Evening of September, 7 some internet media (such as BELTA Belarusian
telegraph agency) have published information according to which in the
flat of the detained anarchists ostensibly «were found and extracted
patrons, plant-based drugs, masks with slots for eyes, literature
promulgating the ideas of anarchism».
We, the friends of those arrested, assert with dead certainty this
information is a cynical lie, an attempt to blow out the interest of
society to this case by presenting detained activists as trivial
criminals or inadequate persons.
We note that information in media concerning our friends is changing
everyday . At first, they were accused of the attack on the Russian
Embassy, now they are suspected in copartnership in attempts of damaging
property of the Belarusbank branch bank and the House of Trade Unions in
Minsk on April, 30. What accusation will be next?
We also don't understand how «the masks with slots for eyes, literature
promulgating the ideas of anarchism» can be a proof of our friends'
copartnership to the damaging property of the Belarusbank branch bank
and the House of Trade Unions. We demand facts.
We demand the law-enforcement agencies to delate concerning whom a
criminal case in illicit trafficking in drugs is commenced.
We are absolutely sure: seven detainees had nothing to do with drugs,
they did not use, keep, produce or distribute them. Instead of this,
they led a healthy way of life and went in for sports, promoted student
self-government at their universities, were concerned about conflicts at
factories, ecological problems, human rights and free access to information.
We think the reason for their detention is their views and convictions.
Being non-indifferent to the problems of society, they were not afraid
to express their opinions, opposite to the official ones. Only because
of this they became known to the secret service but not because for what
they are accused now.
Friends and relatives of those arrested
Contacts — minsksolidarity[at]riseup.net