(eng) ANTIFA INFO-BULLETIN, Supplement 41 [1/2]

Tom Burghardt (tburghardt@igc.apc.org)
Tue, 14 May 1996 18:46:33 +0200


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CONTENTS: Supplement 41

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1. (PRODH) MEXPAZ BULLETIN # 71: Human Rights, May 3 to
May 9

2. (LAWE) LAND AND WATER ESTABLISHMENT: West Bank --
Israel Attempts To Move Green Line

3. (DHKC) REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE'S LIBERATION FRONT:
Turkey/May 1 Aftermath -- Repression Against
The Anti-Fascist Press And Democratic Mass
Organizations Continues

4. (ATS) ARM THE SPIRIT: German Antifa Jailed For
Hitting Nazi Lawyer

5. (NYT) Trial Of U.S. Neo-Nazi Begins In Germany

6. (REUTER) Document: Nazis Plotted Post-WW II Return

7. (AP) Croatian President Looks To U.S. For Bolstering

8. (AP) Cross Burner Freed Because Victims Are White

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** Topic: Mexpaz 71: Human Rights Weekly Bulletin **
** Written 2:49 PM May 10, 1996 by rights@uibero.uia.mx in
cdp:reg.mexico **
Subject: Mexpaz 71: Human Rights Weekly Bulletin
From: MEXPAZ_rights <rights@uibero.uia.mx>

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MEXPAZ BULLETIN 71: HUMAN RIGHTS
May 3 to 9
Human Rights Center Miguel A.Pro (PRODH)
Tel (52-5) 511 47 33, Fax 208 75 47
E-mail: prodh@laneta.apc.org
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May 3

JAVIER ELORRIAGA IS SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS PRISON

Judge Alcantara from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, sentenced to 13
years emprisonment Javierr Elorriaga, and to 6 years, Sebastian
Entzin. Both presumed Zapatistas were convicted for terrorism,
rebellion and conspiration. The sentence was based on
declarations by a ghostly witness and by Elorriaga's wife, the
last obtained under torture and which the judge himself had
formerly discarded. In the case of Elorriaga, who had been a
messenger between president Zedillo and the Zapatistas, the
former minister of the Interior, Esteban Moctezuma, will be
summoned to declare.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST IS THREATENED

Chihuahua human rights center COSYDDHAC denounced that, on April
24, priest Camilo Daniel was threatened by mail. The threats also
mentioned Mrs Maria Perez, the parish secretary and her children.
The next days a pickup followed Mrs Perez. On April 30 the parish
priest received another letter with new threats.

PRODH DEMANDS THE FREEDOM OF A US CITIZEN

Prodh has started a new public campaign for the liberation of US
citizen David Carmos, who has been sentenced to ten years of
prison in Mexico City for the possession of narcotics, which
apparently had been introducen in his luggage by immigration
authorities. Carmos, a therapeut and a bishop of the Essenian
Church has already spent three and a half years in prison,
although it is clear that the sentence was based on false
evidences. Furthermore, the trial showed serious irregularities,
including the absence of a translator and a negligent juridical
assistence.

ABUSE AGAINST MEXICANS IS INVESTIGATED

Following a petition of the Mexican government, the Interamerican
Human Rights Commission will observe the migratory flow on the
Mexico-US border, due to the complaints of abuse and mistreatment
of Mexican migrants at this border.

May 4

VIOLENCE IN BACHAJON, CHIAPAS

Some three hundred persons who were coming from a community
assembly for the election of local authorities, were arrested and
some of them wounded by a group called "Chinchulines", whose
candidates had lost in the election. Most of them were drunk and
all carried arms. This is a youth group belonging to the PRI,
which has occupied the Chilon municipal office fifteen days ago,
and which has been accused of more than ten penal offences.

May 5

MASSACRE IN BACHAJON

Jose Aviles, a Jesuit priest and director of the Indian human
rights center CEDIAC of Bachajon, made an urgent call for help as
violence has started in Bachajon. On May 5, faced with the
suspicious and guilty passivity of the state authorities, a
massacre started in the village after unknown persons murdered
Jeronimo Gomez, a "Chinchulines" leader. In reprisal, the
paramilitary group attacked the population and several persons
were killed, they also burned houses, the Jesuit convent and part
of the church and several cars. CEDIAC has denounced for many
years the constant offences made by this group, and now it is
calling to everyone to do something to move the state government
to action as the population is living in terror.

