In the Wars, With the Prison System

Since 2012 I have been seriously harassed and stalked by the (ministry of justice) it all started when I was accepted into the (CSC) system (close supervision centres) within the high security prison estate for an alleged allegation of assault witch I was later exonerated of.

I was not in prison for a violent crime defined by law, I was in prison for (blackmail x 2) and revived 9 years reduced to a six years on appeal

I spent over 19 months within this system and believe me now I have never experienced so much abuse, corruption, sick and evil treatment of people in my whole life.

I suffered abuse at the hands of these so called professionals I can assure you now that system is another way for the prison service to extort the British tax payers and the government of money. They breed violence and encourage it they target prisoners and inflict psychological abuse upon them in some circumstances leading to self-mutilation, also warehousing mentally ill patients to increase the budgets from the government as well as physical and sexual abuse they are predators trust me.

In May 2011 a prison officer named Mark Gilbert attacked me it was unprovoked on camera with 3 other officers and they subjected me to a brutal, violent and sexual assault Gilbert only being the sexual predator. This complaint was investigated by the prisons and probation ombudsman and upheld Mark Gilbert is referenced in this report which is a legal document please remember this is the victims account for legal reasons.

The prison failed to involve the police however I did write to the (IPCC) and complained about Thames valley police not investigating a crime I complained about who then did a turnaround & recorded my complaint as of date nobody has still been to take a statement or investigate the crime which was on camera clearly protecting this animal who needs to be locked away he also resigned before the disciplinary hearing could take place evading capture from both the prison service and the police.

This is criminal and was condoned and supported by the prison service. The reports witch evidence what I am stating can be obtained from either (MOJUK) or (FRFI) I believe they will be uploaded on line for all to read.

I suffered a number of attacks by these officers and witnessed a significant amount of assaults on others within that system which needs shutting down it does absolutely nothing but breed more violence how many successes it has had!

Since all of this I have had nothing but stalking, harassment, targeting and abuse by the (prison service), (probation service) (NHS) as well as the police trying to abuse processes in order to try and put me in prison.

I’ve found myself in a position where I’m suffering significant & severe levels of corruption and I don’t seem to be getting any help I have been suffering with a very bad injury to my left foot and ankle now since (2013) I am being constantly denied medical care and treatment I am genuinely suffering in pain and discomfort in a bad way I cannot walk on my foot it’s that bad.

But this is taking place in my opinion because my solicitor has lodged a personal Injury claim against the (MOJ) for creating the injury it’s my belief that the (NHS) who’s in big business with the (high security prison estate) who controls the (high secure mental hospitals) is being influenced by the (MOJ) into covering up the true extent of my injury so the (MOJ) doesn’t have to pay for the damages it’s very sick evil and depraved staff have created (March 2017) (HMP Doncaster) I was attacked again unprovoked on (CCTV) by a prison officer Dan Greggory who is referenced in the internal report completely by the prison who was subsequently dismissed from the prison service it’s needs to be recognised the management were professional in this respect.

I was then sent to (HMP Lindholme) where after 8 days of my arrival I was assaulted by another prison officer on camera again unprovoked the (police prisons investigations team for South Yorkshire) investigated and failed to submit the evidence to the (CPS) for a charging decision they basically covered up a crime to protect the officer.

Whilst the investigation was on going I was transferred to (HMP Wealstun) were six officer greeted me upon my arrival it needs to be noted I arrived in a wheelchair due to my foot being so bad I was then told by (six prison officers including to senior managers) to get out of the wheelchair

I was going to the segregation I explained I could only walk a short distance aided with a crutch long term I had to use a wheelchair for mobilizing I was told no you can walk you’re going to the segregation I said could I please speak to health care as I could point them in the direction of the information which would outline my injures I was told no you can’t I said I need to speak to healthcare before I could say another word literally six officers attacked me dragged me out of the wheelchair smashing my head off the floor then kneeing me and punching me at no point was I resisting I was the picked up in midair above the heads and carried to the segregation and put in a cell around ten minutes later four different officers came into the cell not small guys they surrounded me and said we want your trainers.

I explained I needed to see healthcare I had just been assaulted also that my trainers were prescribed medically I was told give us your trainers before I could even finish asking for healthcare again they assaulted me again punching and kneeing one officer tried to break my back with some (UFC) body slam I was then stripped naked and they left the cell.

