|Alexey Olesinov and Alexey Sutuga|
Alexey Sutuga, a Russian anti-fascist and a member of Autoonomous Action, was arrested last April 17 in Moscow following a fundraising event for other anti-fascist prisoners. A month earlier Alexey Olesinov was jailed for the ame alleged crime. The "crime" both men are charged with involves a fight with fascist security guards at a Moscow Club last December.
A member of Autonomous Action reportedly explained in Inter Antifa Russia,
“The case against the well-known anti-fascist Alexey Olesinov, now remanded, has been investigated for several months and is now collapsing. It seems that the human rights campaign in support of Olesinov has begun to irritate the police. If they had something on Sutuga, they would have followed the legal procedures for this case. And it turns out that they have just arrested a person and held him incommunicado for almost a whole day. It looks as if the police have wild imaginations.”
Inter Antifa itself writes,
"...it is obvious, that conflict was provoked by security, or as they now claim in the media, “administrators” of the club. And they were the ones who escalated the conflict, by grabbing their guns and shooting at the people. Now wounded security promises to “give any kind of testimony”, in order to save their arses. And they accuse anti-fascists for escalation of the violence. Obviously, that such people feel that any subcultures pose a threat to them, as nobody will never accept the ridiculous ideas, with which security of the concert associates itself."SCISSION joins with numerous other blogs and organizations of anti-fascist and others who are calling for international days of action on behalf of these men and all of those who have been jailed fighting against the rise of neo-nazism and fascism inside Russia."
The following report is from Autonomous Action.