Australian woman sought after anarchist bombings in Mexico

According to press reports, an Australian woman, Felicity Ann Ryder, is being sought by police (or may have been arrested) in connection with anarchist bombings in Mexico city on July 27.

A Mexican, Mario Antonio Lopez Hernandez, was arrested on June 27 after being wounded when an incendiary device exploded on him.  Earlier on the same night, a homemade explosive device went off  in a payment area of the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE).

More at Slackbastard. Updates at War on Society.

A statement from Anarchist Black Cross Mexico:

June 29th, 2012: Having been seriously injured with burns on his arm and leg by an accidental explosion from an incendiary device, the comrade is currently being treated in the Rubén Leñero General Hospital, in Mexico City. He has been given skin grafts on both his arm and leg, with a damaged artery forcing surgeons to operate quickly his leg to avoid, as a last ‘resort’, its amputation. The comrade is now conscious.

After the explosion of the incendiary device, the comrade was taken to the hospital under arrest. Since his entry to the hospital, at 5am on June 27th, he was cut off from the outside world, so he had no possibility of getting legal defense that wasn’t the duty lawyer. A first witness statement was taken while he was not in a favourable physical or mental state, under the effects of anaesthesia after an operation, while being subjected to a lot of police pressure. It was not until June 28th, at more or less 4.30pm, that he had first contact with his lawyer. It remains to be seen if there will be a judicial review of his case, still assigned to the Public Ministry’s Coy-2 agency, as he awaits a transfer to a Mexican Federal District prison in the following hours; it is unclear what the charges for his arrest are as they have varied each time clarifications were requested, which seems to indicate that they are trying to put together a case, with the most recent being criminal damage and attacks against public property. The comrade Mario testifies to be an anarchist but categorically denies being part of the ‘#yo soy 132’ movement or the ‘Tenochtitlán Salvation Front (FST)’ mentioned in the Press.

We know they are trying to link a comrade, Felicity Ryder, and that the investigation is still open as they widen their search.

We need to remain vigilant about the way Mario is treated in his current health condition, so that he is not transferred to a prison before he recuperates. Also, that the lawyers he has selected for his case be recognized by the authorities trying his case.

Lastly, we make a callout to the anarchist movement to join forces and demonstrate their support and solidarity with the comrade. For the moment it is necessary to redistribute counter-information about Mario’s situation. Some days from the general election (July 1st), the comrade’s case could be manipulated for electoral ends, but we know that his position is not only focused on the false democracy and the situation we are currently experiencing in Mexico. His posture goes further than that: he is an anarchist and consequently he is against all existent Power.

A solidarity gathering was called for last Friday, June 29th, at 3pm, outside the Colegio Militar metro station in support of Mario.

Total solidarity with Mario López and Felicity Ryder

Spanish original

2 thoughts on “Australian woman sought after anarchist bombings in Mexico”

  1. Mexico: Joint declaration of anarchist action groups

    Spare no effort to free them.
    Give free rein to our imagination, unleashing all the passions and focus all our anger at the release of comrades estxs. What direct solidarity is not limited and would be spread across the planet!


    The live of the companion Felicity Ann Ryder! Immediate release for Mario Antonio Lopez Hernandez! Urgent communication / Joint declaration of anarchist action groups:

    Direct solidarity with our comrades Mario Antonio Lopez and Felicity Ann Ryder.

    Health to those who fight!


    In the early hours of Wednesday, June 27 comrades were two arrested Mario Antonio Lopez Hernandez and Felicity Ann Ryder by the repressive forces of the Federal District. Mario’s partner wounded was captured after falling at the time was activated an explosive device that was placed near the Del Carmen Coyoacán in Mexico City, so it was transferred to the Hospital Ruben Lenero capital city where still being held as a prisoner after the surgical procedure he underwent. The companion Felicity Ann Ryder was arrested shortly after being arrested comrade Mario Antonio on false charges that attempt to link the bombings made the night of 26 and during the early hours of 27 Revolution Autonomous Cells Immediate-Praxedis G Guerrero ( CARI-PGG) in Mexico City and Mexico State, as part of the anti-electoral campaign against all parties and the political caste made by the anarchist action groups over the past four months in different states of the Mexican region.

    First we want to clarify, to avoid distortions and false links that the partner and the partner Mario Antonio Felicity Ann are not part of the Revolution Autonomous Cells Immediate-Praxedis Guerrero (CARI-PGG) or belong to any of the informal groups of direct action , are insurrectionists, anarcho-nihilistic anarcho-environmentalists, who have decided to develop the struggle against the system of domination across the Mexican geography.

