We announce that all three of Warsaw are freed.
After nearly 4 months of absolute isolation we managed to pull them out of jail.
This release proves how weak is the police evidence and how “necessary steps” of the prosecution were just playing time, using detention as form of torture to force confessions.
This also proves that solidarity campaigns make sense – not only in moral dimension, but also practically.
What can one do now?
The solidarity campaign continues – as actual criminal trial is yet to come. Defendants still need our support, mostly in the field of information and finance. The money will be needed for the lawyers and for the return of the deposit. Spreading objective, non-police knowledge of this case and repression also really improves their chances on trial and protects the movement from further repression. Organize collection, meetings, events, circulate posters, leaflets, brochures and this website.
What one shouldn’t do now?
The moment of release of the arrested is a moment of intense police attention – in recent days more and more often undercovers and other cops are seen observing places important for the movement and trying to infiltrate. This is the worst time to gossip, speculate, fabricate facts, assign to yourselves or others fault, merit, knowledge of the case, and for any other actions based on incomplete / false information.
If you would like to contact the defendants, think twice whether you’re someone from their loved ones. If not – let them catch their breath and rest – there will be time for our paths to cross, not once.
Meanwhile – thanks once again to all involved individuals and groups!
Solidarity brings freedom!
published on 17 september 2016
Together we’ve managed to collect all the bail (60 thousands PLN) before the deadline! However most of the money is borrowed and we will need to give it back, which means we are still collecting money to return the loans and for the further lawyers’ fees. Big thanks to every person and group that supported the detainees thus making it possible for them to be released. It was once again proved that the amazing power of solidarity can truly improve the situation of the arrested.
Releasing the 3 anarchists shows how important solidarity campaigns are. But even though they’re getting out of prison, it’s not over yet. The criminal investigation against our comrades continues. Until the court case they will be under strict police surveillance. The conditions of the bail release are very rigorous – the accused can’t contact each other nor the witnesses for the case, they have to report to a police station 7 days a week and they cannot change the place they stay or travel abroad.
In this new situation it is extremely important to stick to the rules of safe behavior that we wrote about before. We shouldn’t gossip, speculate or repeat unconfirmed information.
Once again thanks to everyone who supported the solidarity campaign! This mobilization and solidarity deserves great admiration. Every bit of help is invaluable here.
For financial support use the bank account:
Account Holder: VpKK e.V.
IBAN: DE 4085 0205 0000 0361 5700
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Note \ Tytuł: Donation ABC Warsaw \ ACK Warszawa
IMPORTANT: Do not forget about the note “Donation ABC Warsaw” or “ACK Warszawa”. Without it nobody will know that your donation is specially for three anarchists from Warsaw.