18th of October, lenta.ru news service transmitted that judge refused to sentence defendants of the so called “Antifa-RASH” case in Nizhni Novgorod. Judge Olga Koloverova demanded police to reinvestigate the case, in order to exclude contradictions, which are currently obvious.
According to the prosecution, participators of the extremist society “Antifa-RASH” planned to overthrow constitutional order and to establish anarchy. According to defendants, this is a fictional organisation made out by the political police force “E center”, and it never existed.
Three persons were accused in the court – Pavel Krivonosov, Dmitri Kolesov and Oleg Gembaruk. Besides these, Albert Gaynutdinov and Artyom Bystrov are suspects, they are under arrest warrant and their current location is unknown. All accused claim that they hardly knew each other before the case.
According to prosecution, Albert Gaynutdinov set up an extremist society alone, and then recruited others. Activists of the organisation planned to attack against “social groups of well-off citizens” and “skinhead football hooligans”. Prosecution did not provided a single expertise, according to which such social groups exist in the sense, which is required by Russian anti-extremist laws, which are sanctioning first of all “instigating hatred against national, religious or social groups”. Continue reading A victory in Nizhni Novgorod of Russia – case against anti-fascists was returned to investigation