Брошюра подготовлена коллективом минских анархистов (на базе аналогичного пособия, разработанного коллективом Московской группы Анархического Черного Креста и информации из брошюры “Кансьпіратар беларускі”) и предназначена для активистов, желающих повысить уровень культуры безопасности при общении с милицией. Текст отражает специфику беларуского законодательства, но может быть полезен и активистам из других стран.
Ihar Alinevich is a Belarusian anarchist. On May 27, 2011 is found guilty of participating in the attack on the Russian embassy in Minsk, the arson of the Belarusbank, the attack on the casino “Shangri La” and the anti-militarist manifestation near the General Staff headquarters and was sentenced to 8 years of colony with the reinforced regime for group hooliganism and intentional destruction of property.
Background information: After the wave of repression against Belarusian anarchists had started in September 2010, Ihar had to hide from the Belarusian special forces abroad. On November 28, 2010 he was kidnapped by plaincloth cops in Moscow. On November 30, 2010 he was found in KGB prison in Minsk. Thus, breaking all the norms of criminal extradition Ihar was taken to Belarus from Russia less than in 2 days.
Ihar admitted only participation in the antimilitarist march and throwing a smoke grenade on the territory of the General Staff, but doesn’t consider it a criminal act. The sum of damages inflicted to property is estimated at 100 mln BYR (20 000 $).
Pardoned by the president on August 22, 2015.
Mikalai Dziadok is a Belarusian anarchist. On May 27, 2011 was found guilty of the attack on the casino “Shangri La”, the attack on the Trade Union Federation building and the participation in the anti-militarist manifestation near the General Staff and sentenced to 4.5 years of standard regime penal colony for group hooliganism. On February 26, 2015 was sentenced to another year in prison for disobedience to the prison administration.
Along with other activists was detained on September 3, 2010 on suspicion of the attack on the Russian embassy in solidarity with the Khimki arrestees. On October 1, 2010 was accused of the participation in the anti-militarist march near the General Staff. He had spent 29 days in a detention facility before the accusation was filed against him, though according to the Belarusian law they could only keep him for 10 days maximum. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok – released
As of right now four Belarussian anarchists are under arrest, accused of having organised a series of direct actions 2009-2010.
Everything started long before last September (2010). The years 2009-2010 were rich in radical actions claimed by Belarusian anarchists. Such as:
*an illegal anti-militarist demonstration in September 2009 against a mutual Russian-Belarusian war exercise, when a Joint Staff was attacked with a smoke grenade.
* an attack on a Minsk casino using paint bulbs and flares in protest of the relocation of most Russian casinos to Belarus after the law banning casinos in Russia was passed. Continue reading Short update on the recent repressions against anarchists in Belarus