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Support political prisoner - anarchist Evgeny Karakashev

We call for solidarity and support of Crimean anarchist Evgeny Karakashev. The collection of funds for the work of a lawyer and the payment of parcels is started.

Evgeny was born on August 21, 1978. He lives in Yevpatoria, Crimea. He is a leftist activist with anarchist beliefs. On February 1, 2018, Karakashev was detained, and on February 2, 2018, arrested on suspicion of committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 282 (the incitement of hatred and enmity) and Part 2 of Art. 205.2 (public calls for terrorism) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. He is in custody from February 2nd 2018.

“The main thing at that moment, in that situation, was to come out alive”

A recent public action in support of tortured anarchists in the city of Chelyabinsk has led to a backlash. Here, two people reveal how they were tortured by the FSB.

Support anarchist and antifa prisoners in St.Petersburg and Penza!

Pretrial Detention Center No. 1 in Penza

Fundraising for lawyers working on cases about police raids and arrests of anarchists and antifascists in St. Petersburg ans Penza, Russia has begun. At the moment two persons in St. Petersburg and five in Penza have been arrested, more are connected to the case as witnesses.

Russian anarchist Svetlana Tsvetkova sentenced to year of corrective labor for leaflet about police

Svetlana Tsvetkova.

31 may 2016 Taganrog City Court Judge Georgy Serebryanikov sentenced 31-year-old local resident Elizaveta Tsvetkova to a year of corrective labor for disseminating leaflets criticizing the police, reports Caucasian Knot. As published on the court’s website, the verdict stipulates that fifteen percent of Tsvetkova’s wages will be docked by the state for a year. The activist has also been charged 6,000 rubles in court costs.

ABC Moscow report on repressions, January-March 2015

Solidarity action in Moscow

We are proceeding with reports on repressions against anarchists and libertarian activists, as the authorities continue jailing and haunting our comrades. In this issue we have lots of "extremism": a case against
a pregnant anarchist woman accused of "propaganding hatred", criminal prosecution of an antifascist, beaten by Nazis, for a Swastika, a ban of a research-based book on Nazism.

International solidarity urged for captive Crimean anarchist Alexander Kolchenko

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB
(ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.

Aleksandr Kolchenko: I am not a terrorist. I am a citizen of Ukraine

The story of this interview is different from how interviews are usually
recorded. The person answering the questions is in the place not very
accessible for journalists – Lefortovo Moscow Pretrial Detention
Facility that is still known as RF FSB SIZO (RF FSB SIZO - pre-trial
detention facility of the Federal Security Service of the Russian
Federation – transl.).

Interview with the Moscow Anarchist Black Cross

Food Not Bombs interview the Russian anarchist prisoner support group.

A letter from Andrey Mergenyov and other prisoner updates from Russia

Andrei Mergenyov is imprisoned in Saratov after a fight with a Nazi in June
2007. Recently we received a following letter from him, and we translated it
just to remind you about one of the less known Russian anti-fascist
prisoners.

Sentence of Yuri Mishutkin overturned – funds are needed for the new court

15th of December of 2009 regional court of Primorsky overturned sentence of anarchist anti-fascist Yuri Mishutkin, who was given a one-year probational sentence for manslaughter due to exceeding necessary limits of self-defence