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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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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12 Nov

Freddom for Lina

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”.

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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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31 Oct

Update Andreas Krebs October 2020

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.

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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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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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