11 May

Call for solidarity with arrested activist of critical mass

Critical Mass on 29 April in Minsk ended up with 6 people detained and a criminal case against one of it’s participants. Dmitry Polienko is accused of violence against policeman and others charged with minor offences. The trials for minor offences are schedules for 12 and 16 may.

Dmitry is now in pre-trial prison and requires solidarity from comrades in form of solidarity actions and money for food parcels. The maximum penalty for the article he is accussed of is 6 year in prison.

In social networks a flash mob was started #iamcriticalmass/#ятожекритическаямасса to show solidarity with arrested. Apart from that you can send us your solidarity actions at belarus_abc@riseup.net.

You can also donate through paypal with the same address belarus_abc@riseup.net. Please specify the cause for transfer – “critical mass”

Till all are free! ABC-Belarus

30 Aug

Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka and Jauhen Vas’kovich are released

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On 22nd August president Lukashenko has signed papers to release all the political prisoners, including our comrades Ihar, Mikalai and Artsiom as well as the nationalist Jauhen Vas’kovich(1).

This release comes after 5 years that they had to spend in prison. All the time prisoners were subject to psychological and physical torture. Numerous days were spent in solitary confinement as a punishment for struggle aginst the prison oppression.

We are glad to meet our comrades and see them in good spirits! They are now together with their families and friends. They will be under constant police control for next 5 years.

With this happening we would like to thank everyone who was helping ABC-Belarus all these years. We enjoyed incredible support of communities all around the world and through this we manage to create a really encouraging atmosphere of solidarity. Thank you very much!

Though these people are free, there are still several comrades who are in prisons in Belarus. They also need your support.

Till all are free. ABC-Belarus

(1) Vas´kovich is a belarussian patriot and was named by ABC Belarus, because he did a solidarity action for anarchists. He try to burn down the local KGD building in solidarity with the anarchist prisoners. He was never supported just named for this action.