Joel is a Swedish anti-fascist currently on remand for defending an anti-racist demonstration in Kärrtorp, near Stockholm, from a vicious attack by the neo-Nazi group Swedish Resistance Movement (SMR). During the fight, a number of the attackers were seriously injured and Joel was sentenced to 5.5 years on appeal. He is getting out on parole in 2017, and has a fine (4,000 euro) to pay of when he is coming out.
In May 2012, the Tinley Park Five were arrested in regards to an altercation between white supremacists and antifascists in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park that left ten injured fascists, three of which needed hospitalization. Two white supremacists were also arrested, one for possession of child pornography and another for possessing a firearm as a felon.
Jason was arrested outside his home in July 2013, a year after the anti-fascist action that the Tinley Park 5 served time for. He was charged with armed violence and mob action, the same as the other 5 anti-fascists.
Then twenty-one year old Australian Jock Palfreeman started his travels around Europe in early 2006. Having visited numerous countries and stayed in a small town an hour drive from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, living and working with his friends, he returned to visit them at the end of December 2007 after traveling to the UK.