London: Monthly letter writing night

The monthly letter writing night at Freedom Bookshop has moved to Mondays from September 5th onwards. Come along if you would like to write together, chat about dismantling the prison industrial complex or about what prisoner solidarity means, and hang out cos sometimes it’s nice to do things together.

When? the first Monday of every month, 6-8pm

Where? Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX

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From London to Prague: Solidarity with Martin Ignačák

This morning (Monday 13th June 2016) a small group of people met outside the Czech Embassy in West London to show support with anarchist prisoner Martin Ignačák, held on remand for 13 months, and on hunger strike since 9th June 2016.

free martin

Banners were put up and fliers handed out to people visiting/working at the embassy as well as any passers by. The text of the flier is below;



Who is Martin? Martin is the second longest detained prisoner in the Pankrác remand prison. For 13 months he lives there under conditions that negatively affect his psychological and physical state. Martin is accused of “conspiracy to plan a terrorist attack. Today we know that the entire “action” to attack the train, which the police claimed to prevent by arresting Martin and three other people, was scheduled and co-planned by (at least) two undercover operatives. Specifically trained undercover police officers infiltrated a group of people and gained their trust to obtain information. After a while, when surveillance of their new “friends” was established, they began to talk more about the necessity of actions more militant in nature and they actively participated in the preparation of such a plan.
Martin’s lawyer mentioned in an interview:

My defendant considers the whole case as the result of police provocation and he had no intention whatsoever to plan or carry out a terrorist attack. As he stated, if he would not have met the undercover police agents he would most likely never have gotten into the current troubles.”

It was the police themselves who invented the whole event. Without their initiative, the whole affair would not even exist.

Why is he on hunger strike? At the end of April 2016 the City Court in Prague ruled in favour of his release from remand. But, after the state attorney appealed this decision, the high court ruled to extend his remand. Martin has gone on hunger strike in protest of this decision.


For more information about Operation Fénix, Martin’s case and the hunger strike see:

A call for international solidarity has been made. Here’s info for the embassy in London if you wanna organise something or contact them about Martin;

Embassy of the Czech Republic in London: 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY

Telephone: (+44) 20 7243 1115


You can also write to Martin here at this address;

Martin Ignačák 10.8.1986
V.V. Praha – Pankrác
P.O.BOX – 5
Praha 4
140 57


… and ACAB 4evs

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USA: Noise demo in Bloomington, Indiana

Original article on Insurrection News


Received on 05.07.16: 

On the night of July 4th, a small group of individuals had a noise demonstration at the local jail. We shouted to those held captive, lit off fireworks and smoke bombs, and scattered hundreds of leaflets.

There is no point in waiting until there are enough people, until the time is right: you will be waiting forever. Small, modest actions are the necessary groundwork for revolt. You do not need great numbers to do meaningful things.

Text from the leaflet:


Solidarity with those in revolt behind prison walls.
Solidarity with anarchist prisoner Eric King.
Prisons cannot stop anarchy.
War against power.

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Czech Republic: Igor’s Court of Appeal


Update from Anti-Fenix;

The court of appeal of Igor Shevcov will take place on July 20th in High court of Prague. Support an anarchist sentenced to exile for two years because of video recording of spray painting. Share, come, be creative!

To keep updated, keep checking the Anti-Fenix website:

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Events in London this Thursday 2nd June

This Thursday, 2nd June sees 2 ABC related events happening in 1 building!

Fire to the Prison Society! 7pm @ De-Centre: The Empty Cages Collective will join London ABC for a talk and discussion on the prison-industrial complex, its expansion and how people are fighting it. Get your free copy of ‘The Struggle Against the Maxi-Prison in Brussels’ for next month’s discussion and writing for prison abolition.

