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(en) Polish Anarchist Black Cross Infobulletin #5 - Winter/Spring 2004*

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 9 Feb 2004 19:27:39 +0100 (CET)


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Kraków - Another Verdict in Anti-War Demo Case
On 13th of November last year, a municipal court in Kraków delivered a
verdict in the case of Wojciech Goslar, accused of leading 2 anti-war demos,
organized by the Anarchist Federation (FA), one in front of the American Consulate
(during Bush's visit to Kraków on 30th of May) and one in front of the Russian
Consulate (on the anniversary of the beginning of the Chechen war in December 2002).
Goslar was found guilty of the first charge and was sentenced to 20 hours of free
social work and ordered to pay court fees of 50 złoties (12 EUR). There are other
cases underway in Kraków's courts related to 8 people who participated in the
above mentioned anti-war demos and also to some other anti-war activists.

Kraków - Policeman Acquitted of Guilt

A municipal court in Kraków acquitted a policeman who they had found
guilty. In February 2002, punks organised a punk
festival in Krakow which was a part of a nationwide charity action. All
benefits from the gig were destined
to help sick children. However police appeared and triggered a riot. As
a result, many people were
taken to hospital, some of them with extensive injuries as police used
rubber bullets. A mid-rank
police officer, the deputy commander of the riot police, was accused of
violating people's rights which
means that the court found him guilty enough to be responsible for
kicking people who were lying on the
ground; this was shown on TV. The court delivered the "surprising"
verdict when they found the policeman guilty, but then
assessed his deed as "only minorly harmful for society" which means no
prison for his brutality. He was fined
only 1500 złoty (330 EUR). On the another hand, there are some punks
that are still facing 2 years of
prison with same accusation. No justice, no peace - fuck the police.

Wrocław - Anarchist Fined

Piotr Góral, a member of the Anarchist Federation in Wrocław was
fined 1000 złoty (275 EUR) as well
as the costs of legal proceedings in a case of assault on a policeman
during a blockade of a city hospital in
November 2002. Piotr joined the blockade, which was organised jointly by
FA and employees of a hospital who were
fighting against its planned closure. Riot police brutally dispersed
the blockade.

Piotr will appeal. We are going to keep you informed.

Poznań - Police Action against Anti-War Demo

On 5th of October, the Free Caucasus Commitee organised a demo against
the farce called elections in
Chechnya. The demo gathered in front of one of city's cinema and was
attacked by riot police supported
by the anti-terrorist squad, armed with rifles. Demonstrators were
beaten by police using batons and rifle
butts. Moreover, some journalists were hit as well. 18 persons were
detained.

Kraków - "Bzyk" Remains at Large

Adam "Bzyk" Mucha, and activist of FA, according to the latest
court sentence, is to remain free
having suspended its verdict for taking part in assaulting a policeman
during an FA Kraków demo.

Berlin - Sold for 500 EUR

A 29-year-old Pole living in Berlin was sentenced by a local court to 3
years and 10 months of prison for
taking part in a riot, active resistance, insulting police and causing
serious harm to intervening policemen
during the annual May Day riot. He and 7 other people were recognized
after wanted posters were hung
all over Berlin. A reward of 500 EUR was offered.

Warszawa - The Case of Anti-War Activists

In September last year there was another trial in a long series of
trials against anti-war activists from
Warszawa, accused of organizing and participation in an illegal
gathering against the war in Iraq and blocking
traffic in the streets. The demonstration was violently interrupted by
riot police who dispersed the gathered
crowd of protestors.

Policemen are accusing activists of various crimes (for example assaults
on policemen) and
misdemeanors, however the more policemen testify, the vaguer the picture
of the whole case is presented to
the court. Police testimonies are incoherent and mutually exclusive.
Activists are pleading not guilty,
accusing policemen of lack of professionalism as well as using of mean
inadequate to the situation.
We will let you know about future development of this case.

Polish Prisoners Supported by ABC

Tomek Wilkoszewski - sentenced for 15 years of prison for killing a
nazi-skinhead in self-defence.
Recently he started his eighth year in prison. He is constantly
supported by ABC.

Any other financial help for Tomek would be appreciated. Please find the
bank account number below.

Michal Barton - Warszawa
52 1140 2004 0003 8022 5731 712
Title: Dla Tomka

Please write letters to him:

Tomasz Wilkoszewski,
Zakład Karny,
ul. Orzechowa 5,
98-200 Sieradz, Poland

Tomek's story is available in 7 languages at http://www.tomek.most.org.pl/

Write also to the imprisoned punks from Warsaw. (They wouldl appreciate
zines and music too):

Dawid Hass
Zaklad Karny,
ul. Bartnicka 10
87-800 Wloclawek, Poland

Janusz Szewczyk
Zakład Karny,
ul Konarskiego 2,
33-100 Tarnow, Poland

Wladyslaw Matuszewski,
Zaklad Karny,
ul. Parkowa1,
89-120 Potulice, Poland

You can help us by sending a small donation:

PEKAO BP XX oddzial Poznan
ul. Stary Rynek 44
61722 Poznan
Poland

Account No. 10204085-5999100-270
Owner: Marek Piekarski

Foreign contacts to Polish ABC: pomierz@poczta.onet.pl
<mailto:pomierz@poczta.onet.pl>
Anything interesting to publish? Send it to: biuletyn@o2.pl
<mailto:biuletyn@o2.pl>

Translation: Pomierz / ABC Trójmiasto with a great help of Laure A./Attica.
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