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(en) anarkismo.net: Call for Solidarity with our Russian Comrades! by - WSM andrew n flood WSM (fr, it)
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:45:26 +0300
Tuesday, June 12 (Russia Day) We are asking for a day of action to highlight the torture
and detention of Russian Antifascist Anarchists who are being detained with forced
confessions for charges of terrorism. ---- The Actions: Please take photos of yourselves
with messages of support and solidarity for the Anarchist prisoners. You can include signs
with the names of those detained and tortured (names are below). ---- Workers Solidarity
Movement Ireland will be holding a demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at
7pm with such posters and signs. ---- We hope you can join us in this day of action and
solidarity. ---- Egor Zorin - Arrested October 17-18. He was the first arrestee, and the
first to make a confession. Currently under house arrest. ---- Ilya Shakursky - Arrested
October 19. Law enforcement planted two grenades and a pistol under the back seat of
Shakursky's car. Tortured with electricity in the basement of the pre-trial detention
center until he confessed. Currently in pre-trial detention.
Vasily Kuksov - Arrested October 19. Beaten by police and tortured in custody. Guns were
planted in his car (the lock of which is broken). He still has not agreed to offer or
validate any testimony to the police. Currently in pre-trial detention.
Andrey Chernov - Arrested at the beginning of November. Was tortured until admitting
guilt. Currently in pre-trial detention.
Arman Sagynbayev - Arrested at the beginning of November in St. Petersburg. Sagynbayev is
reportedly experiencing serious health problems and needs medical attention. Brutally
tortured. Currently in pre-trial detention.
In the city of St. Petersburg
Viktor Filinkov - Kidnapped in an airport by the FSB on January 23 and tortured until he
signed a confession. Currently in pre-trial detention.
Igor Shishkin - Kidnapped and tortured until he signed a confession. In pre-trial detention.
Ilya Kapustin - A witness. Tortured and questioned. He is free.
Starting in the autumn of last year FSB have been arresting antifascists and anarchists
organising boycotts of the presidential elections and upcoming World Cup to be held in
Russia. They invented an anarchist terrorist group call 'the Network' and used the all the
creativity of the state to make this fiction appear true. The FSB have planted evidence,
kidnapped people and systematically used beatings and torture with electric shocks to
produce confessions. Our comrades are being held in unbearable conditions in over-crowded
detention centres to break them mentally as well as physically. This cannot continue in
silence. The world's attention will be on Russia with the FIFA World Cup beginning 14 June.
Let's raise our banners and not let our comrades be forgotten.
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