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Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in #Russia – A Call to Action

  • Posted on: 15 February 2020
  • By: thecollective
solidarity

From AMW English

We must not forget the anarchists and anti-fascists suffering repression in Russia! We are calling for people to take action of all forms to express support for these prisoners, to protest the prison system, and to spread information about the use of torture as an instrument of repression in Russia.

Russian antifascist group given 'monstrous' jail terms

  • Posted on: 11 February 2020
  • By: thecollective
Russian antifascist group given 'monstrous' jail terms

From avtonom dot org

A Russian court has issued harsh sentences to seven antifascist and anarchist activists in a controversial domestic terrorism case marred by claims that investigators tortured the defendants to elicit confessions.

The court in Penza, a city about 390 miles (630km) south-east of Moscow, sentenced the men to terms of six to 18 years in penal colonies for allegedly forming an organisation called Set, which translates as the Network, which prosecutors said planned to carry out future attacks inside to overthrow the government. The men were also charged with an assortment of weapons and drugs charges.

Pre-Trial Detention of Anarchist Comrade Azat Miftakhov Extended

  • Posted on: 6 February 2020
  • By: thecollective

from anarchists worldwide

Moscow City Court has extended the term in custody of mathematician Azat Miftakhov, charged with disorderly conduct, as reported in Novaya Gazeta‘s live blog from the hearing.

Since Miftakhov has been in remand prison for a year, further extensions of his remand in custody had to be decided in the city court rather than in a municipal district court.

Two Defendants in Network Case Married in Prison

  • Posted on: 31 January 2020
  • By: anon (not verified)
Anastasia Pchelintseva and Anna Shalunkina after their weddings to Dmitry Pchelintsev and Maxim Ivankin. Photo courtesy of 7×7 and Novaya Gazeta

Dmitry Pchelintsev and Maxim Ivankin, two defendants in the Penza trial of the so-called Network (a terrorist organization banned in Russia)* have been married in remand prison, reports 7×7.

Registry Office workers registered Dmitry Pchelintsev’s marriage to his girlfriend, Anastasia Tymchuk, in the room on the premises of Penza Correctional Facility No. 4 where the defendants are currently held. Journalists, relatives, and friends of the couple were not allowed to attend the ceremony. Tymchuk reported that the groom made her a windcatcher as a wedding gift.

18 Years in Prison for Being Tortured by the FSB

  • Posted on: 28 December 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)
Penza accused

Prosecutor Asks Court to Sentence Penza Network Case Defendants to Up to Eighteen Years in Prison
OVD Info, December 26, 2019

The state prosecutor has asked the Volga District Military Court to sentence the five defendants in the Penza portion of the Network Case to between six and eighteen years in prison, according to a member of the campaign to support the defendants who was present in the courtroom.

Combative Memory: An Anarchist Expropriation in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1911

  • Posted on: 23 December 2019
  • By: thecollective
Combative Memory: An Anarchist Expropriation in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1911

From AMW English

The constant search for anarchy drives multiple forms of action. Opening paths, giving an answer, affirming principles, spreading the seed, giving life to ideas, turning them into endless initiatives always in conflict with the bonds of freedom, authority.

Anarchist Black Cross Moscow is quitting support for Arman Sagynbaev

  • Posted on: 25 November 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)
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. From now on, no donations transferred via Anarchist Black Cross Moscow for the Network case prisoners, or political prisoners in general, will be used to support Arman Sagynbaev or passed to his lawyers.

The St Petersburg anarchists cooking up a vegan revolution

  • Posted on: 2 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
The St Petersburg anarchists cooking up a vegan revolution

From BBC News

As Russia enters its 20th year under the authoritarian leadership of Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg's vegan anarchist community thrives. Hated by the far right and out of tune with Russia's prevailing nationalist mood, the activists have created a version of what their ideal society would look like - and they're promoting this vision with delicious food. Could they be changing attitudes among other young Russians?

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