Anarchist penpals

News in Brief by PN staff

‘June 11’ is the name of a US-based anarchist support group for long-term political prisoners around the world. Most of them have been imprisoned for violent crimes. While PN readers are likely to strongly disagree with their methods, this is an opportunity to offer comfort and solidarity to people in very difficult conditions.

If you do write, it’s suggested that you write about your day-to-day life, and what you are passionate about, and put your address on both the envelope and the letter.


Amnesty International prisoners of conscience Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov are serving 10-year sentences on trumped-up charges of heroin possession.

The student activists’ real crime was to spraypaint ‘Happy Slave Day’, ‘Fuck the System’, and two anarchy symbols on the statue of former president Heydar Aliyev, father of the current dictator, Ilham Aliyev. In Azeri, ‘Happy Slave Day’ looks like ‘Happy Flower Day’ (qul, gül). Flower Day falls on Heidar Aliyev’s birthday.

Ibrahimov is in the Marxist-Leninist Solfront; Mammadov is in the non-party youth group, N!da. Write to Bayram Məmmədov / Giyas İbrahimov. Both in prison at:

Bakı şəhəri Kürdəxanı qəsəbəsi
Bakı İstintaq Təcridxanası,
Sabuncu Rayon AZ1059


June 11 lists imprisoned members of the ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’, anarchists who’ve carried out armed bank robberies, fire bombings and parcel bombings, including: Panagiotis Argirou / Damianos Bolano / Olga Oikonomidou / Giorgos Polidoros / Nikos Romano / Christos Tsakalos / Gerasimos Tsakalos. Address:

Dikastiki Filaki – A Pteryga,
TK 18110 Athens,


Lisa was sentenced in July 2017 to seven years for a bank robbery in Aachen in 2014: Lisa 2893/16/7,

JVA Willich II,
Gartenstraße 2,
47877 Willich,


Tamara Sol is serving seven years for shooting at a bank security guard in 2014, shouting: ‘This is for revenge!’ Her comrade Sebastian Oversluij had been killed attempting to rob the same bank:

Tamara Sol Farías Vergara,
Complejo Penitenciario Valdivia,
Av. Ramon Picarte 4100, 5101516,
Valdivia Los Ríos, Chile

Other anarchist prisoners in Chile are in for armed bank robberies and for a bomb attack: Juan Flores Riquelme / Freddy Fuentevilla / Juan Aliste Vega / Juan Aliste Vega / Marcelo Villarroel. All in prison at:

Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad,
Cárcel de Alta Seguridad,
Modulo H Norte,
1902 Avenida Pedro Montt,

Topics: Prison