PRISONERS OF WAR/DETAINEES are militants or activists held behind bars because of their role in a violent conflict with the capitalist state. While the broader category of prisoners of war/detainees can include a varied sort, the ILDF limits its defense to those militants and activists who claim adherence to an ostensibly revolutionary leftwing doctrine. In today’s climate, such militants are often lumped in with reactionary and rightwing belligerents and tarred with the brush of “terrorism.” The ILDF rejects this blanket classification.

Below you will find a list of prisoners of war/detainees whose cases the ILDF is highlighting and supporting, as well as contact information and links about their situations.