Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, was wounded on 26th of October 2013. According to authorities, this happened when a homemade bomb suddenly went off in his hands. The accident happened next to a building occupied by Russian Army draft office.
Local police stated that the homemade bomb exploded early in the morning on saturday in the hands of anarchist. His left hand was torn off. The man was placed in hospital.
Ilya Romanov was interrogated by the police. He claimed the “homemade explosive device” was in fact a firecracker.
Mass media were quick to report about police raid on Ilya’s apartement that turned up extremist literature and various chemical reagents used for manufacturing of explosive devices. Continue reading Nizhni Novgorod: Anarchist Ilya Romanov wounded in an explosion at draft office
Dzmitry Stsyashenka – antifascist from Brest. Detained on October 4, 2013 on suspicion of the fight with the ultra-rights, that had happened on May 8, 2013. Allegedly, Dzmitry has been wanted since then. He is accused of another count of a fight with neonazis – the investigation claims that he threatened with a knife some right-winger this summer.
On March 3, 2014 he was sentenced to 4 years of custodial restraint. In 2014 had his term reduced by one year due to amnesty.
In April 2015 the case of the fight with neonazis was reopened and Dzmitry was charged with it again. On October 3, 2015 got 5 years of penal colony with reinforced regime (339.3) and 500 euro of damages to be paid to the injured nazis.
On December 15, 2015 a regional appellate court have commuted the sentence by 2 years.
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Yauhen Vas’kovich spent 10 days in a punishment cell at the beginning of August. He regularly writes and calls his mother. The prisoner prefers not to have a lawyer, because he thinks it is pointless. The next date with relatives is planned on January.
Mikalai Dziadok celebrated his 25th birthday in prison on August 23. He claims to have received many cards and letters, as well as some stationary and empty envelopes, which he values the most. Generally, his health state is OK, however, he has lost another tooth. In the beginning of September he spent 10 days in punishment cell for wearing a sports suit inside his cell. Continue reading Belarusian prisoners’ news. September 2013