Solidarity demonstration in Cologne

Siamo tutti antifascisti!
Solidarity with the anti-fascists in Italy!

This Tuesday – on November 21st – the Italian cops arrested another person in the context of the Budapest complex. The comrade is currently under house arrest, but extradition to the Hungarian Orban regime is on the table. The comrade is accused of taking action against Nazis together with other antifascists at the so-called „Day of Honor“, a Nazi march in February this year. On the Day of Honor, more than 2000 neo-Nazis came to Budapest to commemorate the attempted escape of the besieged SS and Wehrmacht soldiers and their Hungarian collaborators.

This week’s repression is in line with the scandalous proceedings against the Budapest Two, who have been in prison in Budapest since the beginning of the year. The two imprisoned comrades Tobi and Ilaria from Germany and Italy have been denied the most basic rights, have not been allowed to receive visitors for a long time, have been isolated from the other prisoners and the hygienic conditions in prison are catastrophic.

It is scandalous, but not surprising, that the right-wing Hungarian state is not persecuting the fascists, but the antifas who oppose this Nazi cult. It is all the worse that the Italian and German governments are willing helpers of the Orban regime and provide advice and support in the persecution of the antifascists! And it is not only the governments that are participating in the persecution: Politicians can rely on the agitation of the press which, especially in Germany, participates in the manhunt for „left-wing extremists* in hiding“.

It is clear to us that this state cannot be relied on in the fight against fascism! Antifa remains manual labor! We send our love and solidarity to the imprisoned comrades! Greetings to all those in hiding! Free them all!

Show your solidarity with the detainees, come to Hans-Böckler Platz on Thursday, 23.11. 6 pm. From there we will march to the Italian Consulate.

Siamo tutti antifascisti!


Siamo tutti antifascisti!
Solidarität mit den Antifaschist*innen in Italien!

Diesen Dienstag – also am 21. November – haben die italienischen Cops eine weitere Person im Kontext des Budapest-Komplexes festgenommen. Der Genosse befindet sich zur Zeit unter Hausarrest, doch eine Auslieferung an das ungarische Orban-Regime steht im Raum. Dem Genossen wird vorgeworfen, zusammen mit anderen Antifas, beim sogenannten „Tag der Ehre“, einem Nazi-Aufmarsch, im Februar diesen Jahres gegen Nazis vorgegangen zu sein. Am Tag der Ehre kamen über 2000 Neonazis nach Budapest um dem Ausbruchsversuch der dort belagerten SS- und Wehrmachtssoldaten sowie ihrer ungarischen Kollaborateure zu gedenken.

Die Repression von dieser Woche reiht sich in die skandalösen Verfahren gegen die Budapest Two ein, die seit Anfang des Jahres in Budapest im Knast sitzen. Den beiden inhaftierten Genoss*innen Tobi und Ilaria aus Deutschland und Italien werden elementarste Rechte verwehrt, sie durften lange keinen Besuch empfangen, wurden von den anderen Gefangenen isoliert und auch die hygienischen Bedingungen in Haft sind katastrophal.

Dass der rechts regierte ungarische Staat nicht die Faschist*innen, sondern die Antifas verfolgt, die sich diesem Nazikult entgegenstellen, ist zwar skandalös, aber nicht überraschend. Um so schlimmer, dass sich die italienische und deutsche Regierung zu willigen Helfern des Orban-Regimes machen und bei der Verfolgung der Antifas mit Rat und Tat zur Seite stehen! Und nicht nur die Regierungen beteiligen sich an der Verfolgung: Die Politik kann sich auf die Hetze der Presse verlassen die sich insbesondere in Deutschland an der Fahndung nach „untergetauchten Linksextremist*innen“ beteiligt.

Für uns ist klar auf diesen Staat ist beim Kampf gegen den Faschismus kein Verlass! Antifa bleibt Handarbeit! Wir senden unsere Liebe und Solidarität an die inhaftierten Genoss*innen! Grüße an alle Untergetauchten! Free them all!

Zeigt eure Solidarität mit den Inhaftierten, kommt am Donnerstag, 23.11. 18 Uhr zum Hans-Böckler Platz. Von dort ziehen wir dann zum italienischen Generalkonsulat.

Siamo tutti antifascisti!

New arrest in Italy

In the night between Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 November, the police arrested Gabriele, a comrade from Milan, and took him to San Vittore prison.

Gabriele is a defendant in a judicial investigation into attacks on neo-Nazis in Budapest last February, the first arrests of which took place on 11 February 2023, leading to the imprisonment of the comrades Ilaria and Tobias. The attacks against the neo-Nazis took place during the weekend when the ‘Day of Honour’ falls, an important date for extreme right-wing circles in Hungary and throughout Europe, commemorating the massacre of a Nazi battalion by the Red Army in February 1945. These days hundreds of comrades gather in Budapest for a large commemorative march and to participate in various events organised for the occasion. As of today, the comrades arrested in February have been notified of the closure of the investigation and the start date of the trial, 29 January.

