On April 28th 2015, the anti-extremist police unit commanded Operation Fenix across the Czech Republic, in an attempt to frighten the anarchist and antiauthoritarian scene, and collect information in a fishing expedition. The police have arrested or interrogated over thirty people so far, with the intention of investigating activities which they later labeled as ‘terrorist’. Individuals were harassed by undercover cops, others taken from one city to another for immediate interrogations, private flats and social centres were raided, and servers confiscated.
According to updates until May 26th, three individuals remain in police custody for further investigations, and a number of individuals have been interrogated for second time.
On Saturday, June 6th, comrades gathered outside Prague’s remand prisons where Operation Fenix prisoners are currently being held.
Below is an open letter from Petr S., one of the imprisoned since Op. Fenix was launched:
thank you for all your support and solidarity. It means a lot to me, especially in this situation. I have always regarded my life as a mere fraction of all life on Earth. That has not changed. Even when I was not in custody, the thought of all those whose freedom has been taken, not only behind bars, has made me feel not free myself. My journey in life has always been a journey towards equality and a truly free society for all. Your kind words assure me that I will never be alone on this journey.
With sincere gratitude and fraternal greetings,
For financial support (to cover legal expenses):
IBAN CZ98 0100 0000 0087 6019 0237
SWIFT CODE: KOMBCZPPXXX (KOMBCZPP)
More info: antifenix.noblogs.org