Protesters descended on the Belarusian Embassy on Sunday the 23rd of September, the day of the ‘elections’ in Belarus, to protest against the States’s oppression of anarchists, 6 of whom are in prisons.
We’re glad to announce that after 620 days in prison Pavel Syramolatau was released from prison by president pardon on September 27th. Pavel was arrested on January 17th 2011 due to attack on KGB building in Bobruisk, which was announced as solidarity action with anarchists arrested in Minsk in September 2010. In may 2011 after more than six months of investigation he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Their action were classified by court as destruction of private property. Under pressure of colony administration he signed petition for pardon this June. Currently five more people supported by Anarchist Black Cross are in prison: Artsiom Prakapenka, Jauhen Vas’kovich, Ihar Alinievich, Aliaksandar Frantskievich and Mikalai Dziadok. All of them are strongly against petitions for pardon and ready to spend all of the sentence in the prison, rather than asking president for release. You can express words of solidarity with Pavel or guys in prison writing those to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Embassy Of Belarus.
6 Kensington Court.
Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington.
Release All Political Prisoners.
The Belarusian embassy will be open on September 23rd for voting in the parliamentary
Five anarchists; Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka, Pavel Syramolatau, Aliaksandr Frantskievich and another activist Jauhen Vas’kovich were arrested over the autumn of 2010 and the winter 2011. They were accused of various actions including participation in an illegal anti-militarist demonstration, physical attacks on symbols of capitalism, an attack on a KGB headquarters and hacking into government websites.
Those jailed have been sentenced to different terms varying from 3 to 8 years in prison.
In August 2012 the International of Anarchist Federations asked for solidarity demos:
“We call everybody to protest against these tortures and demand the immediate liberation of the political prisoners of Belarus, including anarchists.”
Call for solidarity with imprisoned comrades from Belarus – IAF-IFA
For more info about the arrests, charges and sentences check Anarchist Black Cross – Belarus:
You may also write to the Belarusian prisoners by email: belarus_abc ]a[ riseup ]d[ net – emailed letters of solidarity will be printed out and passed to the prisoners by ABC members. For further details of the prisoners’ addresses check the Autonomous Action page:
Category:Prisoners in former Soviet Union – Wiki of libertarian communism, Autonomous Action and ABC Moscow
Anarchist Black Cross — Belarus
For more info about the arrests, charges and sentences.
Addresses of prisoners.
Addresses and details of the imprisoned anarchists.
Contact email: info [at] afed.org.uk