Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Third court report of the anarchists Eat & Billy, Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI/IRF (Indonesia)

Feb. 15, 2012 325 Magazine

Rough translation from Negasi:

Reyhard Rumbayan (EAT) and Billy Augustan (Billy) were yesterday (February
14, 2012) back in court for the third time. This agenda together with the
second hearing on February 7, 2012, is to hear testimony from witnesses.
The Prosecutor said they would present 30 witnesses to prove and convince
the judge that the two combatants can be charged with terrorism.

The trial itself is increasingly clear to us as a sad parody of the State.
Two witnesses that were presented at the second trial even admitted that
their evidence consisted of only seeing Eat and Billy in a cafe before the
burning took place. And the two witnesses who are owners of the cafe, in
front of the judges, stated that they did not listen to the conversation
the night before the attack on the property occurs.

Another peculiarity is also evidence that the institutions are trying to
trap the brothers. One of the other witnesses claimed not to see the
combatant Eat at the scene when the BRI Bank ATM was firebombed. It is
almost certain that the prosecutor -as an instrument of State repression-
is unable to produce witnesses to prove that these two comrades are
involved in international terrorist networks. Making it clear that the use
of the articles on terrorism is a boring show.

Another bad scenario for the brothers-combatants is to create a separate
file for a second trial of the comrades. To try to force a witness
statement against the other. Both comrades also continue to receive the
intimidation and terror of the interrogators, plus the fact that they are
in sections of the prison where conditions are poor. The police also
deliberately cut off the communication efforts with several comrades of
our combatants, those who follow developments in this case and beyond

The process of protracted proceedings is also a tactic used by the State
to put the two comrades Eat & Billy into psychological exhaustion. The
State is deliberately making a second trial as a medium of terror against
blooming dissent.

But we are very confident that the two brothers will not give up and be
subjected to the forces of Capital and the State. We also believe that the
imprisonment that afflicts our friends will not dampen the expression of
anger against tyranny.

Long live the live action!
Freedom for Eat & Billy!
Burn all the prisons to the ground!

PS: Both comrades (Eat & Billy) ask for psychological support in the form
of donations of books. If anyone has read the book like a novel and want
to express solidarity, can contact us via email [negasidaurulang [at]
gmail.com) to discuss further the solidarity package distribution process.

Report from the 2nd day of the Trial of Eat & Billy (Indonesia)

Feb. 13, 2012 325 Magazine

Rough translation from Negasi:

The second phase of the trial against the two social combatants, Reyhard
Rumbayan (EAT) and Billy Augustan was held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Agenda of the session that took place in the State Court of Lahore,
Jogjakarta was listening to the testimony from the witnesses. A witness
was presented who is burdensome and also devices were exhibited used by
the comrades of a second attack.

The trial will carry on tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
The third agenda is still the same as the second trial, which is present
as well as listen to the testimony of eyewitnesses.

We again call for solidarity as well as an invitation to everyone to
attend tomorrow’s hearing on the day. Indicate the solidarity of two brave
men who had attacked the oppressor. Show that we will not leave our
brothers alone.

Long live the live action!
Long live the resistance!

Report from Day 1 of the Trial of Eat & Billy (Indonesia)

Feb. 3, 2012 325 Magazine

The political attack by Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI Indonesian
Section against Auto Teller Machine (ATM) of BRI Bank located in Affandi
Street, Mrican Caturtunggal, Depok in Sleman Regency, faced it’s first
trial in Monday 31 of January 2011. Two social combatants, Billy Augustan
(Billy) and Reyhard Rumbayan (Eat) who took the political responsibility
for this attack, are charged with multiple clauses by the prosecutors at
the first trial in Sleman Court.

The lawyers for the social combatants: Andi Suryo Awalludin and Hillarius
NG Merro chose not to submit an exception to the judges. In front of the
Judge Leader, Mulyanto, three of the prosecutors: Wiwik Triatmini, Wahyu
Handoko and Tri Widi read the indictment alternately. In this case, the
two combatants (Eat & Billy) are charged with the same clauses but accused
of having different roles.

The clauses charged:

Chapter 7 of Law Act No. 15 in 2003 about the implementation of Law Act
No. 1 in 2002 about the Eradication of Terrorism
Chapter 15 of Law Act No. 15 in 2003 about the implementation of Law Act
No. 1 in 2002 about the Eradication of Terrorism
Chapter 170 Section 1 of Criminal Law Act about the criminal joined
actions with violence against people.
Chapter 187 Section 1 of Criminal Law Act about arsonist actions.
Chapter 406 Section 1 of Criminal Law Act about damaging others property.
The last two charges related to Chapter 55 Section 1 of Criminal Law Act
about the joined actions against laws.

After the trial, the prosecutor Wiwik Triatmini refused to give comment
about the reason behind why they charged five different chapters just in
one case. Triatmini pointed to Chief of Criminal Law Section as a person
who can explain it. Triatmini also refused to give the details why they
used Terrorism Act in this case, and denied behind the reason that he
still not read the interrogation files.

After hearing the charges from the prosecutors, there’s no exception from
the legal defenders. Andi Suryo Awalludin said that the charges do not
contain any absolute violation, about the location and facts.

Even so, Awalludin deeply regrets why the prosecutors used the Terrorism
Act and other chapters in this case. He said that the action done by the
two combatants aren’t terrorism because there no explosive elements in the
action against ATM of BRI Bank. Awalludin said that the prosecutors
imposed the use of the act. He also said that the Terrorism Act can’t be
used in this case. The reason is the two combatants aren’t the members of
a terrorist network in Indonesia [as the law describes the subject]. The
action itself for Awalludin is categorized as a criminal action and has no
relation with terrorism.

This trial itself lasted for 90 minutes and will be continued on Tuesday,
7 February 2012 with the agenda to listen to witness testimony.

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