In view of the events that took place on November 12 of this year, in which we were involved, we declare that it will never be an option for us to put our dignity at the disposal of the jailers, whether they are procedures completely subject to regulations, or simple humiliations. At times these may be perfectly regulatory, however, we are not guided by their rules, much less by the orders they expect us to obey, and, without wishing to victimize us, we consider that this whole spectacle was nothing more than a provocation and a targeted attack, from which they did not expect the aggressive response we gave them, always in defense of our dignity and integrity.
At about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a procedure takes place in module 85, in which, until now, we are locked up. This raid was attended by gendarmerie personnel from outside the module and officials from CEAC (gendarmerie canine training). From the beginning, the provocations by one of the latter officials became evident towards Luis, who received at least 3 open-handed blows to the head, as well as insults from the official. Up to this point we had decided not to get too worked up over the matter, but later, and again Luis was forced to perform a squat, a completely unnecessary humiliation in our eyes, but supposedly regulatory for the gendarmerie.
Faced with his refusal to perform the movement, the officer who was ordering him to do it pushes him to the ground, and a pack of other gendarmes accompany him, hitting him with their fists and even sticks. Ignacio attacked one of the officers who were beating and trying to reduce Luis, receiving the same treatment from another group of guards, who threw a large amount of pepper spray on his face and body. Once reduced and handcuffed, we were led away from the rest of the inmates, being constantly insulted and threatened by the gendarmes, who tirelessly repeated to us that “we were going to go to wash” to the high complexity modules, as a reprisal for our action, and for being ” anarchists” and/or “subversives”.
After this we were taken to the penitentiary hospital, where we were made to sign an injury report that did little or nothing to clarify the aggressions suffered. Once we were taken to the punishment cells, where we were isolated in a room together. At about 11 p.m. we were visited by the warden of the penitentiary complex, who was accompanied by an official with a Gopro type video camera, with which he recorded our narration of “our version” of the events.
The next day, we were taken to the internal guard cells, and only Ignacio (although the result applied to both), was interrogated and reclassified by one of the captains, who was present during the procedure, who after lying about his supposed knowledge of the consuctacion of the other subversive prisoners, not only repeated the previously mentioned “our version” of the events, but also told us that he was not the only one to be interrogated, not only repeated the aforementioned threat of “sending us to wash or be stabbed to death”, but also dared to say that we were not “subversives”, but only “kids”, that self-defense “did not apply” in prison, and that if we acted the way we did again, we would be moved to another module or prison. Subsequently we were informed that we would return to module 85 but in “conditional” status.
None of this surprises or frightens us, and if we have to defend ourselves again we will not hesitate to do so. We know that more attacks by the gendarmerie will come, either against us or against the anarchist-subversive comrades of modules 1 and 2, and we call for action, to show solidarity with facts, in the face of future institutional harassment and/or reprisals against those of us who resist this treatment.
Caged and never defeated!
Death to prison and to the society that needs it!
Ignacio and Luis.
Source: Buscando la Kalle