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In the case of the arrested anti-fascists court found the evidence insufficient, but left in custody

July 31 in City Court, the Court held Khimki to elect measure Alexei Gaskarova and Maxim Solopovu. The meeting was held behind closed doors, which in the opinion of counsel had no reason to.

Khimki: smashing down local administration, background and following arrests

Khimki

Here is the accumulation of all substantial information concerning Khimki forest logging, attack of Khimki administration by anarchists and antifascists and the following arrests.

We clearly understand why Alexei and Maxim got arrested. They are well known in public and are taking responsibility for being publicly open. They never concealed their views, appeared both in press and on the radio. They got arrested being the only antifascists well known to the police. Now the police is under pressure from the administration of the President, that’s why at least someone needed to be arrested. We’re disturbed by the way the procedures are progressing and would appreciate any international support.

Ukrainian miners can start an underground strike

In the Donetsk region of two miners Enakievo mines "Red Trade Union" and "Young communard intend to tomorrow not rise to the surface, demanding repayment of debts on wages. This was reported in the press-service Pofsoyuza workers in the coal industry of Ukraine, has been reported that today the personnel of these mines at the general meeting decided to 08.00. tomorrow (July 27) does not rise to the surface as long as there is no paid three-month salary arrears.

15 July in Moscow, recalled Natalia Estemirova and victims of political terror

July 15 About 50 people took part in a picket in central Moscow to mark the anniversary of the murder human rights activist Natalya Estemirova. Estemirova was kidnapped and killed July 15, 2009 in Chechnya. A year later, law enforcement has reported on completion of the investigation - they all blame lies with the militants Alhazura Bashaeva, which, according to police, was killed in November 2009.

There was questioning Rustam Fakhretdinova

July 13 Tyumen journalist, member of the movement "independent action" Rustam Fakhretdinov was questioned by investigators of the Investigation Department of the investigative committee of the Procuracy of the Russian Federation in the Tyumen region, Konstantin Zaikov. Fakhretdinova notified that he is a suspect in a criminal case for publication in the newspaper "The Evening Tyumen in 2008 , the articles "Tsentralka for what ruined me ..." and "Flowers of the police department of the Central-3.

In Tyumen the search for "extremists"

The activist "autonomous action" in Tyumen was searched, a criminal case. 12 July, 7-30 am to 10 am in the apartment of an activist movement "Autonomous Action", a journalist Rustam Fakhretdinova being searched for "the purpose of removing documents and literature of an extremist. A search was conducted staff the center of the E and the investigative committee of the Prosecutor's Office in the absence of Rustam.

In Paris, the exhibition "Russia: another look"

Yesterday in Paris opened an exhibition of human rights and various other independent organizations and movements of Russia under the title "Russia: another look." The exact name of the exhibition is translated "other side" or "other person", but somehow it is not entirely in Russian. A liberal "echo" from filing "Soldiers 'Mothers' in general exhibit dubbed" The Other Russia "firmly proassotsiirovav her with very definite and already discredited the Russian liberal movement.

The Ukrainian authorities obstruct the working of the company "Ferrexpo"

Kyiv district administrative court banned the All-Ukrainian union, People's Solidarity "in the conduct of a protest against the actions of the company Ferrexpo, aimed at depriving the workers controlled by it Poltava ore mining and processing of their pension benefits.

The European Commission is planning to unify and prevail upon the law on asylum.

The European Commission plans to introduce a single legislation on asylum throughout the EU, resulting in Germanic law on refugees, tightening in 1993, may be considerably weakened.

As a result, Germany may lose the right to deport alleged refugees directly from the transit zones of airports. The Commission also plans to limit time for consideration of asylum applications by six months with possibility of renewal proceedings another six months.

July 9 in Kiev will be held court over one of the applicants co-organizers of the march on June 10 the campaign there was no police state

More recently, in Ukraine stronger protests of citizens who are outraged killings and torture in the police and arbitrariness on the part of law enforcement officials, who by law must protect the citizens. At the moment the authorities want to prosecute innocent people - the organizers of the protests on trumped-up protocols on administrative violations.

Russian state expertise said that words of the late left-wing lawyer Stanislav Markelov are "extremist"

Andrey Kutuzov, Tyumen State University reader and anarchist, who is suspected of public calls for extremist action (felony in Russia), was finally given a copy of expertise of his books and other materials, seized during search at his flat. An expert of criminal lab of Federal Security Service (FSB) in Sverdlovsk region Svetlana Mochalova, in particular, analyzed article "Patriotism as a diagnosis" by Stanislav Markelov and several other articles published in the Avtonom magazine No. 31. Based on this analysis, the expert concludes that the magazine "contains information of extremist orientation - namely, forceful change of  constitutional order and violation of the integrity of the Russian Federation, inciting of social  discord, violation of liberties and legitimate interests of people and citizens according to their social class".

Full text of the expertise.

Antiekstremizm in Magadan

In the distant and cold Magadan virtually no political life. But there is a local center combating political extremism, which needs good indicators in detection. In the struggle for the staff of the Center are often indicators of ingenuity and resourcefulness. Thus, on 23 June, right on the work of Magadan was detained journalist and social activist Eugene Buzev known for its anti-fascist political police attitudes.

Tyumen FSB secret from the public examination of the "extremist" leaflets

Tyumen anarchist party "Autonomous Action" Andrey Kutuzov, suspected of spreading "incorrect", an extremist leaflets, and his defender Alex Ladin decided to take on the "public trial" the infamous document, the underlying criminal case Kutuzov. Achieve expert opinion on the leaflet from the FSB lawyer Kutuzov could not, for two months, despite the fact that the investigator submits that this conclusion was made even before the arrest of Andrei Kutuzov.The leaflet, which was in the file, you can see in the picture at the end of this news. From the one that was distributed at the rally against the tyranny of the police and the center of the "E", it has text interspersed, which stylistically totally different from the rest of the text and are recognized by the naked eye.

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