Group of Young People Found Guilty of Murdering Two Guest Workers
On July 29, 2008, the Saratov Oblast' law court issued the guilty verdict to Andrey Koretskiy, Vitaliy Grishin and Pavel Zakutko for their participation in an attack against immigrant construction workers which resulted in two murders.
Severe Attack on Tajikistani Guest Workers in Moscow
On July 28, 2008, not far from the Ridzhkaya Railway Station, unidentified people attacked several guest workers from Tajikistan and threw incendiary bottles into their dwellings. Some of the workers were taken to the hospital for resuscitation with severe injuries.
Music Club to be Closed Down for its Head's Extremism
On July 24, 2008, the Zabaykal Krai district attorney's office submitted to the Chitinskaya Oblast' law court the request to liquidate the regional public organization Chitinskaya Youth Club for Guitar Playing "Velikyi Istok' ("Great Beginnings') and to delete its name from the federal juridical entities' register.
Are there radical rightists in the Petersburg Police?
On July 24, 2008, following the communication about the arrest of Aleksey Bychin accused of stabbing a policeman, it became known that radical rightists obtained access to information about detained antifascists. According to the data from radical right sites, the information came from the police itself.
Antifascist attacks Nazi-Skinhead who turns out to be off-Duty Policeman
A young antifascist was put into custody in the Krestiy Prison by the Kuybyshev district law court in St. Petersburg. He is charged with the stabbing of an off-duty policeman and his friend, whom he had believed to be Nazi-skinheads, on June 13.
Criminal Accusations against Two Schoolgirls in St. Petersburg
In March 2008, in St. Petersburg, a criminal case based on Article 116, Paragraph 2, Part (c) of the Russian Criminal Code (beating motivated by racial hatred) was set up against two female students at the 558 school in the Kolpino district.
The Death of Ilya Borodaenko Commemorated in Several Russian Cities
Exactly one year ago yesterday, activist Ilya Borodaenko was murdered during an attack by a group of Nazi skinheads on a ecology protest action to which he was taking part. In his memory, groups of people gathered in several Russian towns, among which Irkutsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Samara.
New SOVA Center Book Now Available
The English language book entitled :Xenophobia, Freedom of Conscience and Anti-Extremism in Russia in 2007;, edited by the SOVA Center, is as of now available.
Internet Forum Comments bring one Man to Court
In mid-July 2008, in the town of Aleksandrov (Vladimir region), a 23-year old man was charged for posting nationalistic comments on a forum, on the basis of Paragraph 1 of Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code (condemning the incitement of hatred or hostility).
St. Petersburg Murder of Uzbek Worker Goes to Court
Four young boys are being brought to court, after the investigation of the November 2007 murder of an Uzbek worker in Repino was finished in mid-July 2008. All suspects are charged with incitement of inter-ethnic hatred and hostility (Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code), and two of them, both minors, face murder charges (Paragraph 2 of Article 105).