants will be tried separately and not together. We still do not know the real reason behind it, but from the interim analysis we can conclude that this was done to try to make the two combatants attack each other, cornering and mutually incriminating one another. This condition clearly shows how the State through the police and military will only operate through fear and terror. The trial itself will be held open. Place of the hearing itself is still not known for sure. But to estimate where the hearing will be held, the State High Court in Sleman (Jogyakarta) is a good guess.

Therefore we call for solidarity with the combatants of Jogja, and so that comrades are able to come and attend this hearing. The presence of this, other than a form of tangible support, is also part of an effort to show to the authorities that we never trust their justice.

Long live the Two Jogya Combatants
Long live solidarity

from 325:

From Indonesia to Chile…

October 7th, 2011
– two anarchists are arrested and imprisoned in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, after an explosive incendiary attack against an empty branch of BRI ATM bank. The action is declared through a written document which the police catch the anarchists in possession of. The written declaration states that the action is in solidarity with Luciano ‘Tortuga’ (a young anarchist combatant in Chile, who was accidentally maimed in a bomb attack against Santander bank), as well as many anarchist prisoners, including those of ‘Caso Bombas’ in Chile and the Revolutionary Organisations – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Revolutionary Struggle in Greece. Situating themselves firmly within the global revolutionary war for liberation and freedom, Eat & Billy also state that their action is a direct attack against the terrorism of the Indonesian State and their police and military. Their text which takes responsibility for the direct action speaks of numerous places that are terrorised by paramilitaries like in West Papua, which is known for massacres and injustice. Also mentioned are the areas of Kulon Progo and Wera (Bima) where iron mines threatens the lives of the people, animals and plants, in these places people are arrested and disappeared for speaking out and organising resistance.

In vengeance, the Indonesian authorities want to increase the charges against Eat and Billy from ‘property damage’ to ‘terrorism’, and would like to apply newly made ‘anti-terrorist’ charges against the two comrades for attracting international attention. This it would like to achieve by charging them with the equivalent of ‘international terrorist links’, which could increase their prison sentences considerably. As the agents of ‘justice’ arrange ‘anti-terrorist’ laws around them, trying to connive new charges and premise for new investigations against the Indonesian anarchist movement, the international police authorities want to make sure the Indonesian State condemns Eat & Billy to long prison terms. This is aimed to punish and intimidate the newly growing anarchist direct action in South East Asia, and prevent the dynamic project of the Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front (FAI / IRF) from spreading.

This co-ordinated judicial intimidation must not be allowed to isolate and bury Eat & Billy. The repression can be defeated by turning the prolonged incarceration of any of our comrades into a painful memory for every regime that seeks to dismantle and extinguish the new generation of anarchists of praxis. Eat & Billy proudly took their responsibility for the destructive attack against the BRI ATM bank. As they sit inside jail waiting for their trial which comes in the near future, the blood-sucking parasites who destroy the natural wild spaces for profit and enslave continents are free to continue their murderous villainy.

This is a call for continued international solidarity with Eat and Billy, in common struggle against the bankers, corporations, militarists and nation-states. Let’s bear in mind the exploitation facing the people of Indonesian in industries for foreign export – mines and sweatshop factories for commercial products in fashion, information technology products and Western tourism etc.

Eat & Billy have made their absolute refusal of the demands of power despite long interrogations and stated their firm declaration of their rebel individuality. Their courage and undying compassionate flame is part of an increasing social inferno racing across the planet as a global network of action and solidarity brings joy and rebellion into every place where dignified people struggle for freedom and for the protection of the environment.

Against the show-trials of Eat & Billy, which will take place on the January 30 and February 1.



Freedom for Eat, Billy and Luciano too –
Fire and Gunpowder for Bosses, Bankers and the State.

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