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In August - September 2022 six russian anti-fascists from cities Tyumen, Yekaterinburg and Surgut were detained and accused of terrorism. More details on the support group's social networks: Telegram, Facebook, Instagram.
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
Yura is an antifascist and opponent of authoritarianism from Yekaterinburg, detained on August 31, 2022.
He is engaged in Thai boxing and studies computer technologies of graphic design. Yura is a talented freelance designer, recently he has been doing 3D modeling and drawing models for games and cartoons.
Yura is also interested in Spanish history and culture, the Spanish language, scriptwriting, and cinematography (he loves the TV series "Game of Thrones"). Very fond of nature and traveling, he will be happy to share his memories with you and will be impressed by your stories. A kind and modest person, from him you will never hear too much, for him work is of great importance. He is very easy to talk to, jokes a lot, and will support any topic.
A day after his detention, Yura described the threats and torture by the operatives: "They made me squat 150 times, beat me on the back and head, put a bag over my head and started strangling me, put a cloth over my face and poured water on it, then electrocuted me, threatened to kill my family, made me shout that I love Putin, threatened to rape me.
Yura is charged with Article 205.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "participation in a terrorist organization" + part. 1 Art. 30 part. 2 Art. 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "preparation for a terrorist act". The young man denies his guilt and calls all the charges absurd. According to these charges, he faces from 5 to 15 years in prison.
Yura together with his lawyer is actively seeking an investigation of torture, but so far without success.
Danil is a convinced anti-fascist from Yekaterinburg, a loving husband and devoted friend, the soul of any company. He is one of the best veterinarians in Yekaterinburg, specializing as an orthopedic surgeon. Before his arrest, he worked in two veterinary clinics. Being a leading specialist in veterinary surgery, he constantly attended scientific conferences, improved his qualifications in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and mastered modern technologies in surgery and endoscopy. Danil trained veterinary specialists in Surgut.
He was also involved in boxing and music - guitarist of a young band from Yekaterinburg called Rocker Balboa. Together with an accordionist friend, they started composing music in their teens. Over time, their lyrics became more judicious and deeper, and the melody became more and more like acoustic post-black. The musicians associate their creativity with the riot-folk sound and refer themselves exactly in this direction.
Danil was detained on August 31, 2022, during a walk with his friends and girlfriend, as he describes the torture: "I was put on the floor and the law enforcers put their feet on me, forced me to squat about 150 times and filmed it, beaten on the legs and torso, beaten during detention, pressured morally, humiliated psychologically, threatened me and my family.
Danil is charged under Art. 205.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "participation in a terrorist organization" + part. 1 Art. 30 part. 2 of Art. 205 of the Criminal Code "preparation for a terrorist act", he faces 5 to 15 years in prison. The young man claims completely not guilty.
Nikita is an anti-fascist from Surgut, a straight-A student and a vegetarian, very intelligent and always faithful to principles. Nick dreams of becoming a surgeon, and studied at Surgut University, but dropped out because of the inability of the university to organize the educational process, because of bureaucratic delays and imperfections of the education system, which he could not put up with. He studied a thousand books on physiology, history, politics, and art. Nick initiated the creation of a public libertarian library, his first non-profit educational project. Together with friends, he selected books including the best authors on the history of liberation movements, politics, and philosophy.
Everyone who knows Nikita speaks of him as a man with a great sense of justice, always ready to help. He loves history and philosophy, and studies French. He has also been involved in music for a long time, he was the vocalist of the Surgut band "Justified Aggression".
Nikita was detained on August 31, 2022, and tortured for at least a day in a hangar and in the Tyumen department of the OBOP, as he describes it: "They took off my shoes and socks, soaked my feet in something, put some wires on the toes of both feet and electrocuted me. I lost track of time, but it was very long. I was roughly dropped on the floor and started hitting my head on the back of my head and temporal area. They put me face down. My arms and legs were bound with duct tape, and they started to break out my shoulder and pelvic joints. They said that you were a prisoner and people like you should be shot.
Nikita - according to the version of the investigation the organizer, is charged under Art. 205.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "organization of a terrorist community" + part. 1 Art. 30 part. 2 of Art. 205 of the Criminal Code "preparation for a terrorist act". He faces 15 to 30 years in prison or life imprisonment. The lawyer notes that "there is nothing in the case, except the gravity of the charges and the testimony taken under torture". Nikita claims completely not guilty.
Roma is an anti-fascist from Surgut, a vegetarian and sportsman, very kind, modest and calm, but at the same time strong in spirit and steadfast despite all the difficulties he faced in prison. Together with his friends, he organized a public library in Surgut with literature on libertarian theory, the history of liberation movements, and grassroots self-help initiatives.
He worked in a large enterprise as a car mechanic, he loved his work very much. Roma's great passion was cars, their internal structure, and their mechanisms. He spent his free time in nature - in the woods and reading. He studied history, philosophy, art, and anthropology. Currently imprisoned, Roma writes poetry and is interested in yoga, spiritual practices, and psychology.
On September 1, 2022, work operatives took Roma to the hangar, so he describes the terrible days of torture: "My hands and feet were bound with duct tape, I felt like I was electrocuted, then they pulled down my pants and said that I would go to the zone as a downcast. After the torture, Roma had a suspected stroke, lost his eyesight, and lost his arm. Now he is undergoing treatment in the psychoneurological dispensary "Lebedevka" in the Tyumen region.
Roman is charged under Art. 205.4 of the Criminal Code "participation in a terrorist organization" + part. 1 Art. 30 part. 2 articles 205.2 of the Criminal Code "preparation for a terrorist act", he faces 5 to 15 years of imprisonment. Roma refuses to torture testimony and completely denies guilt, during a year in the pre-trial detention center he sought medical assistance.