Monthly letter writing night: First Thursday of every month, 6-8pm @ Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QXprisonerletterwriting

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POLAND: Open letter in connection with the arrest of three anarchists in Warsaw

From Warsaw ABC

On the night of May 23rd, the police in Warsaw arrested three anarchists on charges of an alleged arson attempt of a police vehicle. The three were transferred to a remand prison where they are to be held in custody for three months, awaiting trial. They face up to 8 years in prison. Media frenzy broke out over the arrest in the past few days, with high-ranking politicians and experts on terrorism discussing the matter on TV. Photos and video reruns of the arrested walking with chains around their feet and hands are broadcast on public transportation. The text below is a translation of the statement that was sent out by various groups from the anarchist and wider social justice community in Poland, in response to these arrests.

There are increasingly more absurd, one sided reports being released through the mass-media about the arrest of three anarchists on Monday May 23rd. We interpret this as an attempt to intimidate and criminalize social protest in Poland.

It is no coincidence that the closer the time comes for the so called ‘Counter-terrorism Act’ to come into force that the media and politicians increasingly construct a reality so that this law seems to be necessary. The heated reports and analysis about police actions preventing the alleged arson attempt on a police car stand in stark contrast to the silence around events which challenge the image of ‘police heros’. At almost the same time police in Wrocław murdered Igor. It is hard to find a reaction or indignation from the multitude of politicians, media, police officers and experts on terror to this. There are hardly any journalists which are critical when police kill a person. But police killings are only the tip of the iceberg. Extortion, beatings and unlawful protection of the interests of the influential – every year from 16000 complaints filed against the police only 5 percent of them are deemed appropriate. Due to media selectivity and omissions, the police have no fear of legal consequences. One can assume that people are discouraged from filing official complaints with expensive legal costs. The truth is that only loud protests and riots stop police repression being forgotten. The media meanwhile de facto do not lose any opportunity to pave the way towards permanent expansion of police jurisdiction and to further reduce public control over the activities of these bodies of repression.

Today the panic over an alleged, failed attempt to burn a police car forces consent to a draconian law allowing uncontrolled surveillance, ungrounded detention and unlimited police violence against the whole of society. Today, irresponsible journalists use sensationalism about ‘terror’ and fabricate consent to systemic repression in an attempt to persuade those not yet convinced: even official political trends in Poland express doubts in relation to this ‘anti-terrorist’ law.

The anarchist movement is active within groups of workers, tenants, environmental and anti-racism struggles and the fight against land-grabbing. It works uncompromisingly towards social justice, fighting against repression by business and political elites. The lack of public control over the police force for years condones the uncontrolled violence it uses against people opposed to systemic violence in various fields. More broadly, the witch-hunt atmosphere after the wider anarchist movement is building consent for repression and surveillance on communities challenging the most influential interest groups in this country.

Today, the sheer volume of media reconstructions about the alleged attempt to set fire to a police car, included the psychology of would-be arsonists and the subsequent press conferences with police and the prosecutor’s office. With undisguised anger we recall the public reaction to the repression against people fighting our causes. When the activist Jolanta Brzeska – living 50 meters from a police station – was repeatedly harassed and eventually brutally murdered, we could not count on similar indignation from the political elite and on the media immediately releasing press conferences and expert opinions. In fact, whenever attacks are made on workers’ rights or tenants, public opinion does not pay them any attention.

In contrast however, a media storm explodes around an arson, which de facto did not take place. Arrested anarchists are called terrorists. This forces social acceptance of using physical and psychological violence against them. Labeling them as such leads to the prisoners being tortured with no repercussions, as evidenced by their current state of health.

We will not be intimidated, nor stop our struggle for the maintenance of and expansion of social gain – even against the wishes of an increasingly police state. We appeal to the media: until you have the courage to loudly condemn many years of police violence, with the weight of its privileges and the complete state apparatus, you have no right to condemn the imprisoned anarchists and create a campaign against the whole anarchist movement. This movement never stands still for any authority, business or church. It has however a history of thousands of social struggles, many of which you are afraid to even speak of. This story will survive any repression.

