Two anti-fascists remanded on 4th July after an incident at Moscow club "Barrikada"

Two anti-fascists remanded on 4th July after an incident at Moscow club "Barrikada"

On 4th July, at Presnenski district court of Moscow, judge Dmitry Dolgopolov fulfilled a request from the police to imprison two of the six anti-fascists who were remanded on the night of 2nd July, not far from club "Barrikada". They were 23 year old Irina Lipskaya and 19 year old Andrey Molchanov, suspected of having committed crimes according to statute of Russian criminal codex 213 part 2 (hooliganism, committed with a group of people). The pair will be held in remand prison at least until 2nd September. According to police, anarchists and anti-fascists attacked guests of a Nazi concert with rubber bullets and flares.

According to those arrested, six anti-fascists were travelling by Zvenigorskoye highway in Moscow. They stopped the car not so far from club "Barrikada" in order to smoke. Guests of the fascist concert attacked their car with rubber bullets, damage from which is still visible. Anti-fascists jumped into the car and attempted to drive away, but were arrested after a few seconds by SOBR police special forces.

During the arrest, they were beaten up and the beatings continued while inside the police station of Presnenski district. According to the arrestees, police used psychological pressure to have nationalists testify against Irina Lipskaya and Andrey Molchanov.

Irina did not even leave the car at the club. The prosecution attempted to have two others from the six remanded, but because nationalists did not testify against them, they were released. They are suspects however, and so will most likely not be allowed to leave the city. Another two arrestees were released immediately with travelling restrictions, as they are underage.

It is obvious, that this is a political case against anti-fascists. As SOBR special forces were on the spot, anti-fascists were under police surveillance prior to the arrest, and police were determined to set a trap. This is not the only political case against anti-fascists in Moscow, three more anti-fascists are currently detained in Moscow - Alexey Sutuga, Alexey Olesinov and Igor Kharchenko.

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