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(en) avtonom: Anarchists of Minsk about adventures behind bars in the case of "anti-militia graffiti" [machine translation]
Sun, 3 Feb 2019 07:36:31 +0200
The Minsk anarchists Dmitry Polienko, Yevgeny Chulitsky and Anastasia Guseva were detained
on the morning of January 21. They are suspected of creating anti-militar graffiti on
Partizansky Avenue in Minsk. A criminal case was initiated against young people under
Article 341 of the Criminal Code (desecration of buildings and property damage). After 72
hours, the detainees were released from the police. They told how it was. ---- Detention
---- At the door of the former political prisoner Dmitry Polienko on the street Angarskaya
knocked about eight o'clock in the morning on January 21. He refused to open, then outside
he threatened to knock the door down. Almost as soon as the lock was opened, people in
bullet-proof vests entered the apartment with weapons in their hands. Further - as in the
"As soon as they were in the apartment, they immediately started shouting that everyone
would lie down on the floor, hands behind their backs and so on, " Polienko said . " I
didn't manage to scare me, I began to ask who they are and what they are doing here. It
turned out that criminal search. I and Nastya Guseva, who was also in the apartment, were
told to collect things because we were being detained. "
In parallel, at around 9 am, security forces came to the apartment of a member of the
anarchist movement, Yevgeny Chulitsky . They entered the porch and the apartment behind
the anarchist's mother, who lives there. As Yevgeny confesses, he woke up from the fact
that an unknown man, who turned out to be an employee of the criminal investigation
department, was trying to wake him up.
Immediately the search began in the apartment. The anarchist says that his mother tried to
make a remark to the police because they behaved disrespectfully: they just threw things
on the floor and broke furniture. The guy seized all the equipment, even the old phones
that do not work. And already at the entrance to him handcuffed.
The search in Polienko's apartment began after he and Gusev were taken to the police
station: "Even the walls were broken, not that the wardrobes or the sofa. It was a
complete defeat, as if a hurricane had passed. I had to spend several hours to restore at
least some order Something can not be repaired.
Many things that had nothing to do with this criminal case, like banners and letters from
prisoners, were withdrawn. Why do they need it, I still do not understand. But the main
thing is that I lost money from my wallet, 370 rubles and a hundred dollar bill. On this
occasion, I am going to contact the prosecutor's office soon. "
There were no searches only at Guseva's place of residence - the girl lives in a dormitory.
"You will jump on my bottle!"
Further "adventures" of the detained anarchists took place in the city police department
and temporary detention center on the 1st alley of Okrestin.
"When Nastya and I were taken to GOM on Angarskaya Street, for some reason I didn't have
enough space. I had to go all the way, kneeling and bowing my head. As soon as I tried to
move or sit more comfortably, they beat me right away, though not much , and threatened:
"We will now obostsym head! " or" You will jump on my bottle! ". I tried not to provoke a
In GOM, the guys and the girl were held until the evening. Guseva said that she was not
allowed to go to the toilet in the "monkey house" - she had to relieve herself in the
cell. The girl's head ached, but no one responded to requests for a pill. Finally, the
detainees were taken to the detention center on the metropolitan alley Akrestin.
Anarchists had to spend a couple of hours in the paddy wagon, while the police collected
detainees from polling stations throughout the city.
The next two days, the anarchists almost completely spent on interrogations in the
Investigation Committee. The detainees were placed in different corners of the room. So,
looking at the walls, they could stand for 3-4 hours.
"During the interrogation, it was even ridiculous. The investigator tells me:" Dima, well,
let me take you two royal falafel, and you sign the papers with my guilt, eh? "Of course,
I laughed at this, - Polienko said . - Talk with the investigators, I refused at all, did
not say anything. "
So did Guseva. Only Yevgeny Chulitsky stated that he had nothing to do with graffiti and
noted that there are people who would prove that he was not present at the time of writing
L ingvisticheskaya expertise
According to Polienko , the text was sent to the graffiti and for linguistic examination:
"I was surprised that the examination was carried out to incite hostility not only to the
social group (Interior Ministry officers), but also to Igor Shunevich. There[in the text
of the examination]his name appeared. In general, this is not fun at all, because no one
knows how this case is rotated further. According to Article 341, we cannot be sent to
jail for more than three months, and most likely it will be a fine in general. But our
business can be retrained as you wish".
The anarchists consider the European Games to be held in summer, as well as parliamentary
and presidential elections, to be the cause of pressure on themselves. On the question of
whether they feel guilty for the act, the anarchists are unanimous in saying that they
will not say anything. But even if they left the graffiti, they would still not feel
guilty, since what was written is true.
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