Imprisoned

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.

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.

Life in Prison

Brendan McConville

Brendan McConville is an Irish Republican socialist prisoner wrongfully convicted of the murder of a police officer in the "Craigavon 2" case, after a trial before a "Diplock" court, a secret military court with no jury. The case has been supported as a miscarriage of justice by high profile campaigners, legal experts & human rights activists. The prosecution used discredited witnesses, inconclusive forensics, and tampered evidence to secure a conviction that does not stand up to scrutiny.

John Paul Wootton

John Paul Wootton is a vegan anarchist prisoner and IWW/IWOC member, wrongfully convicted of the murder of a police officer in the "Craigavon 2" case, after a trial before a "Diplock" court, a secret military court with no jury. The case has been supported as a miscarriage of justice by high profile campaigners, legal experts & human rights activists.

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