Accused Of Armed Militancy, Again !
On the Morning of Friday June 9th 2006, along with a large repressive display coordinated by the Civil Guard, agents of the National Police, Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional Catalan Police) and the local police in Reus,Tarragona arrested in this Catalan city, 3 members of the Communist Party Of Spain (reconstituted) PCE(r). These violent arrests were made as the Civil Guard blow up the front door of the house as screams and bangs were heard by neighbours.
Those arrested were taken immediately to the Civil Guard Head Quarters in Madrid and held incommunicado, isolated from the outside world, unlawfully accused of belonging to the armed organisation GRAPO, a false accusation, such as many previous detentions, they are communist militants, whose only crime would be ‘illegal political association’.
Those arrested in Reus are :
Arantza Díaz Villar : 35 years old, from Gasteiz in the Basque Country. She was an underground activist since 2002. She is a militant of the PCE(r). In Gasteiz she was a of the feminist organisation ‘Pipi’ and was part of the pirate radio station Hala Bedi Irratia as well as being part of the internationalist solidarity movement with Chiapas and Turkey. She was also a pro-amnesty activist.
Juan García Martín : 52 years old from Seville. He has already served 20 years for his anti-fascist militancy. He was brutally tortured for 10 days in a row. After he finished the sentence he became an underground activist in the year 2000. He is a member of the Central Committee of the PCE(r).
Carmen Cayetano Navarro : 52 years old from Vigo, Galicia. She has already served 20 years for her anti-fascist militancy. She was brutally tortured during her pervious arrest. While she was in prison, her 18 year old daughter died in an accident. She was not only prevented from attending her funeral in Vigo but was punished further by being held in an isolation cell. After completing her sentence, Carmen became an underground activist in the year 2000. She is a member of the Central Committee of the PCE(r).
These arrests are part of the tricky and lying politics that the Spanish State is developing. It talks about peace, dialog, the end of violence, but they keep arresting revolutionaries, torturing them in police detention centres, refusing to admit that the PCE(r) is a revolutionary working class communist party which DOES NOT carry out the armed struggle before or after in its 38 year history.
They are lying when they say that these militants are GRAPO activists. They are lying when they say that they are involved in military actions. They are lying when the arrests, torture and life imprisonment of these three communists are sold to public opinion as a fight against armed terrorist violence.
Understandably, we are very worried as to what will happen within the next five days that they will be held in isolation. The last PCE(r) militant arrested just a few months ago received a broken nose and finger as well as several broken bones after being tortured on top of the drugs he was administrated which made him loose any awareness of reality.
After knowing the accusations against these detainees we have an idea of the type of treatment the Civil Guard will provide in their centers of isolation and torture to political detainees.
Once again the fascist Spanish state and its repressive bodies along, with their means of control of the media who have been triumphal after having hit again the antifascist resistance. They are now talking of a new ‘disbandment’ or ‘breakdown’ in organisation (by the way, is that the 30th or 40th time ?). They are now talking about how to build peace... The peace of the cemeteries we could say.
We demand the immediate acknowledgement of these fighters for this is what they really are : communist militants. Revolutionaries of the PCE(r).
We demand the cancellation of the Law of Parties, after which all these actions by the state are allowed. The dissolution of the National Audience, which is the substitute of the Public Order Tribunal of the Franco times.
We demand the total amnesty for all the revolutionaries held in prison.
We demand broad political and social liberties. Without freedom of speech and organisation democracy will never exist.
Freedom for Arantza, Juan & Carmen !
Freedom of political militancy !
You fascists are the terrorists !
Committees for International Red Aid of Euskal Herria, Galiza, Catalunya, Andalucía, Madrid, Burgos, Zaragoza, Estado Francés e Italia.
Source : International Red Aid (SRI)