20 Oct

Anarchists released from jail in Belarus and new ones arrested!

A comings and goings in Okrestin, the prison in Minsk, where people are usually only temporarily detained. Many people have been locked up there in the last two months, fortunately mostly for a short time.

We reported a fortnight ago about the arrest of several activists from the anarchist and ecological movement.
On 16 October, Genja and Kostja from Listovka printing cooperative were released after 15 days in prison. With them was another activist from the anarchist scene in Okrestin, who was arrested on the same day, but who is not connected to the cooperative. He is also free again.

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02 Oct

Employees from the printing collective “Listovka” were arrested

Today in #Minsk two people from the printing collective “Listovka” were arrested, Yevgeny Diatkovsky (Genya) and Konstantin Nesterovich (Kostya). Genja was arrested directly in the shop in the morning, Kostja later around noon.

“Listovka” has been in existence since 2017 and is a self-organised copy shop that functions as a collective enterprise.

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15 Aug

“They were beating me and ask what I don’t like about the country.” – What do the people coming out of the pretrial prison Okresin say.

Anja is 19 years old, when she sees her mother among those waiting, she rushes into her arms, and for a long time they stand silently, with tears in their eyes. The women was detained on August 12 near her home in the shopping center “Riga”. A riot police officer grabbed Anja as she was returning home. She saw a column of trucks ahead of her and decided to wait for them to pass.

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13 Aug

Solidarity action with the uprising against the Lukashenko regime – 14 August 5 pm Alaunpark

For five days, the people of Belarus have been fighting against the 26 year dictatorship in Belarus. The Lukashenko regime has come to an end, and the people no longer put up with its oppression and exploitation. The regime is countering this uprising with massive police violence, brutal assaults and torture on the streets and in the prisons. The people are not intimidated, but they also need solidarity.

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12 Aug

Call for solidarity actions with the uprising against the Lukashenko regime – 14 August

For the first time in the history of Belarus, people across the country rebelled against the dictatorship. Many thousands of demonstrations are held not only in the capital, but also in small towns. People take to the streets and not only peacefully protest against the authorities, but also fight against the state apparatus – they help friends and comrades and clash with punishers.

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02 Mar

Overview of repressions against anarchists and antifascists in Belarus in 2018

At the beginning of the year everybody were shocked by “Network case” in Russia where anarchists were tortured and detained. According to the FSB, a chapter of the “Network” also operated in Belarus. The KGB hasn’t publicly reacted to this statement, however, we noticed increased efforts to recruit youth associated with the anarchist movement in different parts of Belarus.

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01 Oct

Raids and eviction as a tool of political repression in Belarus

We were covering the situation in Belarus in March this year during the big protests that were happening here against the policy of the state that was forcing people to pay a fine for being unemployed for longer than six months in a year. For now the protests are over, however pressure from the government on those who were participating in the events of last spring didn’t stop.

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