Joint event with Bristol Anarchist Federation!
Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus, following the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years.
The Belarusian ABC has campaigned tirelessly for the release of anarchists and other political prisoners. In the mean time they have faught for access to or provided the basics of prison survival; visits, medication, food, letters, legal support and literature.
They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IFA-IAF) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region and spark further solidarity.
Background info on ‘Operation Phoenix’ in the Czech Republic: http://325.nostate.net/?p=16254
and here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/brutal-attack-czech/