Danil Chertykov: a talented doctor from Yekaterinburg was accused of terrorism in a fabricated case

Данил Чертыков в суде

Danil is a convinced anti-fascist from Yekaterinburg, a loving husband and devoted friend, the soul of any company. He is one of the best veterinarians in Yekaterinburg, specializing as an orthopedic surgeon. Before his arrest, he worked in two veterinary clinics. Being a leading specialist in veterinary surgery, he constantly attended scientific conferences, improved his qualifications in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and mastered modern technologies in surgery and endoscopy. Danil trained veterinary specialists in Surgut.

He was also involved in boxing and music - guitarist of a young band from Yekaterinburg called Rocker Balboa. Together with an accordionist friend, they started composing music in their teens. Over time, their lyrics became more judicious and deeper, and the melody became more and more like acoustic post-black. The musicians associate their creativity with the riot-folk sound and refer themselves exactly in this direction.

Danil was detained on August 31, 2022, during a walk with his friends and girlfriend, as he describes the torture: "I was put on the floor and the law enforcers put their feet on me, forced me to squat about 150 times and filmed it, beaten on the legs and torso, beaten during detention, pressured morally, humiliated psychologically, threatened me and my family.

Danil is charged with "participation in a terrorist organization" and "preparation for a terrorist act". The young man completely denies his guilt. In December 2023 prosecution added two more charges, "illegal preparation and storages of explosives as a part of organised criminal group", and alltogether Danil may be sentenced to a prison sentence between 15 and 30 years. 

We remind you that a year ago six anti-fascists from different cities were detained and accused of terrorism. Also, the support team runs.

We call on all those who are not indifferent to support Firefund  to pay for the lawyers of Danil and other defendants in the "Tyumen case". Less than week is left to reach the fundraising goal, which is still far!

The guys have been in pre-trial detention for more than a year and they will face trials on the merits of the case. Families and relatives will have to pay for the participation of lawyers in these sessions and they will not be able to cope without you! Now is the time to show solidarity and lend a helping hand to the victims of Russian repression. We thank every concerned member of our large community for your support. You are our strength! Solidarity is our weapon!

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