Сообщение опубликовано: 03.06.2012
Сообщение опубликовано: 03.06.2012
Сообщение опубликовано: 28.05.2012
The preliminary investigation into the criminal case was accompanied with serious process violations of the convicts’ rights, including: arbitrary detention, violations of the terms and procedures of detention established by the Criminal-Process Code of the Republic of Belarus (CPC), violation of the right to defense, and violation of the presumption of innocence. The detention of I.Alinevich in Moscow and his transportation to the KGB pre-trial prison in Minsk were accompanied with violations of legal procedures including the procedure of extradition of Belarusian citizens to Belarus from the Russian Federation.
Сообщение опубликовано: 06.06.2011
On the 27th of May, judge Zhanna Khvoynitskaya sentenced the Belarusian anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalaj Dziadok, Aliaksandar Frantskievich, Maxim Vetkin and Jauhen Silivonchyk. The young men were accused of a number of political actions, amongst which was the attack against the Russian embassy in Minsk in August of 2010.
Ihar Alinevich was accused of attacks against the Russian Embassy and Belarusbank (“Property destruction with intent”, statute 218 paragraph 3 of the Belarusian Criminal Codex), an attack against the remand prison of Minsk (also statute 218, paragraph 2), an attack against a Casino and an illegal demonstration at the military headquarters (“Aggravated hooliganism”, statute 339 paragraph 2 of Belarusian criminal codex). The prosecutor asked for a 9 year sentence in hard regime, eventually he received 8 years of hard regime (1).
Сообщение опубликовано: 27.05.2011
The state prosecutor asks to give different terms of imprisonment to five anarchists.
The state prosecutors asks the court to find them guilty in violation part 2 of article 339 of the Criminal Code (malicious hooliganism) and part 3 of article 218 (intentional destruction of or damage to property). Besides, Frantsevich is charged with unauthorized access to computer information, computer sabotage, using and spreading malware programmes, BelaPAN reports.
The state prosecutor thinks the statements by witnesses on giving them evidence under pressure were not true, because they did not complain to any agencies.
He demands to sentence Mikalai Dzyadok to six years in a medium security penal colony, Ihar Alinevich to nine years in a medium security penal colony and confiscation of property, Alyaksandr Frantsevich to five years in a medium security penal colony, Maksim Vetkin to four years of restriction of liberty, Yauheny Selivonchyk to three years of restriction of liberty.
The trial is conducted by judge Zhanna Khvainitskaya.
Сообщение опубликовано: 24.05.2011
Сообщение опубликовано: 19.05.2011
On May 18 the trial began on the criminal case against Belarusian anarchists – Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Aliaksandar Frantskevich, Maksim Vetkin and Eugene Silivonchik. They are all young people accused of committing a series of political actions, in particular, the attack on the Russian Embassy in Minsk in August 2010. They were charged under articles “hooliganism” (Part 2 art.339 Criminal Code), “intentional destruction or damage to property” (Part 2 and 3 st.218 Criminal Code) and “computer sabotage” (Part 2 of Art. 351 Criminal Code). Defendants face up to 12 years imprisonment.
As follows from the statements of the anarchists, the goal of activities was to draw attention to the situation in the country. Their actions were directed against social inequality, repression of activists, the police state and militarism. The Federation of Trade Unions (government-controlled) of Belarus has been accused of bureaucracy and the oppressors of the workers. An attack on the police station in Soligorsk was intended to remind the public that the year before, a citizen of this city and civil rights activist Yana Polyakova commited suicide, after being abused and beaten by police. The procession near the Headquarters of Armed Forces of Belarus had been protesting against the allocation of national budget funds for military exercises, when social problems are growing in the country. The action near the Russian Embassy in Minsk, was an expression of solidarity with the defenders of Khimki Moscow region forests, which were repressed in Russia.
It’s been 7 months now since the “case of arsons” was started in Belarus. All this time our friends and comrades have been held behind the bars. Having started with random detentions of activists of radially different political views in September last year, the case is finally coming to an end – it is being brought to trial.
At the moment 7 people targeted in the investigation of “the anarchists’ case” are staying under arrest.
Mikalai Dziadok is charged with *the organisation of 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; *the attack on a Minsk casino in December 2009 as a protest against growing social inequality; *an attack on the Headquarters of the Trade Union Federation on the 1st May with the statement that the state and this formal organisation uses workers in its interests, and doesn’t defend their rights, often preventing workers from cooperating with each other and organising strikes. Mikalai can face 10 years of imprisonment. (more…)
Сообщение опубликовано: 25.04.2011
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. (more…)
Сообщение опубликовано: 07.01.2011