Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Patricia Heras kills herself after being sent to prison for a crime she did not commit

Background [see also correction at bottom]: there was some noisy party in some apartment in Barcelona, in the confuse events that followed an agent was hit by a potted plant thrown from a balcony causing him severe injuries that left him paraplegic.

Strangely the municipal police, instead of investigating properly and
persecuting whoever threw the pot, decided to blame this on the squatter
movement. First they decided that the apartment in question was
"related" somehow to the squatter movement, something these deny, then
they changed the story of the potted plant for a stone, finally they
accused this girl, Patricia Heras, of throwing not the stone but a
mobile fence in the course of the confusing struggle.
She always denied it. She denied being there at all, she claimed to be
a politically motivated scapegoat. She also denounced, like most
others arrested in this confusing episode of likely political revenge,
tortures while in detention. She was sentenced to three years of
prison. Being a free spirit, she could not put up with it and she killed
herself before going to jail again.

There are many ways to kill:
they can stab you,
they can take your bread,
they can not cure your illness,
they can push you to suicide... (Bertolt Brecht)

Source: Sare Antifaxista[es].

Correction: the original fight happened in a massive party in a squatted
building where some 1500 people were attending. The arrested seem to
have been randomly repressed among passers by, people getting out from
the party and visitors at a hospital.

Importantly, the original police report that attributed the injuries of
the agent to a potted plant has mysteriously vanished.

Source: Mariana Huidobro's open letter at Sare Antifaxista (Mariana is
the mother of one of the scapegoats).


Forwarded by
Anarchist Black Cross Moscow
abc-msk A riseup D net
P.O. Box 13 109028 Moscow Russia

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