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May 2004, Trial against political prisoner JuanRa
On the 10th and 11th of May 2004 the trial against the political
prisoner Juan Ramon (JuanRa) Rodríguez Fernández will
take place in the spanish national court in Madrid. His trial starts
after a more than two-year period of detention. First from Jan. 2002
till Oct 2003 in Dutch prisons in Vught and Amsterdam and since then
in the prison Soto del Real in Madrid. Juanra is being charged of
cooperation with an armed group. The prosecuter will probably demand
a sentence of 9 nine years against JuanRa.
Show your support for JuanRa!
Freedom for JuanRa!
Freedom for all political prisoners!
October 23 2003, Juanra has been extradited
to the Spanish state today!
This afternoon we heard that Juanra has been extradited to the Spanish
state. He was put on the plane, without informing his lawyer in advance,
like they promised. It was prohibited by Minister Donner (Justice)
to notify Juanra's lawyer Victor Koppe on the moment of the actual
extradition. We don't know where exactly Juanra has been transported
to, neither in which prison he will be kept. It is most likely this
will be in or near Madrid because this is where the National Court
of Justice is seated which will deal with his case. We will inform
you as soon as we have more information. It is also unknown whether
Juanra will be sent directly to a "normal" prison or if
he will be in isolation for the first five days.
October 7 2003, Juanra
loses last court case
The courts, ministry of justice and all the political
parties of the Netherlands have turned a deaf ear to the hard facts
of this case for more than a year and a half now. All of the information
from Spain is accepted and even justified without question. Now that
all of the available measures in the Netherlands have been exhausted,
Juanra will be extradited to Spain and the Netherlands will become
complicit in torture and political repression in Spain.
Sept 24, Trial against the Dutch state to
demand the freedom of Juanra.
Verdict 7 October
Sept. 18 2003, Blockade
of the Dutch parliament: Free Juanra, arrest Garzon!
In an action today, activists chained themselves
to blocks of concrete, thereby blocking the Parliament. It was a protest
against the Dutch government's blatant disregard for human rights.
But also against the Spanish prosecutor Garzon, who has imprisoned
hundreds of activists and outlawed countless newspapers and political
organisations. He was invited to speak at a congress on "human
rights and terrorism". People who willingly violate human rights
should not speak at conferences; they should stand accused in front
of a court!!
Sept. 11, Solidarity
action for Juanra
In an action, today activists have revealed several
monuments in honor of the human rights. This happened at the Hofvijver,
a pond right next to the Parliament. These fundamental human rights
are being threatened by the so-called 'War on Terror'.
June 18, Juanra has been transferred to a
prison in Amsterdam.
He requested this some months ago and now he's there.
Untill now it looks much better. Although the first two weeks he will
be in a special unit for new people. He's now on the 4th floor of
the prison and able to look over the wall to the trains at Spaklerweg
and teh rest of Amsterdam. More news later. Here's
his new adres!
Tuesday, May 20 at 1 p.m.:
Announcement of the Supreme Court's decision
about the possible extradition of Juanra to Spain;
May 13-17, Juanra
is still locked up, the campaign goed on!
Juanra is still in Vught waiting for the verdict.
On the following days there will be short info evenings about his
case and where the campaign is heading.
April 8, Verdict for
Juanra once more postponed
Thursday, April 10 around 12:30pm - 1:00pm demo at the prison in Vught.
Action week for Juanra
No extradition to Spain!
Come to The Hague!
Februay 16, Action
for Juanra necessary
March 11, The Supreme
Court verdict on Juanra's appeal postponed once more.
February 14 Barcelona: The
protests in support of the political prisoner Juanra continue
February 4, 2003, The verdict from the Supreme
Court on Juanra's appeal to be postponed until March 11.
As was made known today, the Supreme Court's verdict on the matter
of Juanra's appeal against the decision of the Amsterdam district
court court to allow his extradition shall be postponed until March
11. We expect to receive more information about this postponement
in the near future.
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL, Juan
Ramón Rodríguez Fernández Vught, end of November,
8 December noice demonstration at the prison
When the judges take political decisions, who will protect our rights?
Come to the court in Amsterdam and demand:
Freedom for Juanra!
