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#Russia: activist refuses guilty plea in court, describes police torture

After admitting his guilt to the police during the investigation, Arman Sagynbaev, one of the people arrested in Russia in relation to thePenza case“,  refused to plead guilty in court and explained that he was forced to his initial confession under torture.

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Meet Russian anarchist Ilya Romanov. He’s spent nearly 20 years in prison

Through radical protest of the 1990s and 2000s to the repressive machine of today, Romanov’s biography shows how the Russian government’s attitude to protest has hardened.

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St. Petersburg, #Russia: Rally against torture

St Petersburg: about 400 people took part in the rally against torture of prisoners in Russia: an impressive turn out for a country where brutal political repression is a norm. The event was organized by the St. Petersburg solidarity group with anarchists and anti-fascists arrested and tortured by the Russian state.

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New CrimethInc Book: The Russian Counterrevolution

When the Bolsheviks usurped the Russian Revolution, it was a disaster for anti-capitalist movements everywhere. This book traces a timeline of the Bolshevik crackdown on revolutionary currents in Russia and elsewhere around the world, starting before the October Revolution and running up to the treaty between Stalin and Hitler. It includes a treasury of quotations from some of the anarchists who helped make the revolution only to perish under the heel of authoritarians.

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Repression in #Russia: “Are You a Bitch Yet?” FSB Makes New Threats to Framed and Tortured Antifascist Viktor Filinkov

On April 20, 2018, the Russian Investigative Committee officially declined to open a criminal case on the basis of a complaint filed by Viktor Filinkov, one of the young men accused in The Network case, who alleged he had been tortured by FSB officers. Moreover, these very same FSB officers are permitted to visit him in remand prison. OVD Info has published, below, the account Filinkov gave to his lawyer of how the secret service officers who tortured him now talk to him.

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They will never be stop us. From #Brazil to #Russia, long live Anarchy

We live in the old and beautiful contradiction of risking freedom while fighting for it. And they will never be stop us. From Brazil to Russia, long live Anarchy.

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CrimethInc: Why the torture cases in #Russia matter

How the tactics that the Russian state uses against anarchists could spread.

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Video: Anarchist activity in #Russia against the March 18 electoral spectacle

Video with footage of anarchist activity against the March 8 electoral spectacle in Russia.

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#Helsinki: Solidarity action with the arrested anti-fascists and anarchists in #Russia

On March 18, 2018, as part of an international solidarity campaign with Russian antifascists and anarchists, there was a protest in Helsinki near the embassy of the Russian Federation.  More than 50 people gathered a few dozen meters from the embassy.

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