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Stop the states attempt for intimidation of extraparliamentary activists!

the following statement was delivered to several officials from belarus state at the 1st of october:

Stop the states attempt for intimidation of extraparliamentary activists!

At the 3rd of september the world witnessed an extensive wave of repression by the belarussian state against activists from an undogmatic and ecological background in Minsk, which extended later to other cities, and which is still going on. Seven young activists were facing this repression, one of them was a participant in the Trade to Climate Caravan from Geneva to Copenhagen in December 2009.

All of them had been arrested for more than three days, which is legally the maximum duration, and for many days no officials did give any information about the location where they are detained. The charges they were accused for had been changed many times, leading to a lot of confusion about their future fate and perspectives.

We don´t understand the state´s strategy, if the elections which will be held in Belarus in December 2010 are one of the motives behind the intimidation of democratically legal but political unwanted activism in the country. This is visible in concrete campaigns, like the one against newly constructed power plants, as well as in the general behaviour of the government towards its critics.

Some of the displaced persons from the 3rd of september are still in the central prison of Minsk, some were released, but then imprisoned again. We heard of beatings and other maltreatement during the interrogations by the police, which made the Helsinki Commitee already start to pose official complainings. Again and again activists in Minsk were requested to show up for `interviews` with the police and when they followed the request,
they dissappeared for some days.

This is also what happened on September 25th to another activist, who was the second participant from Belarus in the Trade to Climate Caravan in 2009. After the `interview` with the police he didn`t came back home. The relatives called the police to ask what happened and received the short comment that he is suspected of ?hooliganism?. The arrest was then prolonged for another three days, so that he will be arrested for at least six
days.

We do hope that this form of repression and violence against extraparliamentary activists will end immediately and call for worldwide attention and solidarity! We demand to stop the state`s attempt to intimidate democratical opposition and extraparliamentary activism!

THE TRADE TO CLIMATE CARAVAN 2009

and the following participants, networks and movements:

Aniban ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, Philipines
Asamblea en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio del Istmo de Tehuantepec, Mexico
Bangladesh Krishok Federation
BUKO – Bundeskoordination Internationalismus, Germany
Candian Union of Postal Workers, Canada
Center for Ocean Development and Maritime Civilization Studies, Indonesia
Climat Justice Sociale of Geneva, Switzerland
Diego Cardona, Colombia
Ecologistas en Acción (Spain)
José Goyes, Colombia
Juergen Kraus, Germany
Hamburg Solidarity Group for the activists in Minsk, Germany
Øystein Tandberg, Norway
Southeast Asia Fish for Justice Network (SEAFIsh for Justice)
SEA FISH for Justice ? South East Asean Fishers and Fishworkers Asociacion, Philippines
SICCFM – South Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements
Te Ata Tino Toa, Aotearoa / New Zealand
Unimundal Collective

Dos activistas de la caravana comercio climatico detenido!
Represion en Belarus

El 3 de Septiembre 2010 el Estado de Belarus ha empezado con una represión extensa contra activistas del movimiento de izquierda radical y anarcista. Desde Minsk la represión ha extendido a otras ciudades del país y todavía está en marcha. Primero, siete personas jovenes han afectado, entro ellas una persona, quien participó en la caravana comercio climatico en 2009. Las se detenía mas que tres dias sin acusación y sin informaraciones, donde estaban deteniendo. Despues la policía anunciaba diferentes acusaciones, que se cambiaba muchas veces, y por fin nadie podría entender las causas de la actuación del Estado.

Algunas de las personas detenidas todavía quedan en el carcel central de la ciudad Minsk. Otros prisioneros eran liberado y detenido una otra vez. Hay reportes de maltratos. Activistas no han regresado al hogar despues de una entrevista, a que la policía les ha invitado. Aquello acontecimiento pasó al segundo participantes del Belarus, quién participó en la caravana comercio climatico: El 25 de Septiembre no volvió a casa despues de una fecha con la policía. Su familia preguntó a la policía y recibió la respuesta, que el caso se trata de ?Hooliganismo?. El arresto era enlagado, resultando al menos a una
semana de encarcelamiento.

¿Cuando se pare la represión y la violencía? ¿Cuando se pare con la intimidación de actividades legales de activistas de la izquierda anarcista? Demandamos que las fuerzas del Estado de Belarus pare a sus actos ilíticos ? imediatemente!

LA CARAVANA COMERCIO CLIMATICO

y los siguientes participantes, organisaciones y movimientos sociales:

Aniban ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, Philipines
Asamblea en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio del Istmo de Tehuantepec, Mexico
Bangladesh Krishok Federation
BUKO – Bundeskoordination Internationalismus, Germany
Candian Union of Postal Workers, Canada
Center for Ocean Development and Maritime Civilization Studies, Indonesia
Climat Justice Sociale of Geneva, Switzerland
Diego Cardona, Colombia
Ecologistas en Acción (Spain)
José Goyes, Colombia
Juergen Kraus, Germany
Hamburg Solidarity Group for the activists in Minsk, Germany
Øystein Tandberg, Norway
Southeast Asia Fish for Justice Network (SEAFIsh for Justice)
SEA FISH for Justice ? South East Asean Fishers and Fishworkers Asociacion, Philippines
SICCFM – South Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements
Te Ata Tino Toa, Aotearoa / New Zealand
Unimundal Collective

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