Khimki battle solidarity campaign continues

Tord Björk | Action,Environmental movements,International action,Repression,Russia | Monday, September 27th, 2010

Today the court in Khimki decided to prolong the police custody for Alexei Gaskarov for another two months accused of organizing an action against the Khimki town hall for protection of the Khimki forest. Tomorrow the court will decide about the fate of Maxim Solopov facing the same charges. Thus the campaign for Freedom for Gaskarov continues. The protests in Russia and internationally have been wide spread in 32 cities in 12 countries. Here you find a video message by th publisher of this blog which was sent on request to Moscow, the video is made by Marwin Wettlestam Palm and Victor Sjöfors:

The campaign has received wide spread support a group of 50 well-known Russian public figures and human rights activists. They addressed an open letter to the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. They call on him to secure the release of the Khimki hostages, Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov, and to investigate the numerous violations of Russian laws and human rights committed by local authorities and law enforcement agencies against antifascists, social activists, and journalists during their investigation:

http://khimkibattle.org/?p=914&lang=en

Read more about the international campaign at: http://chtodelat.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/international-solidarity-with-the-khimki-hostages-the-campaign-continues and more about the lack of evidence and the odd idea that the accused have to prove he is not guilty: http://chtodelat.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/khimki-the-town-where-youre-guilty-until-proven-innocent/

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