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(en) alas barricadas: Russian anarchist prisoner Dmitry Buchenkov receives political asylum in Lithuania, his brother confirmed. (ca, it)
Tue, 3 Jul 2018 09:09:55 +0300
The 38-year-old associate professor of political science was accused of participating in
riots and assaulting six policemen at the protest on the eve of the inauguration of
President Vladimir Putin in May 2012. The demonstration was one of a series of large
protests unleashed mainly because of the anger at the evidence of electoral fraud and the
consternation before the decision of Putin to return to the presidency after a period of
four years as prime minister. More than 30 people were prosecuted in connection with the
protests, and more than 20 were sentenced to prison or served a term of imprisonment. One
of the protesters was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. ---- Buchenkov says he did not
participate in the protest, since that day, May 6, 2012, was happening with his parents in
Nizhny Novgorod: about 400 kilometers from Moscow. This was confirmed by the road-control
system, which registered Buchenkov's car traveling to Nizhny Novgorod on May 5: the day
before the protest, and then returning to Moscow on May 8: two days after the protest.
However, the court decided to ignore this evidence and approved an arrest warrant.
Dmitry was arrested on December 2, 2015 and the next day he was sent to the "Vodnik"
SIZO-5 prison in Moscow, where he remained for 15 months. While in custody, Dmitry
Buchenkov was subjected to a special regime: a camera was installed in his cell, he was
denied visits from friends and family, as well as communications with other prisoners.
During his imprisonment in prison, he was only allowed to make two phone calls.
In March 2017, he was transferred to house arrest, from which he fled in November 2017.
This was possible because he was not controlled with an electronic monitoring bracelet due
to lack of resources. Later, the district court requested the arrest of Buchenkov.
December 2015: protest in Nizhny Novgorod against the arrest of Dmitry Buchenkov. CC:
Shortly after his escape, Dmitry Buchenkov confirmed that he had applied for asylum in one
of the EU countries, but did not disclose which one. Now it is confirmed that last Monday
Lithuania granted it.
In November 2017, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian authorities
violated Article 5, Part 3 and 4 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and
Fundamental Freedoms with regard to Buchenkov, guaranteeing a trial within a period of
time reasonable and without delay the court's consideration of the legality of his
detention. He received 2,600 euros in compensation.
Anti-repression demonstration in Moscow
Avtonom | Wild instinct
On June 10 in Moscow on Sakharov Avenue was a demonstration "For a free Russia, without
repression and arbitrariness", in which, according to the organizers, about 3 thousand
people participated. The anarchists of Moscow came to the action with portraits of the
defendants of the case "REDES", as well as with the Crimean anarchists Alexander Kolchenko
and Yevgeny Karakashev and the anarchist of Nizhny Novgorod Ilya Romanov. The Belarusian
guests brought a banner in support of the Belarusian political prisoner Dmitry Polienko.
When they were not far from the entrance of the event, the members of the anarchist bloc
were ready to go to the meeting place, a group of activists of the Left Bloc and the
Russian Socialist Movement were side by side. Singing the slogans of the freedom of the
political prisoners, all arrived at the demonstration, where for a time they remained as a
Among the speakers at the rally was an anarchist and former political prisoner Alexei
Sutuga, as well as Svetlana Pchelintseva, the mother of one of the defendants in the
Speech by Alexei Sutugi
"They asked me to talk about the" Penza case ". Eight people from St. Petersburg and Penza
read Kropotkin and play airsoft. They are in jail, they were tortured and accused of
Why does the FSB act in this way? In all ages, the ability to possess weapons
distinguishes freemen. And now there are moments like this, that even with the plastic
models, the FSB sees a danger. The FSB fears that free people can defend themselves.
Nobody banned anarchism in Russia. Kropotkin books are sold in stores. In honor of
Kropotkin, not far from here is called a subway station. In Russia there are anarchist
sites, publications, cooperatives. The anarchists publish books, participate in social
protests. They have many projects.
In Russia you can play airsoft. There are hundreds of airsoft, patriotic or apolitical
clubs. But together, anarchism and airsoft is neither safe nor legal, as it turned out,
this leads to prison.
People from different points of view came to this meeting. For example, nationalists and
Stalinists, who are extremely unpleasant for us. But the political struggle in Russia can
not be done by the hands of the police. If they can fabricate a case against the Nazis,
they can also do so against the anarchists. If an anarchist can be imprisoned, the liberal
is under threat.
Breaking the horns of a police state is a common goal for everyone. Without this, the
development of Russia is not possible. "They do not give us the rights, they must be
taken!" Kropotkin said. "
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