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A call from Italian comrades for the relaunch of revolutionary and borderless solidarity: From Italy to Greece, we stand with the insurgents

Assembly for the relaunch of revolutionary solidarity. On May 25th, a hearing is scheduled at the Court of Cassation (Appeal) in Rome, for the “Scripta Manent” case, in which some anarchist comrades are being charged for association with crimes for the purposes of terrorism and provocation of massacres that carry heavy penalties.

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Anarchists convicted in “Pramen case” [Belarus]

Belarus. On April 22 the verdict was pronounced in the so-called “Pramen case”. Aliaksandr Bialou, Jauhen Rubashka, Artsiom Salavei were sentenced to 5 years in prison, another Artsiom Salavei – to 4.5 years. The gravamen is unknown, since the trial was held in camera.

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Call for solidarity with persecuted comrades in Western Greece (Messolonghi)

Messolonghi. Greece. Urgent financial need in order to pay the state’s revengful bails.

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Solidarity with the defendants in the Revolutionary Action trial [Belarus, Ukraine]

Ukraine. Anarchists who are fighting together against the Russian invasion express their solidarity with the defendants in the Revolutionary Action trial in Belarus. Text and video.

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Liberté? Egalité? Fraternité? –  Groupe Antifasciste Lyon et Environs (GALE) banned [France]

Lyon. France. “We must rely on the state to contend with fascists!” liberals will tell you. “To fight bigotry and fascism, we have to give the authorities the legal powers to combat them for us!” they say. So what happens when a state has the legal authority to decide whether a political group has the right to exist in society? Who will the state wield that power against?

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Sudan intelligence authorities torture and arrest activist

El Gedaref / Khartoum. Sudan. Intelligence authorities tortured and arrested Musab El Hadi, a member of the El Gedaref Resistance Committee, at 9:00 a.m before releasing him later on at 17:00 p.m, on Tuesday.

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Lawyers: Protestors accused of policeman’s murder subject to torture in Sudan’s Kober prison

Sudan. The defence team of two young men, who were arrested on charges of killing a police brigadier in Khartoum in January, say that the detainees are being subjected “to the worst forms of torture by the Kober prison authorities”.

Image above: Mohamed Adam, nicknamed ‘Tubak’, is one of the accused (File photo: Social media)

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News from Belarusian prisons, March 2022 [ABC Belarus]

Belarus. In the beginning of March Anastasiya Kukhta faced criminal prosecution. Initially she had been detained on 17 February on administrative charges, her apartment had been searched and she had been sentenced to 15 days of arrest. On 4 March, she became a suspect in a criminal case, and on 12 March she was charged with organisation of action grossly violating the public order (article 342.1 of the Criminal Code). She remains in custody in SIZO-1 in Minsk.

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Sabotage in rail road network: Arrests [Belarus]

Belarus. On April 6, the Ministry of the Interior reported that security forces used live ammunition to arrest “saboteurs” along a rail track in late March. Three of them allegedly acted together and set fire to two relay cabinets near Osipovichi. Video footage shows that one of them, with bandaged knees, has difficulty answering questions of the police forces, the second has blood on his face, and the third is really scared. Deputy Interior Minister Gennady Kazakevich now confirmed the shooting of the suspects during alleged acts of sabotage on the railroad track. At the press conference he spoke of two seriously injured – a resident of Bobruysk, who was allegedly involved in the destruction of relay cabinets, and a resident from the Minsk district, whose car was parked near the tracks and who was snitched on by “citizens who are not indifferent”.

Image above: Arrival of military equipment from Russia at the Brest-Yuzhny railway depot in January.

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