Dzmitry Palijenka is a Belarusian anarchist detained on March 20, 2019. He is charged under three articles: aggravated hooliganism (part 3 of article 339) – for a domestic conflict, when he peppersprayed a drunkard who was annoying Dzmitry; inciting other social discord (article 130) – for several pictures on social networks; as well as desecration […]
Belarus is to host II European Games in Minsk in June-July this year. Former anarchist prisoner Mikalai Dziadok wrote a few articles on this issue, here is one of them. Belarusian government does a lot to assure foreigners that Belarus is a democratic and safe country. It even lobbied the right to hold the II […]
Dzmitry Palijenka was detained on March 20, 2019 on suspicion of committing a crime under part 3 of Article 339 of the Criminal Code (“Extremely gross misconduct”). He was accused of pepper spraying a drunk man at the entrance of the block of flats where the activist was expecting a friend. The man tried to […]
At the beginning of the year everybody were shocked by “Network case” in Russia where anarchists were tortured and detained. According to the FSB, a chapter of the “Network” also operated in Belarus. The KGB hasn’t publicly reacted to this statement, however, we noticed increased efforts to recruit youth associated with the anarchist movement in different parts of Belarus.
In February 2018, a campaign was launched in Russia to support those accused in the Network case. Among the main goals of the campaign were fundraising for legal costs, organizing humanitarian support for the arrested and offering support to their relatives. The resources gathered have so far been distributed according to the financial circumstances of […]