Belarus

Petition in defense of Belarus imprisoned anarchists

The last European dictator is now trading people's freedom for loans from the west. He has now set 24 political prisoners free. Please find below links to the petition to liberate Belorussian anarchists. The petition has also been signed by members of several political parties and organisations in Belarus and abroad:

Documentaries about the prosecution of anarchists in Belarus are now available in internet in English

English version of the documentaries "Disregarding The Law" and "Anarchy. Direct action. Impartial" version are now available in the internet. The movies tell the story of the repressions of anarchists in Belarus in september 2010 - may 2011. Short description of the "Anarchy. Direct action. Impartial": “The documentary was created in winter 2011 by ABC Belarus to cover the repressions of the anarchist movement in Belarus from september 2010 up to february 2011. The movie include the comments from anarchists, Russian and belarus officials, human right activists. ”

New Addresses of Belarusian anarchist prisoners

Dedok Nikolai Aleksandrovich / Dziadok Mikalai Aliaksandravich*
 IK-15, 213105, Mogilev, p/o Veino, Slavgorodskoe shosse, 5 km. KARANTIN
 BELARUS
Frantskevich Aleksandr Vladimirovich / Frantskevich Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich*
 IK-22 “Volchi nory”, 225295 , Brestskaya obl., Ivatsevichski r-n, st. Domanovo KARANTIN
BELARUS
Olinevich Igor Vladimirovich / Alinevich Ihar Uladzimiravich*
IK-10, 211440, Vitebskaya obl., Novopolotsk, ul. Tekhnicheskaya, 8 KARANTIN
 BELARUS
Vaskovich Evgeni Sergeevich / Vas’kovich Jauhen Siarheevich (KGB attack)*
IK-15, 213105, Mogilev, p/o Veino, Slavgorodskoe shosse, 5 km. KARANTIN
BELARUS
 

You are the best! Thank you from ABC-Belarus

Today, when the sentence was passed on Belarusian anarchists, Anarchist Black Cross-Belarus considers it a must to say the words of gratitude that had accumulated during the 8.5 months of waiting and struggle.
Out experience has proven that really ‘a friend in need’s a friend indeed’.
First of all we would like to express gratitude to all the people, groups, collectives and organisations which responded to our calls for solidarity with Belarusian anarchists.
We got support from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Novorossiysk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Kazan’, Cheboksary, Nizhniy Novgorod, Volgograd, Voronezh, Belgorod, Rjazan’, Smolensk, Simferopol, Mariupol, Donetsk,whole, within 8 months 74 solidarity actions of all kinds took place, from info-meetings and leaflets spread to radical actions (the blockade of the Moscow-Minsk road, attacks on KGB, police stations and detention facilities). Kyiv, Lviv, Chishinau, Minsk, Bobruisk, Gomel, Grodno, Bereza, Zhlobin, Vilnius, Riga, Lublin, Warsaw, Szczecin, Budapest, Prague, Sofia, Vienna, Tirol, Berlin, Rostock, Hamburg, Marcelle.

Belarusian anarchists sentenced - up to 8 years of hard regime, evidence lacking

On the 27th of May, judge Zhanna Khvoynitskaya sentenced the Belarusian anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalaj Dziadok, Aliaksandar Frantskievich, Maxim Vetkin and Yeveni Slivonchik. The young men were accused of a number of political actions, amongst which was the attack against the Russian embassy in Minsk in August of 2010. 
 Ihar Alinevich was accused of attacks against the Russian Embassy and Belarusbank ("Property destruction with intent", statute 218 paragraph 3 of the Belarusian Criminal Codex), an attack against the remand prison of Minsk (also statute 218, paragraph 2), an attack against a Casino and an illegal demonstration at the military headquarters ("Aggravated hooliganism", statute 339 paragraph 2 of Belarusian criminal codex). The prosecutor asked for a 9 year sentence in hard regime, eventually he received 8 years of hard regime (1).    

Belarus: Anarchists strongly condemns terrorist attack in Minsk

A powerful explosion in a subway station "Oktyabrskaya" in Minsk 11 April 2011 during the evening rush hour. As a result, killing 12 people, more than 150 were hospitalized. April 12 Chairman of the KGB of Belarus Vadim Zaitsev announced three versions of the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro. "Today we have three versions. The first - to destabilize the situation in Belarus "- said Zaitsev told journalists on Tuesday.

Anarchy. Direct Action.

First of all, let me change the order of the story and start with our own, anarchic view of the situation: "Anarchy. Direct action " . Why? Because although instead of conversation, and you can use the stick, the words always retain their power. Words give the meaning of the surrounding reality for those who are willing to listen. They declare us the truth. And the truth is this: our country is going something wrong, is not it? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and depression, the prohibition of the right to protest a ban on thinking about the protest.Instead, we have - a system of external supervision and corporate media.

