Deniz is an anti-fascist from Tyumen and was detained on August 30, 2022, with his friend Kirill Brik. (Kirill Brik signed a pre-trial agreement with the investigation, so the support team does not pay for his lawyer's services).
An advocate of anti-authoritarian views. A virtuoso guitarist, played in the Tyumen hardcore band Siberian Brigade and black metal band Rasputin, often helped his girlfriend with concert security, actively participated in the life of the Tyumen anti-fascist scene, is fond of history, reads classic Russian literature, studies French, plays sports and promotes a healthy lifestyle. He is madly fond of animals, especially his dogs. Has been involved in organizing weddings in Tyumen.
Deniz is faithful to his ideals and principles, very close to his family, and a loving husband and son, his sense of justice and love come first. He always comes to the aid of his friends, does not lose heart, paints, writes poetry, reads, and continues to support his loved ones while behind bars.
Deniz was tortured in the OBOP department for more than a day, and this is how he describes these days: "Several times they hit his stomach, psychological pressure was exerted, they stripped him naked, squatted down and put a shoe on his head, said that if the shoe fell down, they would insert a stool leg into his rectum, threatened my girlfriend with problems."
Deniz is charged under Art. 223 of the Criminal Code "manufacture and storage of explosives" + Art. 205.4 of the Criminal Code "participation in a terrorist organization" + part. 1 Art. 30 part. 2 Art. 205.2 of the Criminal Code "preparation for a terrorist act". Deniz is also a suspect under Article 213 of the Criminal Code "hooliganism with the use of weapons". This case occurred before the arrest in the "Tyumen case", but the cases were merged into a common proceeding: he was attacked by several people, and he had to defend himself. The investigation is seeking charges of "exceeding self-defense and hooliganism". On these charges, he faces 10 to 15 years in prison.
Deniz refuses to give torture testimony and denies the existence and participation in a terrorist organization.
Also, the support team runs a Russian-language Telegram channel dedicated to the case .
We call on all those who are not indifferent to support the fundraising drive of Firefund to pay for the lawyers of Deniz and other defendants in the "Tyumen case". The guys have been in pre-trial detention for more than a year and they will face trials on the merits of the case. Families and relatives will have to pay for the participation of lawyers in these sessions and they will not be able to cope without you! Now is the time to show solidarity and lend a helping hand to the victims of Russian repression. We thank every concerned member of our large community for your support. You are our strength! Solidarity is our weapon!