Daniel Baker is a US army veteran and former YPG sniper, who fought Daesh/ISIS in Rojava. Upon his return home, he volunteered as a street medic and attended many Black Lives Matter demonstrations. In 2021, after the attempted insurrection at the U.S. capitol, Daniel called on Floridians to defend the state capitol from possible attack by the far-right. The FBI used this to build a case of “threats” and “inciting violence” against Dan, railroading him in court in May 2021. Five months later, Dan was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.
Dan’s support group is posting updates & support information on their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freedanbaker/
You can write Dan here:
Daniel Alan Baker #25765-509
P.O. Box 34550
Memphis, TN 38184
Dan’s support group has set up an Amazon Wishlist for him Dan’s Amazon HERE
You can also make donations to Dan’s commissary via PayPal to this address: DanBakerDonations@gmail.com
Dzianis “Denis” Boltuts
Denis is an antifascist from Minsk, Belarus and a support of MTZ-RIPO FC. After participating in the uprising against the Lukashenko regime in 2020, Denis was sentenced to six years in prison.
Write to Denis:
Penal colony No. 2. 213800,
Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
Maxim is a Ukrainian journalist, anarchist, and human rights activist who founded the independent radio station Radio Hromadske and co-founded the ZMINA Center for Human Rights. He has done extensive work supporting asylum seekers and political prisoners. In 2022, despite his anti-militarism views, Maxim took up arms to resist the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Around late June of the same year he was captured by Russian forces and is currently being held as a prisoner of war in an undisclosed location.
Krystsina “Kita” Charankova | Kristina Cherenkova
Kita is an antifascist in Belarus who was among a dozen people whose homes were raided by police in March 2022. She has been in prison ever since on charges of “inciting social hatred against police officers” and could serve five years.
You can write to Kita (in Belarussian or Russian only) here:
Cherenkova Kristina Aleksandrovna
You can also write to Kita in English here (ABC Belarus will translate and forward your message).
You can contribute to support Kita’s legal defence and her family here:
PL 70 1090 1098 0000 0001 3288 5405 (€)
PL 64 1090 1098 0000 0001 3725 7206 (US$)
PL 1090 1098 0000 0001 4761 8177 (PLN)
Findus is a German anti-fascist skinhead who was tried on a variety of charges stemming from his participation in anti-fascist demonstrations. In October 2020 Findus’ trial ended with his conviction, for which he receive a 2.5 year prison sentence with no chance of early release.
Findus’ support group is accepting donations for his prison commissary:
Red Aid Stuttgart
IBAN: DE66 4306 0967 4007 2383 13
Write to Findus:
Red Aid Stuttgart
Gage was arrested at a counter demonstration against a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon on June 29th, 2019 and accepted a non-cooperation plea deal, pled guilty to an assault charge, and was sentenced to nearly six years in prison.
In addition to being anti-fascist, Gage is also radical environmentalist and an anarchist. So, discussing history, politics or the ideologies of those movements as well could be a good place to start. He is also a fan of the fantasy novel series, The Wheel of Time and looks forward to reading all 12 books in the series while he’s in, so if you’ve read those or would like to he’d love to discuss them with you
South Fork Forest Camp
48300 Wilson River Highway
Tillamook, OR 97141-9799
Jo & Dy
Jo & Dy are two German antifascists who were convicted in October 2021 of the “crime” of defending Stuttgart against fascist violence. They received outrageously severe prison sentences of 4.5 & 5.5 years, respectively. The website of their support group has full information about their case & updates on support actions.
Rote Hilfe is raising funds to pay Jo & Dy’s legal costs and ensure that they and their families are well taken care of while they serve their time. You can contribute via bank transfer here:
Rote Hilfe e.V. Frankfurt
purpose of use/donation keyword: notwendig
Rodrigo Lanza is an antifascist from Chile. In December of 2017, Rodrigo was out with friends at a bar in Spain when they were approached by a man who began insulting Rodrigo, calling him “sudaka” (a derogatory term for Latin Americans) and telling him to go back to his country. As Rodrigo attempted to leave the bar, Victor Lainez, a member of the fascist Falange group with many friends in the local fascist scene, pulled a knife. Rodrigo defended himself and in the ensuing fight, Lainez was killed.
In November 2019, Rodrigo was sentenced to five years in prison.
Rodrigo understands Spanish and simple English phrases. Write to him at:
PO Box 33044
Ronda Universitat 23
Lina is a German anti-fascist from Leipzig – a city that experienced more fascist-violence per capita than nearly anywhere else in Europe in 2020. Instead of contending with this wave of far-right attacks, police there chose to target anti-fascists – the very citizens willing to stand up to fascist mobs. Lina was one of the first anti-fascists the police rounded up and has been railroaded into prison, receiving an especially severe custodial sentence in 2020.
