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Russia: Tortured anarchist detained again for ‘hooliganism’

  • Posted on: 14 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

A Moscow court yesterday denied bail to Azat Miftakhov on the charge, which has seemingly been brought because the State was unable to justify earlier terror-related allegations.

Initially grabbed by police on suspicion of being a bomb-maker on February 1st, Azat was released a week later after a violent interrogation failed to make him confess, but immediately detained again on lesser charges.

Anti-Fascist Struggle in Europe and Repression in Russia

  • Posted on: 11 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

This week, we feature two segments on the show: an interview with a Russian anarchist about the recent ramping up of torture and repression by the FSB in Russia against anarchists and anti-fascists (00:14:13); and a chat with Patrick Strickland, author of “Alerta! Alerta!: Snapshots of Europe’s Anti-Fascist Struggle” (00:34:17); plus anarchist prisoner Sean Swain on his bid to “Build The Wall” (00:08:27)

New repressions against Russian anarchists: solidarity needed!

  • Posted on: 3 February 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

​On February 1, in Moscow, Russian FSB has raided several flats and arrested 10 people under « conspiracy charges ». All of them were later released, after all-day interrogations and physical tortures, except one person, Azat Miftahov. He is accused of « fabricating explosives » and being a member of a « radical anarchist organization Narodnaya Samooborona » (Peoples’ Self-Defense). This organization has become, during last year, the main target of police repressions in Russia : several members of this group were arrested, tortured or threatened.

Did the FSB use a neo-Nazi agent provocateur in their case against Russian anti-fascists?

  • Posted on: 3 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Open Democracy (Jan 31, 2019)

After the first defendant in a high-profile terrorism investigation is sentenced, new evidence emerges that security services may have used an agent provocateur against Russian anti-fascists.

Relentless repression in Russia: why we will demonstrate on Saturday 19 January

  • Posted on: 15 January 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

From People and Nature

On Saturday 19 January we will demonstrate in London, in solidarity with Russian anti-fascists. Eleven of them, who have been arrested, tortured and accused of fabricated “terrorism” charges, are awaiting trial. Many others have faced a relentless campaign of persecution by officers of the federal security services (FSB) and the police – which is reviewed in this article.

Please join us on Saturday, to support the Russian anti-fascists and strengthen international solidarity against fascism, xenophobia and state terror. Please re-post and share this article.

“They are collecting information on people involved in social activism”

  • Posted on: 15 January 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

From Open Democracy

In December 2018, Ukraine’s Security Services (SBU) conducted searches at the homes of seven anarchists. According to the activists, SBU officers forced two anarchists to sign a cooperation agreement, and one of the activists had her passport confiscated.

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