Spainish prisons: Update on Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar (July 26, 2014)

From contrainfo, transl wos:

On Friday, July 4th, as many of you already know, our compas went through a ‘Auto-Trial’ (Auto de Procesamiento) by the instruction judge of the National Court, which ended in them being tried for terrorism.

At the same time, they were obliged to be given a declaration the following week, on Friday July 11, in the National Court of Madrid. So, at the beginning of the week of the declaration they were transferred to Madrid–Mónica to the Soto del Real prison and Francisco to Navalcernero. Apparently the declaration was a mere formality, since the judge who is carrying the process forward wasn’t even there, nor was a legal secretary.

At this time (Saturday July 26) Mónica remains in Madrid waiting to be transferred again to Brieva (Ávila) where she has been for some months. Francisco arrived on Thursday in Villabona (Asturias) after passing through three prisons since Monday (Valdemoro in Madrid, the CP of León and the Teixeiro prison in Galicia).

We know that the arguments that the lawyers presented against the Auto-Trial were rejected by the judge and that they are in the appeals phase.

If anyone is interested in knowing more about the compas‘ situation:

We take this moment to echo the call-out from various collectives of solidarity with prisoners and anarchist prisoners from different parts of the world. It is for a week of solidarity from August 23 to 30 (commemorating that August 23 was the date of the execution of the Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the United States):

Given the nature and diversity of anarchist groups around the globe, we have proposed a week of common action rather than a single campaign on a specific day making easier for groups to be able to organise an event within a longer target period. Therefore, we call on everyone to spread the information about the Week for Anarchist Prisoners among other groups and communities and think about organising event(s) in your city or town. The events can vary from info-evenings, screenings and benefit concerts to solidarity and direct actions. Let your imagination run free.

Till all are free.

Mónica Andrea Caballero Sepúlveda*
Ávila-Prisión Provincial
Ctra. de Vicolozano s/n Apdo. 206
05194 Brieva (Ávila)

Francisco Javier Solar Domínguez
C.P. de Villabona Finca Tabladiello
33480 Villabona-Llanera (Asturias)

* Although we believe that in the coming days Mónica will be transferred again to the Brieva prison, at the date of this writing she is still in Madrid.

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