Solidarity with the arrested and a call for it from all!
Enough of a state founded on fear and police violence!

Kolektyw Syrena
Warszawskie Stowarzyszenie Lokatorów
Kolektyw Przychodnia
Ruch Sprawiedliwości Społecznej
Kancelaria Sprawiedliwości Społecznej
Warszawska Federacja Anarchistyczna
Jedzenie Zamiast Bomb sekcja Warszawa
Antyfaszystowska Warszawa
ROD Kolektyw
Anarchistyczny Czarny Krzyż Warszawa
No Borders Warszawa

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AZERBAIJAN: Week of Action NOW in Support of Anarchist Prsioners in Azerbaijan

*CALL FOR WEEK OF ACTİON in Support of Anarchist Prsioners in Azerbaijan (28th of May– 5th of June)

From ABC Istanbul:

Anarchists from Azerbaijan, Bayram Mammadov and Qiyas Ibrahimov ,spraypainted the monument of Haydar Aliyev. The message was: “Happy slave days”. This action was done on the eve of Heydar Aliyev’s birthday on May 10, 2016, which is annually being celebrated by the government in a wasteful manner. Given an absolute personality cult of Aliyev, such an act
was severely condemned by the government (under the leadership of his son Ilham Aliyev) and the activists were arrested on May 10, 2016. Police have planted drugs on them to avoid charging them on the grounds of hooliganism.
This is not the first dirty trick of Azerbaijan goverment. The government that try to create a sense of happy citizens and a free govenment and cover every threat against its absolute power with conspiracies, try to demonstrate every political activists as drug addicts, caging the every
revolutionary action behind the lies.
Heroins which are planted by police are punishable by up to twelve years of imprisonment.
To apologize for their acts in front of Heydar Aliyev’s monuments or to suffer hours of torture… This is the message to our comrades who didn’t deny their actions. To deny their political personality  or 12 years of imprisonement!
We, as anarchists, are in solidarity with our comrades who chose direct action and transformed their words and theories into a force in motion. So be it in Azerbaijan, in Greece, in Chile, in Spain, İster Azerbaycan, in all over the world, our ideas cut across all boundaries.
We stand by the recalcitrants against this authoritarian circus.
We call every comrades from around the world join the Solidarity and Action Week in Support of Anarchist Prsioners in Azerbaijan (28th of May– 5th of June).
Power to Bayram Mammadov and Qiyas Ibrahimov who are in hunger strike!
Destruction for Prison Cells!
Until the Diffusion of every symbol of repression with the hammer of
ABC Istanbul
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USA: update and call to act from Jared Chase support crew

Original article here:

Please accept our apologies for the sparse updates that have come out the last couple of months regarding Jay Chase.

As you may know, Jay received a one year sentence after pleading in Cook County to assault on a correctional officer. We support Jay in pleading out to one year versus rolling the dice and potentially getting 3-5 more years tacked on his sentence. His judge in that case was the same as in the original NATO 3/entrapment case and no one had any thoughts that this time, he would be fair, or cognizant of Jay’s terminal illness he struggles with daily (Huntington’s Disease).

To make matters worse, Jay recently found out he lost one full year of good time which pushes his release date back to November 6, 2017. This loss of good time is based on incident reports or ‘tickets’ Jay received while vigorously and persistently demanding treatment for the terminal illness and Hepatitis C. It is a cruel irony that the Illinois Department of Corrections not only medically neglects its own prisoners but then punishes anyone for speaking out and demanding treatment. This is about neglect and indifference that is bigger than Jay’s specific case- a point he makes clearly in letters sent out from solitary, which brings us to the reason for this dispatch.

Below are two letters from Jay that he sent out to supporters in the last month. In it, he details the mistreatment he has received at the hands of his captors. Not only do they describe an obvious pattern of medical neglect but also, outright assault on Jay. Options are being investigated but what we need is your help. Please read these letters, let it sink in and do not forget: Jay is still in these cages, surrounded by people who could not care less whether he lives or dies, by people who have assaulted him and yet, he is still brave enough to write and speak out.

