Penza. Russia. February 10, 2020. The Volga District Military Court, [sitting in Penza], has [convicted and] sentenced seven defendants in the Network Case.Continue reading #Penza, #Russia: 86 Years in Prison for 7 Defendants in Network Case – Defendants in Network Case Receive Up to 18 Years in Prison
Penza. Russia. The Volga District Military Court, [sitting in Penza], has [convicted and] sentenced seven defendants in the Network Case. Now there is a call for solidarity actions from February 22 – 29.Continue reading Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in #Russia – A Call
Around a month ago before the whole Europe was locked down by the national states, anarchist movement in different parts of the world was shaken by the news from Russia around “Network Case”. Liberal news portal “Meduza” published information that some of the defendants from Penza were involved in murder of two people while they were on the run. This information brought back the topic of how we organize our solidarity and what are the limits of our solidarity. Although we are not located in the region, we have a connection to our comrades in Russia. We organized many solidarity events for those prosecuted under “Network” case in the city of Dresden. For example, an evening at the end of December, where we encouraged people to write to Russian Anarchists and Antifascists in prison.Continue reading Solidarity is fragile – thoughts on the “Network” case from ABC #Dresden
Russian territory. The state prosecutor has asked the Volga District Military Court to sentence the five defendants in the Penza portion of the Network Case to between six and eighteen years in prison, according to a member of the campaign to support the defendants who was present in the courtroom.Continue reading Russian territory: 18 Years in Prison for Being Tortured by the FSB
On Saturday the 22nd of February there was a protest held outside the Russian embassy in Dublin, Ireland in solidarity with anarchists and anti-fascists being persecuted by the Russian state.Continue reading Soli-demo at Russian Embassy in #Dublin for ‘Network Case’ (Ireland)
Podcast Elephant in the room – interview on recent sentencing of anarchists in Russia. Second part of podcast we talk about cooperation of liberals and nazis in Thuringia, Germany.Continue reading Elephant in the room – repressions against anarchists in #Russia and cooperation of liberals and nazis in #Thuringia #Germany
Fundraising for lawyers working on cases about police raids and arrests of anarchists and antifascists in St. Petersburg and Penza, Russia has begun. At the moment two persons in St. Petersburg and five in Penza are arrested, more are connected to the case as witnesses. Raids and repressions are likely to continue. Arrested are charged with part 2 of rticle 205.4 of russian Criminal Code (participation in terrorist organisation) at the request of court from Penza.
London. UK. Solidarity Demo for Russian Anarchists and Antifascists! – Against the ‘Network Case’ Repression! – Russian Embassy -Thursday 27th February 6:30pm.Continue reading #London, #UK: Call for Solidarity Demo for Russian Anarchists and Antifascists!
On January 23 in St. Petersburg, the antifascist Viktor Filinkov disappeared. Two days later he was found – the press service of the St. Petersburg courts wrote that he was arrested and found guilty of involvement in a terrorist community that “shares an anarchist ideology.” A day later, members of the Public Monitoring Commission of St. Petersburg (body controling observance of human rights in detention facilities), came to visit him, it turned out that Filinkov was tortured. On January 25, other person from St. Petersburg Igor Shishkin disappeared – he left to walk his dog. The dog came back home not alone, but with the security forces. The „Dzerzhinsky Court“ of Petersburg arrested Shishkin on the same charges as Filinkov. Journalists were not allowed to attend the court hearing. He was badly beaten up. Investigative actions in St. Petersburg were sanctioned by one of the district courts of Penza.
“He Would Check My Pulse by Touching My Neck and Monitor My Condition.” Arrested Penza Antifascists Talk about Electric Shock Torture in Remand Prison Basement.
Ilya Shakursky and Dmitry Pchelintsev, arrested in Penza and charged with involvement in a “terrorist community,” have told their attorneys that Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers tortured them in the basement of the city’s remand prison. Mediazona has decided to publish the story told by Shakursky’s defense counsel and the transcript of what Pchelintsev relayed to his lawyer.