On the 4th of January 2023 32 year old Yaroslav Vilchevski was arrested for posting on his telegram channel about the anarchist Mikhail Zhobitski. Radio Liberty has called him an anarchist, but himself he is identifying himself as animal rights activist and musician. Radio Liberty has quoted some of his comments, and he has also criticized the mass mobilization when it was announced in Russia.
Vilchevski organised several music festivals, such as ”Rock for the protection of animals”, published the zine ”Punk revival”, and was also involved in Food Not Bombs actions. In autumn 2022 he was admining a group on the Vkontakte social network (similar to Facebook), and due to posts there he was arrested.
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Card of Russian Bank (Sber): 2202 2009 2194 4946 (Marina Borisovna G.)
Currently, Yaroslav is being held in Vladivostok in prison number 1 on remand, and he would be very happy to receive letters:
Yaroslav Borisovich Vilchevski 1990 g.r
SIZO-1, Partizanski pr. 28b.
Vladivostok, Primorski Kray 690106 Russian.
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