Russia: Update on Anarchist Prisoner Kirill Kuzminkin

On July 16, the Municipal Court of Moscow (Bogorodsky Val, 8) will consider an appeal against the extension of the detention of anarchist Kirill Kuzminkin, aged 14, suspected of making an explosive device. The appeal will start at 9.30 in office 327 or 328. Because Kirill is a minor, the meeting is likely to be closed. On July 1, the Presnensky Court extended the arrest until October 3, 2019. Prior to that, Kirill spent a month at the Serbian Institute on psychiatric examination.

Recall that Kirill Kuzminkin was arrested on November 2, 2018 on suspicion of manufacturing an explosive device; On November 6, the court arrested him; he was charged under Part 3 of art. 222.1 (“Acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transport or illegal transportation of explosives or explosive devices, committed by an organized group”) and Part 3 of art. 223.1 (“Illegal manufacture of explosives, illegal manufacture, alteration or repair of explosive devices committed by an organized group”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. He was arrested during the investigation of a criminal case about an explosion at the FSB building in the Arkhangelsk region, which occurred on October 31 and as a result three department officials were injured. The attack killed Mikhail Zhlobitsky, 17, who brought an improvised explosive device to the building. According to the investigation, Kuzminkin and Zhlobitsky corresponded shortly before the death of Mikhail, in regard to the manufacture of explosive devices. According to relatives, there is no evidence that the investigation is correct: Kuzminkin is interested in chemistry, during the search they seized substances such as saltpeter, sugar, nail polish remover, etc.

Kirill does not acknowledge guilt, despite the persistent pressure (according to relatives) of the investigators, who are also dissatisfied with the fact that a lawyer defends him by agreement and not by appointment.

His family is now going through difficult times not only morally, but also financially. Kirill needs money to pay a lawyer. Alfa-Bank card of the mother of Kirill: 5559 4936 9993 0823 (Kuz’minkina Nadezhda Vladimirovna)

Address for letters: 125130, Moscow, Vyborg ul., 20, PKU prison 5, Kirill Kuzminkin Igorevich, born in 2004. Or write using the Rosusnik project: http://rosuznik.org/.

(via AMW English)

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