Anarchist total objector Topi Lauko began his prison sentence 18th of
December in a low-security prison. He was transferred to a half-way house, maintained by Siltavalmennus NGO, in second half of February. Although in half-way house the conditions of detention are not harsh, he would still be happy to correspond with comrades around the world. He will be finally released 24th of April 2013.
33560 Tampere Finland
Each year few dozen people are sentenced in Finland for refusal to serve in both army and civil service. Among them - pacifists and anarchists, but also apolitical people who were imprisoned for their unwillingness to serve (army service in Finland is 6-12 months, alternative service is 12 months). Standard term of imprisonment is 179, but those who have served their duty partly are sentenced to shorter prison terms. Lately prison sentences are often replaced with home arrest under electronic surveillance (with tethers).
Besides Topi, there is at least one other political total objector currently doing time in a in Finnish prison. He is in prison from 4th of December to 5th of June.
Suomenlinna C 86
00190 Helsinki Finland Finland
Near the sacred Mount Parnassus and the ruins of Delphi there is a small town of Levadia. Will of fate I was fortunate enough prove to be in this place and get acquainted with the local fan scene. As soon as you come here at once there a positive mood. Railway station painted with anti-fascist and...