Will you do the same for Jay? We have 3 ‘asks’ right now that are listed below that are pretty straightforward and easy. Make a few phone calls. Share an event on facebook. Tell the media about what is happening behind those walls and demand they cover it. Let remind those that hold the keys that Jay is not alone, that he has a whole community of people out here that has his back and is not happy about the assault of our friend, of our comrade, of our brother.

Many people have asked how to help or expressed frustration at their inability to help. Well, here is your opportunity. Make a few calls and emails. Let Jay know you are out here and care. These things we ask are acts of solidarity- to let him and his captors know he is not alone and he needs medical treatment now. If they are unable to do that, they should release him to our care.

If you do not know much about Jay, the NATO3 case or what happened in 2012 when an out of control Chicago PD with the blessing and initiative of one deposed Anita Alvarez went buck wild and entrapped three activists to make good media for themselves, check out

Thank you in advance for your time and solidarity!
Jay Chase Support Crew

Note: X is used in place of an individual’s name due to our very real concern that Jay will be retaliated against.

Letter from Jay Chase
April 2016

On the morning of December 3rd, 2015, at around 9:00am, I was called for a healthcare pass. The officer doing my transport told me I had to put my cell in compliance or I wouldn’t be allowed to go. After arguing with him for a while, he called the X. After arguing with X for a while, he left my cell (N-740) and went to stand in front of my neighbor’s cell (N 741) and talked with him for a while. 

After he left, I spit out in front of my cell and he said ‘nice try’. The X and Y came awhile later and told me to cuff up and go downstairs which I did. After my cell was moved to N-341, X followed me into my cell and while I was kneeling to take the shackles off, X  tackled me from behind into the ground face first. He repeatedly smashed my face into the concrete so hard and so man time he broke my nose, smashed my front teeth though my lip, splitting my lips. I had two black eyes, my face was completely swollen, my cheek bone was broken and there was blood coming from my mouth, nose and ear. My nose did not heal, my cheek is still broken and my teeth are now loose and crooked.

It has been 4 months and I have not received any medical attention. I have not seen a nurse, doctor or even a psych worker since this happened. I am denied my basic right to health care.

I also have Hepatitis C and Huntington’s Disease and am receiving no medical care or attention at all.

Jared Chase

Letter from Jay Chase to pen-pal

I just want to give a quick update. I am still not receiving any medical treatment. It’s been 6 months since my nose was broken. I am still being denied treatment.  Now I have a sinus infection, my nose is infected and I am getting terrible aches and migraines.

Now I am also not even receiving my medication. I am not getting any medication for my Huntington’s Disease, Hep-C  or my broken nose, or anything. I am still not getting my psych meds either.

Thank you.


This is what we are asking you to do

Demand Jay Chase get medical care NOW

Call/fax/write and politely make the request that Jared Chase M44710 receive medical treatment for a broken nose sustained in December as well as treatment for Huntington’s Disease and Hepatitis C.

Michael Melvin, Acting Warden
Phone: (815) 842-2816  or  Fax: (815) 842-3420
Pontiac Correctional Center, POB 99, Pontiac, IL 61764

Help Jay get his good time reinstated NOW

Jay lost one full year of good time while being held in solitary confinement at Pontiac Correctional.

Please call, email or write the Illinois Department of Corrections and ask that they reinstate Jared’s good time so he can get out earlier than expected. Jared lost his good time by getting ‘tickets’ at Pontiac, a result of his constant demands for health care and treatment for his Huntington’s Disease and Hepatitis C.
(217) 558-2200 x 2008

Illinois Department of Corrections
1301 Concordia Court
P.O. Box 19277, Springfield, IL 62794-9277

Illinois Department of Corrections
James R. Thompson Center|
100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601

3) Send Jay a birthday card by June 12th
Jay’s birthday is June 12th and it has been a very tough year for him.  Between being in a solitary cell all of the last year, getting indicted for assault on a guard, having his sentence extended by one year and losing a full year of good time, Jay sure can use some birthday cheer!

