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(en) Argentia, Bariloche, Urgente!!!!!!!

From Action IWA <action_iwa@hotmail.com>
Date Wed, 2 Jul 2003 23:12:31 +0200 (CEST)

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¡¡¡¡¡Solidaridad Urgente!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡Compañero preso!!!!!!
Miguel Angel Mansilla, 28 years old, is an active militant anarchist of
the Unemployed Workers Movement (M.T.D.) of the neighborhood of "The Second
of April" on the outskirts of the city of Bariloche in Argentina. He was
one of the young men who formed the M.A.L.O. (the Anarchist Movement of
Workers Liberation). Since the M.A.L.O. was organized it has not ceased to
be a problem for the local government. That government initiated a "legal"
campaign of criminalization - and combined it with illegal activities,
beatings, and attacks with lead-bullets!

On Saturday, 21 June 2003, at approximately 11 o'clock in the morning,
the provincial police of Bariloche violently burst into the house where
Miguel Angel Mansilla and his wife and their three children were living.
Immediately, without any explanation, he was arrested and transferred to the
local City Hall where they stripped him, struck him repeatedly, and have
maintained him incomunicado for a number of days without water and without
food. The excuse for this arbitrary detention had not been communicated to
his relatives and friends.

Now, Miguel Angel Mansilla has been accused of Armed Robbery and
Intentional Homicide. The case has been placed in the hands of the Judge
Baquero Lascano, the N° 2 Judge of the city.

After keeping Miguel in prolonged isolation, he was brought to a
line-up where he was not identified, the supposed witness was contradicted
and disproved, and the paraffin-test did not incriminate him.

Nevertheless, Miguel Angel Mansilla continues in detention, asking for
our solidarity - that we act to bring pressure so that the Judge will
determine his release within the "legal" time-limit of ten working days that
concludes on Friday the 4th of July, 2003. There is an urgency to this call
for solidarity because on Monday the 7th of July will begin an entire month
of judicial recess, with the distinct possibility that Miguel Angel Mansilla
will continue in detention at the risk of injury or death at the hands of
the police - whose violence rules in the city of Bariloche, the so-called

Do not suffer the persecution and criminalization of people who fight
for liberty at the margins of political structures!

We ask that all friends and comrades send immediate protests to the
Judge N° 2 of the city of Bariloche at Telephone/Fax 02944–425391. The
Judge in charge of the case is Baquero Lascano. Demand the immediate
release of Miguel Angel Mansilla!

Catherine McDonald, Tom Gilliam, Peter Freeman, Tom Carr, Séamas Cain,
and Juan Arroyo

Sociedad de Resistencia de Oficios Varios de la Comarca Andina - Patagónia
adherida a la F.O.R.A. (Federación Obrera Regional Argentina) - A.I.T.

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