May 6

DENOUNCIATION BY PRODH

According to informations received by Prodh, at least three
Bachajon inhabitants died during the conflict, and in spite of
the pressing call made to the state government, only a small
group of the Yajalon municipal police was sent to the site, seven
hours after the struggle had started. Bachajon is practically
under siege by the Chinchulines, who are attacking all the
persons they consider their enemies. Three young men working for
CEDIAC were chased by armed persons.

BISHOP ATTACKED

San Cristobal bishop Raul Vera visiting Bachajon on May 6 to get
informations about the facts was insulted and detained by the
Chichulines as he was entering the village. The members of the
group were drunk and drugged. They threatened to burn his car. On
his way back he was detained again. Up to that time, the state
police hadn't appeared.

May 7

BACHAJON: MORE VIOLENCE

Six persons died, one was wounded, twenty three houses and six
cars were burned, three more damaged. Though the state police
arrived today, the situation is still tense and confused. The PRI
members are walking in the streets and threatening and insulting
the people whom they believe do not agree with them. They insult
and send back all the newspapermen who manage to reach the
village. Many houses are still burning. A burned man was laying
on the floor, his hands were bound and he had been shot in the
head. According to witnesses he was PRD member Geronimo
Hernandez.

A STRONG CONDEMNATION

The human rights web All the Rights for All, the Jesuit
provincial director Mario Lopez Barrio and the World Council of
Churches condemned strongly the violence in Bachajon and demanded
that law and justice be restored immediately to this place.

May 8

BACHAJON: LIVES STILL IN DANGER

Neighbours of CEDIAC offices, which has been closed these last
days, have received threats by people who said that if any human
rights worker arrives they will kill him. Faced with these facts,
Prodh makes a call to all media, the Mexican people and the
international solidarity as it is worried about the safety of
the population, the Jesuit missionaries and the CEDIAC members.

In spite of the state police and of the presence of soldiers, the
paramilitary group Chinchulines keeps terrifying the population.
The inhabitants denounce that its members are backed by the
police who escort them in their patrols, thus they don't trust
that the state government really wants peace and order. Houses
are being robbed, the water pipes were cut, many inhabitants have
fled.

May 9

BACHAJON: THREATS AGAINST JESUITS

On May 8, in a meeting, Chichulines and cattlemen decided to
murder jesuits Jose Aviles and Pablo Olivares. The Chinchulines
are stationed near CEDIAC offices in order to watch their
entrance. Five more bodies have been found in the village.

Due to the seriousness of the situation, Prodh has requested that
the Ministry of the Interior intervene immediately in Bachajon.

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SOURCES:
Revista Proceso
La Jornada
El Financiero
Reforma
Sididh (Servicio Diario de Derechos Humanos en Me'xico - Prodh)
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From: lawe@netvision.net.il
Date: Thu, 9 May 96 13:48:45 PDT
Subject: West Bank: Israel Attempts to Move Green Line

9 May 1996

300 Dunums Confiscated in Qalqilya in Further Efforts to
Move Green Line

Land and Water Establishment
PO Box 20873
Jerusalem
Tel: (972) (2) 812364/824559
Fax: (972) (2) 811072
email: lawe@netvision.net.il

On May 4, Israeli authorities delivered confiscation orders
against 300 dunums of land to residents of Qalqilya, in the
north-west of the West Bank, giving the familiar "security
reasons" as their pretext. This land lies exactly on the green
line, to the north and west of Qalqilya. Shortly after the
confiscation orders were delivered, bulldozers began working on
the land, destroying trees and agricultural land. Fieldworkers
for LAWE while surveying the site saw at least 10 bulldozers at
work. Israeli authorities also visited owners of vegetable shops
and greenhouses located on the land, all of whom have permits,
and stated that their demolition was impending.

On 6 May, hundreds of angry landowners and residents demonstrated
on the land. The Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber
bullets into the crowd to disperse them, injuring 12. The extent
of the frustration and anger of the demonstrators reflects their
understanding that this confiscation represents yet another
attempt to move the green line, to pre-empt the final status
negotiations which have just begun.

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Raids, Arrests, Closure

On 2 May the Israeli authorities in Hebron closed the vegetable
market and clamped a curfew on the town, following a non-fatal
stabbing of a Jewish settler.

On 6 May, Israeli soldiers and border police raided and searched
Rashid pharmacy in Hebron.

