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Trial Marathon in #Belarus – 52 Protesters Jailed

In the last weeks there were several protests in Belarus. Last wednesday there were demonstrations in at least 3 cities and many activists were arrested. On March 16th there were many trials in Belarus.

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Image: One of the arrested in the court in Minsk, injured by the police..

Originally published by Anarchis Black Cross Dresden. Edited by Riot Turtle

More than 50 court hearings took place in different cities. After the violent detention of the anarchist block, its supporters and bystanders after the demonstration on 15 march in Minsk and the detentions of people after demonstrations in other cities yesterday 52 people were sentenced from 12 to 15 days in prison, at least 25 anarchist among them.

The charges were resistance of the detention and masking at the demonstration. The idea behind those sentences is to keep people in prison the next two weeks, because there are more demonstrations announced.

Right now over 160 journalist, anarchists, opposition politicians and people joining the demonstrations are sentenced to fines or short prison term. The numbers are rising daily.

Radiodreyeckland made yesterday an interview with an activist from Belarus who is now in Minsk. He gave a short overview about the situation and the context of the protest and what to expect further on. (The interview is only in German language.)

More Information about Repression in Belarus: https://abc-belarus.org (engl./russ.)

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  1. […] The biggest protests in years took place in dictatorial Belarus. They were caused by a new law, forcing every who has not been working for at least 6 months in one year to pay a “tax”. With this “tax” of 180 €, the government wants to finance healthcare and education. The average income in Belarus is 200-300 €. Because of the protests, the dictator Lukaschenko promised to suspend this “tax” for another year. Still the protests are going on. It is not only about this new law, it is about the dismissal of Lukaschenko. The government took over 160 journalists, anarchists, politicians of the opposition and demonstrantors in custody or imposed a fine on them. Every day more people are facing repression. […]

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