I was in a cell with no toilet, sink or bed just four walls and a floor it I went to the corner of the cell to empty my bowels. Whilst in the corner naked knelt down the officers tried to come back into the cell again. So I threatened them so they would leave the cell in fear for my life genuinely.

After ten minutes or so five officers came running through the cell door without warning with a (shield and helmets) into an empty cell with no moveable objects and just a naked man they rammed me into the corner and beat me severely, fractured my ribs and smashed my head off the floor I was dragged around into another cell and then had some six foot eighteen stone meat head kneel down on my back and try his hardest to try and snap my shoulder blade off my body by prizing it out and pushing my shoulder in he then started to push his fingers into the back of my ear with real force trying to stop me breathing they then ran out of the cell and left me naked with no food or medical assistance or pain relief that’s (“3” assaults in one hour) a human body is not designed to take that much trauma.

5 days later when all the bruising and spelling went down I was taken to (Harrogate and district hospital) were I was told my (ribs were fractured) and my (rotator cuff in my shoulder was broken) as well as further trauma to my (back), (foot and ankle) leaving me unable to walk and in a lot of pain all the prison staff did was provoke and abuse me.

A few weeks later I was transferred to HMP Moorland early December with six outstanding hospital appointments which I had in print black and white. I was kept at HMP Moorland until April the 20th, on my release I was not allowed to attend one hospital appointment. TI’m told it’s been assessed and I no longer fit the criteria for those appointments, they just disappeared. Basically it’s just more criminality and corruption to cover over my injures and protect the animals, bullies and predators the created them.

I am wheelchair bound cannot stand and suffer in agony with my shoulder as well as a lump on my spine it makes me sick. How is it that this treatment of a human being is allowed to happen in a country that values humanity and human rights.

The week before my release the prison told me a special van would pick me up to take me to the hostel probation have put me in due to me being wheelchair bound, I said fine they told me this 3 times. On the day of my release I get pushed to reception, whilst being processed I was asked how I would be getting to the hostel. I said the prison had sorted it as far as I was aware of. They told me nobody had arranged this and I had to make my own way back. I said how is that possible I cannot walk I am awaiting a social care assessment. They said it’s not our problem once you go out of those gates we don’t care. I said can you ring me a taxi, they told me no, you can go round the corner to the shop it’s five minutes down the road. I said what is this you know I can’t walk you’ve just provided a carer for the last 3 months it’s not our problem if been told by the governor to push you out and leave you.

That’s exactly what they did how evil. I had to with one leg and one arm push myself up a little hill and then down the road suffering in pain they had the cheek to laugh at me struggling until a maintenance man working on the road helped me I then got in a wheelchair friendly taxi and took to the train station where the (virgin train staff) really helped me very nice and decent people witch needs to be recognised.

I then got a taxi at the other end to the probation hostel once I got to the hostel I had the same reception as the leaving from prison no help and told we are not here to push you around you will have to get residents to help you I’m basically being isolated and left to suffer with no help it’s just corruption and abuse of somebody who’s vulnerable and disabled.

Everything I’m stating can be checked factually against evidence (paperwork) witch I have copies of all my complaints to (NHS England) & other (healthcare providers) I can prove corruption and criminality by legal and supposedly professional government bodies. The assault is currently being investigated by the (prisons and probation ombudsman) and again as of yet no police have been to see me.

The corruption is clearly going to quiet a senior level because I have all my complaints (prison) (NHS) (probation) & (police) what you are reading is real and does not contain any lies. I am suffering serious levels of abuse (real abuse) my health is really bad I cannot walk. Please spread this story and article to spread awareness and expose these corrupt and criminal animals so they cannot carry on targeting and abusing people such as myself.

You probably read articles from people such a Kevan Thakrar, Ross McPherson and George Black let me tell you now if spent time with all 3 of these people and they are receiving the same levels of abuse as me just in different ways I can promise you that I witnessed it first-hand but all they are doing is picking certain individuals it’s very weird and strange.

Thank you for taking your time to read this it’s very much appreciated #spreadthestory.

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Letter from Sven from Prison

Dear friends,

First of all, I want to thank everyone for all the support I’ve received so far since I got sentenced in January. It is a great feeling to finally get on with my life after having to wait 6 years, although I’m in prison I try to make the best of it.