On 6 May Israeli authorities raided the Charity Organization and
the Union for Workers' Struggle in Jerusalem, searched the
offices, and destroyed office equipment.

On 7 May Israeli authorities raided Jeensafut village near
Qalqilya, searched two homes and broke furniture.

On 7 May Israeli authorities closed a mosque for six months near
Nablus for no stated reason.

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Settler Aggression

On 4 May, settlers from Ariel settlement raided Kufur Harris
village near Nablus, cut and otherwise destroyed over 50 trees.
This is part of an ongoing harassment campaign against villagers.

On 7 May, settlers from Nahalil moved eight caravans onto lands
of Der Amar village near Ramallah in an attempt to expand their
settlement.

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Medical and Health

On 2 May, a man from Nurshams refugee camp, near Tulkarem, was
denied permission to enter Jerusalem for treatment for diabetes.

Also on 2 May, Israeli soldiers raided the Salah medical center
in Hebron, and assaulted the director, Dr. Nafez Shwaqi.

LAWE condemns in the strongest possible terms the continuing land
confiscation in the West Bank, and also the obvious attempts on
the part of the Israelis to alter the location of the green line.
It is expressly forbidden in the Oslo Accords to change the
status quo or to undertake any action that may alter the outcome
of the final status negotiations. Confiscations along the green
line are clear attempts to create these facts on the ground, and
further highlight the bad faith in which these negotiations are
taking place.
______________________________________________________
Land and Water Establishment is a Palestinian, legal advocacy
non-governmental organization, dedicated to preserving human
rights through legal advocacy. LAWE is also an affiliate member
of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights.

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** Topic: Turkey/May1 aftermath: the repression continues **
** Written 11:55 AM May 10, 1996 by ozgurluk@xs4all.nl in
cdp:misc.activism. **

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THE REPRESSION AGAINST THE ANTI-FASCIST PRESS AND DEMOCRATIC
MASS-ORGANISATIONS CONTINUES

The first of May, the day of union, struggle and solidarity
for the workers, became a massacre in Istanbul. 150.000 people,
women and men, young and old, were on the streets. The Mayday
celebration became a bloodbath. In front of world public opinion
the Turkish state murdered 3 revolutionaries and workers, wounded
many demonstrators and took hundreds in police custody. This
massacre, provoked by the government, and these attacks against
the Mayday demonstration, which culminated in a massacre, were
conducted on the orders of the new chief of police in Istanbul,
Kemal Yazicioglu, and led by himself. From the roofs the
policemen opened fired with machine-guns upon the people who had
come to celebrate Workers Day and the freedom of the workers
class. The people were exposed to a hail of bullets. They used
all possible means to intimidate the people who protested against
the regime.

The plans for the attacks and provocations were already
prepared before May 1, already days before there were deliberate
attacks against workers areas, slum areas and unions. People who
called upon people in the workers areas and workers areas to
participate in the legal demonstration on May 1, were shot by the
police on purpose and arrested. The state wanted to prevent the
people to participate in Mayday.

The feared an impressive Mayday-celebration of the people in
the streets and on the squares with their flags, banners and
slogans. The state couldn't bear Mayday. It used all possible
means, threats, terror, to intimidate the people. It intensified
its attacks. It wanted to cause an open massacre. It's lackeys
shot three people, Hassan Albayrak, Dursun Odabas and Levent
Yalcin. That the number of murdered people was so low is due to
the discipline of the people and the people who took care for the
safety of the crowd. The people were victorious because of their
will-power. Despite all the barricades, it was able to celebrate
Mayday in an impressive way. The revolutionaries and the people
were as one. There were only a couple of hundred members present
from the state unions (Turk-Is, Halk-Is, Genel-Is, KESK, DISK).
There were more than 100.000 people present at the Mayday
celebration.

The Revolutionary Peoples Liberation Front (DHKC) were the
largest force with more than 30.000 people. An international
delegation marched behind a banner of international solidarity in
the ranks of the revolutionaries.

The attacks by the state against the people were not only
confined to the Mayday-celebration. The attacks were continued
after Mayday also. For hours taxis and busses were not allowed to
ride. In the evening of May 1, the police attacked many houses
and arrested many people. All over Istanbul, but especially in
the workers areas and slum areas, hundreds of people, among them
workers, lawyers, artists, students, journalists, and workers of
the anti-fascist press, were taken in police-custody. The
manhunt by the police is still going on.

