Operation Pandora was launched in December 2014 and Operation Piñata in March 2015 in various cities across Spain. Three of the five comrades who were sent in pretrial detention after Operation Piñata have been released without bail; however, they still face charges and have restrictive conditions. You may read a recent letter from Paul, anarchist prisoner of Operation Piñata, here. Below is a call for international solidarity with anarchists in Spain facing repression.
The last few years have seen an increasing wave of repression against anarchists and other radicals here, in Spain, best characterised by the police operations Pandora and Piñata. Acting in response to movements, uprisings and upheavals across the country, particularly in Catalunya, the state has arrested dozens of comrades, often under the pretext of anti-terrorism. The result has been to foster a climate of fear and inaction.
While most of those held in pretrial detention have been released, all still have pending charges. Now is our moment to show that their attempts to silence us will not work, and that such action will not pass by without retaliation.
The 13th of June is a day of action and solidarity for all those facing charges in relation to these police operations and others. On this day in Barcelona there will be a combative demonstration, and in Madrid there will also be mobilisation along with the beginning of a campaign. We are calling for international solidarity and support from comrades, in whatever form they feel is feasible and appropriate.