Nyfiken på Vitryssland/Belarus och situationen där? Kom till Cyklopen på måndag kväll så får du veta mer.
Curious on the situation in Belarus? Come by Cyklopen on monday evening.
18 : opening
20 : presentation
Belarus as Magadan: current politics and “an anarchist case”:
During the evening the short presentation on current Belarusian political situation will be done. Belarus is a country between EU and Russia which ruling power is characterized as a state bureaucratic capitalism partly based on soviet ideology and quasi leftist rhetoric. The regime of Lukashenko was established almost twenty years ago and was marked with abduction of political opponents, brutal violations of basic civil freedoms, overgrowth of police apparatus.
One of the most brutal cases of repressions and arrests was directed against anarchist groups and communities as known as “an anarchist case” in 2010. The wave of repressions hit after the several direct actions (the attack on the Russian embassy in solidarity with the Khimki arrestees, etc.) in 2009-2010. During the investigation more than 50 people were interrogated, 14 people spent 3 to 9 days in detention facilities, 7 anarchists were imprisoned finally for long terms (from 3 till 8 years in a colony with the reinforced regime).
Ihar Alinevich was kidnapped by plaincloth cops in Moscow and illegally extradited to Belarus, where he was imprisoned for 8 years with incrimination in group hooliganism and intentional destruction of property. In 2013 the book “On the Way to Magadan” compiled of essays from his prison letters was released. Magadan is the city on the far East of Russia which during Stalin times was a major transit point for political prisoners sent to labor camps. Uhar Alinevich is making some comparisons of the prison conditions and his own state between Belarus and Magadan. The English translation of the book will be presented during the evening.
Link for download: http://abc-belarus.org/files/2013/11/On … an-ENG.doc
Support Belarusian political prisoners here: http://abc-belarus.org/?page_id=15
Illustration by Vasiliy Pero, Danila Dugum from Russian edition of the book