THE ANTI-FASCIST PRESS AND THE DEMOCRATIC MASS-ORGANISATIONS
ARE SURROUNDED

All conceivable kinds of terror are used against the
revolutionaries and democrats. Almost 600 people are now in
custody. This is an urgent appeal! The chief responsibles for
this Mayday-massacre are: the ANAYOL-government, the chief of
police in Istanbul, the mayor of Istanbul, and the minister of
the Interior. Shamelessly they try to hide their crimes with
lies and demagogy.

WE WANT THE MURDERERS TO PAY, WE WANT JUSTICE

Those who transformed Mayday into a massacre, must be
punished. The guilty must be punished. Let's stop these
murderers. Let us not give the state the opportunity for new
massacres. All those who say: "I am a human...", all democrats,
progressives, anti-fascists, all individuals and organisations
who defend the human rights, all parties, trade unions, and the
press are called upon to demand the murderers to be held
accountable. Our fallen, our wounded and our prisoners who are
in police custody, must not be left alone.

BLOODY MAYDAY - DAY OF RESISTANCE AND VICTORY OF THE PEOPLE

In the early hours of May 1, hundreds of thousands of people
(pupils, workers, students, civil servants and farmers, women and
men) went into the streets of Istanbul and many other cities to
celebrate this day of the workers together and to protest against
exploitation and oppression. The police already began days before
to provocate and arrest people. Many people who made
preparations for Mayday (distributing pamphlets, posters and
brochures,...) were arrested and some of them were wounded by
gunshots.

The attacks by the police were planned and organised
provocations.

The government aimed at intimidating the people by police
repression and they wanted to prevent them from participating in
the celebration.

The fascist chief of police in Istanbul, Kemal Yazicioglu
screamed in the police station of Kadikoy: "Today blood will be
shed, they will not even have the chance to breath, we will show
them!".

Despite all the attempts by the police, several thousand
people gathered in the early morning hours on Kadikoy-square. The
area was already surrounded by the police before. On all street
corners there were policemen in uniform, plainclothed policemen
and special units.

People who wanted to participate in the demonstration on
Kadikoy-square, were stopped, beaten with batons, and arrested.
Because of the resistance by the revolutionaries and the people,
the state forces withdrew. This was also the first confrontation
between the police and the demonstrators.

In Hasanpasa the police attacked the population with
armoured cars and truncheons. They frantically fired upon the
people. Several people were wounded. Dursun Odabasi and Hasan
Albayrak were murdered by aimed gunshots. The people resisted,
together with the revolutionaries, and they forced the policemen
to withdraw. Several blocks were formed at the meeting square.
There were more than 100.000 people. Most of the people who
gathered there, joined the blocks of the DHKC. Slogans were
yelled, banners displayed and all kind of emotions were
expressed.

Pupils, students, workers, civil servants and farmers were
in the ranks of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front --
DHKC. At the front there was a group of 150 young people, dressed
like guerrillas, who symbolised the guerrilla struggle and the
guerrillas in a disciplined manner. The people who watched from
the sidewalks, balconies and windows, cheered the DHKC and
greeted their march.

There were also people from different countries who
participated in the demonstration. When it became known that
three people had fallen, the Turk-Is union withdrew. Only its
chairman remained to deliver a speech. However, the people didn't
want to hear his talk because they do not believe it anymore.
Besides, there were only very few people in the rows of these
unions. The yellow unionists prevented statements by the
revolutionaries.

When the demonstration reached its end, the police went on
with their provocations. They blocked the entrance to public
transport and stopped the traffic of ferries, busses and trains.
Once again they opened fire to intimidate the people. In front of
the Yapi-Kredi Bank the police, and the special units, opened
fire from all directions.

Levent YALCIN, a Kurtulus reader, was murdered by a aimed
shot from the roof of a tall building.

The people and the revolutionary forces showed their
resistance against the attacks by the police. Several banks, a
gas station and a unmarked policecar were destroyed. But the DHKC
did not participate in the occupation of the podium and the
looting of shops, because this could have been used as propaganda
by the fascists.

3 people were murdered by the fascist attacks of the
government. Hundreds were wounded. More than 400 people were
arrested.

After Mayday, the Turkish government wanted to conceal the
truth.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS COMMITTED A MASSACRE!

WE DEMAND THAT THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE MURDERS
ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

The Turkish media and the press are the means of the
government to force their lies upon the people.

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