On 27th June 2013, the arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd October. She was arrested on 2nd July, 2012 which means that Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court appearance! The arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims made by her alleged "victims" that they have still not acquainted themselves with the results of the investigation.
Irina is accused of having taken part in an armed assault against a Nazi concert in the Moscow club "Barrikada" on the day she was arrested. She has been charged with three felonies, including "hooliganism, committed by a group and with a preliminary intent" and "involving minors to a felony hate crime", as one of the persons arrested with her was 17 years old at the moment of the arrest.
Irina was arrested just a few weeks after her graduation from the Journalist Faculty of the Moscow State University. She needs medical care for her hand, as she was stabbed by Nazis during a fight on 1st May , 2011, but in remand prison she may not receive proper medical care.
During the remand court session of 27th June, Irina was strong and showed that the system is not about to crush her. Though she is not in need of material support, moral support is necessary; a full year of remand prison is hard for anyone and during the investigation she has been betrayed by some of her former comrades.
You may write to Irina using this address:
Irina Antonovna Lipskaya, k. 308
ul. Shosseynaya 92
109383 Moscow Russia
But note that letters in English are seldom accepted in Russian prisons, so if you do not have the chance to write in Russian (i.e. by using simply phrases and translating them via the google translation program) just send photos and postcards.
Forwarded by Anarchist Black Cross Moscow