On Thursday the 28th of November, the Lenin district court of the city
of Tyumen upheld the request of the prosecutor of said district in
recognizing five articles of the journal Avtonom as “extremist.”
Varshavsky Warehouse Squat Case: St Petersburg Anarchist Black Cross statement on criminal charges against Denis Levkin
Denis Levkin has been imprisoned since February 2013. He was detained
when the police stormed the squatted warehouse near the former
Varshavsky Station in St Petersburg, Russia, and charged under article
318 part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code (use of violence dangerous for
health or life against an officer). St Petersburg anarchists have taken
an active part in occupation and defence of the warehouse, and the St
Petersburg Anarchist Black Cross cannot ignore the trial in Levkin's
case, which is now under way.
Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, was wounded on 26th of October 2013. According to authorities, this happened when a homemade bomb suddenly went off in his hands. The accident happened next to a building occupied by Russian Army draft office.
During a prison transfer on October 21st, Pussy Riot member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was ‘ghosted’ away to an unknown destination. The Russian authorities are refusing to tell her husband, family, or lawyer what has happened to her or where she is being held. It is now 15 days since anyone had any contact with Nadezhda.
Following the murder last week of a young Russian by someone who may have been an immigrant, Moscow has been rocked by riots that escalated following a massive ‘anti-immigration’ protest. Nationalists attacked a food warehouse, destroying and stealing stock, and chanting ‘white power’ & ‘Russia for Russians’. After standing by and watching the attacks, the police moved in and arrested 1200 immigrants who had been attacked in and around the warehouse. Eye witnesses claim that the police did nothing and just watched the violence, appearing to be colluding with the attackers. By the end of the night 1600 people had been arrested so the police could ‘check their papers’.