solidarity with gabriel


Let’s not allow the State to keep rebels in its clutches!

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for comrade
Gabriel Pombo
da Silva who has spent more than 30 years in Spanish and German prison
He was extradited from Germany [to Spain] to serve a sentence of 3 years
and 7
months thanks to a European detention order issued by the court of Albacete,
which he has just completed following the application of a judicial
decree. The
same court in Albacete therefore issued an order for his immediate
release on
May 17, and comrades went to the prison to meet him on the outside over
the days
that followed. In vain, however, as he is still behind bars.

The management of the prison where he now finds himself (Prison La
Moraleja in
Dueñas, province of Palencia) and various judicial bodies such as the
court of
Girona lost no time in submitting a number dubious procedures to prevent
Gabriel’s release. These procedures are aimed at prolonging his imprisonment
indefinitely, despite the fact that he has several appeals in course.

The fact that the State makes the laws for its own benefit and is the
first to
trample them is nothing new, regardless of what those who defend
democracy say.
It is also no surprise that the State’s cops are prepared to use any
means to
crush those who refuse to bow down before them.

In Spain, as elsewhere, the tightening of laws and penal codes, the
waves against “subversives” and the frenzied brandishing of the
“terrorist” threat are ways of straightening out the world and
forcing it into accepting a system based on exploitation and domination
at any
cost. Imprisoning and keeping imprisoned those who, like Gabriel,
continue to
express their refusal of authority and oppression come wind or high
water is a
way of kidnapping them and a clear message to those who, one way or another,
attack this social order.

Voices from inside the prisons denouncing conditions, the guards’ constant
extortions and even enclosure in and of itself, are heard regularly. If
repression and prison restructuring have contributed to stopping collective
struggles inside momentarily, they haven’t succeeded in completely
stamping out
revolt, which at times has found echoes beyond the walls. It is this
and breaking of atomisation that scares power, against which the state
and its
lackeys are carrying out a dirty war using physical and psychological
in conjunction with the usual judicial and prison based manoeuvres.

The situation of anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva shows clearly
that he
is still in the sights of the institutions, which want to bury him in their
dungeons for what he is, what he thinks and continues to express.

Solidarity is one way of responding to this war being unleashed against

May each individual express it in the way he or she considers appropriate.

Freedom to all. Immediate release of Gabriel Pombo da Silva!

Anarchists without borders, 25th of May 2016

On 21 March imprisoned anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva was transferred from module 5 to module 7 in the same jail (La Moraleja – Duenas), where he is now after having been moved last January from Topas prison (Salamanca). The transfer is the old strategy of internal dispersion used on dignified and rebellious prisoners, because Gabriel laughed in the face of the prison director during him being notified of a disciplinary sanction. We recall that Gabriel lives in captivity for 31 years and is paying dearly for his determination and rejection of submission.

Gabriel is not alone! Write to the compa:

Gabriel Pombo da Silva
C.P. “La Maraleja” – Módulo 7 –
P.C.: 34210 Dueñas
Palencia Spain

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