There were two co-organizers of the rally, Pavel Nagibin, a member of the banned Limonov’s party of nazbols who are now part of the Other Russia coalition, and Boris Batyy, the leader of the United Civic Front by Garry Kasparov.
Boris Batyy received numerous calls from the city administration on June 11, the day before the sanctioned event. They attempted to revoke their own decision. Nagibin received a phone call the same day. The person introduced himself as the chief of the Leninsky district police office. He threatened Pavel that if people dare to come to the sanctioned venue at 7 pm, all would detained.
The same day Pavel Nagibin had a meeting with the chief of the prosecutor’s department to oversee implementation of the federal legislation. Mrs. Serebrjakova assured that protesters had all the rights to hold the rally at the agreed venue and time. She also encouraged not to react to provocations. It didn’t help.
Pavel writes in his letter to me, “On June 12 I took five hundred copies of the flier with the text explaining why we are demanding Putin’s resignation and went to the venue of the rally. Not far from the Sport Palace I noticed a police car with four men inside which was slowly moving along the street. They did not notice me. At that moment another car appeared moving in the opposite direction. Policemen in that car started waving at me demanding that I come up to them. I tried to walk away from them. But the first police car moved round and tried to block my way. I made attempt to run away but they overtook me and knocked me down. The first blows were so heavy that I lost conscience. The policemen handcuffed me. I heard some voice screaming “Beat him, beat him… I am taking footage of it”. The policemen stopped beating me when they heard it. They dragged me into their car and one of them went to sort out their problem with someone who was taking footage. I don’t know what happened to it.
When the police car was passing the building of the Palace of Sport, I tried to rise from the floor of the car. Policemen forced me down so that nobody could see me. Some time later I managed to move my handcuffed arms in front of me from behind. I reached my cell phone and managed to make a quick phone call before the policemen took the phone away from me. I noticed that their white shirts were in my blood. They exchanged remarks that they felt sad about the spoilt shirts and that an FSB officer ordered them to detain “some long-haired man”. They also lamented about them having such wretched jobs. They didn’t explain the reasons for my detention. At that, they also said, “we don’t understand why people don’t just keep to their flats”…
I was put behind the bars in the police station. My hands were still handcuffed. My trousers were soaked in blood. I noticed that I had a long wound on my hip which was bleeding. One of the policemen put some light bandage only two hours later. But I had lost around a liter of blood. The bandage didn’t stop bleeding.
At around 9 pm a police colonel came. He ordered to remove handcuffs and to take my explanations. At that, he was the first one who offered the version of the police crew finding me bleeding in the street.
Then they called an ambulance. I was operated in hospital. Doctors there told me that the wound was caused with a knife and that it was two cm deep. I assume that policemen had cut me on purpose to be able to come with the version of them rescuing me. My right eye was diagnosed to be contused”.
On June 15 Pavel turned to the prosecutor’s office. Trying to hand over the report on what had happened to him, the was suddenly told that the prosecutors’ office received information that he was detained while fighting. However, the report has been accepted. No investigatory measures have been taken yet, though.
The chair of the United Civic Front (Kasparov’s group) Boris Batyy who was a co-organizer of this rally was put under orders not to leave the territory of the city as a suspect in a criminal case on counterfeit software. The decision was taken the same day, June 12.
The criminal investigation into counterfeit software was opened already in June 2007. Boris Batyy told that at that time he was one of organizers of the March of Dissent which was planned to be held before Putin’s visit to Rostov-on-Don. Baris Batyy is a small entrepreneur. On 20.06.2007 police raided his office and confiscated computers. There were no witnesses to the seizure, in his words. In October 2007 another search was carried out in his flat. During the search fliers of the Other Russia, computers and several books were also confiscated.
When Pavel Nagibin and Boris Batyy tried to find lawyers to take up their cases, it happened to be impossible. Members of the Bar of Lawyers of Rostov-on-Don gave some advice to them but refused to take up their cases, due to “lack of prospect that it will be possible to bring them to court”. “They are too political”, lawyers explained.
