Four people arrested after solidarity actions with arestees of New Year Punk Gig in Minsk


Untitled-2On January 20-21 four activists were arrested in Minsk after solidarity actions with people previously arrested at New Year Punk Party in Minsk. One person was captured by the police at the prison gates, when people came to meet their comrades, who were supposed to be released after 10 days of arrest they were sentenced to after the concert.

Four people were sentenced to 15 days in prison for disobeying police orders. Some activists connect the continuation of repressions with solidarity actions that were carried out on January 16. That day several autonomous anarchist groups organised protest actions in three places simultaneously: at the Court where their comrades had been tried, at the Prison where they had been kept and at the Police station which had been in charge of the raid. There they made a picture with hands behind their heads to show their protest against the police raid at the New Year Punk Gig and the following detention of three people that were doing distro tables during the concert.

After the concert police officers started visiting people that gave their IDs during the gig privately as well. Anarchist Black Cross Belarus reports at least about one person who got official warning of unacceptable extremist activity. Several more people reported police attempts to meet them or arrange “private” talks.

With elections in Belarus getting closer repressions against the local anarchist movement intensify. Only in January all in all seven people were arrested six of which got from 10 to 15 days in prison. All these people face or will face problems at work, some of them had to change their workplace because of the previous arrests.

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Solidarity with anarcho-punks in Minsk in Wargasm Collective’s concert in Istanbul


Last night, Wargasm Collective organized a concert in which hardcore punk/thrash band The Truth (Serbia), anarko punk/crust band Bosonogo Djetinjstvo (Croatia) and punk rock/hardcore punk band Poster-iti took stage. Aside from wonderfulness of the bands which took stage and wild dance energies of audiences, the solidarity that showed to anarcho-punks in Belarus made the made more meaningful. During concert, there were solidarity calls for anarcho-punks who are arrested and repressed by police during a punk concert in 10th of January. The message was read which Minsk anarchist sent to us and we distributed some communiques, stickers and banners about the repression in Belarus. Also people in concert hall shouted solidarity and support slogans for prisoners in Belarus and prisoners all over the world.

The income of Social War distro, as declared before, will be sent to comrades from Minsk soon. (more…)

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Results of monday trials after New Year Punk Gig


1302276884On January 12 in Minsk court have ruled on three cases of people detained on Saturday at New Year Punk Show. All the three people were charged with minor hooliganism, two of them were additionally charged with distribution of extremist materials. During the court the Judge have found violations in protocols on distribution of extremist materials so the documents were send back to police to fix the violations.

The Hearing started with Judge forbidding friends and comrades to enter the court room. However several people managed to go through and observe the process. All the detainees were accused of swearing at the moment of riot police entrance to the club. They all accepted the charges. The result was not so optimistic: the girl got around 100 euro fine, two guys were sentenced to 10 days in prison. It is still unclear when the hearing on distribution of extremist materials will be held.

One of the detainees reported that he was beaten up in police station.

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Riot cops raid punk concert in Minsk


On January 10, 2015, in the club “Pirates” there was supposed to be a concert of several punk bands including italian “Kalashnikov”.

However, on information received from witnesses, this never happened. Approximately during the middle of the set of the first band, the club was surrounded by police cars and “branded” vans of Riot police without numbers. Front doors were locked, people were banned to leave the building. After that riot police in masks broke into the building. Without explanations they put everyone face to the walls with hands behind the head. This was followed by ID check and control of personal belongings. The whole procedure took around one hour and a half with constant video recording from police. Distro with anarchist and other political literature was of particular interest for them – they were searching for owners of items without any success. However they confiscated all the items from distro including political books, musical CDs and Vinyls. The whole raided as abruptly as it had begun: after checking everyone they left the place without any explanations. (more…)

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Belarusian prisoners’ news. December 2014


As part of the investigation Mikalai Dziadok underwent psychiatric forensic examination in prison. Mikalai has been sentenced to 4.5 years of imprisonment within the frames of the so-called case of anarchists. He was found guilty in malicious hooliganism. On November 20, 3.5 months before his release from jail, a new action against him was taken for severe disobedience to the prison rules. Mikalai Dziadok faces a new prison term, up to 1 year.

He also has been deprived of a short date with his wife, allegedly for having created a conflict in his cell. It sounds weird, because it was after this conflict that he asked to be moved to a solitary cell, as he didn’t feel safe in the former one. (more…)

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Mexico: anarchist sentenced to 5 years 9 months


arton2515A few days fulfilled a year ot his arrest after a march against the rising of the price of metro ticket , where the Christmas tree owned by the Coca -Cola multinational was burned , today was dictated sentence to comrade Fernando Barcenas Castillo of 5 years 9 months for the crime of attacks on public peace , so misses bail.

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Spain: Pandora’s Box


spain_demoMeetings attended by thousands of people have been held in several cities of Spain in the wake of arrests of anarchists by police on the morning of December 16. In the course of a special operation code-named “Pandora”, the police tracked down activists whom they intended to accuse of organizing terrorist acts. As a result, 14 people were arrested; three were later released.

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Belarusian prisoners’ news. November 2014


On November 20 Mikalai Dziadok was charged with malicious disobedience to the demands of prison administration (art.411). This became known from a state lawyer, who had been called to attend the procedure. The case was started on November 13. In the near future the anarchist will be transferred to the pre-trial detention centre as a defendant.

Before that Dziadok had spent 8 days in a punishment cell, and was transferred to the solitary confinement. The prisoner must have been set free on March 3, 2015 after 4.5 year in prison. The new case can add a year to his final sentence.

As you know, the presidential elections are to take place in autumn of 2015. Lukashenko does his best to neutralise his political opponents, especially anarchists, who fight against any power and are ready to act radically. (more…)

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Arrests after anarchist rally in Minsk


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Rally in Minsk 08.12.2014

At least 4 people were arrested from 3 to 15 days in Minsk after anarchist rally that was held this Monday. There were no police during the Rally that lasted for 5 minutes. However later on people were detained by police from their working places. They were prosecuted next day for disobedience and violation of rules of public gatherings.

Some activists started gathering solidarity money for working comrades as they won’t get at least half of their salary after 15 days in Prison. If you wanna donate to those people you can use our paypal account belarus_abc@riseup.net, but please state the cause of transaction.

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Aleksandr Kolchenko: I am not a terrorist. I am a citizen of Ukraine.


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The story of this interview is different from how interviews are usually recorded. The person answering the questions is in the place not very accessible for journalists – Lefortovo Moscow Pretrial Detention Facility that is still known as RF FSB SIZO (RF FSB SIZO - pre-trial detention facility of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation – transl.).

Lefortovo is the prison that has both special detention conditions and special security measures.

Aleksandr Kolchenko from Crimea, one of the Lefortovo prisoners, celebrates his birthday at the end of November. The Crimean anti-fascist and social activist could never probably imagine spending this day in such a place. (more…)

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