On November 15, the anti-fascist and musician Dima Masal was arrested in Grodno. Many may know him from the bands Contra La Contra and Wagna.
Anarchists have always stood up against tyranny and dictatorship. Regardless of the color of the flag, raised by authoritarianism over this or that corner of the planet. So it is not surprising that anarchists are actively involved in the uprising against the dictator Lukashenko in Belarus. From the very first days, with our determination and uncompromising attitude, we showed that anarchism is a revolutionary movement capable of changing the world!
Rally on 20.11.2020 at 4 pm at the Lager Bremer Straße
5 pm at Hammerweg (Fabricestr.)
Comes with wheels, wheelchairs, mobile bases!
The jails must perish! In Germany the social peace is secured with prison walls behind which people are locked away like every where else. They do not serve the protection from „dangerous criminals“. Criminal law, the courts, the police, the prosecutors, the prisons ensure exploitation and oppression. They do not serve „re-socialization“: outside of society people are not educated to act socially. Prisons stigmatize, hurt, humiliate and dehumanize.
Photo 03.19.2019: Vehicles of the electrical company Lehmann in Bad Lausick. This company is involved in the construction of the Zwickau prison.
The Soko Linx was a big celebration to find left-wing criminals. It seems to follow one of its predecessors the Soko MAG (Militant Autonomous Violent Offenders) from the beginning of two tausend. It is not particularly successful, as taz reports in an article on November 11.
Today Alexander Belov was finally released after 30 days of prison. He war rearrested after he spend already 15 days and got another 15. He was in a short term prison Okrestin in Minsk. Karina G. was also released today from Schodina prison. She was arrested together with friends at the evening when Alexander was rearrested.
The other friends unfortunately spend their terms in Baranovitsche and even so the 15 days passed today they were directly rearrested inside the prison.
By Anarchist Black Cross Belarus
For over three months, people in Belarus have been fighting against the authoritarian regime.
In 26 years, dictator Lukashenko has built a system aimed at suppressing any political life. The coronavirus and a number of economic problems have greatly changed what is happening in the country. In a few months, Belarusians have learned to self-organize. The presidential elections provoked a wave of the largest protest in the country’s history! But the tyrant does not want to give up his throne. At least 5 people were killed (some died under strange circumstances). Thousands of people were beaten and disabled by the violence of the police. More than 15 thousand have been detained and sentenced on administrative cases. More than 500 criminal cases have been initiated. At least 200 people are awaiting trial in the pre-trial detention center (including at least four anarchists and four anti-fascists).
On November 8 in Beloosjorsk anarchist Denis Moroz was detained. He was sentenced to 15 days.
Today, November 12, the anarchist Mikalai Diadok was detained. The cops were searching for him already since July. Since than he was living in underground. How the arrest happened is not clear jet.
According to the reports of the cops, he is accused of gross violation of public order (art. 342) through the administration of his own telegram channel Mikalai and the anarchist news channel Pramen. The video after his arrest shows that tear gas or pepper spray was used against him, and that his jaw is not moving well. His personal channel was seized by the cops, but bloggers created a new channel (https://t.me/MDziadok) to support the activist.
On 05 November 2020 the Federal Public Prosecutor General’s Office carried out an operation against alleged anti-fascists in Leipzig. For one of them the LKA had brought a warrant of arrest with. they took a person into custody on remand.
The arrested are accused of having been involved in several attacks on fascists, or of having planned and prepared them. The whole thing is supplemented by the obligatory accusation of having founded a criminal association according to § 129 StGB, whose goal is to “carry out attacks against persons of the right-wing scene”.
Anarchists Dmitry Dubovsky, Ihar Olinevich, Sergei Romanov and Dmitry Rezanovich were detained at the Belarusian border. Firearms, ammunition, grenades and pepper spray were found in their belongings. Everyone is accused of art. 289 (terrorism) and art. 295 (illegal arms trafficking) of the Criminal Code. The punishment under article 289 is up to the death penalty.
Sad news reaches us these days – the appeal process against the mad judgement of 24 years against Andreas was declared closed after only 2 short trial days. All requests for evidence, including an expert witness of Andreas’ defense counsel, were not admitted. Andreas could not attend the trial for health reasons. We remember: In the first instance Andreas was sentenced to 24 years because the court did not want to recognize the act of self-defense as such. Although there is an exonerating video of the situation, the court of appeal has now confirmed the 24 years of unconditional imprisonment. This therefore comes close to a death sentence.