A court in Russia has sentenced eight protesters for rioting and attacking police at a demonstration against Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a third presidential term in 2012.
Seven of the “Bolotnaya” activists received prison terms of up to four years. An eighth, the only woman on trial, received a suspended sentence.
Outside the court in Moscow, police detained about 200 people who rallied in support of the defendants. (more…)
This month there was a few hearings on the case of Brest antifascist Dzmitry Zvanko, but the trial is closed because the complainant claimed he had been threatened on the Internet.
Another antifascist from Brest – Dzmitry Stsyashenka – is accused on another episode, the first hearing was planned on January 24, but it was postponed.
Mikalai Dziadok wrote, that he had received many New Years cards and is grateful to all who supports him. He is very interested in what is happening in the Ukraine and in Rote Flora squat. Recently he has received a small food parcel. Parents also sent him warm closes as his cell is situated on the northern part of the prison and he has to alwas wear cloths, even in the night. (more…)