Radio Free Europe, “Russian Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Prison Terms For Anarchist Couple In Chelyabinsk”

By RFE/RL’s Russian Service, August 30, 2021

Prosecutors in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk have asked a court to sentence an anarchist couple to six years in prison each on charges of hooliganism and vandalism motivated by hatred and enmity.

Pavel Chikov of the legal defense organization Agora wrote on Telegram that prosecutors asked the Central District court in the Ural’s city to convict Dmitry Tsibukovsky and his wife Anastasia Safonova on August 30.

The charges against the couple stem from their placing a large banner in February 2018 near the building of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Chelyabinsk, saying “FSB — Main Terrorist.”

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