Imprisoned

Peter Janssen

Peter is an animal rights activist accused of an arson attack at a slaughterhouse in the Netherlands. Peter is a pacifist and stands for equal rights for humans and animals.

At his trial in November of 2020, he stated that he had deliberately started the fire to make a protest against the slaughter of ducks and the enormous suffering that these animals have to endure inside the Duck-To Tomassen facilities.

He was sentenced to 25 months prison plus 10 months probation.

Patrick O'Neill

Patrick is one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. In his own words:

"61 years old I am the father of six daughters and two sons. My wife, Mary Rider, and I cofounded the Fr. Charlie Mulholland Catholic Worker House in Garner, N.C. in 1991, an intentional, pacifist, Christian community that works to uphold the Consistent Ethic of Life.

Carmen Trotta

Carmen has been a member of the New York Catholic Worker for over thirty years.  He is an integral part of the community which operates two houses of hospitality on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, caring for the poor and homeless, offering meals, clothing and shelter. Carmen is also an associate editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper which is published seven times annually and has been in constant publication since 1933.

He is a graduate of Grinnell College, where he played football and studied religion.

Viktor Filinkov

Viktor was born in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan. From the age of 10, he was interested in remote control robots, fixing electronic devices, and computer programming. After school he moved to Omsk (Russia) where he started working as computer programmer (coder), linux-community user, open-source software and open-internet enthusiast and gave lectures about internet-security. He is also a left-wing activist, antifascist, supporter of working unions.

Yuliy Boyarshinov

Yuliy was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. He studied at ITMO University, faculty of physics and engineering and worked as industrial alpinists. For the last 5 years he was one of the organizers of “Free Market” in St.Petersburg, it’s an event, where you can take the things you need and leave the ones you don’t need. He is vegetarian, and volunteered in animal shelters.

Fidencio Aldama Pérez

Fidencio is an indigenous political prisoner of the Yaqui Tribe, from the town of Loma de Bácum, Sonora. He is serving 15 years and 6 months after being wrongfully convicted of homicide. It is believed that he was targeted due to his support for the indigenous community's opposition to a gas pipeline.

Joaquín García

Detained on November 19, 2015 after the arrest of Kevin Garrido after the attack on the prison training school. Police say they have been under investigation for months.

Joaquín was convicted of the explosive attack against the 12 police station in San Miguel, accused under the arms control law. After remaining in prison, he was able to access house arrest from where he escaped later to be captured in September 2016, carrying a revolver and ammunition, returning to preventive detention.

Siyanda Mngaza

Siyanda is a young Black woman serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for defending herself from a racist attack.

On 25 May 2019, what started as a joyous bank holiday for Siyanda ended as a nightmare and changed her life forever. Without any provocation, Siyanda was racially abused and physically assaulted by adults much older than her.

Michael Kimble

Michael Kimble is a passionate freedom fighter and anarchist who has been held captive by the Alabama Department of Corrections since November 12, 1987. After defending himself and a friend during a homophobic attack by a known white supremacist, Michael was arrested, charged with murder, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. His trial was typical of what could be expected from a racist criminal justice system in Jefferson County, Alabama.

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