30th November 2023
Update: Wayne Hsiung
25th November 2023
Moved: Marius Mason
4th November 2023
New: Wayne Hsiung
19th October 2023
Released: Paul Allman
17th August 2023
New: Paul Allman
6th July 2023
Released: Ben Newman
Ben was arrested on Saturday, 3rd June and was later remanded to prison, until his court hearing today. He pleaded guilty and received a 18 week imprisonment sentence, suspended for two years and a fine.
15th June 2023
Update: Susaron4 prisoners
Below is a link to the collective communique published by the four activists jailed after the arson at a meat packaging plant in Chile. Remember that you can support them by sending letters to: email@example.com and that you can donate to their fund on: www.paypal.me/solidaridad4
5th June 2023
New: Ben Newman
Ben was arrested on Saturday, 3rd June to try and prevent horses being harmed at the epson derby and to continue the crucial public conversation about our broken relationship with animals and nature. He was remanded to prison, despite all other co-defendants getting bail. His next court apperance will be on 6th July. His birthday is: 1st October.
18th May 2023
Released: Mel Broughton
Mel was released on bail today, after being remanded back in November 2022. His pending trial will probably be in February 2024. We wish him and his co-defendants the very best outcome.
SHOW SOLIDARITY TO THE SUSARON 4, IN PRISON AWAITING TRIAL ACCUSED OF ARSON AT A MEAT PACKAGING PLANT
Back in September 2022, national and international news covered an arson attack at a meat packaging plant in Chile, where the refrigeration system and the trucks had been set alight by antispeciesist activists.
At the end of November 2022, four people were arrested and remanded to prison accused of the arson and are under investigation.
Since then, the four comrades arrested have been adjusting to prison but their spirits are high and their political views are stronger than ever. They even managed to help rescue a cat and her kittens from inside of prison to release them to the free world to be seen by a vet. A true prison escape story!
They are going to need lots of support economically, but they should also receive emotional support and as many letters of love and support as possible. Prosecution is asking for a minimum of 10 years in prison, but they will have a review of their case (and a re-evaluation of their remand) in January 2023.
The four comrades arrested have chosen to remain anonymous and are using pseudonyms as names, they do not wish their photos to be published and will be receiving letters via an email address that is managed by friends outside.
RU/GATO is an anarcho-nihilist, vegan, straight edge prisoner. He is 28 years old, loves animals and hates drugs. He maintains his belief in illegal direct action as the tool to fight for animal and total liberation. He considers himself a proud political prisoner against the business that controls the Chilean territory.
PANDA is a straight edge, vegan anarchist prisoner. He is 26 years old. Enemy of the law and order forcefully imposed by the capitalist system. Loves nature, ecosystems, animals and simplicity. Proud political prisoner, honest with his politics and vehemently in favour of animal and human liberation from the business-territory so-called Chile.
ITA is a vegan, straight edge prisoner. She is 23 years old. She loves nature, animals and specially colours and cats! She opposed the system and the so called law and order. Proud antispeciesist political prisoner. She feels calm and patient with the consequences of the illegal fight against speciesism.
TORTU is a vegan, anarcho-nihilist, straight edge political prisoner. Hates the system, loves nature, animals and freedom for all. Proud political prisoner for animal liberation.
Please write to them, you can simply write an email specifying who you are sending it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can afford it, consider sending some cash to the support group, who will be redistributing funds between them for commissary but also will be helping with legal costs, solicitors and court costs.
Their communal PayPal is www.paypal.me/solidaridad4
16th November 2022
New: Mel Broughton
Sentenced to time served: Joseph Dibee
Released: Peter Janssen
Joseph Dibee was released from federal custody in Portland in January 2021 after been remanded for the past two and a half years. He now is in Seattle under house arrest until his trial.
Released: Richii Klinsmeister
Richii was released from prison in mid December 2020 after completing a four month sentence for actions against mink farmers.
New: Karl Häggroth
Karl, a long-time Swedish animal rights activist was arrested and remanded in early December 2020. They are awaiting trial, accused of actions against the fur industry.
New: Richii Klinsmeister
Richii was sent to prison in early October 2020, after being sentenced to a four month sentence for actions against mink farmers.
Released: Brian Vaillancourt
Brian was released from prison in September 2020. In February 2014, Brian was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading to an arson charge related to a fire that damaged a Chicago-area McDonald's in January 2013.
Released: Sven van Hasselt
Sven was released from prison in August 2020 after serving five years in prison for "conspiracy to blackmail," in relation to the campaign to close down the notorious animal testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences (rebranded as Envigo).
Released: Walter Bond
In mid June, after almost 10 years in captivity, Walter was released from federal prison in Indiana today, and will spend the next few months in a halfway house