Radio Free Europe, “Russian Anarchist Couple Convicted Of Hooliganism For Criticizing FSB”

September 19, 2022

A Russian court sentenced a couple of self-declared anarchists to 21 months in a colony settlement for criticizing the Federal Security Service (FSB) by unfurling a protest banner at the agency’s headquarters in 2018.

A colony settlement is a dormitory-like penitentiary located near an industrial facility where convicts work alongside regular employees.

Pavel Chikov of the legal defense organization Agora wrote on Telegram that the central district court in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk sentenced Dmitry Tsibukovsky and Anastasia Safonova on September 19 after finding them guilty of “hooliganism motivated by political hatred.”

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