Translated by act for freedom now
The preliminary hearing of the trial against comrade Tamara Sol Farias Vergara took place in Santiago on Monday 24th November. Tamara has been held prisoner in the jail of San Miguel for almost a year on charges of attempted murder and theft.
During the hearing defence lawyers and prosecutors submitted evidence reports, witness statements and other findings.
The court rejected about 28 witnesses for the prosecution, most of them cops of OS-9 and bank employees. Many of them did not even witness the events that led to Tamara’s arrest.
The judge also accepted a defence lawyers’ request and rejected other evidence, findings and materials presented by the prosecution and the representative of Banco Estado (the claimant).
There was a strong presence at this first hearing of comrades who have expressed solidarity with the comrade and her family from the start. But the comrades had to stay outside the court as the judge ordered the hearing be held behind closed doors. In spite of this Tamara managed to hear the slogans shouted by the comrades outside.
The triad of judges will be appointed and the date of the start of the trial fixed in the next few days.
Solidarity and complicity with Tamara Sol!