Tag Archives: Belarus

Jan 6. Terrorist Doug Jensen Who Chased Capital PD Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Man Wanted for Jan 6. Capital Insurrection Attack Seeks Asylum In Belarus

A man on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for attacking police and storming the Capital during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol domestic terrorist attack is now seeking asylum in Belarus, Russia according to state-run tv.

Evan Neumann, 48, is wanted in the United States on charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, as well as for assaulting, resisting and obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder.

Neumann sold his California home in spring and was thought to have moved to Ukraine to evade arrest, ABC News reported this summer. Neumann “sought justice and asked uncomfortable questions” following the 2020 U.S. elections disputed by ex-President Donald Trump, the presenter added, “but lost almost everything and is being persecuted by the U.S. government.”

The Moscow Times

Neumann aka. #DrunkedTrashStache crossed illegally into Belarus after spending months in Ukraine.

Such patriot! – “I was just a tourist returning to my home country.

Around The World In LGBT Hate – The Pope Channels His Nazi Roots, Belarus’ President Channels Pee Wee Herman

Pope Benedict on Friday once again denounced same sex marriage as “powerful political and cultural currents” seeking to legalise gay marriage in the United States after Maryland became the eighth state to allow it. 

Said Führer Benedict Pope  Pope Benedict “”Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage” and that the “Geman people traditional families must be defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature”

Much like racisl purity I suppose, eh Herr Ratzinger? 

Seig Heil and Hail Mary!

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Belarus’ Anti-LGBT President Lukashenko, pulled a Pee Wee Herman “I know I am but what are you?” at EU politicians who threatened him with further sanctions after the German Foreign Minister, openly gay  Guido Westerwelle, called Lukashenko  “Europe’s last dictator” by responding “Better to be a dictator than gay.”

The European Union called for new measures to pressure the Belarus President, in power since 1994, over alleged human rights abuses.

“This is absolute hysteria,” Lukashenko  said “And as you can see, at the forefront there are two types of politicians … one lives in Warsaw, another in Berlin. Whoever was shouting about dictatorship there … when I heard that, I thought: it’s better to be a dictator than gay.”

Arrested Russain Activist Nikolai Alexeyev In Belarius After Being Kidnapped In Moscow Airport By Russian Police

Nikolai Alexeyev Russian gay rights activist who disappeared after being arrested at a Moscow airport this week claims to be in Belarus and aims to seek political asylum, according to the Interfax news agency.via The Canadian Press

Nikolai Alexeyev says he was “squeezed out” of Russia under pressure. Interfax says he told the agency by text message that he is in the Belarusian capital Minsk and preparing to seek asylum.  Belarius is another politically repressed  homosexual state in which Alexeyev has been a key figure in attempting to produce Pride parades and protest which are broken up swiftly and harshly by police.

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but opposition to gay rights remains widespread. Moscow’s mayor Yuri Luzhkov has called gays “satanic” and the city routinely denies gay activists permission to rally, saying the gatherings would be dangers to public safety because they would attract violent opposition.

Akexeyev was to have flown to Geneva for a United Nations meeting on gay rights, but never boarded the plane. A spokeswoman for Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport said Alexeyev was barred from the plane Thursday after refusing to take off his shoes at the security check, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.

However, Interfax quoted Alexeyev as saying that he was taken from the airport to a police station in an unspecified town, where he was forced to sign a document saying he would withdraw suits he filed with the European Human Rights Court protesting Moscow’s ban of gay rights rallies.

Sunday Slavic Pride 2010 Aftermath Update: Imprisoned Slavic Pride Marcher Escapes From Police Station In Belarius!

Here’s an update about whats happening in the aftermath of Saturdays brutal police raid of Slavic Pride 2010’s March in Belarius, Minsk Russia.

One of the awesome things in todays update is that last night, one of the who was jailed yesterday managed to escape by asking to go to the toilet and then calmly walking out of a door!  How freaking awesome is that!

SUNDAY MAY 16

12.45: Food and drinks for the seven detained have been taken to the police station by Sergey Androsenko. In Belarus, anyone detained by the police have to be fed by their relatives.
12.30: Maria Efremenkova, St Petersburg Pride chief organiser, was told by the Russian Embassy this morning that the Belarusian Authorities have denied Embassy officials consular access to the two Russians being detained.
10.00: The 2010 the Slavic Pride Awards were handed out in the ‘wee small hours’. The Belarus Award went to Alexander Sakovich, the directeur of Club 6_A, the only only gay club in Minsk, while the founder and president of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, Louis-Georges Tin, picked-up the International Award.
10.00: Yes, there were eight still locked-up by the police awating court appearances tomorrow (Monday). But now there are seven. One managed to escape by asking to go to the toilet and then calmly walking out of a door to freedom! Said escapee actually made the Pride party.  There were no incidents at the closing party. There was a minute of silence to remember the seven march participants who are in police custody

Once again I must say thank you to thanks to Andy Harley and UKGayNews for their tireless work in the UK keeping the communication lines open and lettting the world know whats happening there.  (And on a personal note I must say that I am VERY disappointed in my fellow American bloggers for thier lack of coverage and updates on this heinous abuse of LGBT and human rights. Get some perspesctive.  Whats more important?  Beating the Reker’s Rentboy Scandal with a stick day after freaking day ?  For shame.)

