Fundraising for lawyers working on cases about police raids and arrests of anarchists and antifascists in St. Petersburg and Penza in Russia has begun.
At the moment 2 people in St. Petersburg and 5 people in Penza are arrested, more are connected to the case as witnesses. Continuation of raids and repressions is highly possible. They are charged with Paragraf 2 of Art. 205.4 of russian Criminal Code (participation in terrorist organisation) at the request of court from Penza.
On January 23 on the way to Pulkovo Airport the Federal Security Service (FSB) detained Victor Filinkov. In order to get the testimony he was beaten up and tortured with electric shocks in the wood. Signs of torture were confirmed by the Filinkov’s lawyer and members of the Public Monitoring Commission (ONK) who have visited him in the pre-trial detention center. Filinkov is arrested for two months.
On January 25 the FSB came unexpectedly with a raid to Igor Shishkin’s apartment. After the raid neither his lawyer, nor members of Public Monitoring Commission were unable to find Igor for more than a day. On January 27 Igor with signs of a beating was brought to a court session where he was arrested in Pre-trial Detention Center for two months. Journalists were not allowed to attend the hearing and evenmore two of them were arrested.
Tortures were also applied to witnesses. Ilya Kapustin was beaten up and tortured with electric shock while police demanded him to give testimony that some of his acquaintances are up to “something dangerous”. Numerous traces of the stun gun usage were recorded later by health service.
Legal help is necessary for prisoners (whose number can increase) and witnesses. So far it is early to speak about the certain amount of money, but it will be at least 3000 Euro for work of lawyers in the next months.
DETAILS FOR TRANSACTIONS
Yandex-wallet of St. Petersburg Black Cross 41001160378989
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Anarchist Black Cross St.Petersburg