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German prisons: June 11th statement by Thomas Meyer-Falk

Fighting back: every day!

When I look back on the day of my arrest 20 years ago, I wasn’t imagining what I would have to experience during the next decades of my life.

The first decade they kept me in solitary confinement; since 2007 I’m in population. But I don’t know if or when I’ll get […]

Germany: New Year’s Eve demo at the prison of Freiburg

In the evening of December 31st, 2014, in Freiburg, around 20 people demonstrated unannounced and without permit for the freedom of all prisoners and against the repressive society. From the meeting point at Tennenbacher square the demonstration moved to Freiburg’s prison. Despite the failing sound system, the demo was loudly and was accompanied with […]

Freiburg, Germany: Reportback from New Year’s Eve demo from both sides of the prison walls

For a society without prisons

In the early evening of December 31st, 2013, around 50 people gathered in front of the local prison in Freiburg to express their solidarity with the political prisoner Thomas Meyer-Falk and the social captives. Initially, a rally was held close to the preventative detention section of […]

Germany: A greeting message from Thomas Meyer-Falk for the demonstration on the 21st of December in Hamburg

From time to time, resistance ends in prison.

So at this juncture: combative and heartfelt greetings from Freiburg’s death-house.

The building where preventatively detainees are locked up is called death-house over here. The Sicherungsverwahrung, preventative detention after completion of one’s sentence, is based on a Nazi law of November 24, 1933; a regulation against which Kurt Tucholsky […]

[Germany] Thomas Meyer-Falk: 17 years in prison – A balance sheet

June 6, 2013

After being imprisoned for almost 17 years nonstop, from the 8th of July 2013 onward I will be held in preventative detention (Sicherungsverwahrung, a form of “security detention” in Germany for convicts who have served full terms, but are still considered to be a risk to “public safety” and therefore detained […]