Monday, November 15, 2010

The call to the international days of united actions in support of Belarussian anarchists December 10-13 Nov. 15, 2010

In connection with the situation with repression of anarchists and social
activists getting worse we – anarchists, friends and relatives of repressed
ones – are calling you to take part in Days of Solidarity with Belarussan
Anarchists on the 10-13ths of December 2010. We consider that only
international protests against repressions of independent activists trying to
change things in Belarus for the better are able to make Lukashenko give the
go-ahead to stop mass arrests and to close political cases of Dziadok,
Frantskievich and Vetkin.

In October the actions against repressions of anarchist and leftist activists
took place in Austria, Belarus, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia
and Ukraine. Thank you for your solidarity! The actions supported both hearts
of locked up Mikalaj Dziadok and Aliaksandar Frantskievich and encouraged
repressed activists.

Mikalaj Dziadok and Aliaksandar Frantskievich were charged with the article
339 paragraph 2 of Criminal Codex of Belarus (“hooliganism”,up to 6 years of
arrest). Mikalaj’s arrest is extended up to the 6th of February (totally 5
months of detention). Alexander arrest is prolonged for one more month at the
moment. It is clear that the investigation is about to do their best to
sentence the accused long.

Maxim Vetkin was arrested on the 4th of November. He is now at the detention
center on Volodarskogo st. He is accused of the same article as the other
arrested guys – “Hooliganism”, article 339 paragraph 2 of Belarussian
Criminal Codex. Due to high level of secrecy and limitation of lawyers
jurisdiction we don’t have more information for now.

Mikalaj Dziadok is blamed for the organization of an anti-militarist
demonstration when a smoke bomb was thrown to the enclosed territory of
General Staff. The video of the action:

The theory of the investigation is that Aliaksandar Frantskievich was shooting
on camera the symbolic attack on the police station in Soligorsk, when one
window was broken. The room didn’t get trespassed.
We are sure the cases of Dziadok and Frantskievich and Vetkin are
politicized – the danger of charges does not correspond the incidents.

As we have found out Belarussian secret services work side by side with
Russian ones supposing that there is a single whole “extremist” network.
Investigators frighten friends of the accused trying to make them slander
Dziadok and Frantskievich and to recruit them for working as agents in the

Amotivational arrests and interrogations of the anarchists and social
activists continue. Our comrade Sergei Slyusar spent 10 days under detention
without any charges after a solidarity action in Bobruisk where the KGB
building had been pelted by unknown persons with Molotov cocktails. Sergei
was arrested only because he was an anarchist and had the misfortune to live
in Bobruisk. A musician and professional architect Anton Novikov was arrested
for 3 days on the 27th of October. It is impossible to ascertain how many
people exactly went through pressure by specs but the number of them already
exceeded 50 in seven cities in Belarus.

Two more our comrades are forced to hide from Belarussian secret service We
believe the activity of special forces will only increase in appearance of
president elections in Republic of Belarus dated on the 19th of December –
they’ve got to gain favor with chiefs for the next star on shoulder straps.

1. On days of the united actions carry out impressive actions in your cities
during official political and cultural events linked to Belarus as well as
near embassies and consulates of Republic of Belarus, demand the meetings
with official representatives and give them petitions. Any Belarussian
companies, goods and events are good targets for an action;

2. Involve local human rights advocates for bringing up the problem about
prosecutions in Belarus;

3. Demand publishing the information on the situation in Belarus in mass

You can also send a letter of solidarity to the arrested by mailing us, and
then we will forward in to the guys.

Or mail directly to the detention center:
Prizon N8, ul.Sovetskaya, 22-a, Zhodino, Minskaya oblast, Belarus, 222160,
Dziadok Mikalaj Aleksandrovich
SIZO-1, room 46, ul.Volodarskogo, 2, Minsk, Belarus, 220050, Frantskievich

Anarchist Black Cross Belarus, friends and relatives of the arrested.

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