Russian anti-fascists are facing charges for making a movie

Center of Counteraction Against Extremism ("E-Center") in the city of Vladimir did not like the amateur movie "Russian anti-racist skinheads", and they opened a criminal case against makers of the film. According to them, film incited hatred against "social group of skinheads and nationalists".

Submitted by S2W on August 19, 2012

Ilya Vasyunin: Movie was first screened one year ago. I was in one of
the secret screenings in Moscow. It is dangerous to publicly screen such
movies, as such an event may be attacked by "social group of nationalists".

Film includes cuts from concerts of anti-fascist bands and interviews
of such bands, from Russia and other countries of former Soviet Union.

Author visited several cities and screened the film, and in one of
these cities, in Vladimir, he was detained. This happened one week ago,
and soon he learned, that a criminal case has been opened against him.
, and I was arrested by E-Center officials. First they made drug tests,
which did not revealed anything, alcometer also showed zero
intoxication. I was detained and I spent in a police station all night,
next day I was transferred to prosecution administration of the Vladimir

Movie does not include any calls - its purpose is just to show
existence of such a subculture.

Sidorkina, lawyer of Ivanov: According to the prosecution, "Ivanov on
purpose, with a goal of inciting hate or animosity according to
membership in a social group of "skinheads", with nationalistic ideas,
made a public movie screening of video "Russian anti-racist skinheads".
Currently in all major cities, such as Nizhni Novgorod and Moscow,
criminal cases are opened against Antifa.

Ilya Vasunin: This is not the first time, when statute 282 of the
Russian criminal codex ("inciting hate against a group") is used against
fascists. But this far no anti-fascists have been sentenced according
to the statute, so it remains to be seen, how the case will stand on court.


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