Brest KGB search anti-fascist homes + London Solidarity Demo for Imprisoned Anarchists (Belarus)
Update: Belarus Embassy communications blockade declared for London demo – 1pm September 23rd.
On 06/09/2012 representatives of Brest KGB made an appearance at homes of 4 Brest antifascist and social activists.
Notebooks, PCs, flash-cards, cell phones and various books have been seized. KGB states that it suspects anarchists of planting a fake bomb on 8 February of 2012 in a garbage bin. Although the case is under police supervision, somehow KGB got involved in the matter. Three of our comrades got “invitational letters” from KGB for an interview.
During one of the searches a mother of one of the activists was harassed by agent smith in that she “had influenced her son’s worldview in a bad way”.
Corporate media about fake bomb: http://euroradio.fm/ru/report/v-breste-obezvredili-mulyazh-vzryvnogo-ustroistva-98320
London Solidarity Demo for Imprisoned Anarchists in Belarus
September 23, 2012, Belarus Embassy. 13:00
1pm — 5pm
Embassy of Belarus
6 Kensington Court
Aliaksandr Frantskievich, Artsiom Prakapenk, Ihar Alinevich, Jauhen Vas’kovich, Mikalai Dziadok and Pavel Syramolatau were detained in Autumn 2010 and Winter 2011 and then sentenced to 3 to 8 years of prison in May 2011 for a series of direct-actions. 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. Jauhen Vas’kovich is not an anarchist but is part of the solidarity campaign initiated by ABC Belarus, on the basis of his joint sabotage actions and social activism. They are finishing their second year in jail and there is a request to participate in a growing solidarity campaign for their release. It is important that these libertarians who are fighting the state in a dictatorship-nation are not left alone.
ABC Belarus, the International of Anarchist Federations and other anarchists in Belarus and Russia are especially asking for revolutionary solidarity for these cases, and to strengthen the international links with the anarchist movement in Belarus, so as to fight state repression and develop the struggle.
Note: Demo organised by London ABC and the Anarchist Federation of UK
We receive and transmit from London ABC:
‘The Belarusian embassy will be open on September 23rd for voting in the parliamentary elections.
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.
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.”
Embassy of Belarus Demo and Communications Jam.
The communications of the Embassy of Belarus will be jammed on Friday 21st of September in solidarity with prisoners in Belarus. This action will be linked to the solidarity picket and demonstration on Sunday the 23rd outside the embassy on election day. If you cannot attend the demo, participate in the action by bombarding the London Embassy of Belarus with phonecalls, faxes and emails. Here are the details:
Embassy of Belarus
Tel: + 44 (0)207 937 3288
Fax: + 44 (0)207 361 0005
From ABC Russia:
Here’s the list for Russia / Belarus in regards to the recent call for solidarity actions:
(various DAs in Belarus)
(firebombing of KGB prison)
(street fights with police during protests)
(Russian anarchist an member of insurrectionary organization, imprisoned for bank robberies and bombing attempts), in prison and under press since late 1990-s.