Civil Disobedience Icon Fabrice Dugerdil is Released
On 7 April 2015, Savosian activist Fabrice Dugerdil was released from the Bonneville Prison where he was incarcerated since 28 January 2015. Mr Dugerdil served a three months sentence to which he was condemned in 2014 following his refusal to pay a fine and the subsequent late penalty fees imposed on him for driving a car with a Savosian licence plate.
UNPO is relieved to hear that Mr Dugerdil’s incarceration has finally come to an end, after more than two months of imprisonment. As happens for all prisoners, Mr Dugerdil’s sentence was reduced by three weeks. During his incarceration, the Savosian leader suffered from unacceptable conditions of detention, having to face many bureaucratic hurdles and obstacles to be able to talk to his relatives. He also was on a hunger strike for five weeks, which left him very weak, both mentally and physically.
UNPO has constantly condemned the unfair treatment that Mr Dugerdil had to face. Mr Dugerdil has always preferred a nonviolent approach to conduct his struggle and will continue to do so. More determined than ever, he is now planning on continuing his pacific fight for a Free Savoy with the Provisory Government of the State of Savoy.
To read the letter addressed to Fabrice Dugerdil in jail by UNPO Secretary General Marino Busdachin (in French) please click here.
To read our article about Fabrice Dugerdil's hunger strike, please click here.
To read our article on the public information meeting organized by Fabrice Dugerdil and the Provisory Government of the State of Savoy on 21 February 2015, please click here.
Photo courtesy of Breiz Atao.