We are calling for solidarity actions in support of Russian anarchists and antifascists
On the 3th December Dmitry Buchenkov, an active participant of libertarian movement, was arrested in Moscow. Dmitry is accused of participation in mass disturbances on the 6th May 2012 in Bolotnaya square, even though at that time he was not in Moscow. He was imprisoned while all norms of judicial procedure were denied. The decision to arrest Dmitry was made on the session of the court that was undertaken secretly, even without informing his advocate. During «The Case of Bolotnaya square» earlier were prosecuted many anarchists and antifascist. Some of them still remains regime's prisons: Alexey Gaskarov and Andrey Barabanov now are on their prison period in the prison camps.
Why had the government remembered this case 3,5 years later and arrests clearly innocent people who are participants of anarchist movement while falsifying and hiding imprsoned from advocates? We believe that they have decided to make a sort of «cleansing operation» against anarchists before they support social protests which are unavoidable.
Why did it happened?
Russia now is in the difficult economic situation. People's discontect may leads to mass action against this government and oligarkhs who, who are constantly growing their richment from poverty of people. That's why government had decided to repress left radicals.
Many of our comrades are in jails because of falsifyed charges. Alexey Sutuga in his prison is under the constant pressure and was turned to solitary cell because of his refusal to collaborate with police. By the end of November he was put in punishment cell for 10 days. Like Dmitry Buchenkov Sutuga is hidden from his advocates.
Alexander Kolchenko get the terribly hard sentence for 10 years for the charge of arsoning an office of ruling party «United Russia». Ilya Romanov — one of the oldest Russian anarchist activist who started in 80s — also get 10 years in jail for falsifyed charge of terrorism — just a little time after his release from the previous prosecution, when he get also ten years. At the same time in Tomsk they prosecute Egor Alexeev for his political activity. They use «anti-drug» 282 Article of the criminal code, which often used by government in its pressure on the opposition.
What to do?
We call all the people who cares about the situation to act in solidarity with Russian anarchists and antifascists, who are under new wave of repressions now.