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Rodrigo Lanza

Chilean anarchist Rodrigo Lanza was sentenced to five years in prison in Spain on November 26, 2019. He was accused of homicide in the death of a fascist in 2017.

The following is a statement on Rodrigo’s sentencing, orginially published in Spanish on the anarchist website Todo Por Hacer.

Tommaso "Tommy" Fontana

On April 5, 2019 in Cremona, Tommy was arrested. He is an anarchist who tried to resist a police arrest under the house of a fascist (who in the previous days had put himself on display with some cowardly provocations). A police car was smashed during the episode. On April 10, the sentence was pronounced by the Cremona court: one year, eight months and ten days of imprisonment for charges of “resistance, aggravated damage, injuries, threats and outrage”.

David Campbell

David Campbell is being unjustly imprisoned for events that unfolded at the protest of a New York City alt-right event on January 20, 2018.

A lover of language and the arts, David was two weeks away from moving to Paris to study French translation. It was his commitment to antifascism and his community that brought him out to the protest that night.

Eric Hancock

In late April 2019, Eric Hancock accepted a sentence of one year imprisonment on a single charge of unlawful wounding, a class 6 felony in Virginia, in a non-cooperating plea agreement. The decision to accept this plea came after a year awaiting trial. Initially charged with both malicious wounding and aggravated malicious wounding, Eric faced a mandatory 25 years in a state that does not offer parole.

Vladislav Sereda

Vladislav Sereda is an antifascist from Ivatsevichi. Sentenced to 2 years and 8 months of liberty restriction in a penitentiary facility for a fight with neonazis in Beryoza. The aggrieved persons filed a complaint and claimed that Vlad used a knife in the fight. They also asked for a restitution of 2000 euros each.

In the penitentiary facility inmates have to provide for themeselves with their own labour, but at the moment there is no work, so Vlad needs financial support for survival and for paying damages.

Tomas Kovinski

Tomas is an antifascist from Minsk. Detained on September 27, 2016 after a fight with a right-wing football hooligan. On January 25, 2017 he was convicted under art. 339.2 (malicious hooliganism) to 2.5 years of custodial restraint.

On April 25, 2018 he was transferred under house arrest by a commutation. The sentence expires on January 11, 2019.

Maxim Yahnieshka

Maxim Yahnieshka is an antifascist from Grodno. On September 7, 2016, he was sentenced to 3 years of custodial restraint for a fight with right-wing hooligans (art. 186 Threat of homicide, malicious bodily harm or property destruction) and for robbing another hooligan of his hat (art. 206.2 Robbery with threat of violence + art. 339.1 Hooliganism).

Vadim Boyko

Vadim Boyko is an antifascist supporter of FC Partyzan from Minsk. He was detained on March 22, 2016 together with other people on suspicion of participating in the attack on the right-wing hooligans that happened about two years ago. On March 10, 2017 sentenced to 4 years. FC Partyzan (former MTZ-RIPO) is an antiracist football club that doesn’t exist any more, while there are still some active groups of hooligans involved in street fights. As reported, on June 29, 2014 a mob of Partyzan supporters attacked a trolley-bus carrying a gang of right-wing hooligans of FC Torpedo.

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