Solidarity is needed - please help get Alexey Sutuga out of prison on bail!

Solidarity is needed - please help get Alexey Sutuga out of prison on bail!

Member of Autonomous Action, anarchist Alexey Sutuga has been remanded for more than a year. Police has intentionally delayed the investigation, they were only working on the case for the first 2-3 months of the arrest, and since then investigation has stalled.

Formally Alexey is accused according to statute "hooliganism" of Russian criminal codex, for having taken part to a fight during an anti-fascist concert. But officers of "E-center" (Center of Counteraction against Extremism) are open with the fact, that their goal is to imprison Alexey as an active participator of anti-fascist movement. Alexey has spent more than a year in jail without any kind of process.

As for the good news, both Sutuga and Alexey Olesinov were cleared from the most serious charge ("Serious bodily harm caused intentionally by group of people", statute 111 of the Russian criminal codex"), but 3 less serious charges remain.

In the beginning of the July there is a new court on arrest of Sutuga. His parents want to appeal for him to be released on bail. But in Russian system, bail must be raised in prior, so we attempt to raise a million ruble (25 000 euros), or at least half million (12500 euros) in order to have chances to have Alexey admitted out on bail.

You may use accounts and paypal of ABC-Moscow for transferring money for the bail, check for details. But please also write to abc-msk <> riseup <> net and sutu6000 <> gmail <> ru on how to return bail money after bail money have been returned!


Jun 20 2013 01:10

Alexey Sutuga released pending trial

19th of June Moscow city court accepted appeal of criminal investigators
to release Alexey Sutuga trial pending with a condition of a bail.

Three Moscow anti-fascists, Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga and Alyon
Volkov have been were arrested since February, April and November of
2012 respectively, charged for accusation of Hooliganism (statute 213
part 2 of Russian criminal codex), for events of 17th of December 2011
in club Vozdukh. During anti-fascist concert far-right supporting
security attacked spectators, and claimed anti-fascists having initiated
the violence. Later on, all three were charged with additional case of
beating up a young fascist 4th of December 2011 (statute 111 of Russian
criminal codex, grievous bodily harm).
However in May of 2013 anti-fascists managed to clear charges of
grievous bodily harm, which was the most seriou of the charges. Due to
this, it was possible to appeal for a release of suspected comrades. 7th
of June Moscow city court released Olesinov without a bail.
Unlike Olesinov, Sutuga has no permanent residence in Moscow, which is
why bail money was gathered for him. Such a measure was proposed by the
investigators. In court, defence presented documents of having 600 000
rubles in bank accounts, however investigators demanded 700 000 (16 600
euros). Defence lawyers confirmed that parents of Alexey may provide the
missing 100 000.

Irina Gaskarova, mother of anti-fascist Alexey Gaskarov who is currently
detained as one of the suspects of the “Bolotnaya case” pending from
anti-inauguration riot against president Putin, said that she may
provide Sutuga a permanent Moscow residence in her flat in the city of
Zhukovskiy in Moscow region, so that Sutuga could be released without
bail. However, court only agreed to release on bail. All the necessary
documents will be provided 20th of June when Sutuga might be released.

Third accused for Moscow case of anti-fascists, Alyon Volkov, is still

Additional information: +7 985 247 20 65.

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