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[A-Radio in English] Azerbaijan: state repression and the anarchist’s speech in court

In May of 2016, two of our comrades in Azerbaijan, Qiyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, were arrested for spraypainting the monument of the former dictator Haydar Aliev. It was on the night before the so-called „Flower holiday“, a day made up in conmemoration of Haydar, the father of the current President of Azerbaijan. Nonetheless, as the charges for spraypainting would not have been very high, more than 1 kilogram of heroin was planted in each of our comrades‘ homes.

They were processed on different trials. Qiyas has already been sentenced to 10 years of prison, his friend Bayram Mammadov is still on trial.

From Azerbaijani comrades we received the text of Qiyas‘ speech in front of the jury, him being interrupted regurlarly by the judge. In support of his case, we made an audio version of this speech and the judge’s comments.

You can find the speech in the attached document.

Length: 11:30 min

You can download the audio at: archive.org (wav | mp3 | ogg).

Here you can listen to it directly:

You‘ll find a previous interview in English on our blog.

More information is to be found in this article.

[A-Radio in English] Presentation: the Prison Strike in the USA 2016

As Anarchist Radio Berlin, we recorded a presentation about the ongoing prison strike in the United States of America, its backgrounds as well as the methods of support and solidarity that are used in- and outside of prisons. The presentation was held in October 2016 in Berlin.

Length: 57:47 min

You can download the audio at: archive.org (mp3 | ogg).

Here you can listen to it directly:

More info at the CrimethInc podcast and at IWOC.

Informationen auf Deutsch in unserem Septemberrückblick 2016.

[A-Radio in English] Azerbaijan: the „flower holiday“ of the dictator and the imprisoned anarchists

At the Congress of the International of Anarchist Federations, IFA, we had the opportunity of talking to an anarchist comrade from Azerbaijan who told us about the case of two imprisoned comrades, facing long sentences.

For security reasons we re-recorded this interview with our own voices.

Length: 3:19 min

You can download the audio at: archive.org (wav | mp3 | ogg).

Here you can listen to it directly:

More background information here.

[A-Radio in English] Antifenix: Interview on the repression against anarchists in Czech

In the context of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (23.-30th of August 2016), we had the opportunity of talking to a comrade from Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Czech Republic. The interview gives a short summary of the repression that started in 2015 and explains the singular cases and their current development, but deals also with the problems the movement had in the beginning to show solidarity. Last but not least, you get very good advice on the topic of solidarity and what to do yourselves.

Since the interview, another comrade is in prison. Lukáš Borl, who had been living underground, has been arrested by the police on September 4.

More information (in different languages) on the Antifenix website.

Length: 22:30 min

You can download the audio at: archive.org (wav | mp3 | ogg).

Here you can listen to it directly:

If you want to write the two imprisoned comrades, please use these addresses:

Lukáš Borl
1.3.1982
Vazební veznice Litomerice
Veitova 1
412 81 Litomerice

Martin Ignacák
10.8.1986
V.V. Praha – Pankrác
P.O.BOX – 5
Praha 4
140 57
Czech Republic

Here you‘ll find information about a recent noise demo.

[A-Radio in English] Reflections on the NoBorder Camp Thessaloniki 2016

In July 2016, a lot of activists participated at the NoBorder camp in Thessaloniki, Greece. At the Congress of the International of Anarchist Federations, IFA, we had the opportunity of recording a small debate about this camp between comrades from different places: two comrades from APO in Greece, two comrades from FAO in Slovenia and one comrade from FdA in the German-speaking area.

Length: 41:10 min

You can download the audio at: archive.org (mp3 | ogg).

Here you can listen to it directly: