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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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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A new criminal case started against Mikalai Dziadok

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.


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Belarusian prisoners’ news. May 2014

Mikalai Dziadok is grateful to everyone who support him in prison. “One has to remember: however hard it is for me, there are always people out there who has it even harder. That’s why I try to keep together and don’t feel sorry for myself. I want you to stay strong as well, never lose your optimism, however dark it can be sometimes. Some day the good will win and we will do everything possible for it to happen”, says the imprisoned anarchist.


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Declaration of anti-authoritarian groups on the Ice Hockey World Championship held in Belarus

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, holds the Hockey World Championship from Friday, May 9 to Sunday, May 25, 2014. As every act of top sports business, it carries more or less bullying of the locals (in case of Belarus, it is, of course, rather more). Moreover, this particular championship is a mockery to the subjects of the world power elite that had long rhetorical objections against the Belarusian regime, but did not prevent the Championship.


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Arrests, detentions and interrogations – World Hockey Championship 2014 in Minsk


Several hours left before the official start of the World Hockey Championship 2014 in Belarus. Event that was planned in 2009 during another political thaw between the West and Lukashenko was constantly criticized by human rights and political organizations for support of Lukashenko’s political regime. Many groups called national hockey teams to boycott the championship, however International Federation of Ice Hockey decided once again that sport is standing apart from politics and retained the right for hosting championship in Minsk. But it is impossible to keep sport business away from politics. For Lukashenko this championship is a unique way to legitimize Belarusian political system on behalf of tournament participants. On the one hand, we see harsh critics of the regime from the West, on the other hand, Minsk today is full of national flags of teams participating in the show. In this atmosphere the political tensions seem to be gone and everyone is going to enjoy the truce.

At the time when players of national teams will be ice skating and monkeying around in ice palaces build for this one-time event, and tourists, the ones that will dare to come to Belarus, will be spending their money to recover Belarusian economy, Belarusian police and KGB will increase repressions of any Lukashenko’s political opponents. Nowadays dozens of activists ended up in jail based on false minor cases.


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Репрессии против уфимских анархо-коммунистов

Уфа 6 декабря 2012 года в Уфе были задержаны сотрудниками ФСБ 3 человека (Бобров Кирилл, Галямов Марат и Шабалин Сергей) по подозрению в экстремизме. В 7 часов утра у них и еще у нескольких человек прошли обыски. После проведения обысков этих трех подозреваемых и еще несколько их знакомых повезли в УФСБ по республике Башкортостан, там они подверглись пытками со стороны оперативников ФСБ.

Некоторым из них были одеты на голову черные мешки, которые потом обвязали скотчем, чтобы трудно было дышать, другим одели на голову противогазы без фильтра (без него в противогазе также невозможно дышать). Затем из подозреваемых начали выбивать показания, ссылаясь при этом на сомнительные доказательства (“мы знаем, что вы сделали, нам кое-кто про это рассказал”, при этом не говорили, кто именно им это сказал), также подозреваемым угрожали разными способами (например, Боброву Кириллу угрожали тем, что его девушку сделают соучастницей, т.к. она проживала с ним, другим угрожали, что посадят их в СИЗО, где их изобьют, если они сейчас не признаются) и т.п. Удары наносили руками и неким предметом, похожим на ракетку для пинг-понга.

Часть людей выпустили из УФСБ в этот же день, а подозреваемых (Боброва Кирилла, Галямова Марата и Шабалина Сергея) только через 2-3 дня. Сейчас эти три человека находятся под подпиской о невыезде и являются обвиняемыми по ст. 280 ч.1 (экстремизм) и ст. 167 ч.1 и ч.2 (умышленное уничтожение или повреждение имущества). В частности их подозревают в создании и администрировании сайта – сайта РОВЛ (Революционного Объединения Вольных Людей) “Справедливость”, размещении на этом сайте экстремистских материалов, а также в поджогах нескольких зданий администрации Уфы. Следствие ведет военно-следственный отдел совместно с сотрудниками ФСБ, т.к. один из подозреваемых (Бобров Кирилл Олегович) на момент совершения преступления являлся военнослужащим (военной части No 6795). Все трое подозреваемых являются анархистами (анархо-коммунистами) и активно участвовали во всех протестах, начиная с 2010 года.

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Two anarchists defending tenants from eviction are arrested in Moscow

On January 19th, 39 activists were arrested in central Moscow, with anarchists among them. They were involved in a campaign protecting tenants from raiders. Next morning they were released, but two activists were then re-arrested and taken to the Khamovniki police station. They are detained for 48 hours with a criminal case under article 213 – hooliganism (5 year imprisonment) opened against them. The detainees’ surnames are Pogosov and Polozenko.

Some context

Halls of residence in central Moscow, inhabited by 10 families, is targeted by private eviction raiders. Legal means of eviction failed due to the families’ registration. Instead, the buildings’ status was changed from residential to industrial. This allowed the private security raiders to harass the tenants by other means. The raiders insist that the tenants have been provided with flats outside of Moscow, but those are still in possession of the “Moscow Silk” firm, which is threatening eviction.

On Janurary 14th, stoves and tables were removed from the kitchen. Audio and Video surveillance was set up, a security guard was stationed at the premises and a coded lock installed at the entrance.

On January the 15th the halls were stormed by security. They took a door away and broke through a wall of a room inhabited by a women and her 6-year old child. Activists and lawyers were barred from access. Only one activist to get inside. Talks with security broke down, and the tenants remained imprisoned in their own homes.

On January the 18th the water supply was cut.

On January the 19th 39 activists were arrested on Bolshoy Savvinkiy street. Prior to this, they had assembled at the halls’ entrance and attempted to break through to the tenants, which were still trapped inside. The Moscow Silk raiders is attempting to evict its former workers and their families with the help of hired security. The social and political activists, which included libertarian communists, left communists and anarchists, organised a 24-hour watch at the halls, but security erected grating at the entrance. On the 19th, activists were met with gas and steel girders, but nevertheless broke through into the halls.

Police was at first reluctant to intervene, and only removed some journalists from the stairwell used by activists to access the tenants. After that, the police negotiated with the Moscow Silk raiders to switch electricity in the halls back on.

Then, at 20:15, the police received an order to storm the premises. Everyone but tenants and journalists were arrested and taked to the Khamovniki police station. No cases were filed, but some activists were at times separated for “talks”. The next morning, everyone was released. However, as the day went on two activists (Pogosov and Polozenko) were re-arrested and were returned to the station, and have been accused with article 213, which may lead to a 5 year sentence.

This is not the only instance of tenants being raided for eviction and of anarchists and left communists coming to their aid.

We call for an end to bourgeois and police harassment! Freedom to the prisoners!



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(Русский) На причастность к атаке на Литовское посольство проверяют минских анархистов

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