Short update of the recent repressions against anarchists in Belarus

As of right now four Belarussian anarchists are under arrest, accused of having organised a series of direct actions 2009-2010. 
 
Everything started long before this past September(2010). The years 2009-2010  were rich in radical actions claimed by Belarusian anarchists. Such as:
 
 *an illegal anti-militarist demonstration in Septeber 2009 against a mutual
 Russian-Belarusian war exercise,  when a Joint Staff was attacked with a smoke   grenade. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iQ3kz0hVDM
 

News from "American"

In a few days 2 months since then, as in . A few days later his parents discovered in the KGB jail, where he was taken in violation of all norms of international law on deportation and extradition. Igor accused of involvement in .

Moscow anarchists marched in defense of their Belarusian colleagues

Today, Dec. 12, about 30 anarchists and anti-fascists in Moscow conducted an illegal procession. Around 8 pm, with a column covering the street Fire and signal flare went on Maroseyka by the Belarusian embassy, chanting "Freedom for Belarus anarchists," "Putin and Luke freaks, anarchists to freedom," "Games in the policy - the case by a condom!" and other slogans. The protesters carried a banner "We demand an end to repression against Maxim Vetkin, Dedkov Nicholas, Alexandra Frantskevych, Igor Olinevicha" black and red flags.

Food Not Bombs in Irkutsk, expressed solidarity with the Belarusian anarchist

This afternoon, in the center of Irkutsk, the anarchists of the Initiative Food Not Bombs held a rally in solidarity with anarchist prisoners in Belarus. Participants in the initiative have fed a dozen homeless people free hot vegetarian soup. Near the site of action anarchists placed the banner: "Freedom of Belarusian activists!" and handed out leaflets about a hundred passers-by and the homeless. Despite the bitter cold enough passersby eagerly took flyers.

TEXT LEAFLETS:

Solidarity with Belarusian activists

Due to the fact that the Belarusian government again resorted to political repression and shows his dictatorial essence, IFA (International of Anarchist Federations), meeting in Sofia on 30-31 October 2010, reports that:
- He is opposed to any social and political activism, organized under the institutional and hierarchical control;
- Condemns all forms of repression against activists, whether they are anarchists or not;
- Expresses its solidarity with the persecuted fellow anarchists and all the victims of the regime;

Anarchy 21

Belaurssian pamhplet "Anarchy 21" (currently only available in Russian language) is was originally published by group "Revolutionary Action" in its website ( http://belarus.avtonom.org ). Texts is controversial - in particular, the offered illegal way  was apparently premature in Belarussian context, as the recent defeat of the movement there proves - in fact, it is possible that the proposed path is much more viable in the Russian semi-democratic than Belarussian semi-totalitarian  conditions.

The call to the international days of united actions in support of belarus anarchists

In connection with the situation about repression of anarchists and social activists getting worse WE – anarchists, friends and nearests of repressed ones – are calling you to take part in Days of Solidarity with belarus Anarchists on the 10-13ths of December 2010. We consider that only international protests against repressions of independent activists trying to change things in Belarus for the better are able to make Lukashenko give the go-ahead to stop mass arrests and to close political cases of Dedok, Frantskevich and Vetkin.

YSU students have announced a rally of solidarity with Nicholas Dedkov

Students of the European Humanities University and the Youth Initiative StudAlliance announced an indefinite campaign of solidarity with the student at YSU Nicholas Dedkov, which is already two and a half months is held in custody. About this BelaPAN reported in the press service StudAlliance.

Meeting on November 7 in Irkutsk

Normal 0 November 7 Irkutsk anarchists came to the traditional meeting between the CPRF and black-and-red flag and banner of "In the seventeenth did not ask for a take!". While it sounded from the podium in support of Lukashenko Batko, anarchists had distributed leaflets with information about those arrested after the attack, unknown to the Russian embassy Belarusian activists. It seems that the popularity of Lukashenka, even among supporters of the Communist Party went into decline, the protesters on the leaflets completely reacted favorably.

STATEMENT

Dear readers of the site, you are all well aware of those sad events that occur in the environment of the Belarusian anarhodvizheniya and we know that these events, each of you is experiencing its own way. Our previous appeal was improperly removed by an administrator and we think that today's announcement and will not last long on it, but somebody has read it and draw the necessary conclusions.

Belarus shares the support of anarchists held in Cheboksary

Authorities feel impunity! They're used to that they have a prison, accustomed to our fear. They have long been looking at us like a gray mass, which is unable to unite against the regime of oppression and suppression, the world's lies and not justice. This spit of all the authorities of all countries and states! The only thing they fear is courage. People who are determined to escape the burden of misinformation, not afraid to be anarchists, anti-fascists, social activists.

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