Pyotr Ryabov, anarchist philosopher imprisoned for 6 days in Belarus, declared a hungerstrike

Pyotr Ryabov, anarchist philosopher imprisoned for 6 days in Belarus, declared a hungerstrike

11th of October city court of Baranovichi, Belarus sentenced Russian anarchist Pyotr Ryabov. Anarchist philosopher, lecturer of department of Philosophy in Moscow State Pedagogical University was sentenced to 6 days of prison for "small hooliganism" and "distribution of extremist materials (statute 17.1 and 17.11 of codex of misdemeanors of Belarus).

Court considered Belarusian anarchist journal "Svoboda ili Smert №6", published in 2007, as extremist material. However these were trumped up charges, real reason of the arrest was lecture on anarchist movement, for which Ryabov came to Baranovichi. Ryabov was arrested on his way back to Moscow in Baranovichi train station, he was supposed to talk in another event in Moscow.
After sentence, Ryabor declared a hungerstrike.

Information provided by anarchist group Pramen

https://avtonom.org/en/news/pyotr-ryabov-anarchist-philosopher-imprisone...

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Oct 14 2017 22:49

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Karetelnik
Oct 17 2017 13:56

Pyotr Ryabov has now been escorted out of the country and forbidden to return to Belarus for 10 years.