    So we want to point that Comrade Mario Antonio, should really have tried to place the explosive device which he is charged (indictment that generated plenty of questions to be left “clean” paraffin test which was submitted in for traces of gunpowder), served only driven only by their anti-authoritarian ideals and their belief antisystemic. It does not belong to any of the anarchist groups that have been starring since 2009 continuously direct action against domination.

    Mario Antonio comrades and Felicity Ann active part called “anarchist movement” and are members of the editorial collective that encourages the publication “anarchist conspiracy” unquestionably committed to direct solidarity with imprisoned comrades nuestrxs around the world but do not have links or membership any of the groups signing the joint statement. We do not have to lie, are “guilty” or “innocent” recognize them as “comrades” and deploy our solidarity to the end.

    The kidnapping of estxs comrades reminds us of the arrest of Ramses Villareal in 2009, under false accusations in an attempt to link it with our nuclei and clusters of action, which is why we were forced to issue a statement similar characteristics. The arrest of comrades estxs (such as Ramses then) only shows the inability of the government’s repressive corporations Federal District found “guilty” and the desperation of the puppets in the service of “Chief of the capital” Marcelo Ebrard to close his term successfully and continue with his political aspirations. The arrest of Mario Antonio comrades and Felicity Ann only responds to attempts to criminalize dissent and response to the pressures of mass media as they always want repression and blood to satisfy the society of the spectacle. And this time (how strange!), It’s up to the warning to the left of the system of domination, the bearers of “hope” and “real change”. We have timely knowledge of the witch hunt that prepare anti-anarchist and Mount police have launched city authorities, not only against publicly comrades who work in solidarity with our presxs such as the Anarchist Black Cross or of involucradxs comrades in various editorial projects but also against journalists who have realized objectively in the press of the performance of the anarchist groups.

    Comrades, Felicity Ann Ryder is abducted by elements of the repressive corporations Federal District Attorney’s express orders Jesus Rodriguez Almeida and Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard, who cynically deny (hours after his arrest made public) that in custody declaring “fugitive”. Marco Antonio is still heavily guarded hospital under constant psychological torture and amid endless irregularities as having taken legaloides his statement while under the influence of anesthesia.

    Spare no effort to free them.

    Give free rein to our imagination, unleashing all the passions and focus all our anger at the release of comrades estxs. What direct solidarity is not limited and would be spread across the planet!

    For the live presentation of the companion Felicity Ann Ryder, kidnapped by repressive corporate Federal Government Distro!

    For the immediate release of Mario Antonio Lopez Hernandez mate!

    For the release of all the comrades nuestrxs compañerxsl presxs in Mexico and the world!

    For the destruction of prisons!

    By extension of refractory fire!

    What night lights!

    For Anarchy!

    Force comrades kidnapped by the state!

    Force encarceladxs comrades in Greece of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire!

    Force encarceladxs comrades in Italy!

    Force, co Turtle!

    Force, partner Tamara! Force, partner Gabriel! Force teammate Marco!

    Against the technological system of domination!

    For the destruction of everything that dominates us!

    For Total Liberation!

    For international coordination anarchist!

    What lights up the night!

    -Anonymous Anarchist Action / Informal Anarchist Federation, Baja California (AAA / IAF)

    -Action Brigades by the Propaganda by Deed Simon Radowitzky-State of Mexico / DF (BAPHAA-SR)

    -Cell Autonomous Immediate Revolution – Praxedis Guerrero / Informal Anarchist Federation, State of Mexico / DF / Morelos (CARI-PGG/FAI)

    Informal Anarchist Revolutionary-Cell / Informal Anarchist Federation (CRIA / IAF)

    Column lxs-Terrorist Revolucionarixs in Black (CTRN)

    Ex-members of the Eco-anarchist cell for direct attack (CEAD)

    -Informal-DF/estado of Mexico Anarchist Federation (FAI-DF)

    -Front Earth Liberation (FLT)

    Free-Individuxs, Dangerous and Wild Incendiarixs by the Black Death (ILPSIPN)

    -Luddites Against the Domestication of Wild Nature-Mexico State / City (LOBs)

    -Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M), section DF

    – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M), section Chihuahua

    – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M), Section Jalisco

    – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M), Section Veracruz

    – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M), section Oaxaca

    Task Force-Anarcho-Nihilist by the Creator-Tamaulipas Nothing

    Mariano Sanchez-Cell Insurreccional Añón-Edo. Mex. (CI-MSA) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M)

    Mariano Sanchez-Cell Insurreccional Añón-Guanajuato (CI-MSA) fraction of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAI-M)

    Informal Circle Antagónicxs-individualists (CCIA) Mexico, Planet Earth, July 3, 2012.

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