The case of the Belarusian anarcho guerrillas
On October 22, the administrative building of the State Committee of Forensic Examinations was attacked in the city of Soligorsk, as well as cars were set on fire in the parking lot of the prosecutor’s office of the Soligorsk district. On the night of October 28, the building of the traffic police department of the Mozyr police department was set on fire. Soon anarchists Igor Olinevich, Dmitry Dubovsky, Dmitry Rezanovic and Sergei Romanov were detained in Belarus near the Ukrainian border.
Activists are accused of terrorist activities and illegal trafficking of weapons and explosives. At the moment, everyone is in the KGB jail in Minsk.
The case of Nikolai Dedka
Anarchist and blogger Nikolai Dedok was detained late in the evening of November 11 in a safe house near Minsk. After his detention, Dedka was beaten for several hours and forced to give passwords to encrypted equipment.
Investigators believe that Dedok repeatedly called on his pages on the Internet to illegal actions, including to participate in protests and resistance to cops. Dedok himself was forced to go underground even before the revolution because of the threat of political persecution.
The case of Igor Banzer
Anarchist, anti-fascist and musician Igor Banzer was detained on October 20 in the city of Hrodna. He was charged under Part 1. Article 339 (Hooliganism) for the performance in front of the police wheelbarrow. Before that, Banzer was repeatedly detained at protest rallies.
Akihiro Hanada-Gaevsky, Alexander Franzkevich, Maria Rabkova, Andrei Chepyuk and Ivan Krasovsky were also detained on charges of organizing, participating and financing mass riots. You can find out more about them on our website.