Solidarity with Belarusian antifascists

Cautiously pessimistic

Bristol Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) have set up a fundraiser for a comrade in Belarus who is accused of attacking neonazis last year. In their words:

“Since 2009, ABC Belarus have been supporting political prisoners in a country where it’s difficult and often dangerous to be known as a campaigner against oppressive state structures. They have helped dozens of defendants by raising legal fees, organising prison support, and creating solidarity campaigns.

Belarus ABC rely almost entirely off fundraising gigs which are invariably shut down by the police. Collective members face arrest and imprisonment in a system where it’s common to be beaten and forced to confess to crimes while held in custody.

Now they are trying to raise €5,000 in legal fees for an antifascist who is accused of attacking neonazis last year. If convicted he faces 8-13 years in jail. The collective have asked us for help in…

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