In the weeks to come, let’s flood Jay with birthday love. Please send Jay a card, a letter, some photos or even a book (though we understand he has tons at the moment).

Jared Chase M44710
Pontiac Correctional Center
PO Box 99
Pontiac, Illinois 61764
Send books via amazon:
Send 99 cents postcards via flixshop

Lets show the jailers how much support Jay has from our community and remind him we have his back through this sentence and beyond!

If you can please share the Birthday Blitz for Jay event on facebook and invite people:

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FINLAND: Imprisonment of Pyhäjoki activist continues

Original article here:

Reclaim the Cape -action week took place in Pyhäjoki from 22 April to 1 May of 2016 and dozens of people where detained by the police. 11 activists were arrested. Five of them were released in a few days after the detention. After this, six activists were still kept in remand prison. One activist still remains in prison.

On Monday 16 May there was detention trial and the court decided to continue the imprisonment of the activist. The only explanation for the continued imprisonment was that the activist might try to avoid the trial.

The lawyer argued that this is not sufficient enough ground for the continued imprisonment, because all other activists living permanently abroad have already been released. Neither the court nor the police responded to or commented this argument. Charges must be pressed at the latest on Tuesday 31 May, but it is possible that the prosecutor will do it earlier. In the worst case the trial will not be before mid June. The activist is suspected for violent rioting and violently resisting the police. In other words, the suspections are not more aggravated in the case of this activist than the activists who have already been released.

All documents have now been sent to the prosecutor, and the prosecutor will receive them later during this week. That the documents have been sent means that the police investigation is over. In addition to deciding whether to press the charges, the prosecutor can freely decide whether the activist will be released or not.

The treatment of the activist during the imprisonment has been more adequate since last Friday. Before that the cell was not cleaned at all.

On Friday 13 May the communication ban was cancelled. This has enabled longer phone calls with the family, calls to friends and receiving and sending letters and postcards. On Monday 16 May we delivered more books and snuff to the prisoner.

At the moment a lot of different support actions are needed! Organise a support cafe or a demonstration in your city, take part in solidarity actions or travel to the camp to show that the resistance will not end by locking up the activists.

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Russia: Join international days of solidarity with Russian anarchist and antifascist prisoners 1st to 10th July, 2016

From ABC Moscow…

When mass civil protests in Russia were defeated in 2011-12 the Putinist
police regime started open political repressions against militants of
social and political movements, including anarchists and antifascists.
Many activists have been sentenced to prison terms in the course of the
last 5 years in Russia.

We call on comrades from the whole world to show solidarity with Russian
anarchists and antifascists – prisoners of the Putinist police state,
and distribute information about the international solidarity decade as
widely as possible, maybe organise an event in your own town.

It could be an info-party where letters could be written, a film show, a
fund-raising event, a benefit gig, a protest action at the Russian
embassy in your own country, a solidarity action – only your fantasy is
the limit.

Facebook event:
“Vkontakte” event:

Please see brief description of repressions to which Russian anarchists
and antifascists were subjected.

Dmitry Buchenkov
A well-known antifascist and anarchist Dmitry Buchenkov, PhD in
political science, was arrested in Moscow in December 2015. He is
suspected of participating in the riots of May 6, 2012. More than 400
persons were arrested as a result of a mass protest action against
Putin’s politics that took place on May 6, 2012 in Moscow. Dmitry was
not in Moscow on that day, he was in Nizhny Novgorod, more than 300 km
away from Moscow.

