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Ukraine assists Belarus in repressing anarchists

Ukrainian special services assist Lukashenka’s regime to repress Belarusian anarchists

From Freedom News UK

Ukrainian special services assist Lukashenka’s regime to repress Belarusian anarchists

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs responded to the request from the Belarusian security officials sent through Interpol and are attempting to deport two Belarusian anarchists: Alexei Bolenkov (known as Max Belorus) and Artur Kondratovich, to their home country.

Update on the situation with repressions in Belarus in June 2021

Update on the situation with repressions in Belarus in June 2021

From Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

It’s been almost 11 months since the beginning of the protests in Belarus caused by falsified elections. A lot of our comrades have been put behind bars, many had to flee the country, public activity is hampered not only for anarchists, but for all dissident associations and groups. Below you will see a short update on the situation with the repressions in Belarus with a focus on anarchists and antifascists. We will try to release these updates at the end of each month.

Belarus: “When We Rise”

Belarus: “When We Rise”

From CrimethInc.

A Critical Analysis of the 2020 Revolt against the Dictatorship

In August 2020, a revolt broke out in Belarus, nearly toppling Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator who has ruled the country since 1994. In the following analysis, anarchists who participated in the revolt discuss the ways that it succeeded and how both the regime and its liberal opposition were able to undermine the movement before it could topple the dictatorship. The result is an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand the mechanics of revolution, repression, and cooptation, not to mention post-Soviet politics in the region.

Authorities extract information from Belarusian anarchists

Authorities use ‘neo-nazi threat’ to extract information from Belarusian anarchists seeking asylum

From Freedom News UK

Poland: Authorities use ‘neo-nazi threat’ to extract information from Belarusian anarchists seeking asylum

In early June, several polish anarchist social media pages reported that a couple of their Belarusian comrades living in Poland were visited by a group of men claiming they are from the Polish Border Guard force and wanting to pass on an urgent warning to them. 

Buy books to support Belarusian anarchists

from ABC Belarus

On October 22, 2020 the building of State Committee of Forensic Examination was attacked and cars were set on fire at the parking of prosecutor’s office in the town of Soligorsk. On the night of October 28, the building of traffic police department of Mozyr district was set on fire. Soon anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Dzmitry Dubovsky, Dzmitry Rezanovich and Sergey Romanov were detained near the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. The activists are accused of terrorist activity and illegal trafficking in weapons and explosives. At present, everyone is in the KGB jail in Minsk.

A Call For Solidarity with Belarusian Anarchists

from Kolektiva.media via Contra Info

Belarusian anarchists have been actively participated in the massive protests against Alexander Lukashenko's dictatorial regime that kicked off on August 9th. And for this reason, they are now suffering serious repression. Support their struggle. Learn how to help at: abc-belarus.org.

Possibilities of pressure on the dictatorial regime in Belarus

received via email, from Lukáš Borl

Recently, anarchists who already have extensive experience in Lukashenko’s regime repressions have been imprisoned. Dmitry Dubovsky, Igor Olinevich, Sergei Romanov, Dmitry Rezanovich, Mikola Dziadok, Akihiro Gaevsky-Hanada and others. The reason for their prosecution is obvious: they resisted the dictatorship. The regime in Belarus is no different from other dictatorships. It does not accept active resistance to one’s own evil, even if it is only the activity of individuals or small groups. The ruling class realizes that after so many years of oppression, any resistance has great potential to become richer until the regime overwhelms it and falls.

New year statement from anarchist collective Pramen from Belarus

solidarity

From Pramen

Dear comrades,

behind us 2020 – one of the most intense years in the history of Belarussian society and the anarchist movement. Solidarity became the main weapon in the struggle not only against the dictatorship, but also against the coronavirus. It was by collective efforts that we were able to overcome the first wave of the epidemic.

Update on imprisoned anarchists December 25

Update on imprisoned anarchists December 25

From Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

Partisan Case

From last week the anarchists from the Partisans’ case have not been allowed to have their lawyers in the KGB detention center, citing the recently introduced quarantine. The prisoners themselves only receive correspondence from relatives and very rarely from comrades/friends.

Updates on anarchist partisans from December 6

solidarity

From Anarchist Black Cross Belarus, Belarus

All four partisans (Ihar Alinevich, Sergey Romanov, Dzmitry Dubovsky and Dzmitry Rezanovich) continue to be held in the KGB detention center. According to our data, no violence is used against them. After several weeks of lawlessness, the Chekists began to accept food supplies.

Interview with anarchist Vlad M. after 30 days of arrest

Interview with anarchist Vlad M. after 30 days of arrest

From Pramen

We contacted our comrade, the anarchist Vlad M. after 30 days he spend in prison and talked about the detention and interesting people who you can meet at the administrative arrest. We didn’t forget to ask him about his hunger strike, as well as the situation with the coronavirus in prison.

Update on the situation in Belarus via A-Radio Berlin

Update on the situation in Belarus via A-Radio Berlin

From Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

Interview “Update on the situation in Belarus” from November 20th by A-Radio Berlin

A-Radio: So, once again we are talking with Maria from Minsk in Belarus. We had a talk at the end of August about the uprising in Belarus. So now, first of all thanks for taking the time to talk to us and yeah, we wanted to reach out again to get an update on the current situation in Belarus, so maybe you can start giving us a bit of an overview, what’s the current situation.

Anarchist blogger Nikolai Dedok arrested in Belarus

Anarchist blogger Nikolai Dedok arrested in Belarus

From Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

“They threatened to rape, said they would take me to the Gestapo or the forest”.

Nikolai Dedok story, handed over to Radio Svaboda.

On November 12, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the arrest of anarchist blogger Nikolai Dedok. Then the press service of the department claimed that the detainee “actively cooperates with the investigating authorities and gives confessions.” At the same time, on the record, published together with the police press release, it is clear that Dedok was severely beaten. Now he is accused of organizing actions that grossly violate public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code). From the person with whom Dedok managed to talk in the detention centre on Akrestsina Street, “Mediazona” learned the details of the anarchist’s detention.

The Uprising in Belarus

The Uprising in Belarus

From The Final Straw Radio

Belarus is continuing to experience a revolt against the 26 year dictatorship of the post-Soviet dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. The situation came to a boil, fueled by yet another election rife with administration corruption, the creation of mutual aid infrastructure in the face of a government that abandoned public health measures in the face of the corona virus pandemic, decreased economic quality of life… people found each other and the state turned on them. In response to the police violence, regular folks came out into the streets to oppose the dictatorship and the system threatened collapse. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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