In spring of 2012, anti-fascist movement of Russia has been targeted
with new repressions. An excuse for the repressions was an incident in
Moscow club "Vozdukh", where 17th of December, during a punk-hardcore
concert, a conflict between public and the security took place.
Security of the club consisted of supporters of the far right, and were
provoking guests. Due to conflict, concert was got halted prematurely,
but the security attempted to take some guests as hostages,
them punishment from their friends - nationalistic football hooligans.
Visitors of the concert resisted, the security opened fire with rubber
coated metal bullets, but soon guests of the concert gained upper hand
and the security was neutralised.
Alexey Olesinov was arrested 12th of February in Sankt-Petersburg.
Alexey Sutuga was arrested in evening of 17th of April in Moscow.
Currently, both of them are in a remand prison in Moscow.
Alexey Sutuga, anarchist, anti-fascist and the member of
"Autonomous Action" was arrested on Tuesday evening, April 17, in
Moscow. It happened during fundraising effort in
support of anti-fascists prisoners. It became aware almost after a day
after arrest that Alexey is now in the remand prison number two which
is also known as "Butyrka".
The police accuse him of the same charges as anti-fascist Alexey
Olesinov who has already been in custody for a month - complicity in
the incident at the Moscow club "Vozdukh", on 17 December, 2011, when
the Nazis working for the security attacked the guests of the concert
blamed anti-fascists in this assault.
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13th of February, a known Moscow anti-fascist Alexey Olesinov was
arrested in St. Petersburg with charges of “hooliganism”, related to
incident in Moscow club “Vozdukh” 17th of December.
The following statement (http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/25991/index.php) on the event
was published by anonymous participant of the anti-fascist initiative
“Direct help” already 19th of December, but considering arrest of
Olesinov, we consider necessary to pick up the topic again.
Alexey had not anything to do with this fight, but it is now used as a
pretext to imprison him. It is obvious, that “Anti-extremist center” and
FSB are now revenging the fact, that they could not jail him for a
longer time back in 2009, when he was framed up last time. It is
obvious, that real reason why officials are after him, are the