Extension of Max Zirngast’s pre-trial detention despite insufficient charges?

After three months of pre-trial detention, the Case of Max Zirngast seems to be set in motion in the last few days. His lawyer, Murat Yılmaz informed members of the #FreeMaxZirngast solidarity campaign about the bill of indictment that had been filed by the prosecutor in charge to the court for consideration on November 29….

The Space-Time of the Penal Regime and Resistance to it

Below is our documentation of a longer letter written by Max Zirngast on November 4th and received by us recently; we have translated and edited this and are publishing excerpts here. We have also added some annotations and subheads in square brackets for a better understanding. 4 November, 2018 The space-time of the penal regime…

Video about the “Case Max Zirngast”

From the large circle of supporters of Max Zirngast this video has reached us: It links the previous development since the arrest of Max Zirngast on 11th September with the overall political situation in Turkey and Austria. It’s got subtitles in English and is definitely worth a look! Here’s the video:

On unnecessary talk offers and missing pens

At last, we are also receiving longer messages from Max Zirngast. This article documents translated and edited extracts from a longer letter, which he wrote on October 18th, 2018 and has only recently reached us. For ease of reading, we have added some notes and headings, marked with square brackets. October 18, 2018 I am…

Appeasement is not appropriate

After the initial remarks by government spokesman Launsky-Tieffenthal, Chancellor Kurz (ÖVP), Vice-Chancellor Strache (FPÖ) and Foreign Minister Kneissl on the case of Max Zirngast on September 11 and 12, 2018, there has been little word from official sources on the matter. Foreign Minister Kneissl has now made a number of comments regarding this case. We…

Speech at the “It’s Thursday again!” – Demonstration in Vienna

We are documenting Elisa’s speech at the Thursday demonstration on October 11 in Vienna. “I am here in the name of the Solidarity Campaign #FreeMaxZirngast. Max Zirngast is an activist and journalist, who’s been detained in Turkey for a month now. He lives and works in Ankara since 2015. I got to know Max as…

A Whole Month In High-Security Prison – Enough!

Max Zirngast has been under arrest for more than a month. For a bulk of that time, he was in the Sincan-2 High-Security Prison, which is 60 kilometers away from Ankara. Contact with him is difficult and strictly limited. The letters that he was able to mail around September 28th are arriving only now –…

Max Zirngast’s Attorney Tamer Doğan remains banned from the trial

The decision of the Penal Justice of the Peace in Ankara to eject one of Max Zirngast’s attorneys from criminal proceedings was once again confirmed. Tamer Doğan is going to appeal again.   On September 18th, a week after Max Zirngast’s detention, the 4th Penal Justice of the Peace in Ankara sent an order to…

Start of the Online Petition

Statement by students and staff of the University of Vienna on the imprisonment of Max Zirngast On September 11, 2018 at 5 am in Ankara, Austrian journalist, author and student Max Zirngast, who has been living in Turkey, was arrested by the Turkish police. According to media reports, as in many other similar cases, the…

27th September 2018, The Foundation of the Solidarity Campaign #FreeMaxZirngast

Upon invitation of the left re:volt Magazine, the founding meeting of the solidarity campaign #FreeMaxZirngast took place last night in the “Semperdepot” of the Academy of Fine Arts. The meeting brought together amongst many of Max’ friends and fellow students, also former parliamentary representative of the Austrian Green Party, Berîvan Aslan, Prof. Karl Reitter, the…