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Arman Sagynbayev: I Was Tortured by the FSB

  • Posted on: 10 September 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Arman Sagynbaev

Antifascist and anarchist Arman Sagynbayev, who was arrested and remanded in custody as part of the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case, had until recently admitted his guilt. On September 4, he withdrew his confession, explaining that initially he had been tortured into testifying against himself and other young men arrested in the case, and then had been afraid to go against case investigators. His defense counsel has sent a statement to the Russian Federal Investigative Committee.

Activist refuses guilty plea in court, describes police torture

  • Posted on: 10 September 2018
  • By: thecollective

After admitting his guilt to the police during the investigation, Arman Sagynbaev, one of the people arrested in Russia in relation to the “Penza case“, refused to plead guilty in court and explained that he was forced to his initial confession under torture.

A Century since the Bolshevik Crackdown of August 1918

  • Posted on: 31 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Tracing the Russian Counterrevolution

Following up on our book about the Bolshevik seizure of power, The Russian Counterrevolution, we look back a hundred years to observe the anniversary of the first time that the Bolsheviks used the Russian military to crush protests from the workers and peasants who had helped to put them in power. If we don’t want tomorrow’s revolutions to turn out the same way, it’s up to us to learn from the past.

Anti-fascist teenager reveals how Russian security services brutally beat and tortured him

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Open Democracy

Since October 2017, the FSB have been running a terrorism investigation into Russian anarchists and anti-fascists. But as Alexey Poltavets' experience shows, this case has a violent backstory. 

Two publications about anarchism in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

  • Posted on: 30 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

Two new publications in English. “The Russian government, like any authoritarian regime, can not exist without the image of the enemy, external or internal. But people since Soviet times have got used to an eternal “threat of the West” and its spies. Therefore, the society is increasingly being pushed onto the needle of brutal massacre of ” public enemy forces”. For this purpose, the topic of extremism is actively promoted and new “enemies” are being stamped out.”

New Book: The Russian Counterrevolution

  • Posted on: 12 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

When the Bolsheviks usurped the Russian Revolution, it was a disaster for anti-capitalist movements everywhere. This book traces a timeline of the Bolshevik crackdown on revolutionary currents in Russia and elsewhere around the world, starting before the October Revolution and running up to the treaty between Stalin and Hitler. It includes a treasury of quotations from some of the anarchists who helped make the revolution only to perish under the heel of authoritarians.

“The Network”: how Russian security services are targeting Russian anarchists and anti-fascists

  • Posted on: 1 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Open Democracy

Over a dozen people connected to Russian anti-fascism have been tortured since October 2017. According to the security services, they are a part of a plot to destabilise Russia.

April 2018: one hundred year anniversary of the beginning of Bolshevik terror

  • Posted on: 30 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It's April 1918. On the 12th, the Cheka unleashes a ferocious assault on 26 anarchist locales in Moscow, killing dozens and arresting 500. The political situation this repressive operation goes down in is extremely important.

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