<alter-ee> Fw: [ee-A-coo] first trial in case of AC Molotov

Zaczek alter-ee@lists.most.org.pl
Sat, 7 Sep 2002 12:25:56 +0200

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Subject: [ee-A-coo] first trial in case of AC Molotov

Yesterday, 6.9., we had a first trial in the case: AC Molotov (a squat in
Ljubljana, Slovenia, which they want to evict since 11.7.) against its owner
Slovenske Zeleznice (SZ; Slovenian Railway Company). All together was very
funny and dumb. There were 9 of us, representer of SZ; lawyers and the
judge, who were the only-one speaking. The first question of SZ's lawyer was
if we think to go out. Our answer was NO. Then she said there was unformal
agreement between us and persons from the Museum, than we have to respect it
and go out. Later, she said she doesn't know about the agreement, because it
was said by us. Ofcourse, in reality, no-one informed us about going out at
that time. Their lawyer coludn't say more than her meaning that this is a
private property and if Slovenia is a state of law then there is no question
who is right. The real question of this trial was if the Company knew the
fact that we live there. If they did, then the! ir accusation of disturbing
the property has no meaning, because they set up a law suit too late
(according to the law, the owner can put an accusation of disturbing the
property to 30 days after s/he founds out that the person is using his/her
property). On the question of the judge if they knew about the fact that we
live there, their lawyer said she doesn't know and they must ask the
witnesses - the workers of Railway Museum. She claimed she has never been in
Molotov and later that they couldn't indentify the persons because there are
about 60 people going in and out and lots of them under 18. When we applied
as witnesses in the next trial, she asked if we can tell also the year of
our birth, because we don't look so old.
Our lawyer gave next evideneces about SZ's knowing of our living in AC
Molotov: two televison shows in winter (we squatted the place on new year
02), artical in newspaper (about FNB), key from the doors (we made it
together with the person from Museum, because it's the same buliding) and
police records (from new year, they visited Molotov more than 30 times,
identifying the inhabitants).
They were speaking also about sanitary inspection and they calimed it came
alone (they didn't call it). Here, SZ made another violation, because they
would have, according to the statement made by inspection, to disinfect the
place totally. They coludn't made this with dredger and barricading the
windows of the house. Their lawyer finally confesses that they wanted to
destroy the house (even if they still don't have persmission to destroy nor
to bulid).
Thus, the next trial is on 22 October with 6 witnesses defending Avtonomna
Cona Molotov and 2 witnesses to speak in favour of Slovenian Railway
Company. This is just a starting point. If we want to continue (this will
happen if we don't find another house and we can keep this one for a year,
two, we don't know), the next big trial is about violations of human rights
made by SZ and G7 (private security company) and then comes the final trial
with decision when we have to go out. I think, we won't come to the end of
the trial, because we need another house (we have no water and electricity;
Mirovni Institut, organization that is sponsoring our lawyer gave lots of
money already for these charges and it can happen that they throw us out in
winter). We made a plan of direct actions if the city doesn't give us
another house for at least 3 years!
Just to mention that the day before the trial came police with order from
the judge to search the house, because SZ put an accusation of stealing the
electricity. They didn't find what they were looking for (a certain cable)
and for first time they were acting almost all according to the rules (they
wrote a record with our complaints, waited for the lawyer). They were too
much nice, with questions like: "do you maybe know who could connected
electricity?" etc.). As they didn't get the person who connected the cables,
the accusation has no meaning.
For the end - today the sindicats from Railway Company are having
demonstrations, because the Company will be soon privatised. In general that
means it won't work in favour of the people (what public transport should
stand for), but in favour of capital. It means more explotation of the
workers and higher prices for the people, who's only transport is train.
...a las barricadas......

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