Antifascist Prisoner Support

Supporting our comrades on the inside is a key part of antifascism. This page is updated frequently!

**Update** Aleksandr was released on 9/7/2019 !!

 

Spain
Rodrigo Lanza

Rodrigo Lanza is an antifascist from Chile who is living in Zaragoza, Spain. In December of 2017, Rodrigo was out with friends at a bar when they were approached by a man who began insulting Rodrigo, calling him “sudaka” (a derogatory term for Latin Americans) and telling him to go back to his country. As Rodrigo attempted to leave the bar, Victor Lainez, a member of the fascist Falange group with many friends in the local fascist scene, pulled a knife. Rodrigo defended himself and in the ensuing fight, Lainez was killed.

Occurring during the movement for Catalan independence and the accompanying resurgence of hardcore Spanish nationalism, the press worked overtime to vilify Rodrigo as a ‘foreigner,’ squatter, and former political prisoner. They claimed that Lainez was attacked at random for wearing Spanish flag suspenders, and built a bogus narrative of an innocent Spanish citizen murdered simply for showing support for his country.

Rodrigo will soon go to trial and faces 25 years in prison, a 150,000 fine, as well as expulsion from Spain.

https://itsgoingdown.org/spanish-media-side-fascist-former-political-prisoner-arrested-hate-crime/

letters of support can be sent to:

 
Rodrigo Lanza Huidobro Centro Penitenciario De Zuera Autovía A-23, Km 328 CP 50800, Zaragoza Spain
 
 

Italy

There was a wave of repression leading to 30 arrests in the area of Florence in the summer of 2017 after a rise of anarchist actions in that area over the previous year and a half. Three of those arrests were that of Ghespe, Giovanni, and Paska accused of placing a bomb at a fascist bookstore and meeting place in Florence. When a cop went to inspect the device it exploded and he was injured in the blast. The bookstore is called “Il Bargello” and is owned by the fascist group Casa Pound.

 Unfortunately in July of this year these three comrades were convicted of the action at the fascist bookstore and sentences were recommended by the government but they are still awaiting a formal sentencing hearing. Paska and Giovanni are on house arrest while they wait and Ghespe(Salvatore Vespertino) is being held in a detention center. Here is his address for letters of support:

Salvatore Vespertino 

cc Sollicciano via Minervini 2r 50142 Florence

 

Check the site for the Anarchist Black Cross chapter in Italy for updates

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Gage Halupowski 

Gage was arrested at a counter demonstration against a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon on June 29th, 2019 and had been locked up at the local county jail since that day with a high bail. Then on November 1st Gage accepted a non-cooperation plea deal, plead guilty to an assault charge, and was sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison. At this point he is still in the county jail, and that’s most likely where he’ll be for another couple weeks before he gets moved to a state prison. Once Gage gets moved to a state prison in Oregon we’ll be sure to update his address accordingly so he can still get the letters and solidarity cards he deserves. Check out the contact info for the two local anti-fascist crews in Portland for more information on ways to support Gage or other anti-fascists in Portland facing serious charges.

Here is the contact info for PNW Anti-fascist Workers Collective ,or follow them on Twitter for updates on the case.

Here is where you can find contact info for Rose City Antifa, or follow them on Twitter for updates on the case as well.

Here is the current address for Gage:

Gage Halupowski #21894460 Snake River Correctional Institution 777 Stanton Blvd. Ontario, Oregon 97914-83305

 

Alexander Dial

**Update** Alex was released on bail on 9/10/2019 !

Alex was arrested at an anti-fascist demonstration in Portland, Oregon on August 17th, 2019. He had been released on bail a couple days later, and at his first court date on the case since getting out his bail was raised,he was remanded and has been locked up at the local county jail since that day with a high bail. He is facing serious charges and his case is still open, so please keep that in mind when you’re sending letters of support or solidarity cards. Check out the contact info for the two local anti-fascist crews in Portland for more information on ways to support Alex or other anti-fascists in Portland facing serious charges.

Here is the contact info for PNW Anti-fascist Workers Collective ,or follow them on Twitter for updates on the case.

Here is where you can find contact info for Rose City Antifa, or follow them on Twitter for updates on the case as well.

Here is the support fund for Alex

And here is the current address for Alex:

Multnomah County Jail
Alexander Dial #818905
11540 Inverness Dr.
Portland, OR 97220

Eric Hancock

 

In late April 2019, Eric Hancock accepted a sentence of one year
imprisonment on a single charge of unlawful wounding, a class
6 felony in Virginia, in a non-cooperating plea agreement. The
decision to accept this plea came after a year awaiting trial. Initially charged with both malicious wounding and aggravated malicious wounding, Eric faced a mandatory 25 years in a state that does not offer parole.
The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on January 19th, 2018, which began with a fascist-affiliated band—The Sentinels, playing a show in downtown Richmond. This show eventually lead to a confrontation in which several white supremacists pulled out knives. Eric was stabbed outright and defended himself, which led to his being charged with the injuries sustained by two of his attackers. Between medical and legal expenses resulting form this attack, Eric is facing not only imprisonment, but also debt. Eric’s support team is working to cover a bevy of medical and legal costs, and have set a
goal of $15,000. Eric turned himself into custody February 28th with the full support and appreciation of comrades in Richmond and across Virginia. For now, the best means of donating to Eric’s support is via Venmo: @SupportEric

And here’s Eric’s current mailing address:

Eric Hancock #161270
Richmond City Justice Center
1701 Fairfield Way
Richmond, Virginia 23223

David Campbell

 On January 20, 2018, a block from a venue where there was a far-right event in Manhattan, NY with a counter demonstration outside David Campbell was arrested and later charged with two counts of assault . He was then locked up for a few days until he was bailed out and had been dealing with the open case for almost two years when he decided to take a non cooperation plea deal on October 5th, 2019, and will be sentenced to 18 months on October 23rd where he’ll be remanded and begin his sentence.

Check out the David Campbell support site for more info on the case and the different ways you can plug in to show David your support -freedavidcampbell.com

Letters of support can be sent to –

David Campbell #3101900657
Eric M. Taylor Center (EMTC)
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370