Lina’s support group has set up a website where they are posting updates & news about Lina & her case. If you wish to support Lina, you can make a donation to her via bank transfer to Rote Hilfe:
Rote Hilfe eV
account no .: 4007 238 317 Bank
code: 430 609 67 IBAN: DE55 4306 0967 4007 2383 17
Tamaz is an antifascist from Minsk, Belarus and a support of MTZ-RIPO FC. After participating in the uprising against the Lukashenko regime in 2020, Denis was sentenced to six years in prison.
Write to Tamaz (in Belarusian or Russian):
Penal colony No. 1. 211440,
Tsimur is an antifascist from Minsk, Belarus and a support of MTZ-RIPO FC. After participating in the uprising against the Lukashenko regime in 2020, Denis was sentenced to six years in prison.
Write to Tsimur (in Belarusian or Russian):
Penal colony No. 15. 213105,
Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
Hanna Pyshnik (Chympajesh)
Hanna is an anti-fascist from Belarus who was arrested in March 2022 for allegedly shooting and distributing video footage of military helicopters. You can send a letter of support to Hanna here. You can make a donation to support Hanna and her family here.
Aliaksandr is an antifascist from Minsk, Belarus. In October 2020, he was arrested during the uprising against the Lukashenko regime and convicted of “participation in a mass riot.” Aliaksandr is presently serving an eight-year prison sentence.
Write to Aliaksandr (in Belarusian or Russian) here:
Penal colony No. 15.
Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
Vitaliy is an antifascist from Belarus. In September 2020, he was arrested during the uprising against the Lukashenko regime and is presently serving a six-year prison sentence.
Write to Vitaliy (in Belarusian or Russian) here:
Shishlov Vitaly Vyacheslavovich
Vladislav is an antifascist from Minsk, Belarus. In November 2020, he was arrested and severely beaten by police during the uprising against the Lukashenko regime. In February 2021, Vladislav received a three-year prison sentence.
Write to Vladislav (in Belarusian or Russian):
Zenevich Vladislav Vladimirovich
ul. Lidskaya 29b, k. 32
ABC Belarus is accepting donations to support Vladislav and his family.
Donate via Paypal here.
Donate via Bitcoin: 1CcxWEswKjXZgXQCds5KcHfemzrAASVbuv
The Network Case
In 2017, Russian FSB agents arrested six anti-fascists as they played airsoft in the woods. After several documented torture sessions that included protracted beatings and electrocution, FSB agents arrested four more anti-fascists and fabricated a terror cell called “the Network” to prosecute the ten anti-fascists.
Two of the arrestees cooperated with the state, signed confessions, and provided information to implicate the other arrestees. Of the remaining arrestees, six have been convicted and received very severe prison sentences while two await trial.
The arrestees in need of support are:
Details about the arrestees are available in English, German, Polish, and Russian on their support group’s website. Donations to help with their legal costs and to support their families can be made here. We have addresses for six of the eight remaining arrestees, who are accepting mail in Russian only (letters that are not in Russian will not be accepted)
Andrey Chernov Adress: SIZO-1, 440039 Russia, Penzenskaya obl., Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30, Chernov Andrey Sergeevich, 1989
Ilya Shakurskiy Adress: SIZO-1, 440039 Russia, Penzenskaya obl., Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30, Shakurskiy Ilya Alexandrovich, 1996
Yuliy Boyarshinov Adress: SIZO-3 FSIN, 191123 Russia, St. Petersburg, ul. Shpalernaya 25, Boyarshinov Yuliy Nikolayevich , 1991
Viktor Filinkov Adress: SIZO-3 FSIN, 191123 Russia, St. Petersburg, ul. Shpalernaya 25, Filinkov Victor Sergeevich, 1994
Vasiliy Kuksov Adress: SIZO-1, 440039 Russia, Penzenskaya obl., Penza, ulitsa Karakozova 30, Vasiliy Alekseevich Kuksov, 1988
Dmitriy Pchelintsev Adress: 440042, Penza, ul. Molodogvardeyskaya, 9, PKU IK No. 4, PFRSI, Pchelintsev Dmitriy Dmitrievich, 1992
“Operation Panic” Arrestees
After an attack on a fascist-run bookstore and a police station in Florence, Italy, authorities rounded up 40 people. After a lengthy court process, three people – Giovanni “Giova” Ghezzi, Salvatore “Ghespe” Vespertino, and Pierloreto “Paska” Fallanca – were convicted. Salvatore and Pierloreto are presently serving their sentences. Giovanni was released in January 2020 after serving 15 months in prison + 8 months of house arrest.
Their support group is providing updates here. You can find information about how to send contributions to Ghespe and Paska here.