Barchem4 supporting video courtcase in Rotterdam

Nieuws, gepost door: nn op 10/02/2013 02:08:36

Wanneer: 10/02/2013 - 21:11

On 12 februari there will be court in Rotterdam about case Barchem 4.

On a night in late October 2009, an incident occured at a mink fur farm in Barchem (East-Holland), resulting in the release of 5,000 mink, most of which were never re-captured.

The Dutch police subsequently arrested four people who were accused of releasing the mink from the farm. The police proceeded to raid three apartments, taking all computers, digital devices, shoes, and various other items.

Three of the four defendants were remanded in prison (for between 4 weeks - 3 months), with strict restrictions and inadequate food. They were then released on bail pending a court case. The fourth was released from police custody after three days.

10 months arrest and another 5 months probation for 3 of the arrested people and 15 months arrest for the fourth person.

If you want to support the arrested people you can send emails ;

supporting video

For more info go to

Tags: ALF Barchem4 fur


more detailed info on facebook, for those who do not have facebook:

***UPDATE on the Barchem 4 CASE : Please if possible share this update and translate these infos in your language so that we can reach everyone, thanks!

The 12nd of February the next hearing of the "Barchem 4" case will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It's unclear whether if this will be the last hearing before the sentence or not.

As many of you already know, the prosection has asked for 10 months of custody + 5 months of probation time for 3 of the defendants, and for 15 full months of custody for the fourth defendant.

To better understand how this case has developed it’s useful to point out that:

- A special police unit has been formed several years ago just with the aim of gathering intelligence against activists and organize repression against the animal liberation movement in the Netherlands.

- Several surveillance methods have been used against the activists : tracking devices under cars, physical surveillance, phone have been tapped for long extensions of time.

- During the trial the prosecution still has not provided any good reason for the observation methods used: we still don’t know why such a massive amount of police surveillance was employed against the activists, even if the lawyers of the defendants repeatedly asked for answers on this matter.

We invite everyone to keep the attention up and to write messages of solidarity for the activists to our email

The messages will then be posted on this profile.
We'll keep everyone updated as long as we know more.

Until all are free, Fight back repression!

SVAT // Barchem 4 supporters group

nn ??

Can somebody tell us all at WHAT TIME this trial takes place???


what time it will be in rotterdam?

and please next time:
ask for support and solidarity earlier.
I really would like to show my support and help in any way possible.

2 years for releasing minks as well as the whole police investigation is completely crazy!

Maybe plan a public event where people can discuss the case and see what help might be needed?


waarschijnlijk adres:
Rechtbank Rotterdam
Wilhelminaplein 100
3072AK Rotterdam

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