Posts Tagged ‘Mikalai Dziadok’

Experiences of anarchist comrade Mikalai Dziadok on how to survive jail in Belarus (A-Radio)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The following recording has been made by the Anarchist Group Dortmund (in cooperation with A-Radio Berlin) during a presentation on March 6, 2016.

In it the former anarchist prisoner from Belarus Mikalai Dziadok shares his prison experiences and gives some advice on how to survive the jail. Total helplessness, psychological pressure, stupid convicts‘ laws, ever-lasting prison terms – this is what Belarusian prison is made of.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:

Length: 1:29 h

You‘ll find more audios on Belarus from the Anarchist Radio Berlin here.

Read this previous post for details about some of the anarchist attacks which took place in Belarus for which Mikalai was taken hostage in revenge.

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Anarchist comrades Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok and Artsiom Prakapenko released from prison (Belarus)

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

22 August 2015 – Today Alexander Lukashenko has signed papers to release all official political prisoners in the country. This includes anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok and Artsiom Prakapenko.

We would like to congratulate our comrades and thank everyone for the solidarity with them!

ABC Belarus

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International solidarity to Mikalai Dziadok (Belarus)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

From ABC Belarus:

On 23 August Mikalai Dziadok will become 27. Once again he will have to celebrate his birthday in prison. Relatives and friends of the anarchist were hoping to have him outside of the prison that day, because he was supposed to be released in March this year. However out of fear for political protests and losing power, the state has decided to keep Dziadok one more year in Prison.

You can send him your warm words at:

213410, Gorki, ul. Dobrolubova, 16, IK-9, PKT
Dedok Nikolai Aleksandrovich / Dziadok Mikalai Aliaksandravich

You can also send him a letter through our online form – https://abc-belarus.org/?page_id=579&lang=en

We call everyone to congratulate our friend on that day with actions of solidarity and letters.

Read this article about our comrade and the background to his case, as well as this report about the direct actions.

Solidarity to Mikalai and the struggle against the state of Belarus.

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Comrade Mikalai Dziadok cuts his abdomen and arms in prison as protest against torture (Belarus)

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Mikalai Dziadok protested against tortures by prison staff.

Viasna human rights centre learnt it from Valeria Khotsina, the wife of the political prisoner. Mikalai Dziadok was transferred to correctional facility No.9 in Horki
for his new prison term on May 12. On May 13, he was thrown into a
punishment cell for five days. On May 19, he was transferred to a
solitary confinement cell. Mikalai Dziadok spent the night in a very
cold cell and asked to be transferred to another cell.

On the morning of May 20, the political prisoner cut his abdomen and
arms to draw attention of prison officers. He received medical attention
in a medical unit and was returned to the same cold cell where he
remained until May 26. According to Valeria Khotsina, her husband
already received four sanctions.

Mikalai Dziadok has served 4.5 years of imprisonment for alleged
destructive actions against official buildings. He was to be released on
March 3, 2015. On February 26, the court of Mahilou’s Leninski district
sentenced the political prisoners to an additional year in a maximum
security correctional facility for violating article 411 of the Criminal
Code (disobeying orders of prison staff). The court of appeal upheld the
verdict on April 30.


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Mikalai Dziadok sentenced to 1 more year in prison (Belarus)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

On February 26 the criminal case of the political prisoner Mikalai Dzyadok was tried in Mahilyou prison. He was charged with violation of the rules of serving the sentence under Article 411 of the Criminal Code of Belarus.

Dzydok was charged with 16 violations of prison rules, such as wearing sportswear suit instead of prison uniform, sleeping after “Wakey” signal, not sleeping after lockdown, talking to prisoners from other cells.

The prosecutor asked the court to punish Mikalai Dzyadok by 1 year in a maximum security penal colony. It is a maximum term under this article. The defence noted that such cases are extremely rare and can never be started because of such minor violations. The lawyer asked the court to justify Mikalai. As a result, Judge Ihar Shvedau sentenced the political prisoner to one more year in prison. Besides, he is to serve four days out of his four-and-a-half-year term. (more…)

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Show your ass to the authorities: Call for solidarity with Belarusian anarchists from 25th February to 1st March (Belarus)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The forth presidential term of Alexander Lukashenko will expire in 2015. In 21 years Lukashenko has managed to suppress almost all social struggles in the country, kill several political opponents in the 90s, and eradicate nearly all of the official opposition. Lukashenko didn’t allow Belarusian society to transcend the limits of Soviet mentality. Any complaint or criticism of the government are met with repression from the police or the KGB. Any attempts of organizing face with prosecution and hysteria from the state. The policy of the government can be described simply as follows: “Everything that cannot be controlled must be destroyed”. At this moment Belarusian state is slowly but steadily getting to the extermination of any dissent or independent thinking.

