Belarus

Belarusian anarchist political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich released

He will be under police supervision for 6 months after the release.

Aliaksandr Frantskevich, who served his term in No. 22 Ivatsevichy correctional colony, was released early in the morning of 3rd September. His mother and activists from the opposition organisation met him outside the prison. He will go to Navapolatsk to register with the police.

New short films on Belarusian anarchist political prisoners Ihar Alinevich and Mikalaj Dziadok, Mikalaj transferred to high-security prison

Two new short films with English subtitles dedicated to Belarusian anarchist political prisoners have been released as part of the Belarusian series "Chronicles of the times of courts", one is dedicated to Ihar Alinevich and the other to Mikalaj Dziadok.

Pavel Syramolatau is free

We’re glad to announce that after 620 days in prison Pavel Syramolatau
was released from prison by president pardon on September 27th. Pavel
was arrested on January 17th 2011 due to attack on KGB building in
Bobruisk, which was announced as solidarity action with anarchists
arrested in Minsk in September 2010.

Bulletin of the Anarchist Black Cross - Belarus. Spring - Summer 2012.

Anarchist Black Cross - Belarus.  Spring - Summer 2012 bulletin cover.

The bulletin explains the background to the arrest at the end of 2010 and consequential imprisonment of Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka, Pavel Syramolatau, Aliaksandr Frantskievich and Jauhen Vas’kovich.

An update on the situation of Belarusian anarchist prisoners

*Mikalai Dziadok* (4,5 years) is finishing his 3rd month in a solitary
cell after having refused to work on Saturdays. Work is obligatory in
Belarusian penal colonies, but is regulated by the Labour Code, which
prescribes that a person shouldn't work more than 40 hours a week.
Mikalai was forced to work more on Saturdays, but refused to do so. He
was punished with 6 months of solitary confinement on June 1st. During
this period he is deprived of all dates, phone calls and food supply
from the outside.

Silent revolution in Belarus

The situation in Belarus is now getting closer to the one that was during the elections in December 2010 but now it seems to be more massive and popular.

Social activists were kidnapped by cops in Minsk, Belarus

Belarus: The Conflict at Black Red White in Brest

Black Red White is the largest furniture producer / importer in Poland, with a 20% share of the Polish furniture market. There are 20 subsidiary companies in Black Red White and 9 additional companies registered abroad in Ukraine, Belarus, Slovakia, Russia and Bosnia and Hercegovina. Its products are sold in over 50 countries and the company employs over 14,500 workers.

Kobets, Grigori (or Ryhor) 1898-1990

A short biography of celebrated Bielorussian playwright Grigor Kobets, who fought with the Makhnovists.

Mett, Ida, 1901-1973

Ida Mett

A short biography Ida Mett, Russian anarchist and author of The Kronstadt Commune about the uprising against the new Bolshevik dictatorship following the Russian Revolution.