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Protestors Prepare for Battle Against Human Rights Abuses and Police Brutality in Czech Jails

INPEG has received reports from protestors who were jailed and have now been released. The reports have confirmed that many arrested demonstrators have been denied basic human rights in jails such as access to food, water and sleep, and some have also been severely beaten. See our September 28, 2000 press release for more information.

Support:
*There is a safe house outside of Prague where people can eat and sleep. Phone Jane on 420605915.
*The Legal Team will attempt to pay for medical costs. For information and to make donations, contact Jess on 0607947183 or
praguelegalsupport@purpleturtle.com
*There are support teams at the borders which will help people find doctors, food and places to sleep:
Dresden Info Centre +49 351 899 60456
Waidhausen +49 127 845 2047
mobile: 0608 212 1573
Nurnberg +49 0911 707034


Missing Persons

If you were imprisoned and now are safe, but did not report this fact to the info centre Please call 420-0607947183 so that our lists of missing persons can be resolved.
Also
if you have friends who are missing please call 420-0607947183 or email
praguelegalsupport@purpleturtle.com

We are preparing to launch a legal battle against the police and the national government for abuses of basic human rights and police brutality in jails. If you are a lawyer and can offer legal services, or if you can make a donation to pay for legal fees, please contact the legal team.
Also read our information on the recognition and care of
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Send all Prison Release form and copies of video footage to the following Address.
PO Box 920661090
AB
Amsterdam
Netherlands


Witnesses

Write a statement - including your name, nationality, date of birth, contact details, how you were treated, how you saw other people being treated, and if you have any witnesses – and send it to the Legal Team, Amnesty International in your home country (if it concerns events inside the jail), your country’s consulate in Prague, and the Czech Embassy in your country. Czech people should contact the Amnesty International Secretariat in London (in the Czech language):

1 Eaton Street
London WC1X 8DJ
United Kingdom

Tel. + 44 171 413 5500
Fax: +44 171 956 1157

*Contact media in your country. If you need help with this or more facts, contact the Legal Team or the Media Team (0604 384452).


International Support

If you're outside the Czech Republic, organize a rally at the Czech embassy in your country. A large group of Spaniards pressured the Czech Embassy in Spain to release Spanish protestors from jail. On September 28, Spanish protestors were released, but many chose to stay in jail as an act of jail solidarity, demanding that arrested protestors of other nationalities get the same treatment. Similar protests outside of Czech embassies have been organized in Barcelona, Paris and Oslo.