On 31 October, several newspapers in Germany and Hungary had published articles about the issuing by Hungary of a European arrest warrant against 14 people, investigated in the investigation, including ten Germans, two Italians, one Syrian and one Albanian.
To date, in addition to the arrests that have already taken place, we only know about Gabriele.

At the moment, Gabriele is under house arrest in Milan, with all restrictions, waiting for his extradition to Hungary to be discussed. The hearing in which the verdict for or against extradition will be given will take place in early December.

After this arrest, we want to underline the importance of an international solidarity mobilisation to give a strong response and emphasise the importance of anti-fascist practices everywhere, of leaving no room for extreme right-wing organisations, and that no day such as the Day of Honour goes unnoticed and occurs without anti-fascists mobilising.

We call on everyone to join us in saying no to the extradition of Gabriele, a measure that aims to isolate comrades from their loved ones and families, to hinder solidarity demonstrations, and to make defence in court more difficult. In Hungary we face a 98 per cent conviction rate at trial, and a judicial system that provides very heavy penalties for crimes that in Italy have much milder punishments. Furthermore, we have seen in recent months how difficult and burdensome communication between countries is, due to the constant need for translations, and in general to all the limitations given by not being present in the country where the defendants are and where the investigation is taking place. This is clearly what the repression wants: to make it difficult for us to carry out our solidarity practices and to isolate the defendants with the aim of breaking the hope and determination in them. We know that our comrades will not break easily. And we do not intend to take any step backwards in expressing our warmth and presence to them.

A further element that we would like to bring to light is the terrible and inhuman conditions of detention in the Budapest prison. Our comrade Ilaria, who has been held in the Budapest prison since February, is kept in a medium-security regime that is in fact a semi-solitary confinement: the time spent in the cell is 23 hours out of 24, with the blindo completely closed; even during the so-called hour of air, prisoners are kept underground, without direct sunlight. All translations of prisoners from the prison to court or police station etc. take place with a leather belt to which handcuffs are tied and their ankles chained together.

Every month, a disinfestation for bedbugs is carried out without giving the inmates sufficient time outside the cell so that they do not become intoxicated with the fumes of toxic substances. These are just some of the violence inmates are subjected to during their imprisonment.

In addition, after her arrest, Ilaria was not allowed to have interviews, receive packages or correspondence with any friends or family members for eight months.

Should the Italian justice system issue the extradition sentence for Gabriele, he will most likely find himself in similar if not worse conditions.

On Tuesday evening, a large group of people went under the walls of the Milan prison to greet him and all the inmates. We want to continue to make him feel our warmth and solidarity in these days.

We are launching a garrison for Sunday, 26 November, at 4 p.m., in Piazzale Aquileia, to express our anger and determination, for Gabriele, Ilaria, Tobias and for all the detained and wanted comrades and comrades and all imprisoned people in general.

For info write to

The legal costs are very high, and we need everyone’s help to face them.

Donations for both Ilaria and Gabriele can be made to the account co-owned by:

Alice Zaffaroni and Martina Franchi

IBAN: LT523250062922492633


Prosecution against international Antifas in Budapest started, arrest warrants requested for 14 more

Prosecution against international Antifas in Budapest started, arrest warrants requested for 14 more

Article by Matthias Monroy for the German newspaper nd

The public prosecutor’s office in Budapest has filed charges against three activists for attacks on Nazis. Their organisation was founded in Germany, the authorities claim.

The public prosecutor’s office in Hungary is searching with names and photos for four other Germans from Thuringia and Bavaria who are alleged to have been involved in five attacks on the so-called “Day of Honour” in Budapest in February of this year. The wanted men, aged between 20 and 22, allegedly attacked suspected right-wing extremists in Budapest with weapons and pepper spray and are therefore accused of grievous bodily harm. Nine people were injured by them, six of them seriously.

Since 1997, neo-Nazis from all over Europe come to Budapest on the “Day of Honour”. There they celebrate the activities of the German Waffen SS, the Wehrmacht and their Hungarian collaborators. These troops had unsuccessfully attempted to break the siege of Budapest by the Red Army in a suicidal action on 11 February 1945 as the end of the Second World War approached. Only a few hundred of the approximately 70,000 soldiers are said to have survived.

On 31 October, the Budapest public prosecutor’s office also brought charges against two Germans and an Italian woman for membership of a criminal organisation, a spokeswoman told “nd”. The three were arrested by the police shortly after the “Day of Honour” in Budapest. One of the two German detainees was released shortly afterwards subject to conditions, while the other two are in pre-trial detention.

According to the indictment, a German man who is the subject of a European arrest warrant in Germany is alleged to have founded “an organisation sympathising with an extreme left-wing ideology” together with his partner in Leipzig from 2017. The accused are said to have joined this organisation. The group had agreed to “carry out organised attacks against unsuspecting victims of their choice”, according to the public prosecutor’s office in Budapest. These unexpected attacks were intended to have a “deterrent message” for right-wing extremist movements. The German “circle of perpetrators” had been supplemented by members from Milan. The suspects had coordinated themselves “via a darknet application”.

The Hungarian authorities believe that the three detainees from Germany and Italy and the additional people now being wanted belong to the circle of four Antifa activists convicted in the German city of Dresden at the beginning of June. They are serving long prison sentences following the first so-called “Antifa East” trial. One founder of the alleged organisation is said to be Johann G., who the police describes as the fiancé of Lina E., who was also convicted in Leipzig. He has been in hiding since 2020.

“We fear that the right-wing authoritarian Orbán state will organise a show trial against the three antifas with the help of the authorities in Germany,” commented a solidarity group for the defendants in Budapest at the request of “nd”. After the Antifa East trial in Leipzig, this is the next major wave of repression against the anti-fascist movement, they say.

This wave of repression could even expand: The General Prosecutor’s Office in Budapest wants to issue European and international arrest warrants for 14 more people, including two Italians, an Albanian, a Syrian and ten Germans. However, a district judge still has to decide on this, “nd” has learned.

The Budapest investigations are being supported in Germany by the Saxon “Linx Special Commission” in a “mirror procedure”. However, when asked by “nd”, a spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office in Saxony declined to comment, citing ongoing investigations.

Talk and party in Cologne – 28.10.2023


In February 2023, several antifascists were arrested in Budapest during the so-called „Day of Honor“.
They are accused of taking concrete action against some fascists who had traveled to Budapest for the demonstration on the „Day of Honor“.

A German comrade and an Italian comrade have been detained in Budapest since February. Several other comrades have successfully evaded the repressive authorities and have since been on the run.

On 28.10.2023, the Budapest Solidarity Alliance will give a presentation about the events in Budapest as well as politically classify the „Day of Honor“.

In addition, of course, donations will be collected for the detainees.
After the lecture there will be cold drinks at the Nantoka Bar before the floors open and our soliparty starts.

The collected entrance fee (which is of course on a donation basis) will also go to the Budapest Solidarity campaign!

Admission is from 18:30 at the AZ Cologne.


Im Februar 2023 wurden in Budapest im Rahmen des so gennanten „Tag der Ehre“ mehrere Antifas festgenommen. 
Ihnen wird handfestes Vorgehen gegen einige Faschisten, welche für die Demonstration zum „Tag der Ehre“ nach Budapest gereist waren, vorgeworfen. 

Ein Deutscher Genosse und eine Italienische Genossin sitzen seit Februar in Budapest in Haft.
Mehrere andere Genoss*innen haben sich erfolgreich den Repressionbehörden entzogen und sind seit dem auf der Flucht.

Am 28.10.2023 wird das Solidaritätsbündniss Budapest Solidarity einen Vortrag über die Geschehnisse in Budapest halten sowie den „Tag der Ehre“ politisch einordnen.

Außerdem sollen natürlich Spenden für die Inhaftierten Gesammelt werden.

Nach dem Vortrag wird es noch kalte Getränke in der Nantoka Bar geben bevor die Floors öffnen und unsere Soliparty startet.

Der gesammelte Eintritt (welcher selbstverständlich auf Spendenbasis ist) wird unter anderem auch an die Kampagne Budapest Solidarity gehen!

Einlass ist ab 18:30 im AZ Köln

Free All Antifascists – Discussion and concert

Free All Antifascists – Discussion and concert

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„Dear friends, dear comrades,

We are very pleased to invite you to our upcoming panel discussion on the occasion of our second anniversary.

On 22 September 2023, we have invited a very interesting panel of guests who will share their experiences and insights from different perspectives. They have all directly experienced the effects of state repression and will provide us with profound insights and discuss them with us.
We are pleased to introduce our guests for the panel:

🎤 Ulrich von Klinggräff:
Defence lawyer of Lina E. from Leipzig in the so-called Antifa East trial. With his many years of experience in the field of repression against anti-fascists, the lawyer from Berlin will give us a first-hand account of the trial and shed light on the legal aspects of state repression.

🎤Svenja Huck:
Freelance journalist and historian with expertise in labour struggles and political opposition. She has reported extensively on the trial of the anti-fascist Adel and will present us with her findings on state repression and the media’s handling of it.

🎤 Ferat Koçak: politician and activist, anti-fascist spokesperson for the Left Party Neukölln in the Berlin House of Representatives. He was the victim of a right-wing extremist arson attack. As a witness in the trial against the neo-Nazis involved and as a deputy member of the committee of enquiry on the Neukölln complex, he will explain to us his view of things from the parliamentary and activist perspective.

🎤 Eda Deniz Haydaroglu:
Anti-fascist and activist, organised at Avrupa Dev-Genç. She is currently on hunger strike to protest the imprisonment of three Turkish anti-fascists. They are accused of being members of a foreign terrorist organisation under §129b StGB.

Place & time will be announced in time
(We are currently working on providing the panel in English)

We look forward to seeing you ❤️‍🔥


„Dear friends, dear comrades,

We are very happy to present you our great Line Up for 23.09.2023!

In a gesture of solidarity, a variety of artists and bands from Germany, Italy and France have shown their willingness to stand together on stage to give a voice to anti-fascists affected by repression. These acts come from a variety of backgrounds, both musically and politically.
What makes this gathering special is the diversity of the participating artists. Each of them may represent a different style, but they all share a determination to stand up for antifascism.

We thank all the artists for agreeing to participate and wish you much love! 🫶







Rap Caverna Posse 


San Drino of SBFamilia


Lena Stoehrfaktor 




Riot Spears 

(Grunge,Angry Pop,Berlin)“



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The Budapest Antifascist Solidarity Committee (BASC) was founded to support those affected by the repression of Hungarian and German authorities in the context of the events in Budapest. We do not want to leave the interpretation of what happened to state institutions and right-wing and bourgeois media, especially in Hungary and Germany. We want to give the necessary space to a left perspective on the events, as well as to support those persecuted by repression. In this context, we would like to contribute not only with political analysis , but also with practical support in the context of upcoming proceedings. 

Meanwhile, almost 5 months have passed since the weekend around the so-called “Day of Honor” in Budapest. For more than twenty years Nazis from all over Europe use this day to commemorate Wehrmacht and SS. The idea is to commemorate a defeat of nearly 30,000 Nazi soldiers in the Hungarian capital. This February weekend is one of the most important international networking meetings for fascists and Nazis who can feel safe in proto-fascist Hungary. In February, this sense of security was broken for a moment by committed antifascists. In the period from February 09th to 11th , there were several clashes with well-organized and networked Nazis on the fringes of the event. In the process, militant anti-fascist actions made it clear that fascists cannot “mourn” or exchange ideas anywhere in peace. They were, in an otherwise right-wing hegemony, confronted with the feeling of powerlessness – which they usually spread among their enemies – in a direct way. The outcry is enormous. Not because again thousands of (neo)Nazis and fascists openly appear with Hitler salute, steel helmet and swastika, despite the actual ban. No. This outcry is directed solely at the comrades who are said to have opposed them. Two of them have been imprisoned in Hungary since mid-February and endure the inhumane conditions of imprisonment every day anew. We are with Tobi and the italian comrade! We also express our solidarity with the comrade who has already been released from custody, as well as with the anti-fascists who are being sought internationally by the German and Hungarian authorities.

We know that we cannot expect any leniency from these authorities for us or for those affected. The last years have clearly shown how anti-fascist structures are being targeted. The repression has become a daily routine for many people of the antifascist movement. Because the intimidation by state actors does not only begin when a stone flies through the air. It doesn’t matter if you take part in a sit-in, hold a youth plenum, or support militant antifascism. Anyone who stands up for left-wing issues becomes an enemy. The shift in discourse is real. But it does not come from the left, as it is always claimed, but from the state, supported by a society that is drifting further and further to the right. Anti-fascist actions are increasingly criminalized and various structures are exposed to more and more comprehensive and profound repression. House searches are not only since the incidents in Budapest on the agenda. 

With the founding of SokoLinx, the Saxon authorities made it clear once and for all where they see the enemy. While a group of over 250 Nazis can attack a residential neighborhood and not have much to fear other than a rap in the knuckles, Dirk Münster’s squad of snoops conjures up the stealthy growth of a danger from the left. The Antifa Ost trial shows how the rule of law undermines itself if it absolutely wants to achieve investigative success. Together with the Federal Prosecutor’s Office no effort is spared in order to see the three numbers at the end with shining eyes: 1.2.9. Here, it is not only an explicit act that is punished, but rather the political attitude.  – 1.2.9 “That’s all of us.” This was and still is a popular demo slogan in the context of the radical left. Intended as solidarity with all those who are facing these investigations and trials. At this point we send greetings to the four from the Antifa Ost trial. Our unbroken solidarity goes out to you as well. 

With its strategy, Soko LinX shows us one thing above all: that it sees us all in exactly the same way. As criminals and enemies. Not only the four in Dresden or the accused in the Budapest complex, but also everyone who has to do with them. Family as well as friends. It is enough to be a roommate or to live in the same house. Doors are shot open, people are bugged and observed; everything for the success of the investigation, everything to illuminate the alleged structure. And where there are no structures to investigate, it is a tradition to proceed arbitrarily. The most recent example: Day X, when hundreds of people were kettled for hours under undignified conditions by police units from all over the Federal Republic. They were denied food, toilet facilities and parental assistance for minors. The closing of ranks of mayor Jung, police chief Demmler and the press (a few exceptions confirm the rule) made the final point. Not to mention the lack of compensation for the unlawfulness of these measures, we are left with traumatized people. Our solidarity is also with you and those who stand by you.

So it is also necessary from our side to develop strategies to react to the unity of federal prosecutors, courts and investigators. But we are faced with a great task, because we must not forget that this triumvirate of repression directly brings along its propagandists, when they kick in the doors of our friends at 6 in the morning.

While the Springer press, as well as right-wing media and social media accounts, are outdoing each other with untruths, speculations and lies, the bourgeois press has also jumped on the bandwagon and is spreading the narrative set by investigative authorities of a new generation of left-wing terrorists and a new RAF without counter-investigation or even counter-speech. Investigators already known from other contexts ponder underground activities and grasp at any straw to maintain their narrative of the enemy from the left and expand their investigative powers. This is printed gladly, but unquestioned. Thus, a meme on the net is quickly fantasized into a death threat and the political reality in Saxony, Germany and not least Hungary is completely ignored. For clicks, no inflammatory headline is too far-fetched, and sometimes the alarm clock is set extra early for exclusive photos and information. While Nazis and fascists are often enough granted with a presumption of innocence and with the “probably”, comrades then see themselves unpixelated and with clear names in print and online editions of the tabloid media. Here, too, neither the form nor the content is questioned, and the consequences for those affected and their environment are accepted as collateral damage. Left-wing media have so far maintained a low profile – which may also be due to the fact that many things are unclear and many questions remain unanswered. 

Many things need to be clarified and discussed. We are under no illusion that we will succeed in convincing a bourgeois majority of the necessity of militant antifascism. It is not least about the ability of a radical left to act, which has let many debates fall asleep in recent years. We no longer want to press the snooze button when it comes to important inner-left debates. But we must not let ourselves be paralyzed by this and, above all, we must not leave the accused alone to their fate and the interpretive sovereignty of others. A long and energy-sapping process lies ahead of us, the extent of which cannot yet be approximately surveyed. We would like to walk this path together with those affected by repression and their families and friends, expressing our solidarity and offering them our support. Only together we can oppose the unity of repressive authorities, press and fascists in order not to let a right-wing hegemony become a reality here, as it already exists in Hungary.

Anti-fascist practice is diverse and necessary – whether in Berlin, Leipzig, Jena, Milan or Budapest: “Whoever fights against the Nazis cannot rely on the state at all.” – Esther Bejarano

Pre-trial detention of Antifas from Germany and Italy extended

Pre-trial detention of Antifas from Germany and Italy extended

Article by Matthias Monroy for the German newspaper nd

In their criminal investigations against German activists, Hungarian authorities are supported by the police and judiciary in Germany. State criminal investigation offices have carried out house searches in Berlin, Leipzig and Jena for this purpose.

Antifa activists arrested for attacks on suspected neo-Nazis remain in custody in Budapest. This was confirmed on Monday by a court in the Hungarian capital after a detention review. The two are suspected of taking part in four separate incidents surrounding the so-called “Day of Honor” in February this year. Eight people are said to have been injured, three of them seriously, over a period of three days. Three of those attacked are described as Hungarian, three others as Polish and two as German citizens. One of them is said to belong to the far-right New Strength Party (NSP) in Erfurt, according to the tabloid “Bild”.

Shortly after the “Day of Honor,” Hungarian police arrested a 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Germany and a 38-year-old Italian woman for the acts. In addition, a 42-year-old Hungarian woman is suspected by authorities of involvement. A search is underway for other German suspects, who are believed to be from Leipzig and Jena, among other places.

The “Day of Honor”, held annually in Budapest since 1997, is a showcase for neo-Nazis from all over Europe. Participants pay homage to the German Waffen-SS, the Wehrmacht and their Hungarian collaborators. Together, these troops had tried to escape from a Red Army encirclement around the capital in a suicidal action at the end of World War II on February 11, 1945.

Among the initiators of the march are said to be the British Nationalist Front and a Hungarian offshoot of the Blood and Honour network, which is banned in Germany. According to reports, this year’s event was organized by the Legion Hungária, Hammerskins and other far-right groups from Hungary. The march features openly fascist symbols, including flags, SS runes or the “Hitler salute.” Neo-Nazis of the fascist Legion Hungária are also said to have hunted down leftists on this year’s “Day of Honor.” In addition, there are reports of attacks on journalists and Jewish people.

In Germany, the Springer press and the right wing party AfD in particular have made the Budapest incidents a topic of discussion and used them for a smear campaign against a supposedly strengthening international “left-wing extremism”. In this context, the names and pictures of the suspects are also published and they are described as “hammer gang”. Video footage published on the Internet is said to show the incidents. Among other things, it depicts groups approaching the suspected neo-Nazis, attacking them with batons and similar tools and then spraying them with irritant gas.

After a detention and registration check, the Hungarian judiciary ordered the release of the 26-year-old from Germany before the end of February. However, she remains under investigation for “preparation of a criminal offense.” According to a German solidarity group, the Italian-born detainee is accused of “violence against a community,” which is punishable by up to eight years in prison under the Hungarian penal code. She is also alleged to have participated in the “formation of a criminal organization.” Tobias E., who is also still in custody, is also charged with this offense. The sentence for this in Hungary is up to five years in prison.

According to various media reports, a total of up to nine Germans are said to have taken part in the crimes. One of them is said to be Johann G., who has been identified by the Saxon “Linx Special Commission”. He is described as the fiancé of Lina E., who was convicted in the “Antifa East” trial in early June. G. has been in hiding since 2020 and is wanted by the Federal Prosecutor General’s Office with an international arrest warrant.

In their investigations against the Antifa activists, the Hungarian police is being assisted from Germany. Following a request for assistance from Budapest, the relevant state criminal investigation departments carried out house searches in Berlin, Leipzig and Jena in February and March.

On February 16, 2023, just days after the incidents in Budapest, the “Central Office for Extremism in Saxony” of the Dresden Prosecutor General’s Office initiated preliminary proceedings for “dangerous bodily harm” against four women and three men. Since March 7, the agency has been “in contact with the Hungarian law enforcement authorities,” according to the Saxon state government’s response to an AfD parliamentary question. In the process, files from the “Antifa East” proceedings were apparently also transmitted to the Hungarian authorities, as “nd” learned.

In addition, the Prosecutor General’s Office in Berlin is investigating the suspects, who come from the capital, on charges of dangerous bodily harm.

In its response to a parliamentary question posed by the AfD parliamentary group in April of this year, the German government described the “brutality of the acts” as “extremely worrying”. It said the incidents in Budapest were viewed in the context of a pattern of offenses previously observed in Germany in particular. “Concrete indications of currently existing left-wing terrorist structures are not yet available,” it continues.

★ Solikitchen goes Prachttomate // BBQ- & Cocktailevening ★

★ Solikitchen goes Prachttomate // BBQ- & Cocktailevening ★


10.8.23 // starts 6pm // @ Bornsdorfer Str. 9

Even though we really like our Thursdays in the Kiezladen, we are drawn out into the open air again this August! We invite you to join us for a great barbecue evening at the community garden Prachttomate in Neukölln. There will be vegan delicacies from the grill, fresh Naan and tasty salads. And as our cocktail special Whiskey Sour, Gin Fizz and Gin Basil Smash.

With the donations we support the antifascists affected by repression in Budapest. Background: In the context of the anti-fascist protests against the glorification of Nazism during the Day of Honor in Budapest, four anti-fascists were arrested. Since February, two of them are still in pre-trial detention and another person was released from detention on condition. Since then, brutal raids have taken place in Budapest, Leipzig, Jena and Berlin. It has hit some, it means all of us! All together against fascism! We look forward to having a cosy evening of solidarity with you!

More info: * *


★ Soli-Küche goes Prachttomate // BBQ- & Cocktailabend ★

10.8.23 // ab 18 Uhr // @ Bornsdorfer Str. 9

Auch wenn wir unsere Donnerstage im Kiezladen wunderschön finden, zieht es uns auch diesen August wieder raus an die frische Luft!

Wir laden Euch ein, mit uns einen tollen Grillabend im Gemeinschaftsgarten Prachttomate in Neukölln zu verbringen. Gegen den Hunger gibt es vegane Köstlichkeiten vom Grill, frisches Naan und leckere Salate. Gegen den Durst in unserem Cocktailspecial Whiskey Sour, Gin Fizz und Gin Basil Smash.

Mit den Spendeneinnahmen unterstützen wir die in Budapest von Repression betroffenen Antifas. Hintergrund: Im Kontext der antifaschistischen Proteste gegen die NS Verherrlichung während dem Tag der Ehre in Budapest kam es zu Festnahmen von vier Antifaschist:innen. Seit Februar befinden sich immer noch zwei von ihnen in U-Haft, eine weitere Person wurde gegen Auflagen aus der Haft entlassen. Seitdem erfolgten brutale Razzien in Budapest, Leipzig, Jena und Berlin. Getroffen hat es einige, gemeint sind wir alle! Alle zusammen gegen den Faschismus! Wir freuen uns auf einen solidarischen Abend mit Euch!

Mehr Infos: *

Update about the Italian comrade – July 2023


We write this brief update about the situation of the arrests in Budapest, in particular of the Italian comrade currently detained. For further information on the context, we refer to the previous text which has already been published. To date, both the German and the Italian comrade, arrested in February 2023, remain in prison in the city of Budapest. With the time and lots of difficulties, by exchanging with the Hungarian defense team, we can now get to a picture of the current situation, which differs in some parts from the previous information. Currently, in fact, the Italian comrade is the only one detained for the alleged participation in the episodes in which some Nazi militants were injured. The episodes, all occurred in the days preceding the „Day of Honor“ in Budapest, would be five; Of these, the investigators aim to prove that the comrade may have taken part in two of them, excluding the first for which she had been accused and had presented the plane tickets that proved her absence on Hungarian territory. The German comrade would not, now, be detained directly for the attacks of those days, but for his alleged participation in an international criminal association which existence the investigators aim to prove. The charges are therefore quite different, with obviously very different penalties if they are found guilty by the Hungarian justice. In both cases the investigations are still ongoing, but we know that the terms of pre-trial detention for the Italian companion are 4 years. The final penalty in case of conviction will instead range from 2 to 12 years in prison. To sum up, the Italian comrade is the only one detained with the accuses of violence and the timing of pre-trial detention can still be very long.

As already said, her detentions conditions, after an initial difficult period, have improved. She periodically receives packages through the embassy with roughly everything she requires, relations with her cell inmates are very good and she has a mobile phone with which she can contact her Hungarian lawyers and the embassy whenever she wishes. Unfortunately, interviews with family and friends and consequently any type of communication and correspondence are still forbidden due to a phantom risk of suppression of evidence. Both the lawyers and the embassy are trying to unblock this situation but no one knows if or when it will be possible to have more direct contact with her. Through the same lawyers we are constantly updated on her psychophysical state, which is good so far, and on the evolution of the court case.

Over the next few months, an application for home detention on Italian soil will be filed, although it is unlikely to be accepted by the local authorities since, given the accusation, it is in their interest to avoid the risk that she leaves the Hungarian territory. At the same time, on June 14th, the detention was extended until August 14th, the date on which the lawyers assume that it will be further renewed, considering the indirect evidence collected so far by the police. Moreover, in August, the result of an anthropometric test, requested by the prosecution, will be filed. It is important to understand that given the delicate judicial situation the detention can still be very long and therefore the judicial costs and those of daily life maintenance in the prison of the comrade are and will be enormous. For this reason, we ask everyone to support the solidarity fund opened for the occasion, with any type of donation, benefit or initiative aimed at helping her in this difficult and long situation.


Bank Account of : Alice Zaffaroni & Martina Franchi
IBAN: LT52 3250 0629 2249 2633


Scriviamo questo breve testo di aggiornamento circa la situazione degli arresti di Budapest, in particolare della compagna italiana attualmente detenuta. Per un approfondimento circa il contesto rimandiamo al testo precedentemente circolato.
Ad ora permangono in carcere nella città di Budapest sia il compagno tedesco che la compagna italiana, arrestati entrambi a febbraio 2023. Con il trascorrere del tempo e una serie di confronti con il collegio difensivo ungherese si è faticosamente giunti ad un quadro certo dello stato attuale, che differisce in alcune parti dalle informazioni precedenti.
Attualmente, infatti, la compagna italiana è l’unica detenuta per una presunta partecipazione agli episodi nei quali sarebbero rimasti feriti alcuni militanti nazisti. Gli episodi, tutti avvenuti nei giorni precedenti alla “Giornata dell’onore” di Budapest, sarebbero cinque; di questi gli inquirenti mirano a provare che la compagna possa aver preso parte a due, escludendo il primo per cui era stata accusata e aveva presentato i biglietti aerei che provano la sua assenza sul territorio ungherese. Il compagno tedesco non sarebbe, ad ora, detenuto direttamente per i cosiddetti attacchi di quei giorni, ma per una sua presunta partecipazione all’interno di un’associazione a delinquere internazionale che gli inquirenti mirano a costruire. Le accuse sono quindi piuttosto diverse, con ovviamente pene molto diverse nel caso in cui fossero riconosciuti colpevoli dalla giustizia ungherese. In entrambi i casi le indagini sono ancora in corso, ma sappiamo che i termini della custodia cautelare per la compagna italiana sono di 4 anni. La pena definitiva in caso di condanna andrà invece dai 2 ai 12 anni di carcere.
Ricapitolando la compagna italiana è l’unica detenuta per i fatti di violenza e le tempistiche di custodia cautelare possono essere ancora molto lunghe.

Come già comunicato, dopo un primo periodo difficile, la permanenza in carcere risulta migliorata; riceve periodicamente i pacchi tramite l’ambasciata con grossomodo tutto quello che richiede, i rapporti con le concelline sono molto buoni e dispone di un cellulare con il quale può contattare a piacimento i suoi avvocati ungheresi e l’ambasciata. Purtroppo, rimangono ancora interdetti i colloqui con la famiglia e gli amici e di conseguenza qualsiasi tipo di comunicazione e corrispondenza per un fantomatico rischio di inquinamento probatorio. Tanto gli avvocati quanto l’ambasciata si stanno muovendo per sbloccare questa situazione ma non si sa né se né quando sarà possibile avere contatti più diretti con lei. Tramite gli stessi avvocati siamo comunque costantemente aggiornati sul suo stato psicofisico, ad ora buono, e sull’evolversi del caso giudiziario.
Nel corso dei prossimi mesi verrà presentata un’istanza di detenzione domiciliare sul suolo italiano, anche se difficilmente verrà accettata dalle autorità locali poiché, data l’entità dell’accusa, non è nel loro interesse che lasci il territorio ungherese. Contestualmente il 14 giugno è stata prolungata la carcerazione fino al 14 agosto, data nella quale gli avvocati presumono che verrà ulteriormente rinnovata, tenendo presente le prove indirette finora raccolte dalla polizia. Sempre nel mese di agosto arriverà il risultato di un test antropometrico, richiesto dall’accusa.

