WFDY denounces that two members of the Collectives of Young Communists (CJC-Spain, WFDY member organization) and a member of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain are facing a trial in which each of them could be sentenced to three years and ten months in prison.The state prosecution claims three years and ten months in prison for three Spanish Communists, members of PCPE and CJC. The prosecutor bases his request on the events that took place in Barcelona on 14 November 2007, on the occasion of the demonstration to protest against the murder of a young anti-fascist in Madrid on November 11, brutally repressed by the Spanish police in an action that caused several injured people.
The comrades that face charge of being the promoters of disorder are accused of a crime related to an event in which not even all of them attended, since the accusation was formed only when they went to the police station with some lawyers to know what was the situation of two other members of CJC Spain that had been arrested in the demonstration.
It is remarkable that all the defendants involved that are not communists are being target of legal action in one process, and all the communists are being target of a different process - this second one counts with one evidence only: the statement of the police.
WFDY denounces this situation and calls upon all its member and friendly organizations to widespread the news and solidarity towards our comrades of CJC Spain. This attack is a part of the attack that has been taking place in the whole world against the democratic rights and freedoms of the peoples, having as main target the anti-imperialist consequent forces in a clear attempt to shut down the struggling capabilities of the youth and peoples.
As per request of our comrades, as one of several expressions of solidarity, you can sign an online petition they are organizing at: http://pcpe.es/formulario2010/index-en.php