Presentations/discussions will start at 5 PM in Sporthalle. First one is about repressions in Russia
17.00 INFOTALK ABOUT RECENT REPRESSIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN ANARCHISTS AND ANTIFA (Length: 1 h)
Starting November, 2017, Russian FSB (the successor to the KGB) initiated a violent crackdown on anti-fascist and anarchist activists. Starting in Penza, the repression has spread to St. Petersburg, Moscow, Crimea and by now there have been raids of anarchists and antifascists’ houses all over Russia. Activists are accused of participation in non-existent “terrorist cells”. The arrested were tortured with electric cables and shockers for many hours, brutally beaten without care whether hard damage is made and whether visible traces of beating are left. They tried to force them to testify against themselves and against each other. By now 6 people from Penza and 2 from St Petersburg still remain in prison. Those who have been spared arrest now sleep with the specter of increasingly common dawn police raids on their homes. Even journalists are bearing the brunt of this crackdown. The raids and repressions are likely to continue. This is clearly a state-fabricated conspiracy to be utilized to eradicate the anarchist movement. Comrade from St Petersburg will give little overview and talking in more detail about this particular case. Come through to learn about what’s happening and ways to support!