Several activists from Bielefed organized solidarity action with anarchists and antifascists tortured and prosecuted in Russia in last month. Since our last report on the situation – https://abcdd.org/2018/01/30/repression-in-russland-airsoft-der-pensaer-fall-des-terrorismus/ more and more people were detained all around the country with torture with electricity applied to them as well. Activist from Evgeniy Karakesh was as well kidnapped in Crimea under other charges connected with distribution of terrorist materials. Multiply anarchists and antifascists are leaving the country in fear for their health and health of their relatives (police and FSB have threatens many times consequences for those related with anarchists). And although elections ended up with Putin winning over 70% of votes repressions mass repressions against antifascists and anarchists are not expected to be over in foreseen future. Read More
Worldwide the forces of repression are cracking down on anarchists. In the summer of 2017 a few activists discussed the idea of creating an International Anarchist Defence Fund (A-Fund) and today it’s finally in action. Read More
Since 1997 groups around the world are calling for actions on Day Against Police Brutality (15 march). And yearly the problem comes again and again. To focus on the issue and get people’s attention we are also joining the call for actions.
The international day against police brutality was initiated by C.O.B.P. (Montreal, Canada) and the anarchist „Black Flag“ (Switzerland) in 1997. Its date remembers the brutal assault against two children aged 11 and 12 years committed by Swiss police on 15th of marc h 1996. Ever since, the 15th of march marks the day that people around the world take to the street to fight against police brutality and to remember those, who lost their life and organize resistance against it. Read More
Since Tuesday January 23rd 2018, nine activists from the Hambach Forest occupation are in pre-trial detention, accused of obstructing the work of officers. Read More
Fundraising for lawyers working on cases about police raids and arrests of anarchists and antifascists in St. Petersburg and Penza in Russia has begun.
At the moment 2 people in St. Petersburg and 5 people in Penza are arrested, more are connected to the case as witnesses. Continuation of raids and repressions is highly possible. They are charged with Paragraf 2 of Art. 205.4 of russian Criminal Code (participation in terrorist organisation) at the request of court from Penza. Read More
In last months we were working hard to go from Internet to the real world. As a result we made some things that you can use for your daily activism! Postcards that you can send to your friends and comrades in jail! In case you didn’t get some from Circle-A feel free to buy some from Koenig-Kurt, money will go to support ABC Dresden activity. Read More
In an interview with Current Time TV, Bolotnaya Square defendant Dmitry Buchenkov said he has left Russia for a European Union country.
He said he has applied for political asylum in this country. Buchenkov failed to say exactly where he had gone.
“I’m calm about the fact I won’t be returning to the motherland soon. I won’t say leaving was easy. Psychologically, of course, I didn’t want to leave,” he noted. “The regime and the entire justice system forced me to take this step.”
He added he was currently not in touch with relatives. Read More
The Vrije Bond from Amsterdam, has started an own initative of solidarity, to support the comrade, sentenced to 2 years an 7 months in Hamburg for having participated in the protest against the G20 summit in July.
Money is desperately needed and could be transferred to the following bank account:
VB SOLIDARITEITSFONDS IBAN: NL80INGB0005495473 BIC/Swift: INGBNL2A Key Word : G20
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This year, the International solidarity week for anarchist prisoners will be spent for the fifth time in 23rd to 30th August and we come stronger than ever!
Some political prisoners are already supported, but far from all of them. Also, the supported are usually involved in authoritarian politics and not grassroots activities. Anarchist prisoners are not often well-known people, even though they might be long term activists. Their ways to fight back oppressors and wrongdoings are not necessary following the current laws of their location, which is judged by some authoritarian organizations. The vast amount and diversity of cases of anarchist prisoners is surprising to many. Read More