17 12 2009
From Klinamen: via This is Our Job
December 15, 2009
One of the very first stories we covered here at TIOJ was about a letter-bomb deactivation in Barcelona. We thought it would be irresponsible if we didn’t follow up about an arrest that our enemies claim is related.
Anarchist arrested for sending letter-bomb to Prison Services
The National Police and Civil Guard arrested an anarchist in Getafe today for allegedly sending a low-strength letter-bomb to the Generalitat’s [Juvenile] Justice and Prison Services Headquarters in October.
According to sources close to the case, the suspect is 25-year-old T.H.H., who is accused of sending a letter-bomb containing a small amount of explosive material to 332 Calle Aragó on October 7. The package had to be deactivated by the Mossos d’Esquadra’s TEDAX bomb disposal unit.
After evacuating the building, TEDAX confirmed that the suspicious device contained only a small quantity of explosive, and they set off a controlled explosion. There were no injuries.
Update from TIOJ: We now know that the accused’s first name is Tamara. She has been charged with attempted murder and is currently being held in preventative detention at Wad-Ras women’s prison in Barcelona. According to mass media, the intended recipient of the October 7 letter-bomb was Albert Batlle, Secretary of the Generalitat’s Prison Services department.
On Thursday, December 18, there was a demonstration in solidarity with Tamara in front of Wad-Ras, and on Sunday, December 20, there will be another solidarity demonstration at the Plaza Can Felipa, also in Barcelona.
As more information surfaces, we will try to keep this story as current as possible.