On Tuesday December 16th, a large police operation took place in the Spanish State. Fourteen houses and social centers were raided in Barcelona, Sabadell, Manresa, and Madrid. Books, leaflets, computers were seized and eleven people were arrested and sent to the Audiencia Nacional, a special court handling issues of “national interest”, in Madrid. They are accused of incorporation, promotion, management, and membership of a terrorist organisation. However, lawyers for the defence denounce a lack of transparency, saying that their clients have had to make statements without knowing what they are accused of. “[They] speak of terrorism without specifying concrete criminal acts, or concrete individualized facts attributed to each of them” 2. When challenged on this, Judge Bermúdez responded: “I am not investigating specific acts, I am investigating the organization, and the threat they might pose in the future” 1; making this yet another case of apparently preventative arrests.
Saravá's Server had its hard disks seized for investigation by a representative of the Federal Public ProsecutorSubmitted by sarava on Tue, 2014-04-29 14:28
On April 28th 2014 a representative of the brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor (the "Ministério Público Federal" -- or just "MPF") removed the hard disks from Saravá Group's main server, taking down many services hosted by the group. In the negotiation with the Saravá Group, it was agreed that the MPF would only take the disks and leave the machine untouched.
FIRST DATA THEFT AFTER MARCO CIVIL INTERNET BILL HAS PASSED:
POLICE ATTACK ON PRIVACY MAY OCCUR AFTER NETMUNDIAL'S EVENT
Due to a secret lawsuit by the judiciary against Radio Muda, the oldest independent radio station working in Brazil, Saravá's main server is due to be confiscated this on Monday, April 28th, at 1:00 PM (Local time, GTM-3h).
Brazil - April 22th 2014 - We from Saravá Group are worried about arbitrary and reckless action of the Public Prosecutor's Office. The Office is requesting access to content we host.
The Access Information Law is a "FOIA"-like instrument is now working in Brazil. Also, the National Truth Commission was formed in Brazil to attempt to recover the memory of the humn rights iolations during the last two dictatorships in Brazil.
At the same time they represent the minimum acceptable for a huge social demand for social justice and their effectiveness is doubtful.
New technologies are rapidly transforming they way we relate to the world. Today, the flow of information plays a fundamental role in our daily lifes. Simultaneously, social an political organizations are incorporating those technologies to their articulation.
FBI seizes server providing anonymous remailer and many other services from colocation facility.
At August 6th 2008, Civil Police from Campinas (78km from Sao Paulo, Brazil) seized the Sarava Research Group server that hosted at the Philosophy and Social Sciences Institute from Campinas University (IFCH-UNICAMP) due to a complain filled by the University Attorney.
Back in May 2008, sarava.org's server was shut down by the colocation's central administration because of a request from dutch autorities. The server hosted a website against dutch anti-imigration policies and attracted a lot of media attention in the Netherlands.