All the post I receive really makes my day and keeps me connected to the outside. I’ve still got a big pile of letters to reply to, so be patient if you haven’t heard back yet. I’m keeping my days organised and busy. I do art classes four days a week. And I’m really enjoying learning to draw and paint. The rest of my time I spend reading, replying to letters, doing in-cell workouts, yoga and meditation. They run a weekly yoga class in prison which is great. Last week, I finally received all my course material for my permaculture distance learning course. So I’m excited to start studying as well. I feel so incredibly grateful for the people who joined the fundraiser for my course. A huge thank you to everyone

I’ve just applied to volunteer for the Shannon Trust and help other prisoners with reading and writing difficulties. I hope I can make some difference for other people in here. Before going to prison, I decided to make my time as productive as possible. I feel like I am slowly getting used to the prison life and learn how I can make the best of it.

What I’ve written so far sounds all positive and great, but it is important to realise that prison is a horrible and grim place to be. People fight or stab each other and there is lots of self-harm going on. Drugs are normal in prison and I don’t believe prison is doing any good for most people on the in and outside.

I can feel vulnerable and scared in prison at times. But my amazing support network keeps me strong and positive, especially at times when things aren’t easy. I love you all so much, whether it’s my amazing and caring partner, or all my other family, friends and other people supporting me (despite not knowing me personally). You really are the best!

Take care everyone and keep smiling!

Sven

Action Alert: Support Kevan!

About:

Kevan has been kept in solitary confinement for over 8 years. You can read more about his case here. The majority has been inside the UK’s Close Supervision Centres – prisons within prisons. He has now been moved to a segregation unit at HMP Long Lartin that has even worse conditions.

Since being moved to HMP Long Lartin, with no explanation or justification, Kevan has been kept in solitary confinement in the segregation wing. He has been given no indication as to when he will be moved to general population, as segregation is not meant to be used indefinitely. All this, in spite of recommendations from a psychologist that he should be moved to general population.

As well as being deprived of human contact, Kevan’s visits have been unofficially restricted to a closed visit behind a screen. He has no hot water in his cell, and no toilet seat, lid or privacy screen.

Please write to the governor at HMP Long Lartin the Independent Monitoring Board and HMIPS asking Kevan to be moved to general population.

*****Update 26/4/18: Kevan has now been moved to a different cell in the segregation wing with no warning or reason. They have put him on “riot gear unlock” which means that to leave his room he is forced to stand against the wall while he his searched and is escorted with four officers in full riot gear at all times.

The new cell he is in has no electricity or heating. The window is broken meaning it’s freezing. There is an open drain in the bottom of the floor making the room smell awful.

This is clear punishment for Kev’s resistance and demand for a transfer.

Please, please, please take 2 minutes to contact the prison and demand his transfer and the immediate move from this room.

Actions to Take:

  • Write to the the Governor of HMP Long Lartin (see a template below):
    • Governor Clare Pearson, South Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 8TZ
    • Or email them at: Clare.Pearson@hmps.gsi.gov.uk
    • Or call: 01386 295 100
    • Or Fax: 01386 295 101
  • Write to the Independent Monitoring Board and ask them to investigate Kevan’s treatment. Their contact details are:
    • 020 3334 3265 – If they ask, Kevan has submitted a form in his prison but needs more support and action.
  • Write to the Inspectorate of Prisons:
    • hmiprisons.enquiries@hmiprisons.gsi.gov.uk
    • HM Inspectorate of Prisons, Clive House, 5th Floor, 70 Petty France, London, SW1H 9EX
  • Write to Kevan! He needs your support and solidarity. Send letters to:
    • Kevan Thakrar, A4907AE, HMP Long Lartin, South Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 8TZ
    • You can also use emailaprisoner.com

Example letter template to adapt:

Re: Kevan Thakrar A4907AE

To whom it may concern,
I am writing to you urgently, regarding the aforementioned inmate, Kevan Thakrar. I am asking you to make immediate plans for Kevan to be transferred to general population.

I am concerned about the ongoing treatment of Kevan, who has been kept in solitary confinement for over 8 years. The majority has been inside the UK’s Close Supervision Centres – prisons within prisons. He has now been moved to a segregation unit at HMP Long Lartin that has even worse conditions.

Since being moved to HMP Long Lartin, with no explanation or justification, Kevan has been kept in solitary confinement. He has been given no indication as to when he will be moved to general population, as segregation is not meant to be used indefinitely. All this, in spite of recommendations from a psychologist that he should be moved to general population.

As well as being deprived of human contact, Kevan’s visits have been unofficially restricted to a closed visit behind a screen. He has no hot water in his cell, and no toilet seat, lid or privacy screen.

