Russia: Moscow court extends three anti-fascists’ arrest by three months

On December 14, 2012, Moscow’s Tagansky district court has extended arrest for three anti-fascists who were detained on suspicion of participation in a brawl at Moscow’s Vozdukh club in December 2011. Alexei Olesinov, Alexei Sutuga and Alen Volikov will be kept in pre-trial detention until March 2013, Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported.

Olesinov was kept in pre-trial detention since February, Sutiga since April, and Volikov was detained in November. They reported pressure from Federal Security Service (FSB) and Interior Ministry officers, and threats made by operatives against their relatives.

Judge Marina Orlova did not accept defence lawyers’ arguments that Sutuga suffers from asthma, which cannot be treated at the pre-trial detention centre, and that he has an underage child dependent on him. The judge also refused to accept bail for Volikov, and that Olesinov’s health declined while in custody. (more…)

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Moscow: Police threaten violence against parents of arrested anti-fascist

Anti-fascist Alen Volikov, who is under arrest at Moscow’s Butyrka pre-trial detention centre, was visited by police operatives on November 13, and subjected to psychological pressure aimed at making him admit his guilt. Volikov’s lawyer Farid Murtazin reported that the operatives made threats of violence against his family members. The officers said that they would not leave Volikov’s parents alone, and would set Federal Security Service (FSB) officers on them.

After that, the operatives said that out of all three people named as suspects in the “Moscow anti-fascist case”, Volikov would get the largest amount of charges, including charges under Article 282, Part 1 of the Russian Criminal Code (organising criminal community). Volikov’s lawyer was not informed about the interview. At the moment, complaints to be filed with prosecutor’s office are being prepared.

Volikov was detained on November 6 on suspicion of involvement in the December 2011 brawl at Moscow’s Vozdukh club, as well as of beating up a nationalist. The venue’s security guards, who were nationalists, attacked gig-goers at an anti-fascist gig, and then accused the ant-fascists of attacking them. A criminal case was started under Article 213, Part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons). Moscow-based anti-fascists Alexei Olesinov and Alexei Sutuga were detained in February and April 2012 respectively. They remain in pre-trial detention, like Volikov. Investigators try to accuse them of beating up a young nationalist, but the charges were not yet filed. According to Sutuga and Olesinov, the victims signed statements incriminating them under pressure from the operatives, including FSB officers. (more…)

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Russia: Antifascist Alen Volikov detained in Moscow in a probe into a 2011 brawl

At about 10.30 p.m. on November 6, antifascist Alen Volikov, 23, and his girlfriend were walking out of a shop in Moscow when police operatives, who drove up in three cars, ran over to them. According to the woman, they presented criminal police IDs and explained the detention by the fact that Volikov is on a federal wanted list.

Most likely this explanation is not true, as the lawyers for the other antifascists detained as part of the same criminal probe, Alexei Olesinov and Alexei Sutuga, did not find any information about people who are on wanted lists. It is likely that the federal wanted notice may be backdated, which was the case with Olesinov’s detention in February.

It seems likely that Alen Volikov may become the third suspect in the probe into a brawl at Moscow’s Vozdukh Club. To recap, during a punk gig in mid-December 2011 some of the gig-goers had a quarrel but they quickly made up. However, the venue’s security guards, armed with non-lethal weapons, became involved, the gig was stopped, and the club was emptied. At the door, a brawl, which involved shooting from non-lethal weapons, started between gig-goers and security guards who said they were nationalists. Two people were injured.  (more…)

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Prisoners in Russia

Aleksandr Kolchenko Under investigation and in prison. Address: Kolchenko Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, Lefortovskiy val, 5, p/b 201, 111020 Moscow, RUSSIA

Alexey Gaskarov Alexei is in prison. He was sentenced to 3 years and 6 month in the prison settlement. Address: Alexey Vladimirovich Gaskarov, FKU SIZO-1 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, ul. Matrosskaya tishina, d. 18, 107076 Moscow Russia (Birthday 18th of June 1985)

Alexandra Dukhanina 3,3 years (probation)

Igor Kharchenko Igor is in the prison, but he does not want to receive the letters from strangers

Alexey Polikhovich Alexey is in prison. Address: 390506, Rjazanskaja obl., Rjazanskij r-n, p. Sten’kino. FKU IK-6 UFSIN, Polihovichu Alekseju Alekseevichu, 1990 g.r. Russia (Birthday 29th of August)

Ilya Romanov Under investigation and in prison. Address: Ilya Eduardovich Romanov, 1967 g.r., FKU SIZO-1, ul. Gagarina, d.26-a, 603098, Nizhnii Novrogod, Russia

Alexey Sutuga Alexei is in prison. He was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month in the prison settlement. Address: Alexey Vladimirovich Sutuga, 1986 g.r., FKU SIZO-2 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, ul. Novoslodskaya d. 45 127055 Moscow Russia

Stepan Zimin Stepan is in prison. Address: 301654, Tul’skaja oblast’, g. Novomoskovsk, ul. Central’naja, 27, IK-6 UFSIN, Russia, Ziminu Stepanu Jur’evichu 1992 g.r. (Birthday 18th of January)

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