MORE ON THE FRAME-UP IN RUSSIA:
As reported on Molly's Blog on August 25th two St. Petersburg anarchists have been held in prison in Novogorod on suspicion of participation in a bomb attack on the Moscow to St. Petersburg rail line last August 13th. The anarchists arrested are suspected of collaborating with Chechen separatists in planting the bombs, an act of stupidity that so gross that its like has only been seen amongst anarchists in the USA who collaborate and support minor Maoist criminals in order to satisfy their guilt ridden 'politically correct revolutionary angst'. To date such nonsense hasn't been seen in the civilized world outside of the USA, though certain 'Autonomists' while not really anarchists trend towards such nonsense in Europe. The anarchists of St. Petersburg have declared in unequivocal terms that their comrades are innocent and that such acts are contrary to the central premises of anarchism. Even the Russian authorities have much more likely suspects as laid out by First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Bastrykin on August 24th in The Moscow Times where he blamed "nationalists" ie fascists for this provocation.
Yet the two anarchists, Andrey Kalyonov and Denis Zeleniuk, are still held in prison in Novgorod. Kalyonov has ended his hunger strike due to the deterioration of his health as of August 29th. The anarchists of St. Petersburg held a solidarity demonstration on August 26th, and photos of this action are available at http://piter.indymedia.ru/ru/node/3137 . About 50 people participated. This action was followed by another picket in Moscow on August 28th where 6 people were arrested and spent the night in detention. On the 29th of August Moscow police prevented anarchists from holding another picket to publicize the case. Another action is planned for St. Petersburg on Sept 2nd.
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