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Ministry of information have blocked the mirror of the “Pramen” website

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

Over a year ago our website and group in vk.com (the most popular social media site in post-USSR countries) were blocked by decision of court, considering information on the website to be extremist. Several weeks ago new round of attack from Ministry of information came. The new group, created after the blocking, was blocked also. At that moment it had around 1450 subscribers.

Finland: Solidarity events for Russian anarchists and anti-fascists in February and March

  • Posted on: 26 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

This is a summary of resent support events in Finland for the repressed comrades in Russia.

On the 4th of February, Anarchist Black Cross Helsinki organized “Amazing Vegan Sunday Soli Lunch” at Lymy. The event was a success. In Tampere a support gig was held on March the 2nd. There were four bands playing and vegan food for sale. Varis Tampere that organized the event and TAL (Tampere Anarchist Union) were also selling t-shirts and books about anti-fascism. Also in Helsinki Varis organized a support gig on the 4th of March with two hardcore bands, raffle, tofu burgers and info about the situation in Russia. The income of these events have been delivered to Russia to be used for lawyers’ salaries and other support for the repressed anti-fascists and anarchists in St.Petersburg, Penza, Tšeljabinsk and other locations in Russia.

[Russian Federation] Support political prisoner – anarchist Evgeny Karakashev

  • Posted on: 21 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

On February 1st, 2018, Evgeny Karakashev was detained by police officers in Yevpatoriya. Journalist Alyona Savchuk wrote in Facebook that on the day of his arrest, Karakashev was searched. “They took him tough: some men in civil broke into, did not introduce themselves, immediately laid him on the floor, grabbed, handcuffed him behind his back. Evgeny says that he stayed in handcuffs until the temporary detention facility. On his right forehead is a huge abrasion. Only in the evening Karakashev could call a friend and ask to find a lawyer”, – says Savchuk. – “The investigator Abushayev said that he does not remember how lon Karakashev had been handcuffed – 5 minutes or 3 hours, and that Karakashev voluntarily agreed on «offer» to go to police department”.

Solidarity actions with anarchists from Russia

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

Since October 2017 and until today, Russian authorities have launched a massive crackdown on an anarchist movement. Arrests and searches took place in Moscow, Saint-Petersurg, Penza, occupied Sevastopol and Evpatoria. By now more then 10 people are behind bars. Most of them evidenced about torturing. Read more here: [1]

Several tortured anarchists flee Russia

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

While international media and liberal politicians delight in the spectacle of the Russian presidential election, Russian and Belarusian anarchists and antifascist continue to struggle with massive repressions by the intelligence service, the police and the judiciary. There are several reports from activists who have fled Russia as a result of arrest and torture

Solidarity with Russian Anarchists – Action Week on March 11, 2018

  • Posted on: 7 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

We call you for action week on March 11, 2018

It will be the next Putin election on March 18. Inauguration rite on the reelection will take place in conditions of domestic terrorism and nuclear war threat. Russian security service has started mass repressions against all the dissenters with the regime, exerting unprecedented pressure for every dissident from liberal opposition movements to the anarchists.

Call for soli-actions with Russian anarchists on March 18

  • Posted on: 4 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From avtonom.org

During the last months, Russian secret services have arrested several anarchists and antifascists in Penza and Saint-Petersburg cities. They were accused of conspiring to organize a “terrorist organization”. The arrested were . The officers humiliated our arrested comrades. They tried to force them to testify against themselves and against each other. These true Gestapo actions of Russian FSB secret service can evoke only vigorous protest from every honest person.

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

  • Posted on: 3 March 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

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. (In picture: 14-15 February: the action outside FSB headquarters, Chelyabinsk. Source: Popular Self-Defence group / VKonktate.)

Review of repressions against anarchists in Russia

  • Posted on: 27 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

Moscow Anarchist Black Cross released the review of repression of anarchists by Russian state in 2017 and early 2018. During this period, the authorities continue to frame and persecute the Russian comrades. Anarchists are also a subject of repressions in prisons. Here is the extract of recently published list of repression in Russia.

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