Prison director Peter Krestev, who we have mentioned before in a previous call for solidarity for prisoners, is now attempting to stop symbolic protests for basic human rights in Bulgarian prisons by closing down the prison shop.
‘Prisoners have not been able to buy food or cigarettes for 4 days now. In reaction to this some prisoners have started a hunger strike demanding to meet the Ministry of Justice and representatives from the National Prison Authority.’
The Bulgarian Ministry of Justice has failed to take notice of repeated and legitimate complaints about Krestev, who was previously dismissed from the position as prison director due the long list of human rights abuses he carried out. The situation is now getting worse. Upon being reinstated in his position, Krestev is now protecting a narco gang who beat, rape and torture prisoners.
To learn more and also to know how you can support those suffering under Krestev, visit:
The Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association website: https://bpra.info/en/category/get-involved-en/
Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PRISON RIOT.
This morning we received an anonymous email from a British activist. We would like to quote a few of their words.
“Yesterday I was sentenced for going into “free range” broiler facilities, to film and expose the truth, of what free range really is.
When I was arrested at my home it was done by 8 police officers, with 4 marked police cars outside my home and 2 of the officers were actually armed.
I was alone at the farm and 17 years old at the time.
It was a sentencing hearing for a guilty plea to “criminal damage”.
240 hours of unpaid work and an order to ‘Not linger within 200m of any private land where the intent is for the raising or slaughter of livestock for the next three years’, which makes me unable to even join a Save vigil.”
This is just one of the many examples of how the system works. The system will try to silence us, it will try to quiet us down and to make others blind to reality. The system will favour capitalism over any ethical standpoint. Profit over anything.
It is on us to retaliate and to show we are fearless. It is on us to stick our middle finger the the legal system, to the capitalist system and to the government structures. We are born free and leaderless. We are born without hierarchies.
Let this be your start to smash the barriers that we are forced to in society. Let this be the story that makes you realise we are not working within the system, but to tumble the system until it falls.
Smash all hierarchies, hierarchies between human and non human animals and hierarchies within society.
Solidarity with our troops.
PRISONS ARE FOR BURNING.
After nearly four years of imprisonment, Red Fawn Fallis has been released to a halfway.
Red Fawn was arrested in Standing Rock, locked up under completely fabricated charges and has had to endure nearly half a decade of political imprisonment.
We are incredibly delighted to hear about her release.
If you are too, and can afford it, please send some money to ease her transition into a world that is not any kinder towards the Earth or towards indigenous humans than when she was locked up.
SOLIDARITY, THE FIGHT GOES ON!