4th of July, at Presnenski district court of Moscow, judge Dmitry
Dolgopolov fulfilled request of the police to imprison two of the six
anti-fascists, who were remanded in night of second of July, not far
from club "Barrikada". 23 year old Irina Lipskaya and 19 year old Andrey
Molchanov, suspected of having committed crimes according to statute of
Russian criminal codex 213 part 2 (hooliganism, committed with a group
of people). They will be held in remand prison at least until 2nd of
September. According to police, anarchists and anti-fascists attacked
guests of a Nazi concert with rubber bullets and flares.
According to arrested themselves, six anti-fascists were travelling by
Zvenigorskoye highway in Moscow. They stopped car not so far from club
"Barrikada", in order to smoke. Guests of the fascist concert attacked
their car with rubber bullets, damage from which is still visible in
car. Anti-fascists jumped to car and attempted to drive away, but were
arrested after few seconds by SOBR special forces of the police.
During arrest, they were beaten up, and beatings continued in the
police station of Presnenski district. According to arrested, police
used psychological pressure to have nationalists to testify against
Irina Lipskaya and Andrey Molchanov.
Irina did not even left car at the club. Prosecution attempted to have
two others from the six remanded, but as nationalists did not testified
against them, they were released. But as they are suspects, most likely
they will not be allowed to leave city. Another two arrested were
released immediately with travelling restrictions, as they are underage.
It is obvious, that this is a political case against anti-fascists. As
SOBR special forces were on the spot, anti-fascists were under police
surveillance in prior to arrest, and police was determined to set a
trap. This is not the only political case against anti-fascists in
Moscow - besides Irina and Andrey, three more anti-fascists are
currently detained in Moscow - Alexey Sutuga, Alexey Olesinov and Igor
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