I look forward to your response,

NAME

UPDATE: IPP TAYLOR REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

IPP Taylor has been in hospital since Tuesday. They remain in a critical and life threatening condition.

The consultant believes the most likely cause is a brain infection caused by a spreading of an ear infection. Taylor has had severe ear infection for weeks. Appointments to see the doctor were severely delayed, and when Taylor finally did see the doctor, they were given terrible advice.

The doctor also said that Taylor has yeast in the blood (candidiasis), causes by their hernia that has gone untreated for 3 years.

The shockingly inadequate care that Taylor has received is symptomatic of the prison system that harms and kills people through delays, bureaucracy and sheer neglect.

Please write to Taylor urgently! We want them to have loads of cards to wake up to.

Address: Claire Taylor A7974AX
HMP downview
Sutton lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 5PD

#fuckhmp #freedomfortaylor #smashipp

Urgent Appeal for Letters & Support for Taylor IPP

We are sad to share the news that IPP Taylor is critically ill in hospital. They had a severe seizure and have not regained consciousness in the last 24 hours.

We will post updates on how they are doing. We are asking people to please write to them in prison so that when (if 😢) they return from hospital they have lots of post to read.

Taylor is an IPP who has served over 9 years in prison on this brutal sentence. They are a trans prisoner and have been subject to long-term medical neglect.

Please write to Taylor at:

Claire Taylor A7974AX
HMP Downview
Sutton Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 5PD

You can also email them via the email a prisoner service: http://emailaprisoner.com/

For more about their background and case see: http://smashipp.noflag.org.uk/action-alert-support-claire/

Support Svyatoslav Baranovich!

Svyatoslav Baranovich is an active resident of Minsk who was detained on
October 2, 2017 on suspicion of using violence against a policeman. On
March 15, 2017 a group of anarchists joined the march against the tax on
unemployment. At the end of the demonstration, plain-cloth police tried
to detain a few activists when the bloc was hopping to get on a
trolley-bus. Ordinary people who stood nearby started pushing with cops
trying to not let them make arrests. Svyatoslav Baranovich was one of
them and punched a cop. The cops’ attack was successfully repelled, but
a few stops later all anarchists were detained in the same trolley. You
might have heard of the story of violent detentions and arrests of 15
days for all activists.

Svyatoslav admitted his guilt and said he knew he was attacking a
policeman, though the latter hadn’t been wearing any uniform. On March
12, 2018 Svyatoslav was sentenced to 3 years of prison.

It’s also known that he has been participating in the protests against
elections in 2010, where he got into a fight with SWAT officers who were
attacking protesters. He received 3 years of house arrest for that
because at that point Belarus was put under sanctions and Lukashenko had
to set free many politicals or change the punishment to a milder one.

Today we are calling you to support this consistent antipolice fighter
who got in trouble showing solidarity with anarchists. We don’t know
anything about his politics, but this is enough for us to support him.
We call you to send him greetings and donate to pay for his appeal and
food parcels.

Bitcoin кошелек: 1CcxWEswKjXZgXQCds5KcHfemzrAAS Vbuv

Paypal account: www.paypal.me/abcbelarus or belarus_abc@riseup.net

European Bank Account: upon request

This list is not final and will be updated with new possibilities from
now on. We will notify you on the main page about new means of donations.

Please notify us through email about your transaction so we can confirm
it and avoid any money loss. Thank you for your support of ABC activity
and our comrades in prisons.

Details of contact information can be found at “About us” page,
including our pgp key.
Write to Svyatoslav to:

SIZO-1, ul. Volodarskogo 2, k. 50
222050, Minsk
Belarus
Baranovich Svyatoslav Vladimirovich

No extradition for Salih Moslim! – A statement by Czech Anarchist Black Cross

On Sunday Februrary 25th Czech police arrested 67 years old citizen of Syria, Salih Moslim. On Tuesday 27th February the city court in Prague decided that Salih Moslim can wait for the possible extradition outside of the wall of custodial jail. Turkey has 40 days to give the full extradition request about which the Czech minster of Justice will decide.

Salih Muslim is a former co-chairman of PYD (Democratic Union Party), who are known for their importance in the revolution in Rojava. Turkey claims that Salih Muslim is a leader of PKK (Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey) which by Turkey is considered as a terrorist organization.

Salih Muslim was put on the Interpol list of international wanted people by Turkish state and in the beginning of February 2018 there has been announced bounty on his head of one million US dollars by Turkey.

