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For all anarchists of #Belarus

Friends! A political crisis is about to happen in Belarus. There’s a good chance Lukashenko’s regime, which seemed to last forever, will lose control: partially or totally, temporarily or permanently… Belarusian society shows unprecedented active fury against the dictatorship. What is going to happen when the first cracks in the System will turn into its complete collapse?

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Escalation of political struggle in Belarus in last months in wake of president elections

Belarus. Some of you might have seen Belarus in news on Coronavirus. Dictator Lukashenko didn’t want to move on with quarantine. Instead he was generating ideas to solve the problem with COVID-19. For example, in one of his press conference he suggested that vodka and sauna can save you from the virus. Driving tractor in the field was also one of the options. To show the dedication to the cause of ignoring coronavirus Lukashenko even organized a military parade on 9 May – day of victory in the second world war.

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#Belarus: Imprisoned Anarchist Nikita Emelyanov

Belarus. Yemelyanov studied at the Belarus National Technical University in the 3rd year, worked as a courier after study. He was detained on October 20, 2019, together with an accomplice on suspicion of an attempt to set fire to Minsk remand prison- SIZO1. The action was held in solidarity with political prisoners. He was convicted by judge Alexander Yakunchikhin for 7 years in a reinforced regime colony.

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#Minsk, #Belarus: Anarchist Comrade Mikita Yemelyanau Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment

Minsk. Belarus. 12.02.2020: On Wednesday, Belarusian anarchists Mikita Yemelyanau and Ivan Komar have been sentenced to seven years in prison each.

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#Belarus: Everyone who criticizes the state in a radical way are called“extremists”

Belarus. Video by Radix International about what the authoritarian Belarusian state calls “extremism”. The Belarusian state equates dissidents to terrorists.

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Anarchist and former political prisoner Alexander Frantskevich was deported from #Ukraine to #Belarus

Anarchist and former political prisoner Alexander Frantskevich was deported from Ukraine to Belarus (https://belsat.eu/en/news/eks-politzaklyuchennogo-frantskevicha-deportirovali-iz-ukrainy-v-belarus/).  On 18 June in the evening he went to the migration service to apply for an extended permit and at 04.40 pm he didn’t answer anymore. Already at three oclock in the morning he was deported to Belarus.

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Armed political police attack an informal anarchist get-together in #Belarus

Belarus: Several people were charged with illegal usage of forest resources and distribution of extremist materials after political police with support of task forces attacked an informal anarchist encounter. Around 20 participants were at the camping site at that point.

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#Belarus: a state crackdown on anarchist Internet resources

Belarusian state continues an attack on anarchist web-resources. Recently it blocked several social media accounts of anarchist collective “Pramen” and its mirror on wordpress.org.

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#Belarus: “I can shoot you in a kneecap” – how Belarusian cops intimidate youth for alleged contacting with anarchists

We already wrote about a case of a “The network”, in which Russian secret service FSB is fabricating the case about “terrorist anarchists”, knocking out false evidence from the accused by beatings and tortures.

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#Belarus: Solidarity With Those Facing Repression

A couple of years ago, under its despotic leader Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus introduced the idea of a ‘social parasite’ tax, where an unemployed person has to pay an annual fee for not-working, or risk detention or other sanctions. The Presidential Decree #3 (2015) “decree against social parasites” imposed this unemployment tax on people who work (according to official record) fewer than 183 days a year and so do not take part in the “financing of the state”. The tax is the equivalent of US$250. 

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