BREAKING: [Spain] Comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar Left in Pre-Trial Custody & 3 Others Released on Bail
November 17th, 2013
After nearly a week since our comrades’ arrests on November 13th under the hands of the Spanish Anti-terrorist Police, Judge Eloy Velasco of the National Court ordered the “provisional custody” (otherwise known as pre-trial custody or remand) of comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar. We do not know how long the requested time is for this pre-tial detention in order for the “investigation” to take place.
The charges that were finally laid on the accused are as follows:
*Illicit Terrorist Association
*Placement of Explosive Artifacts (Specifically at the Church of Zaragoza)
*CONSPIRACY to Commit Terrorist Acts (Alleged plans to attack the Monastery of Montserrat in Barcelona).
***[Translator’s Note: This has not been the first time Conspiracy charges have been laid against Anarchists in recent years, which have been readily used in North America to criminalize anarchist organizing, most recently with 20 people charged under Toronto G20 Case in 2010. For a full(er) list, see Crimethinc.]***
On the other hand, Italian comrade Valeria Giamoni, Gerardo Damián Formoso and Rocío Yune, were released upon bail after remaining incommunicado for 5 days; their passports were retained and must appear in court on a periodic basis.
We greet the three comrades that are now on the street after having been under the hands of the disgusting Anti-terrorist police.
It is expected that our comrades Francisco and Monica will enter into the brutal regimen that are the F.I.E.S isolation units, where they will be dispersed throughout different and distant prisons across Spain. We will not remain indifferent or comfortable with our comrades in the claws of Power. We should note that our comrade Monica maintains a vegan diet, which she was able to maintain throughout her duration in political prison in 2010, and therefore should be considered under the current circumstances, where ever she may end up.
We ask that if any comrade has information on their whereabouts in prison, to please forward information to publicacionrefractario[at]gmail.com (in Spanish) [or in English to wccc_98 (at) hotmail.com], as well as how long the investigation period would be and any other information.
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY & REBELLION WITH MONICA & FRANCISCO!
COMRADES WE WILL NOT FORGET OR LEAVE YOU ALONE!!