Russian security services may have used agent provocateur to frame up anti-fascists

A Russian newspaper has published evidence that the FSB used a neo-Nazi agent provocateur to try to entrap defendants in the “Network” case, who were then arrested and tortured Anti-fascists have launched an international campaign to defend Russian activists who have been arrested, tortured in detention, and charged with terrorism-related offences in the “Network” case.

Shakursky and Pchelintsev Formally Indicted for Organizing “Terrorist Community”

Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case suspects Dmitry Pchelintsev, Ilya Shakursky, and Arman Sagynbayev have been formallyt indicted. Now Pchelitsev and Shakursky, who earlier were accused of involvement in the alleged “terrorist community” the Network, have been indicted for organizing it, per Article 205.4 Part 1 of the Russian Federal Criminal Code. Mediazona heard the news from the

Arman Sagynbayev: I Was Tortured by the FSB

“Two Wires Came Out of the Box”: Penza-Petersburg “Terrorism” Case Suspect Arman Sagybayev Says FSB Tortured Him with Electrical Shocks in Minivan Antifascist and anarchist Arman Sagynbayev, who was arrested and remanded in custody as part of the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case, had until recently admitted his guilt. On September 4, he withdrew his confession, explaining

Two new arrests in the “Network” case

Two persons detained and arrested in the organization “Network” case , Mikhail Kulkov and Maxim Ivankin. About this OVD-Info learned from Elena Bogatova, the mother of the defendant of the same case, Ilya Shakursky. The court in Penza arrested Kulkov and Ivankin until September. Bogatova was waiting for a lawyer near the pre-trial detention center,

Anti-fascist teenager reveals how Russian security services brutally beat and tortured him

Since October 2017, nine people have arrested as part of “The Network” case, which has seen Russian anti-fascists and anarchists in St Petersburg and Penza detained on terrorism charges. According to Federal Security Service (FSB) investigators, all the arrested men were members of an organisation that planned to provoke the “popular masses for further destabilisation

‘I caved almost immediately.’ How Russian federal agents tortured confessions out of the ‘Penza Case’ anti-fascists

In mid-June, a court in Penza extended the arrest of several suspects in the so-called “Penza Case.” Nine left-wing activists from Penza and St. Petersburg are charged with creating a “terrorist group” that supposedly plotted to destabilize the country through a series of nationwide terrorist acts during the March 2018 presidential election and the FIFA

Defense Demands Reopening Investigation Into Antifascist Dmitriy Pchelintsev’s Tortures By Penza FSB Officers

Last week, one of the main accused in the “Penza case”, 25-year-old Dmitriy Pchelintsev, told his lawyer Oleg Zaytsev during a questioning that the Penza FSB officers tortured him after he first reported the tortures. They demanded that Pchelintsev withdraw his accusations against FSB officers. Whereas initially he gave in to the pressure and told

Mother of Man Accused in Penza Case Files Complaint Against Lawyer Mikhail Grigoryan, Who Concealed Son’s Torture from Her

Yelena Bogatova, mother of antifascist Ilya Shakursky, one of the young men accused in the so-called Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case (aka The Network case) has filed a complaint against attorney Mikhail Grigoryan with the Moscow Bar Association and the Penza Bar Association. Mediazona has a copy of the complaint in its possession. In the complaint, Ms.

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