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Two Grand Jury Resisters Released; Maddy Pfeiffer Moved from Solitary

5 Mar

Statement from the Committee Against Political Repression:

Corina Dross in Philadelphia has made an image to use for fund-raisingArt-20130117 for the grand jury resisters. It’s currently for sale on  her website, and she’ll be donating all the profits to our fund.  It is rumoured CrimethInc will be making the poster version available soon.

Corina Dross in Philadelphia has made an image to use for fund-raising for the grand jury resisters. It’s currently for sale on her website, and she’ll be donating all the profits to our fund. It is rumored CrimethInc will be making the poster version available soon.

Thursday Matt Duran and Katherine “Kteeo” Olejnik were released from the Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center where they spent the last five months for refusing to testify before a Seattle grand jury investigating the anarchist movement. A third resister, Maddy Pfeiffer, remains in prison, but has been moved from solitary confinement to the general population.

Duran and Olejnik were greeted by friends and family as they left the detention center.  Their lawyers, Kim Gordon and Jenn Kaplan, had filed motions arguing that their confinement was punitive. Under the law, imprisonment for civil contempt is not supposed to punish witness but coerce them into testifying.  Continue reading

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