16 Dec

“They threatened to rape, said they would take me to the Gestapo or the forest”.

CW: police violence and torture

Mikalai Dziadok story, handed over to Radio Svaboda.

On November 12, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the arrest of anarchist blogger Mikalai Dziadok. Then the press service of the department claimed that the detainee “actively cooperates with the investigating authorities and gives confessions.” At the same time, on the record, published together with the police press release, it is clear that Dedok was severely beaten. Now he is accused of organizing actions that grossly violate public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code). From the person with whom Dedok managed to talk in the detention centre on Okrestina Street, “Mediazona” learned the details of the anarchist’s detention.

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18 Nov

Call for a week of solidarity with anarchists and antifascists of Belarus 23-30 November

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!

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14 Nov

activists coming and going and coming again to prison in belarus

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.

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13 Nov

Support the uprising in Belarus – FireFund crowdfunding campaign

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).

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12 Nov

Anarchist Mikalai Diadok arrested in Minsk, Belarus

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.

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31 Oct

Four anarchists detained at the belarusian border for direct actions

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.

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26 Oct

The results of the trials against the five Anarchist in Minsk

Darya M., Genja R., Alyonka Dubovik – 15 days, Michael T. – 12 days, Ilya Senko – sent for revision (detention ends at 11 p.m.).

According to information from ABC Belarus, the five’s car was first stopped by traffic police during the night of 23-24 October. Masked persons then arrived. They brought the car to a police station in Minsk. There the creativity of the cops began. All male persons were beaten on their legs with truncheons and they had to stand against the wall with their hands outstretched. The cops tried to film the people, which didn’t really work out.

The cops’ witnesses were all intimidated and afraid for their health and wellbeing when the anarchists were brought to justice today! The proceedings, as usual, a farce. Witness statements were made via Skype and in one case, Viber.
“A judge and a cop call each other …” – the rest of the joke can be made up by everyone.

All in all everyone is in a fighting mood.

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25 Oct

More detentions of anarchist and antifascist activists in Belarus

Foto: Soliaction from Lyon to Belarus

ABC-Belarus published today the following information:

On October 22 anarchist and anti-fascist Igor Banzer was charged under the criminal article 339 part 1 – Hooliganism up to 3 years in prison. They left him in custody until the trial.

On October 22 court of Central district in Minsk (Shabunya) sentenced anarchist Valery Khotina to 15 days of arrest.

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