The arrest warrant and the bounty on Mr. Muslim’s head cannot be seen out of wider context.

Kurdish people have been oppressed by the states of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran over past decades and considered as 2nd class citizens. We see this as one of many attempts by the Turkish Government, to de-legitimize Kurdish struggle for self determination and to suppress the quickly spreading Rojava revolution striving for collective freedom without state, women liberation, ecology and direct democracy quickly spreading over Northern Syria and influencing emancipatory struggles and organizing models all over the world. All of which is in direct contrast with Erdogan’s political goals such as autocratic strong and fundamentally religious state, controlling media, peoples opinion and strongly punishes anyone who doesn’t fall under or disagree with the homogenize and obedient society.

Turkey has launched an invasion on Northern Syria on January 20th with their goal to “neutralize the terrorists”. By that Turkey means to occupy Afrin city and canton (and later the whole Northern Syria as president Erdogan said several times), kill all the fighters from YPG, YPJ and SDF (Peoples protection, women protection units and Syrian Democratic Forces) and of course to kill, injure and displace many civilians and destroy the infrastructure of the multicultural city of Afrin, known for opening its doors to hundreds of thousands migrants since the beginning of the Syrian civil war (since 2011).

The fact that European Union and USA says that Turkey has a right to attack the so called terrorists doesn’t say much about the ones considered as terrorists but rather about EU and USA themselves. YPG, YPJ and SDF are well known for fighting against Daesh (ISIL) by themselves and pushing these jihadist murderers and rapist out of the region with almost no help from anyone else while different Turkish officials were repeatedly caught supporting Daesh. Today in fight against people of Afrin Turkey deployed FSA (Free Syrian Army) including groups such as Al Nusra, Al Qaeda and individuals from Daesh themselves, while claiming they fight terrorism. All the political and military subjects supporting Turkish invasion in Afrin show a great hypocrisy. We have been proved once again that the word “terrorist” is an empty term without any description of who the “terrorists” are, what they want or anything else. A label used over and over as a free ticket for the authorities to oppress or attack anyone who is considered to be a terrorist.

Under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has been becoming an autocratic fascist country imprisoning and even executing journalists, writers, artists, politicians, Kurds and other ethnic, religious and sexual minorities and dissent. Erdogan himself just few days ago stated that “The elections in 2019 are not any elections at all. Turkey will enter a brand new political system.”

Turkey has been abusing the Interpol in past and again the Turkish Government has no legal right to ask for Mr Muslim as he is not a Turkish citizen. Yet, not many seems to care about that.

We as Anarchist Black Cross informed about the case of Miroslav Farkas and Markéta Všelichová accused of terrorism and sentenced for 6,5 years in Turkey after they were captured driving a van full of humanitarian and first aid stuff to Rojava in November 2016.

There are information that Czech government wants to exchange Salih Muslim in return for Miroslav Farkas and Markéta Všelichová. We cannot speak on behalf of Markéta and Mirek, but however we wish them to be free as any other political prisoners, it is quite clear that these two activists who travelled to Rojava to support the people there would not like such a move advancing Turkish occupation of Norther Syria.

In Czech news we can read about one maybe important aspect in the whole process of possible extradition of Salih Muslim. Czech republic is trying to get a half billion USD claim to build a power-plant Adulariya in Turkey. An extradition of Mr Muslim could be then a good step for Czech government to endear themselves in relation to AKP (Erdogan’s ruling party in Turkey) and win this claim. There has been very little to nothing said about this side of the coin in international media.

After years of repressions against anti-authoritarian movement here in Czech republic, including police infiltration, fabricated cases leading to accusations with possible life sentences, Czech police did not surprise us with this arrest. Actually, the entire case of Mr Muslim in contrast of Turkish invasion, bombing of not only Syrian cities and villages, massacres, censorship, Czech power plant mega project in Turkey, German and European arm support of Turkish army, EU and NATO supporting the fight against “terrorism” and much more show us clearly how the world under global capitalism is working, where every national state just follows its interest for any cost.

We have no hope for the national states to be our friends. It is up to us and our struggle to fight fascism and set us free. We believe that it was thanks to strong and immediate actions all over the world which put pressure on the judge to let heval Muslim walk away on his own. Now it is important to hold this leverage firmly to make sure that he will not be extradited to Turkey where a life sentence like in the case of Abdullah Ocalan would be most likely given.

For more news follow anarchistblackcross.cz, twitter.com/NeRasismu¶ 

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