Imprisoned

Kyree Robertson

26 year old Kyree Robertson was sentenced in July 2021 to 23 months for riot charges from May 2020 in Grand Rapids. Kyree was held without bond and received a significantly different sentence than others convicted of riot charges, with his family commenting to media at the time of his sentencing that they had expected him to be sentenced to time served and to come home in July. Kyree would appreciate letters and messages of support.

Shamar Betts

Shamar Betts is a talented young man who once had a bright future ahead of him. After the devastating loss of his mother at age 12, he encountered many more challenges in his life. It was as if the deck was stacked against him. Nevertheless, he persisted in obtaining his high school diploma, living mostly on his own, and secured his first job working with children as a camp counselor in Urbana, Illinois.

Victor Llanquileo

Victor is an indigenous Mapuche activist serving 21 years on fabricated charges. He is one of the many Mapuche activists against the foresters who are damaging the Wallmapu (native land of the Mapuche). They advocate for the treaties to be upheld and ancestral lands returned to them. While incarcerted in 2019, a second false charge was placed on him alleging that he attacked a man's property in 2015.

Pablo "Oso" Bahamondes Ortiz

Pablo was arrested along with Henry Mendez and Hugo Moraga while they were in a vehicle on September 8, 2018, as part of an investigation into an attack that occurred in Melipilla in April 2017. The prosecution is asking for 36 years and one day for Pablo and Henry for placing, activating, detonating and exploding explosive devices and transporting handmade weapons; possession of firearms, possession and carrying of ammunition. On October 20, 2021 the oral criminal court of Melipilla sentenced Oso to 15 years and 1 day for transporting arms.

 

Callum Middleton

Callum Middleton was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months for participation in the confrontation with the police outside Bridewell Police Station at the Kill the Bill demonstration on 21st March 2021.

A statement by Bristol Anarchist Black Cross and Bristol Defendant Solidarity

On Friday 30th July, five people were sentenced to over 14 years between them. Four people were given sentences of over three years for riot.

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