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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 28th of March around 15 people came out to the embassy of Belarus in Berlin for the solidarity action to the belarussian anarchists and all the other people who suffered from the belarussian state violence.