July 26, 2011 Anarchist News
In the early hours of Friday, June 10th, 2011, two comrades riding
bicycles were stopped by undercover police (also on bikes) in the Moabit
district of Berlin, Germany. After being searched and found in possession
of firefighters and black clothing, as well as having ashy residue on
their hands, both comrades were taken to Tempelhof police station. The
accusation at this point in time: the arson of several luxury cars in a
number of districts of Berlin.
Both comrades refused to testify against the interrogations come
harassment's of the LKA (Landeskriminalamt - state investigation) police,
and it appears that at that moment there was insufficient evidence against
them. One comrade was released, whilst the other, Detlef Maag, was
retained, now accused of another attempted arson at 7am on the morning of
May 16th, this time against a BMW in Friedrichshain. The evidence for
Det's involvement in this act lies in a number of photographs taken by a
resident standing at their window. On the day of Det's arrest, police
raided his house and supposedly found clothes matching those in the
After being provisionally released due to his "stable social environment",
Det was almost immediately recalled to prison, where he now sits in the
dungeons of Moabit. 23 hours per day in double cell no more than a 9m
square in size. A pathetic breakfast, lunch and dinner with no more than
one hour's walk in the yard. He is allowed between one and two telephone
calls per week, and visits of up to three people at a time, twice a month.
Det has a fifteen year old daughter, and with the conditions of his and
every other prisoner's imprisonment, he can only see her at a maximum of
twice a month, over a long table and perspex screen that makes physical
contact very difficult.
He can, however, receive unlimited postcards, letters and packages in any
language, and since he has been inside, has written over two-hundred
replies. His written and spoken English is fantastic, and he has requested
texts and pamphlets by Jean Weir and Alfredo Bonanno.
Please write to him at:
Fire to the Prisons!