GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement

By Mike Talavera Dr. Banu Büyükavcı, Dr. Sinan Aydın, and Sami Solmaz, three political prisoners who had been let out of prison after being arrested in an April 2015 raid for alleged affiliation with the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), were arrested again by German authorities on June 25 at one of the regular hearings that was conditional to their release. The three were part … Continue reading GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement

GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

By Mike Talavera On June 27, a German court sentenced Turkish revolutionary Erdal Gökoğlu to five years in prison for alleged association with the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (in Turkish, Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Partisi-Cephesi or DHKP-C). Although the prosecutor in the case was asking for a three-and-a-half-year sentence, the judge exceeded this request for no reason other than political repression. For many years, Gökoğlu has participated in actions … Continue reading GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

GERMANY: Day of Heroism Commemorated in Large Show of Support for India’s Political Prisoners

By Ed Dalton Revolutionaries and Maoists in Germany took to the streets on June 19, internationally known as the Day of Heroism to honor and struggle for the political prisoners and prisoners of war in India. The specific focus of the campaign was to draw support for the Maoist leader Ajith and revolutionary democratic prisoner professor G.N. Saibaba. A protest was held in front of … Continue reading GERMANY: Day of Heroism Commemorated in Large Show of Support for India’s Political Prisoners

FRANCE: Solidarity Actions Ramp Up for Yellow Vest Political Prisoners

The following article is a translation of two stories from our comrades at La Cause Du Peuple. On April 10, two Yellow Vest comrades from the Clermont region were taken into custody because they had participated in a Yellow Vests demonstration on February 23. After 48 hours, the comrades refused immediate trial (“comparution immédiat” is a French legal practice where those in custody for simple, … Continue reading FRANCE: Solidarity Actions Ramp Up for Yellow Vest Political Prisoners

GERMANY: Musa Aşoğlu Sentenced to Prison Amid Protests

By Emilio Gonzalez On February 6, the German courts sentenced Turkish revolutionary Musa Aşoğlu to six years and nine months in prison, based on his alleged leadership role in the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (or DHKP-C). Police had originally arrested Aşoğlu in Hamburg on December 2, 2016 in a late-night house raid, and in the two years since his capture there has been an uproar … Continue reading GERMANY: Musa Aşoğlu Sentenced to Prison Amid Protests

BRAZIL: Militant Activist Extradited to Italy in Anti-Communist Crackdown

By Mike Talavera Former Italian militant Cesare Battisti was apprehended in Bolivia after fleeing Brazil on January 12 and was promptly extradited to his home country to serve a life sentence mandated by an Italian court in 1995. Former Brazilian President and revisionist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had refused to extradite Battisti, who had entered the country sometime in 2002. After the Brazilian courts went … Continue reading BRAZIL: Militant Activist Extradited to Italy in Anti-Communist Crackdown

MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing

Featured Image: #DrSernasPresentaciónConVida solidarity action in Ecuador By Mike Talavera Last Thursday, 22 activists involved in Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo (Sol Rojo People’s Movement) in Oaxaca, Mexico, were acquitted of “terrorist” charges they had been facing since June, 2015. However, their lawyer, Dr. Ernesto Sernas García, is still missing after having been disappeared in May of this year. The 22 militants had been detained … Continue reading MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing