Letter received from Joaquim Forn

We send our letters and cards to the prisoners in Madrid as a simple act of support and solidarity, with no expectation of receiving replies, as the prisoners may receive hundreds of letters and have limited resources for stamps especially for international mail. I was therefore gobsmacked yesterday (election day 21 December of all days) to receive a letter from the prison in Estremera from Joaquim Forn.

Estremera, 2 Dec 2017

Dear Gerry,

Thank you very much for your kind words, your good wishes and solidarity.

Thanks for all you are doing in order to make our situation known all around the world.

It’s really important for us that the repression we are suffering is worldwidely known.

Specially because it is one EU Member State which is exercising it in front of the silence of the other states.

Ours is a peaceful fight for democracy and the answer of the state structures is absolutely oversized.

Once again, thanks a lot for your help.

Sincerely yours,

Joaquim Forn