Today 21.11 we saw the sentencing of 13 anti fascists participating in the protests against the now defunct Swede’s Party in September 2014.
Most of the sentences handed out is relating to participation in a riot, an event the prosecution claimed to be two separate ones as, according to them, the situation calmed down between the disturbances. This allows them to prosecute twice for the same accusation and therefore plead for longer sentences and steeper fines. Continue reading AFA Stockholm: 13 anti-fascists sentenced to prison – We’ll take the hit together
On 22nd August president Lukashenko has signed papers to release all the political prisoners, including our comrades Ihar, Mikalai and Artsiom as well as the nationalist Jauhen Vas’kovich.
This release comes after 5 years that they had to spend in prison. All the time prisoners were subject to psychological and physical torture. Numerous days were spent in solitary confinement as a punishment for struggle aginst the prison oppression.
We are glad to meet our comrades and see them in good spirits! They are now together with their families and friends. They will be under constant police control for next 5 years.
With this happening we would like to thank everyone who was helping ABC-Belarus all these years. We enjoyed incredible support of communities all around the world and through this we manage to create a really encouraging atmosphere of solidarity. Thank you very much!
Though these people are free, there are still several comrades who are in prisons in Belarus. They also need your support.
Till all are free.
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.
Roman Bogdan is an antifascist from Brest. Arrested on April 1, 2015 on suspicion of participation in the fight with neo-nazis that took place on May 8, 2013. Together with Dzmitry Stsyashenka they were charged with aggravated bodily harm and face up to 10 years in prison. In March 2014 Dzmitry Zvan’ko was sentenced on this case to 5 years of prison.
On October 3, 2015 got 8 years of penal colony with reinforced regime (339.3, 147.2) and 3500 euro of damages to be paid to the injured nazis.
On December 15, 2015 a regional appellate court have commuted the sentence by 2 years.
Read more on the case using tag Brest.
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The political prisoner demands to annul Article 411 of the Criminal Code.
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” published an open letter by political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok, who draws attention to the gross violations of the rights of those held in prisons, disadvantages and throw-backs of “correctional” institutions, as well as unfair punishment under Article 411 of the Criminal Code:
– Greetings. My name is Mikalai Dziadok. I am writing this letter to all those for whom the words justice, humanism and human dignity is not an empty phrase.
On February 26 this year, I was convicted under Part 1 of Article 411 of the Criminal Code to 1 year imprisonment. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok: “I want to be last convict under Article 411 of Criminal Code”