On 23 August Mikalai Dziadok will become 27. Once again he will have to celebrate his birthday in prison. Relatives and friends of the anarchist were hoping to have him outside of the prison that day, because he was supposed to be released march this year. However out of fear for political protests and loosing power state have decided to keep Dziadok one more year in Prison.
You can send him your warm words at:
213410, Gorki, ul. Dobrolubova, 16, IK-9, PKT
Dedok Nikolai Aleksandrovich / Dziadok Mikalai Aliaksandravich*
You can also send him a letter through our online form – https://abc-belarus.org/?page_id=579&lang=en
We call everyone to congratulate our friend on that day with actions of solidarity and letters.
In summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change. At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades. Continue reading Call out for an International Week for Anarchist Prisoners
We are publishing a letter by Ihar Alinevich where he commented on the trip of the human rights organization Platforma (The Platform) representatives around the correctional colonies and described in detail the system in which he had been forced to live for the last 5 years. Currently, the political prisoner is serving time in the Vitba 3 colony.
– Leaving, once again, the punishment cell, I found that the situation with prisons was being discussed in the press again. With a smile, I read an article by Elena Krasovskaya-Kasperovich [head of the human rights organization Platform-Innovation- Ed.] telling how “the situation has changed for the better in the last five years.” I personally saw the arrival of Krasovskaya-Kasperovich and Likhovid at the prison and their so-called inspection. Continue reading Ihar Alinevich on conditions in Belarusian penitentiaries: suicides, abuse and lawlessness.
Mikalai Dziadok has been held in the correctional colony in Horki for two months already. He was transferred there on May 12, after being sentenced to one year of imprisonment under Article 411 of the Criminal Code.
During this time the political prisoner has been placed in the penal cell five times and spent there 42 days. The reason for placing him there was that he allegedly violated the prison regime and refused from the work that didn’t suit him.
On June 30 the prisoner was transferred to a cell-type facility for six months, as a malignant violator of the prison regime. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok. Bitter taste of colony in Horki
Antifascists fight against those who—in the government or in the streets—dream of imposing their fascist and other Far Right nationalist nightmares on the rest of us. Throughout the world, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist bigotries are on the rise. Antifas are on the frontline in confronting these reactionary politics, and we will not forget our comrades imprisoned in the course of this struggle. Continue reading July 25 – International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners