Erdal is a revolutionary, member of the Marxist-Leninist People’s Front Movement in Turkey. For many years he has been part of the fight against imperialism and oligarchy in his country. That is why he was arrested and tortured.
Alejandro is a former member of the MIR (Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria) who then travel to Peru to join the MRTA (Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement).After being convicted in 1993 in Peru for the attack against the Peruvian American Institute in Lima, he served 12 years as a political prisoner in the maximum security prison Miguel Castro Castro until getting out in November 2005 and returning to Chile.
Marcelo Villarroel, Freddy Fuentevilla and Juan Aliste Vega were arrested in 2009 after a long international manhunt, accused of the robbery of a Santander Bank and the murder of a cop in October 2007. They were imprisoned for years awaiting trial and had it regularly postponed.
Marcelo was a MAPU Lautaro member and political prisoner for 11 years, two months and fifteen days from October 13, 1992 until December 28, 2003. Later, he was charged with taking part in the September 2007 Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the October 2007 Banco Security robbery in Santiago during which repressive agent Luis Moyano died in a shootout while they were making their escape.