Anarchist Giya Ibrahim was sentenced to 10 years of prison for alleged possession of drugs. But really he was detained for painting a graffiti on a monument to the former dictator. Here is his final speech in court.
I prepared a speech, but my written documents were confiscated.
I am not going to defend myself with regard to the charges brought against me. The crime I committed is as white as the graffiti spray I used. The real reason why I am here is that I as a young student dared to protest against lies of the political system and nihilist mind existing in this state, the country that I belong to. Continue reading Azerbaijan: Final Speech Of Anarchist Giyas Ibrahim
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In the year since the first July 25th International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners in 2015, there has been a disturbing increase of Far Right activity worldwide. Every day brings news of some new wave of reaction—in the name of nationalism and security—which demonizes refugees and immigrants, stokes hatred for Muslims, and attacks LGBTQ and other oppressed groups fighting for their liberation and their very lives. Continue reading Call for the 2nd Annual International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners, July 25, 2016
The topic of prison caste system is often raised in the media in recent times, it is often discussed in connection with the political prisoners. However, almost all who write on the subject, know about it at best from the stories of former inmates or use common social stereotypes. As a result, there are often a lot of blunders and false representation.
The aim of this article is to illuminate some aspects of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon the informal hierarchy in Belarus prisons. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok: Untouchables in the Prison Hierarchy