It is difficult to start writing when my heart and mind are still in turmoil. The only thing I long for is a fraternal embrace, the sunlight and its warmth on my skin, and the only thing I have here is cement, cold, humidity and stench.
Perhaps it will be easier for me to leave by thanking: First of all my blood family who, far from all essentialism, have made me and my brother feel loved. Thank you for your sincere support. In 2nd place, to all the comrades and related who are “moving” outside, in some gesture of solidarity. In these moments everything helps and, as well as my family, thank you for your honest support.
Now, for those who wonder about it, I say: YES. Our prison is political. As political as any prisoners’ prison in this system. I would delve into more “theoretical” issues, but this is not the time.
I will only say that, if this prison were not political, then they would not have taken blood samples from us, against our will, under threat of “they would get them anyway”. If this presidium were not political, then fiskalia (slang for the GOPE, Special Police, like the FBI) would not worry about having copies of what we read and write… and they do. Patent of this is the raid of our computers and telephone, in which anything they find will serve them to weave their intrigues. If this prison were not political, then the fiskals of the south metropolitan would not have entered our house, with a huge media show and cameras, at the moment of our arrest. And finally, if this prison were not political, we would not have been part of Galli’s statements a few days ago.
Today more than ever we say: if we are not guilty, much less are we innocent.
The work of determining guilt, plunging the prisoners and their families into misery, belongs to the fiskalía. That is what they call “justice” in democracy. They in their homes, opulent, comfortable and with a “clean” conscience. We in the cages, without water, without light, far from all those who love us in any way.
Thanks to all those who move, a warm greeting to all the political prisoners of this world.
Freedom to all prisoners!
-Ignacio and Luis