Police search Kirov anti-fascists’ homes in trumped-up case

At six in the morning of November 27, a series of searches at homes of eight members of anarchist group Autonomous Actions were carried out in the Russian city of Kirov by police officers who were accompanied by operatives of the anti-extremism E Centre. Officers seized all computer equipment, such as system units and printers, as well as music CDs and books.

Such a large-scale co-ordinated action against anarchists was conducted under pretext of investigation of a criminal case, started in autumn 2011 under Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code (incitement of hatred or hostility, or abasement of human dignity) against organisers of a picket, which demanded that local authorities withdraw a permit for the nationalist Russian March. Continue reading Police search Kirov anti-fascists’ homes in trumped-up case