Santiago, Chile: Anarchist Compañero Juan Flores Sentenced to 23 Years
March 17, 2018by actforfreedom
On March 15, 2018, the sixth oral criminal court again decided on the life of a person. Imbued with their supposed moral superiority and with the penal code in hand, they performed their mathematical calculations to decide the time in which an individual should remain kidnapped in prison.
Attack against the Los Dominicos subway station (action that took place on July 13, 2014): Under the arms control law + 6 crimes of causing non-serious injuries + damages; condemned to 8 years in prison.
Attack against the Subcentro shopping mall (action that took place on September 8, 2014 in which the police were warned minutes before the detonation). Under the anti-terrorist law they condemned him to 15 years.
Simultaneously the court accepted a civil suit executed by 3 people injured during the attack, condemning him to pay 2 million pesos to each of the injured. The judges decided not to charge the costs of the lengthy process to either party.
This is the first conviction under the anti-terrorist law for explosive attacks since the start of the criminal procedure reforms for more than two decades. The prosecution, after several attempts over the past 10 years to get a conviction under the anti-terrorist law through legal actions, had the said crime ratified by a court for the first time, legitimizing their judicial arsenal of emergency.
Down with the anti-terrorist law and the arms control law!