Friday, May 18, 2007

Zhenya Shimanskiy, a Belarussian animal rights/anti-fascist activist, was arrested last month in Minsk for non-payment of a $1,400 fine for spray painting animal rights slogans.

Authorities now claim that Zhenya bricked the windows of a McDonalds in Minsk after the fine was imposed. It is feared that he may face several years imprisonment if the fines aren't paid.

Money is also needed because prisons in Belarus don't feed prisoners, as well of course letters of support (he speaks Belarussian and Russian). Because Zhenya is considered a 'dangerous extremists' he is not allowed any visitors.

To donate email

Write letters to Evgeniy Dmitrievich Shimanskiy, Volodarskogo str. 2, room 32, 220050, Minsk, Belarus.

For info in English contact British Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network, BM Box 2407, London, WC1N 3XX, England, or see web