Dmitry is a long-time participant of the antifascist and anarchist
movements and he has done a lot for their development. Dmitry’s comrades
and friends believe that the arrest is related to his political
militancy and his active position regarding the developments taking
place in the country.
Dmitry Buchenkov, 36, lecturer of history and political science, PhD in
political science, associate professor, worked as Deputy Chairman of the
Medicine History and Socio-Humanitarian Science Department in the
Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I.Pirogov in
Moscow. Prior to 2008 he worked as an associate professor of the
Philosophy Department in the Volga State Pedagogy University (Nizhny
Novgorod) for five years. He was fired for his political activism.
Dmitry moved to Moscow after he had had to quit the Volga University.
In Moscow Dmitry joined the local cell of the Autonomous Action, whose
member he had already been since 2002. This is how he describes the
ideology he shares in a book entitled “Anarchists in the late XX century
in Russia” published in 2009: «Basic worldview values of anarchism
(self-management, self-organisation, anticapitalism) are still relevant
today». In 2013 Dmitry quit the Autonomous Action organization, but he
did not give up his political activism.
He authored several books on history and modern condition of anarchism
in Russia. He is an activist of the antifascist and anarchist movements.
Dmitry actively participated in organising efforts and life of the
antifascist and anarchist movements in Moscow. He organised many street
antifascist protest actions, different cultural events. He took part in
the establishment of an antifascist centre called «V project», where
antifascists and anarchists held their gigs, meetings, and prepared
their actions. Police and FSB more than once threatened to attack Dmitry
physically for his political activities and struggles. In 2015 unknown
persons, probably police or FSB agents, severely beat Dmitry up, so that
he got brain concussion, was all covered in blood and couldn’t even
remember how the assault occurred.
Dmitry Buchenkov planned to organise an all-Russian antifascist and
anarchist forum “Self-management and Libertarian Communism” in early
2016. But the authoritarian Putinist regime police arrested him.
Dmitry Buchenkov solidarity groups:
Address: 125130, Moscow, 20 Vyborgskaya Str., SIZO “Vodnik”, Dmitry E.
Buchenkov, (date of birth: 22 August 1978)/

Alexei Gaskarov
A well-known antifascist and anarchist. An organiser and participant of
many anarchist and left-wing conferences. He was arrested on 3 August
2010 on the Khmiki case after an administrative building in Khimki had
been assaulted on 28 July 2010. An environmental protest action took
place in Khimki against deforestation of big chunks of a reserve forest
in order to build a toll road. On 15 October, 2010, the court decision
on the arrest was recalled. On 24 June, 2011, he was legally acquitted
by the Khimki municipal court.

He was strongly beaten by police on 6 May, 2012, at Bolotnaya square
during a political opposition protest, so he filed a petition on riot
police power abuses involving violence and riot control weapons.
On 28 April, 2013, he was apprehended and the following day arrested on
accusation of leading a group of persons who actively participated in
mass riots that supposedly took place at Bolotnaya square and of
violence against a policeman. Later the accusation included two
policemen supposedly attacked by Gaskarov: according to investigation
data, Gaskarov grabbed a shoulder of an interior troops soldier and then
he grabbed a leg of Igor Ibatulin, a riot police officer. The final
version of the charge is also saying that he participated in mass riots
at Bolotnaya square. On 18 August, 2014, the court sentenced Gaskarov to
three and a half years in a general regime penal colony.
Many political activists relate Gaskarov’s imprisonment to a direct
revenge from political police called the «Centre for Combating
Extremism» for his long-time political activism. Gaskarov support
website —
Addresses for letters: Gaskarov — 301654, Russia, Tula Oblast,
Novomoskovsk, 27 Centralnaya Str., IK-6 UFSIN, detachment 5, Alexei V.
Gaskarov, (Date of birth: 18/06/1985)

Alexei Sutuga
A well-known antifascist and anarchist from «Autonomous Action». Charged
with hooliganism for supposedly beating up nationalists in a brawl.
Sentenced to three years and one month of colony.