5 nov pressrelease
NEW TRIAL AGAINST JUANRA
The Netherlands wants to get its own punishment
Thus, we are calling on everyone to come to the Amsterdam
courthouse on Prinsengracht 436 on Wednesday, October 23 at 8.30 to
show Juanra your solidarity and to express your disgust at this politically-motivated
October 4th, Amsterdam office of internal
affairs ministry appeals the extension of Juanra's freedom on bail
The court will give verdict on the 1th of October 13:00H at Parnassusweg
220 Amsterdam. Come and bring your anger/joy.
17 September, A report of the courtcase
17 September, Torture exposed in front of
Come to Juanras trial on September
On September 13, dozens of statues in Amsterdam were transformed
into protest statues against torture in the Spanish State. Pictures
and info, in Dutch only
An information-evening will take place on September 13, 21 h at Vrankrijk,
Spuistraat 216, Amsterdam
25 June: Juanra is free on bail!
The extradition trial will start June 25th at 13:00h.
Parnassusweg 220, Amsterdam.
Download a call for Juanras trial
in pdf (English on page 2)
June 18: action at the Dutch consulat
in Barcelona (in Catalan but with photo's)
June 14th : Manifestation
in front of the Dutch embassy in Madrid
June 8th : International Aktionday!!
Amsterdam: Demo at 14:00u at the Dam
The call (Dutch)| A
the Spanish consulate
June 8th Gent: Manifestation 14:00u at the
The call | A
June 8th : JuanRas text from the prison in Vught. (to be translated)
A Dub-Hiphop song about Juanra. By Scaven feat. Shirly.
Vrijheid voor Juanra
- mp3 5699 KB
Download, share out, distribute, cover, broadcast!
(No illegal samples where used, all material written & produced
by Scaven, NO copyright reserved)
1st of June: Manifestations
in Barcelona: (in Catalan but with foto's)
FREEDOM FOR JUAN RA and FREEDOM FOR CARLES.
Sábado 1 de Junio. 17h, Pça. Universitat.
April 23th: Start of the extradition trial. This will,
however, be only a 'formal' hearing, without public and without anything
being decided. The 'real' trial will be 4 to 6 weeks later. At and
before this date of the 'real' trial, we will organise several international
April 22nd: Solidarity in Hamburg
16-20 April: Information-tour in the Netherlands and
16 April: ACU, Voorstraat 71, Utrecht, 20.00 uur
17 April: Klinker, Van Broeckhuyzenstraat 46, Nijmegen, 20.00
17 April: Filmacademie, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, 20.00
18 April: Vrijplaats Koppenhinksteeg, Leiden, 20.00u
19 April: Water en Brood, Buitenom 216, Den Haag, 20.00
19 April: Gent
20 April: Salmonella, Groningen, 20.00
April 13th: big Benefit Concert in Girona (Catalunya).
More information in spanish,
March 1, 2 and 3th : Benefit
- March 1 at the ACU, Utrecht: with KOP and Silicon Head
- March 2 at Vrankrijk, Amsterdam: with KOP, Seein' Red and Paragraf
- March 3 noisedemo/concert at the prison in Vught
See also the poster in jpg
or PDF-format, more info
March 4th: Demonstration in front of the
Spanish consulate in Amsterdam
February 6th: extradition request received
Today the extradition request came in. Read our press
statement on that
January 30th: Berlin
Today there was a manifestation in front of the Dutch consulate, to
demand the release of JuanRa. About 70 people came, with colourful
banners. Speeches were held about the criminalisation of the squatters
movement in Barcelona and the events surrounding his arrest. There
is a report with pictures in German
The supportcommitte 'free juanra' in Berlin has an emailaddress now:
January 28th: JuanRa has finally been placed under
'normal' prison regime, and is out of isolation !!
He is still in Vught, but at least some human contact will be possible.
More info as we get it...
January 27th: Noise-demo in Vught.
Until now only a dutch press
statement by the supportgroup"Free JuanRa", a
report (in Dutch but with pictures)
January 26th: Demonstration at the Dutch consulate in Barcelona,
with over 200 participants. Statements availabe in Catalan
18 june: Barcelona
14 june Madrid
8 June Amsterdam demo
8 june Amsterdam occupation of Spanish consulat
8 june Gent
1 june Barcelona
19 april Barcelona
13 april Girona
3 marz Vught
28 januari Berlijn
27 januari vught
26 januari Barcelona