With the elections planned for November this year the pressure on social movements is increasing. Authorities are afraid of the Ukrainian scenario occurring in Belarus and do everything to fight “extremists”: all the people who are calling for the change of the current regime. (more…)

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A new criminal case started against Mikalai Dziadok (Belarus)

Friday, November 21st, 2014

325 receives and transmits from ABC Belarus:

On November 20 Mikalai Dziadok was charged with malicious disobedience to the demands of prison administration (art.411). This became known from a state lawyer, who had been called to attend the procedure. The case was started on November 13. In the near future the anarchist will be transferred to the pre-trial detention centre as a defendant.

Before that Dziadok had spent 8 days in a punishment cell, and was transferred to the solitary confinement.

The prisoner should have been set free on March 3, 2015 after 4.5 years in prison. The new case can add a year to his final sentence.

As you know, the presidential elections are to take place in autumn of 2015. Lukashenko does his best to neutralise his political opponents, especially anarchists, who fight against any power and are ready to act radically.

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Belarusian prisoners’ news – September 2013 (Belarus)

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Jauhen Vas’kovich spent 10 days in a punishment cell at the beginning of August. He regularly writes and calls his mother. The prisoner prefers not to have a lawyer, because he thinks it is pointless. The next date with relatives is planned on January.

Mikalai Dziadok celebrated his 25th birthday in prison on August 23. He claims to have received many cards and letters, as well as some stationary and empty envelopes, which he values the most. Generally, his health state is OK, however, he has lost another tooth. In the beginning of September he spent 10 days in punishment cell for wearing a sports suit inside his cell.

Artsiom Prakapenka was deprived of a long-term date with parents, with had been planned for December. He could explain the reason on the phone. He feels fine and doesn’t complain about the health. Before he worked in the night shift, now – in the first shift. He also wants to attend prison classes, but the prison administration didn’t let him do it by far. His monthly ‘expences sum’ has grown from 10 to 20 euro. End of November he will have a short-term date with relatives.

Ihar Alinevich turned 30 on September, 24.

On September, 3 Aliaksandr Frantskevich was set free after 3 years of imprisonment. He claimed that his convictions haven’t changed during this time and he will continue taking part in the anarchist movement. Next 6 months he will have preventive police supervision – he can’t visit mass events, leave the place of living without permission and stay out from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. He will have to regularly check in with the police.

Source – abc-belarus.org

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Brest KGB search anti-fascist homes + London Solidarity Demo for Imprisoned Anarchists (Belarus)

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

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. (more…)

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Mikashevichi: Energy supply sabotaged at granite quarry (Belarus)

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

325 receives and transmits:

On June 11th a booth that provided power to granite quarry in Mikashevichi (Belarus) was burnt by a group of dedicated earth liberation warriors. Resulting short circuit left quarry and nearby village in total darkness. It was a strange feeling to suddenly hear silence where just a minute before there had been constant industrial noise. To see stars in the sky that had been blocked out by quarry lights just moments before.

2 incendiaries (5 liters of gasoline each) were used for this action.

We salute imprisoned Belarus anarchists (Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Aliaksandr Frantskievich) persecuted for their acts of sabotage against Lukashenko’s regime. This new act of sabotage on territory, occupied by Belarus state, is in your honour.

Words of gratitude to Ted Kaczynski. Your thoughts served as a light-beacon to us in this action.

To every anti-authoritarian and eco-activist: keep fighting, stay strong and free!

Friends of Freedom

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June 30th – July 2nd: Call for common actions in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists (Belarus)

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

From Avtonom:

It has been a long time since the last call for solidarity with the Belarusian anarchists appeared. Today we have to admit that the new wave of solidarity is needed urgently to help them out from the prison. That’s why we call you to participate in days of action in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners from June 30 to July 2.

The activists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka, Pavel Syramolatau, Aliaksandr Frantskievich, Jauhen Vas’kovich that 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 attacks on state and capital symbols are finishing their second year in jail. During this time their comrades and relatives did their best to help them feel comfortable in custody and set them free. (more…)

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May 12-15: A Call for Common Actions in Solidarity with Belarusian Anarchists (Belarus)

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

It’s been 7 months now since the “case of arsons” was started in Belarus.
All this time our friends and comrades have been held behind the bars. Having started with random detentions of activists of radically different political views in September last year, the case is finally coming to an end – it is being brought to trial. At the moment 7 people targeted in the investigation of “the anarchists’ case” are staying under arrest. (more…)

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