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Moscow Anarchist Black Cross updates, September 2021

This time around there's both good news and bad news, so lets start with the good ones.

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"Open up! Police!": Street artist arrested for "justifying terrorism"

Maksim Smolnikov, a street artist known as Hadad, from Khabarovsk has been remanded for two months due to his 2018 VKontakte post about the explosion at an FSB office in the Arkhangelsk region. Smolnikov is accused of "justifying terrorism." During these two years, the security officials had no complaints against him.
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ABC Moscow news: Ilya Romanov needs support for rehabilitation, Yegor Lesnykh denied parole, Ilya Shakurskiy in the hole, Kirill Kuzminkin receives propabational sentence, Nikita Uvarov released pending trial

Ilya Romanov needs support for rehabilitation

Ilya Romanov has been an activist in the anarchist movement since 1987. He was sentenced to prison twice, for 10 years in Ukraine in 00’s and 7 years in Russia in the last decade. In 2019 he almost died as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage. Due to the delay in the medical intervention, he lost the capacity to move the right side of his body.

Ilya Romanov is free from prison!

On Saturday 11th of April, relatives took Ilya Romanov, anarchist prisoner from LPU-21. Prosecutor did not appeal decision of the court of Zubovo-Polyanski of Republic of Mordovia, which has ordered to release Romanov for basis of his health. We congratulate Ilya, and everyone who was fighting for his release from prison!

18 Years in Prison for Being Tortured by the FSB

Prosecutor Asks Court to Sentence Penza Network Case Defendants to Up to
Eighteen Years in Prison

Anarchist Black Cross Moscow is quitting support for Arman Sagynbaev

The Moscow Anarchist Black Cross group is supporting the declaration released by the Rupression-campaign about Arman Sagynbaev, prisoner of the so-called Network case, and will stop supporting him. Arman has been removed from the list of political prisoners, supported by the ABC Moscow.

Yevgeny Karakashev is sentenced to 6 years in prison

On April 19, the North Caucasian District Military Court in
Rostov-on-Don convicted an anarchist from Evpatoria Yevgeny Karakashev
in the case of Calls for Committing of Terrorist Activity in the Russian
social network "Vkontakte".

Arman Sagynbayev: I Was Tortured by the FSB

“Two Wires Came Out of the Box”: Penza-Petersburg “Terrorism” Case Suspect Arman Sagybayev Says FSB Tortured Him with Electrical Shocks in Minivan.

Support political prisoner - anarchist Evgeny Karakashev

We call for solidarity and support of Crimean anarchist Evgeny Karakashev. The collection of funds for the work of a lawyer and the payment of parcels is started.

Evgeny was born on August 21, 1978. He lives in Yevpatoria, Crimea. He is a leftist activist with anarchist beliefs. On February 1, 2018, Karakashev was detained, and on February 2, 2018, arrested on suspicion of committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 282 (the incitement of hatred and enmity) and Part 2 of Art. 205.2 (public calls for terrorism) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. He is in custody from February 2nd 2018.

“The main thing at that moment, in that situation, was to come out alive”

A recent public action in support of tortured anarchists in the city of Chelyabinsk has led to a backlash. Here, two people reveal how they were tortured by the FSB.