UPDATE – As Slavic Gay Pride 2010 Comes To An End We Salute The Courage And Strength Of Our Russian Brothers And Sisters In Belarius

This will be the last update for thew night Special thanks to Andy Harley and UKGayNews for doing such a smash-up job and on repoerting the happenings in Belarus and keeping a communication line open to the courageous activist in Minsk.  We are stand in solidarity with you and  salute your Courage and Pride.

SUNDAY MAY 16
00.40:  A couple of items in the ‘food for thought’ department … the Belarus Web site Ont.by News is reporting that there wore no more than half a dozen people on the march (so how come 12 participants were arrested?) … and one march participant reported tonight that a JOURNALIST started to throw eggs at the participants during the march. Another journalist stopped him and said: “Vassya, wait at least until we have finished our work … we have expensive equipemnt here.” Only in Belarus …?

00.32: The post-Pride party is now on … though most participants are not in a party mood until everyone is released. The Slavic Pride Awards 2010 are going to be announced during the Party tonight. These will be posted here later.

00.25: The police seem to have found some petrol for their car! The group of eight have finally been moved to the detention centre for administrative offenders. They will stay there until Monday and their court appearances.

SATURDAY MAY 15

23.29: Police are mow patrolling around the club where the post-Pride party takes place tonight. Things are reported to be “quiet”.

23.05: Reuters now have a report, with a slide show of seven photos, HERE.

22.22: Belapn, the Belarus news agency, has video footage of the march and arrests, plus still photos HERE.

22.22: Proof that Russian media are adapting to the fact that Gay Prides are a modern fact of life? Today, the Russian news agency RIA NOVOSTI is reporting Minsk and Brussels Gay Prides.

22.15: The group of eight held together in custody – they were told earlier that they might be released due to a petrol shortage – have now been told that they will be kept locked-up until court on Monday. Medical services have been called as two Belarusians have injuries following their violent and brutal arrest as police broke-up the march.

Shocking Footage Emerges Of Police Agression and Arrests In Belarius At Slavic Pride! – Video and Update!

Remarkable footage of police aggressively ripping the 40 foot long rainbow flag out of the hands of the parade’s participants and of the arrests that followed has surfaced, 
UPDATE:
17:46: It appears that a total of 12 participants in the gay pride march have been arrested. Eight are being detained in one police station and four in another. The eight who are together are saying that they will be taken to the special detention centre for administrative offenders until court, probably on Monday. 
18:20: German government is being urged to make representation to Belarus. German out-gay MP Volker Beck is making the request as he been doing for a number of years when Russian activists have been arrested during unsanctionned rallies in Moscow.  
18:56: The Russians who went to their Embassy asking for consular support for the two Russians from St Petersburg arrested and detained were told that the information will be transferred to the consul and that they have to call back in 30mn. But they said that Russians who breach the law abroad have to be punished according to local laws
19:44: Reports say that the police was chased after the ‘mysteriious’ biker who opened the Pride march with a rainbow flag (Pictured Above). Luckily hey failed to catch him.
19:47: Sergey Androsenko and others have just been released together with the three others who were arrested at the cafe. Still waiting to hear from the group of eight
20:53: Bad news for the Russians who were arrested. The diplomat from the Russian Embassy, after visiting the Police station, said that they were arrested for taking part in an unauthorised event and therefore should answer according to the law. The Embassy will not provide any assistance.
More to come…….

UPDATE: Minsk Has Slavic Gay Pride March Admist VIOLENT Crackdown And Brutal Beatings By Police! – Sergei Androsenko Arrested!

*Sergei Androsenko and Nicolai Alekseev  (Photo from recent Press Conference,  NOT TODAY)

From Blogging From Belarius:

14:53: A short-lived March took place with 40 participants … violent crack down from anti riot police.

14:55: “A big mess,” a participant is reporting via SMS.

15:08 Minsk had its gay pride march. For just 10 minutes, 40 Belarusians and Russians waived a 12 meters long rainbow flag for a short march of approximately 200 meters. They were at first met by a large group of journalists, photographers and TV crew. But when they reached the first crossing point, they were trapped by several vans of anti-riot police. Suddenly, the doors of the vans opened and anti-riot officers ran towards the participants. “I never saw anything of the kind” said Nikolai Alekseev by mobile phone. “They were brutal and violent” he added. Another participant who did not want to be named said: “It was like a group of wild dogs”. The march ended with most of the participants being arrested and violently beaten. A few managed to escape but the police ran after them. 

15:45: Between five and ten participants are reported to be detained by the police, including Sergey Androsenko, chief organiser of Slavic Pride, and Alexander Sheremet, one of the St. Petersburg Pride organiser. Local activists are working to provide them with legal assistance.

15:55: Nicolai Alekseev: “I’ve never run so fast in my life”. (Russian co-organiser of Slavic Gay Pride,)

he participants who were not been arrested are still under shock. One can feel that they are proud of what they did today, but you can also feel the stress in their voices after the violent police crack down they suffered.

16:07: Three pride march participants are reported to have been arrested at a nearby cafe AFTER the event.

16:10:  19 year-old Sergei Androsenko, leaders of Belarussian Initiative of Young Gays is among the three (some reports say four) who were arrested in the cafe. They were taken from the table by the police and removed from the cafe via the backdoor.

This is just HORRIBLE!

I will be updating the events unfolding in Belarius throughout the day…….