International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners Saturday, July 25, 2015 Antifascists fight against those who—in the government or in the streets—dream of imposing their fascist and other Far Right nationalist nightmares on the rest of us. Throughout the world, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist bigotries are on the rise. Antifas are on the frontline in confronting these reactionary politics, and we will not forget our comrades imprisoned in the course of this struggle. The July 25 International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners originated in 2014 as a Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman, an Australian who is imprisoned in Bulgaria for defending two Romani men from an attack by fascist football hooligans. Groups around the world took...
On June 2 preliminary hearing regarding the case of anarchist political prisoner Ilya Romanov from Nizhnii Novgorod was conducted in Moscow District Military Court. Ilya took part in the court session via video conference link.
Actions to demand the release Alekxander Kolchenko will take place in France from June 27 to 30, 2015. Demonstraions and meetings will be organised in Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Marseille and Biarritz. We strongly encourage you to join the solidarity campaign and to do something in support of Alexander Kolchenko from June 30 to July 5.
Mikalai Dziadok protested against tortures by prison staff. Viasna human rights centre learnt it from Valeria Khotsina, the wife of the political prisoner. Mikalai Dziadok was transferred to correctional facility No.9 in Horki for his new prison term on May 12. On May 13, he was thrown into a punishment cell for five days. On May 19, he was transferred to a solitary confinement cell. Mikalai Dziadok spent the night in a very cold cell and asked to be transferred to another cell. On the morning of May 20, the political prisoner cut his abdomen and arms to draw attention of prison officers. He received medical attention in a medical unit and was returned to the same cold cell where he remained until May 26. According to Valeria Khotsina, her husband already received four sanctions....
Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki organised a support concert 2nd of May with Liquid Sisters, Suspiria, Mare And The Corpse-Eyed Toads, Celibat, Kombinator.
On April 9, Lefortovskiy district Moscow court prolonged detention of Alexander Kolchenko for a month, till May, 16. On May 16 a year will pass away since Kolchenko had been arrested in the Simferopol center as a terrorist attack suspect. 22/05/2014 he had been sent to Moscow together with other defendants and had been held in a pretrial detention center "Lefortovo" since then.
According to the FSB, Alexander Kolchenko is a member of the anti-Russian underground in Crimea. Along with three other arrested residents of the peninsula, he has been accused of terrorism.
We are proceeding with reports on repressions against anarchists and libertarian activists, as the authorities continue jailing and haunting our comrades.
I'm at home now after a night spent at the police department. Me and three of my comrades were arrested for showing our disapproval to Nazis, who came to the International Russian Conservative Forum that was held in Holiday Inn, St. Petersburg 22nd of March.
Liquid Sisters https://fi-fi.facebook.com/pages/Liquid ... 6792564120 Suspiria (Riot Girrl, Helsinki) https://suspiria.bandcamp.com/releases Кобыла и Трупоглазые Жабы (Mare And The Corpse-Eyed Toads, post-punk, Moscow) http://kobyla.bandcamp.com/ Целибат (Celibat, post-punk, Nizhni Novgorod) http://celibat.bandcamp.com/ Kombinator (post-punk, Moscow) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA64PPK0BEk At Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5b, Helsinki 9PM. Tickets 6 euros. Possible profits will be spent for anarchist prisoners. amr_hki[ÄT]anarkismi.net for additional info. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1019843738043118/
Let's stop the convention of fascists in Holiday Inn (St. Petersburg) Meeting at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center (Elielinaukio 5), Sunday 22th of March 3PM On the 22 of March, the convention of European Neo-Nazi parties, is going to take place in St. Petersburg. The convention organized by Russian neo-fascist pro-Putin party “Rodina” (“Motherland”). The following European neo-fascist and ultra far-right organizations are taking part in the conference: Golden Dawn, Greece; National Democratic Party of Germany; Svenskarnas parti, Sweden; Attack (Ataka), Bulgaria; Freedom Party of Austria; Serbian Radical Party; Forza Nuova, Italy; and some others. The most astonishing is that exactly the hotel Holiday Inn, belonging to the Britain corporation...
Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow.
Today on 19 of January in Helsinki anarchists organised action in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasiya Baburova killed by nazis in the center of Moscow 6 years ago.
Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, has been under arrest for more than a year for now, from October 29, 2013. He is charged with an attempt of a terrorist attack (art.30 of 205.1 of Russian Criminal Code) and of illegal manufacturing of explosives (222.1 CC). He declares that his rigths are badly violated. In violation of the law courts held behind closed doors, the investigation takes unreasonably long, and all his complaints rejected. His imprisonment was continued till February 26, 2015. Ilya was arrested after he came to a hospital badly wounded after a self made firecracker suddenly went off in his hands. The accident happened next to a building occupied by Russian Army draft office. His left hand was torn off. The man was placed in hospital. He was interrogated by the...
On November 20 Mikalai Dziadok was charged with malicious disobedience to the demands of prison administration (art.411). This became known from a state lawyer, who had been called to attend the procedure. The case was started on November 13. In the near future the anarchist will be transferred to the pre-trial detention centre as a defendant. Before that Dziadok had spent 8 days in a punishment cell, and was transferred to the solitary confinement. The prisoner must have been set free on March 3, 2015 after 4.5 year in prison. The new case can add a year to his final sentence. As you know, the presidential elections are to take place in autumn of 2015. Lukashenko does his best to neutralise his political opponents, especially anarchists, who fight against any power and are ready to act...
The story of this interview is different from how interviews are usually recorded. The person answering the questions is in the place not very accessible for journalists – Lefortovo Moscow Pretrial Detention Facility that is still known as RF FSB SIZO (RF FSB SIZO - pre-trial detention facility of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation – transl.).
Program is preliminary, follow updates from this page. 11:00 — 12:15 Anti-eviction struggles in Milan There are around 4000 flats occupied for housing purposes in Milan.
Dear friends! We ask you to support Ilya Romanov, Russian anarchist accused of 'terrorism', who has already spent a year in prison. ABC-Moscow included him in the list of anarchist political prisoners. On 26 October 2013 46-year-old anarchist Ilya Romanov was wounded in the city of Nizhnii Novgorod.
In Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo Friday 24th of October 6-8 PM. Vegan snacks and letter writing to political prisoners.
Supporting campaign for Crimean antifascist Alexander Kolchenko Alexandr Kolchenko and Oleg Sentsov will be under the arrest at least until the middle of April 2015.
Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, CA, USA, who will be doing a speaking tour in Europe in September.
We continue our regular summaries on repressions of anarchists, antifascists, and social activists in Russia, on obstacles which police state creates for our activity.
On 3 July Dzmitry Rezanovich was fined with 15 000 russian rubles and deportation from Russia. It is still unclear for how long it will be forbidden for Dzmitry to enter the russian territory. The deportation date was not announced yet and some sources point that it is possible only after the fine will be payed. The relatives already got papers to do so. We would like to thank everyone who supported Dzmitry financially and morally.
Aleksandr Kolchenko was detained in Crimea on the 17th of May 2014 on suspicion of participation in a "terrorist group," preparation of a terrorist attack
We continue to publish news about repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists and about the obstacles we face from the side of police state. In February, March and April issue you can read about Maidan ghost, letters from the prisons and senseless trials.
Several hours left before the official start of the World Hockey Championship 2014 in Belarus. Event that was planned in 2009 during another political thaw between the West and Lukashenko was constantly criticized by human rights and political organizations for support of Lukashenko’s political regime.
From now on, we are going to publish summaries of repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists in Russia on a regular basis, as well as on how the state opposes our activity. In the January-February issue: sudden amnesty of antifascists in Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, attempt to ban "Avtonom" zine due to
Anarchists, organizers of demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks. On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" suppose
We went and dropped two banners as a protest against treatment of Bolotnaya square demonstrators. A sentence for Bolotnaya case is expected next monday, 24rd of December. Our action was also in solidarity for all political prisoners.
31st of January A-ryhmä and Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki organised a support concert Helsinki, with Jyrki Nissinen & Isotissinen, Euro Crack, Bunny and Max Peezay from Sweden. In end of the event, a support photo was taken for Joel, who is imprisoned in Sweden for defending anti-racist demonstration in Kärrtorp of Stockholm last December.
Repressions against Crimean activists: political context
July 25 International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners!!
Match report Dynamo Moscow - Omonia Nicosia 21/08/14
No Tav activists sentenced to 2 years and 10 month
Court hearings on the case of political prisoner's Ilya Romanov to start June 16