Imprisoned

Jessica Reznicek

Jessica is a land and water defender who has worked with and lived in the Des Moines Catholic Worker community for 10 years. In 2016, Jessica took a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jessica and her fellow organizers attended public comment hearings, gathered signatures for valid requests for Environmental Impact Statements, and participated in civil disobedience, hunger strikes, marches and rallies, boycotts and encampments.  

Ryan Roberts

Ryan 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 of riot and four counts of arson, and sentenced on the 17th December 2021 at Bristol Crown Court to a total of 14 years in prison. Three of the sentences run consecutively and only one concurrently, hence the brutal sentence of 14 years. As it is over seven years, it means he has to do two-thirds of the sentence (9 years and 4 months).

Vincenzo Vecchi

Vinchenzo was arrested on August 8, 2019 in France, after being at large. In July 2012 he was sentenced in absentia by the Italian Supreme Court to 11 years and 6 months in prison for the clashes during G8 protests in 2001 and an unauthorized anti-fascist protest in Milano in 2006. Italy has been seeking to extradite him from France to serve his sentence but this has thus far been denied.

Mauro Rossetti Busa

Mauro was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment for fire, evasion and manufacture of explosive material, threats and with the aggravating circumstance of recidivism and social danger. The original attacks took place in the vicinity of the Casapound headquarters and to the Eni distributor in Sant’Anna in 2018. The Eni distributor, the multinational is for some time in the sights of anarchists for activities abroad, and a building near the Casapound headquarters. Mauro Rossetti Busa had succeeded in Florence, in March 2004, in an attack on a public prosecutor.

Egor Lesnykh

Egor (Yegor) is a punk rocker, animal rights defender and Food Not Bombs activist who was sentenced to 3 years of prison for allegedly attacking a policeman during a protest action that took place on July 27, 2019.

On the 30th of January 2021 Yegor was granted parole by the local court in the Volgograd region, as he had been a model prisoner without a single sanction. However, the prosecutor appealed this decision, and falsified a discliplinary report claiming that Yegor had violated clothing instructions the previous November.

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Soheil Arabi

Soheil is an anarchist political prisoner from Iran who was arrested in December 2013 by the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet and other sanctities. He was kept two months in solitary confinement and subjected to relentless interrogations in Ward 2A, which is under the control of the IRGC.

In July 2015, his death sentence was commuted to 7.5 years in prison. But then again, in October 2018, he was sentenced to another 3 years in prison and exile to Borazjan, in southern Iran.

Giovanni Barcia

In the case of the Cordoba 4 the Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovanni Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavazza, already sentenced to 11 years on September 1999, for an incident in the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996. Three persons wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by Judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists) and disappeared with passports and some money.

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