There was another person beaten up by the police that day. Also a member of the Other Russia coalition, Alexander Nosenkov, was on the way to Rostov-on-Don from the town of Taganrog. He was stopped by people in civilian clothes when he got out of the house. Alexander was taken to the police station where he was offered to quit politics. He was threatened with “being finished off”. Nosenkov told them that he would not denounce his views. Policemen started beating him with a heavy book at his head. “They have beaten my brains out of the head”, Nosenkov described his sensations. But there have been no signs left, no scratches or bruises…
Oksana Chelysheva, fifi.voima.fi
Dmitry Putenihin and Elena Pavljuk were arrested as a result of the action. They were delivered in 135 police station. They were accused of an administrative responsibility under the item “Small hooliganism” and “Unapproved meeting”.
Nazbols have expressed indignation concerning plans of the government of Moscow on building of six incinerate factories in capital territory. They have remembered the building in connection with green zones which are cut down. Mayor Jury Luzhkov has accused nazbols in libel. We notice, that all facts given in leaflets, propagated during the action, were published in regular mass-media, thats why charge in slander is absolutely groundless.
On May, 31st nearby 50 persons have blocked street Tverskaja-Jamskaja. They also have spread out the banner “Down with Putin!”, have hoisted flags and have lighted torches. They scanned slogans “We need the Other Russia!”, “Russia without Putin!”, “Freedom for Russia!”.
In spite of the fact that the underground area has been densely surrounded by the militia, holding a meeting people have staid more than five minutes. Then almost participants of the action: national-bolsheviks and our allies have been arrested.
The leader of nazbols Edward Limonov also has been arrested on the Triumphal square.]]>
In capital of the Altay three nazbols – Dmitry Kolesnikov, Andrey Gorin and Dmitry Bychkov, going on May Day demonstration have been arrested. They have been arrested by employees of the Center on counteraction to terrorism and extremism nearby to their houses. Beaten Kolesnikov and Gorin have been released in the middle of day. Reports on their arrest have not been made.
The grenade has been thrown to Dmitry Bychkovu at arrest. He is in a prison of Barnaul. We can ascertain that it is the next provocation of special services against nazbols.
We remind, in 2001 year the captain of FSB Zhdanov has taken out Dmitry Kolesnikov on a cemetery, has put a pistol to his head, and has demanded to witness against Edward Limonov. Then big scandal has arisen. Zhdanov has been discharged of service and translated in other region.]]>
Latvian national-bolsheviks – Vladimir Linderman and Alina Lebedeva have taken part in meeting. Originally the action was planned near the Russian representation, but under the pressure of embassy of the Russian Federation, the administration of Brno has transferred it to city centre. However, it has positively affected number of spectators and journalists.
National-bolsheviks to Czechia and Slovakia express also support by all in Russia who is pursued on political grounds, is in the Russian prisons for their political belief. Meeting will take place at 16.00, near the Russian representation in Brno. On meeting presence of national-bolsheviks from other European Union countries is expected also.
We call all national-bolsheviks, communists, the left nationalists, anarchists and legal experts to join our action.
About 30 nazbols have arranged “a funeral march” around metro station “Vyhino”, having blocked Veshnjakovskaja street. This action is devoted memory of nazbol Anton Stradymov killed in January in area Vyhino .
National-bolsheviks have passed from the square of Amilkar Kabral to a place where Anton Stradymov has been found killed on January, 14th. Flags, a banner “A blood for a blood” have been spreaded out, nazbols bore portraits of their dead friends and burnt down torchs, scanned slogans “A blood for a blood”, “Russia without Putin”, “Murderers of the opposition to the answer”. Dead nazbols have been listed - Dead Party: Chervochkin, Stradymov, Zolotaryov, Burygin, Sokov, Volkov, Nefedov. Noboby have been arrested.
This is the first action of “Day not consent” declared today by “The Other Russia”. At 14.00 PM national-bolsheviks came to the Triumphal square of Moscow with the slogan “It is time to change the power”. Some of them including the leader of national-bolsheviks Edward Limonov were arrested. The major requirement of participants of actions is observance of 31 articles of the Constitution guaranteeing a freedom of assembly.
The main witness of protection Dmitry Manets in court, нацбол Anton Stradymov has been killed on January, 14th, 2009.]]>