Imprisoned

Matt O'Neil

Matt was arrested with over 75 people after the confrontation with the police at Bristol’s Bridewell police station at the Kill the Bill demonstration on March 21st 2021. He was convicted was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Pablo Hasél

Pablo was arrested on February 9, 2021 and convicted by the Spanish court for song lyrics and tweets in which he was supposedly supporting terrorism, along with insulting the Crown and state institutions. Many of the tweets were actually about police violence and a lack of accountability in that area. For example, he wrote that Joseba Arregi, a former commander of ETA, had been murdered by the police agents who tortured him. This is an historic fact, but him pointing it out was part of the evidence they used to claim he supported terrorism.

Erdal Gökoğlu

On June 27th, 2019 in the courthouse in Hamburg, Germany the final court hearing on the process against Erdal, a member of the People’s Front in Belgium, was held. Although the prosecutor in the case wanted a three-year and six-month sentence, the judge sentenced Erdal to 5 years in prison

Sibel Balaç

Sibel Balac is a former teacher who resigned from her job in protest of more than 100,000 arbitrary layoffs in the public sector in the wake of the state of emergency declared in 2016. She supported the sit-in on Yüksel Street in Ankara, which was started by dismissed academic Nuriye Gülmen and became internationally known.  

Matthew Rupert

Matthew Rupert grew up in Galesburg Illinois with his loving parents Linda and Michael, his oldest sister Kristy, Middle sister Kari, youngest sister Karen, and brother Christopher. His father became sick when Matthew was young. Michael had several medical conditions including bipolar disorder, manic depression, and had suffered several strokes. He passed away December 6, 2012 leaving Linda a widow. 

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