Even though the walls are high, thick, and covered with barbed wire, the windows are barred and the steel doors are locked, I can feel here inside the solidarity and support from outside!
Many thanks to all those who are taking care of us, looking after the animals that we live with, taking care of the doors which were kicked in, the plants, the rent, making sure we get laundry, letters, visits, and money and regularly hear solidarity demonstrations. And many thanks to all who stand up for an anti-authoritarian society, where people show solidarity with one another and which is free from violence.
I am doing well despite all the adversities of the monotony of prison. I miss however freedom and above all many people and animals who are dear to me! I am receiving vegan food, including (after weeks) even soy milk, spreads and margarine. The only possibility to move around is in the prison yard - 1 hour a day, 50 paces in a circle. There are not many other possibilities to pass the time, except reading, letters, and television. I only have contact with social prisoners, I am at the moment with 5 others in a cell. We mostly show solidarity in our dealings with one another. Conflicts almost never come up.
I do not trust myself to give a political of legal assessment at the moment because I am largely cut off from information and completely cut off from the other accused persons. The only thing that is certain is that “prison”, thanks to the large solidarity and support from outside but also because of my experiences inside the walls, has lost much of the horror, with which it was always bound.
I hope all you on the outside are doing well! For an anti-authoritarian society without prisons and cages!
Open Letter from Sabine, from the end of June 2008
Hello dears! A small sign of life from me and first of all a giant thanks for your wonderful support. It is great to know that many people are thinking of me and it gives me a lot of strength here.
It is a terrible feeling to be isolated and locked away from my social circle, my friends and my family, separated from my dogs, who wait for my everyday in vain. But I try to continually think positive, and it is tremendously comforting to know that my animals are doing well. A special thank you to the dear people who are looking after Amigo, Leia and the rats, who are taking care of them financially and emotionally, and are doing everything so that they can feel ok despite their difficult situation. Thank you for the many encouraging letters, postcards and photos, and I am happy every time when I hear you all outside protesting in front of the prison. You all are super and I wish you all a lot of strength and stamina.
I am thinking of you all, see you soon SABINE
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