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Wir schreiben dieses kurze Update über die Situation der Verhaftungen in Budapest, insbesondere wegen der derzeit inhaftierten italienischen Mitstreiterin. Für weitere Informationen über den Kontext verweisen wir auf den vorherigen Text, der bereits veröffentlicht wurde. Bis heute befinden sich sowohl der deutsche Antifaschist als auch die italienische Mitstreiterin seit Februar 2023 im Gefängnis in Budapest. Trotz vieler Schwierigkeiten konnten wir uns nach längerer Zeit vor allem durch den Austausch mit den ungarischen Verteidigern ein Bild von der aktuellen Lage machen, das in einigen Punkten von den bisherigen Informationen abweicht.

Derzeit ist nur die italienische Genossin wegen der angeblichen Beteiligung an den Vorfällen, bei denen einige militante Nazis verletzt wurden, inhaftiert. Von den fünf Vorfällen, die sich alle in den Tagen vor dem „Tag der Ehre“ in Budapest ereigneten, wollen die Ermittler beweisen, dass die Genossin möglicherweise an zwei von ihnen beteiligt sein könnte. Wegen des ersten Angriffs wird gegen sie nicht mehr ermittelt, da sie ihre Abwesenheit zum fraglichen Zeitpunkt mittels Flugtickets belegen konnte. Der deutsche Inhaftierte ist nunmehr nicht direkt wegen der angeblichen Körperverletzung von damals beschuldigt, sondern wegen seiner angeblichen Beteiligung an einer internationalen kriminellen Vereinigung, deren Existenz die Ermittler nachweisen wollen.

Die Anklagen sind also recht unterschiedlich und die Strafen, die im Falle einer Verurteilung durch die ungarische Justiz verhängt werden, sind das damit auch. In beiden Fällen laufen die Ermittlungen noch, aber wir wissen, dass die maximale Dauer der Untersuchungshaft für die italienischen Gefährtin 4 Jahre beträgt. Die endgültige Strafe im Falle einer Verurteilung wird dagegen zwischen 2 und 12 Jahren Gefängnis liegen. Zusammenfassend lässt sich sagen, dass nur die italienische Mitstreiterin unter dem Vorwurf der schweren Körperverletzung inhaftiert ist, und dass die Dauer der Untersuchungshaft noch sehr lang sein kann. Wie bereits erwähnt, haben sich ihre Haftbedingungen nach einer anfänglich schwierigen Phase verbessert. Sie erhält von der Botschaft regelmäßig Pakete mit so ziemlich allem, was sie beantragt, die Beziehungen zu ihren Mitgefangenen sind sehr gut und sie hat ein Mobiltelefon, mit dem sie ihre ungarischen Anwälte und die italienische Botschaft jederzeit kontaktieren kann. Leider sind Gespräche mit Familienangehörigen und Freund*innen und damit jede Art von Kommunikation und Korrespondenz nach wie vor verboten, weil die Behörden eine Gefahr der Verdunkelung von Beweisen droht. Sowohl die Anwälte als auch die Botschaft versuchen, diese Situation zu entschärfen, aber niemand weiß, ob oder wann ein direkterer Kontakt mit ihr möglich sein wird. Über dieselben Anwälte werden wir ständig über ihren psychophysischen Zustand, der bisher gut ist, und über die Entwicklung des Gerichtsverfahrens auf dem Laufenden gehalten.

In den nächsten Monaten wird ein Antrag auf Hausarrest auf italienischem Boden gestellt , obwohl es unwahrscheinlich ist, dass die örtlichen Behörden diesem Antrag zustimmen werden, da es angesichts der Anschuldigungen im Interesse der Behörden liegt das Risiko zu vermeiden, dass sie das ungarische Staatsgebiet verlässt. Gleichzeitig wurde die Haft am 14. Juni bis zum 14. August verlängert. Die Anwälte gehen davon aus, dass die Haft angesichts der bisher von der Polizei gesammelten indirekten Beweise weiter verlängert wird. Außerdem wird im August das Ergebnis eines von der Staatsanwaltschaft beantragten anthropometrischen  Gutachtens vorgelegt werden – also eine Videoanalyse, die die Statur der Mitstreiterin mit der der auf den Videos zu sehenden Person vergleicht. Es ist wichtig zu verstehen, dass angesichts der heiklen juristischen Situation die Inhaftierung noch sehr lange dauern kann und daher die juristischen Kosten und die Kosten für die Aufrechterhaltung des Knastalltags der Mitstreiterin enorm sind und sein werden. Aus diesem Grund bitten wir alle, den zu diesem Anlass eingerichteten Solidaritätsfonds mit jeder Art von Spende, Zuwendung oder Initiative zu unterstützen, um ihr in dieser schwierigen und langwierigen Situation zu helfen.

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