Sutuga was apprehended in April 2014 in Moscow by political police from
the «Centre for Combating Extremism» after an antifa gig.  During
interrogation he was asked about his trip to Maidan (Ukrainian protests
in Kyiv in 2014). Alexei was accused of participation in a brawl on 2
January, 2014, in «Sbarro» bar, where he kicked and beat several persons
with a chair and a selfmade hammer.
Sutuga himself said he tried to stop other people fighting — the brawl
was between Neo-Nazis and some other youths. On October 1 Sutuga was
sentenced to three years and one month of colony. On December 17 the
appeal court left the sentence unchanged.
On 17 March, 2015, while in Irkutsk remand prison, from where he had to
be transferred to a colony, Sutuga went on a dry hunger strike because
he had been pressurised in the remand prison: he was offered to stay
there instead of the colony, and when Sutuga had refused, they got hold
of his letters and books. When the news on his hunger strike leaked
outside the remand prison, he was transferred to the colony. The he
stopped his hunger strike. In the colony Sutuga was subjected to a
solitary confinement cell. He is constantly pressurised by the prison
Address for letters: 665809 Irkutsk Oblast, Angarsk, First Industrial
Cluster, quarter 47, building 6, IK No.2, Alexei V. Sutuga, born in 1986
(you can send him only 1st class registered mail) or you can write via
Rosuznik website

Ilya Romanov
On 6 August, 2015, a visiting board of the Moscow district military
court passed a sentence upon Ilya Romanov, anarchist from Nizhny
Novgorod – 10 years of high-security prison. The court ignored all
arguments brought forward by defence. Afterwards the term was changed to
9 years of high-security prison.

Romanov was injured by a self-made firecracker’s explosion in October
2013, but they re-qualified him from an unfortunate experimenter to a
“terrorist”. Apart from that firecracker an “interview” that he had
given in December 2012 in a suburb of Donetsk was used in his case. Both
“crimes” were incomplete: Ilya Romanov is accused of trying to menace
local population and authorities of Nizhny Novgorod in order to save
Kulibinsky park from tree-felling, but he didn’t manage because the
device exploded during a test. He also supposedly tried to propagate
terrorism through Ukrainian media, namely «Radio RKAS – Libertaire», but
he didn’t manage to accomplish it either. It appears that it is not a
radio station, rather an internet blog. The interview itself is just a
Dictaphone record made at a party following his release from prison.
Romanov, whose family consists of retired parents and a teenage daughter
is the poorest of all inmates. His family hardly manages to bring him
parcels now and then, while Romanov also has to pay for a lawyer working
on two supervisory complaints.
431130, Republic of Mordovia, Zubovo-Polyansky region, Lepley, FKU
IK-22, Ilya E. Romanov. (Birthdate 3 July 1967)

Alexander Kolchenko

On 25 August, 2015, the military court in Rostov-upon-Don passed a cruel
sentence against Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean
antifascist Alexander Kolchenko. The investigation authorities called
them “terrorists” — allegedly Sentzov guided by the «Right Sector» from
Kyiv (banned in Russia) founded a “terrorist group” in Simpheropol that
sought to bring Crimea back to Ukraine.
Kolchenko supposedly made part of the group. The “terrorists” set fire
on the office doors of “Crimean Russian Community” and a window in the
local office of the “United Russia” (the ruling party in Russia). During
the court, Gennady Afanasiyev — one of key witnesses upon whose words
the accusation was built — said that his testimony was either given
under torture or simply invented. Afanasyev got 7 years in prison on the
“Crimean terrorists” case. Oleg Sentzov was sentenced to 20 years and
Alexander Kolchenko to10 years in prison for burning a door and a window.
Address for letters: 456612, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Kopeisk, 20
Kemerovskaya Str., IK-6, detachment 4, Alexander A. Kolchenko, born in 1989.

Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow Fund
Money is needed to support our comrades in their labour camps and remand
prisons. Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow calls on everyone to show
solidarity, help, and if possible transfer this so much needed money to
the Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow accounts.
If you have any questions on how to make a money transfer or any other
wishes, please write to and
Paypal-account: and

Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow

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