The absurd criminal case concerning "public disorderly conduct" on July 27, 2019 is being fabricated right in front of our eyes. Every defendant of «Case 212» is innocent!
We demand an end to these unjust criminal prosecutions.
a criminal case was instituted under Article 212 of the Russian Federal Criminal Penal Code. The authorities characterised the peaceful demonstrations as «public disorderly conduct», punishable by the law.
thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow. This mass rally was an answer to the authorities decision to invalidate thousands of Muscovites' signatures, thereby disqualifying independent candidates from participating in the Moscow City Duma elections. The peaceful protest ended with mass arrests and detentions.

On July 27, 2019
were detained
were injured by the police
By September 2, 18 people were detained under «Case 212». Seven of them have already been sentenced to real prison terms. Three are awaiting sentencing in detention centers. Two are under house arrest and one has been released on bail. Six others have had their charges dropped.
On July 30, 2019
Six have been released
Six are under investigation
V. Barabanov
D. Konon
V. Kostenok

D. Vasiliev was under investigation.
D.Beglets, 2 years
Kirill Zhukov, 3 years
E. Kovalenko, 3.5 years
K.Kotov, 4 years
I. Podkopaev, 3 years
V. Sinitsa, 5 years
P.Ustinov, 1 year probation
Seven have been convicted
In the pre-trial detention center:
S. Rajabov
N. Chirtsov
E. Malyshevsky

Egor Zhukov and S. Fomin are under house arrest.

A. Gubaydullin has been released on a bail.


(27 year old, an entrepreneur, father of two children)
The charge: Article 318.2 of the Russian Federal Criminal Penal Code. The investigator declared that there was a video showing him «striking unidentified police officers, thereby obstructing their legitimate actions».
Date of sentencing: September the 3rd.
Now: in detention center-3 «Presnya».
Term: 2 years of imprisonment.
(28 years old, incomplete degrees in physics engineering and psychology teaching)
The charge: Article 318.1 of the Russian Federal Criminal Penal Code. Kirill is accused of trying to raise a helmet visor of a member of the Russian National Guard during the demonstration on July 27th.
Now: in detention center-4 «Medved».
Date of sentencing: September 4th.
Term: 3 years of imprisonment.
(34 years old, a programmer, a civic activist)
The charge: Article 212.1 of the Russian Federal Criminal Penal Code also known as «Dadin`s article» on multiple violations in the organization of a protest. The Investigative Committee completed the investigation in 4 days.
Date of sentencing: September the 5th.
Now: in detention center-1 «Matrosskaya Tishina».
Term: 4 years of imprisonment.
(25 years old, a technician)
The charge: part 1 of Article 318, article 212.2 of the Russian Federal Criminal Penal Code. During inspection, police officers found in his backpack a hammer, a penknife, gas spray and a gas mask.
Date of sentencing: September the 3rd.
Now: in detention center-1 «Matrosskaya Tishina».
Term: 3 years of imprisonment.
(23 years old, a novice actor)
The charge: Article 318 of the Russian Federal Criminal Penal Code. Pavel is accused of using violence against a member of the Russian National Guard, leading to the dislocation of his shoulder.
Date of sentencing: September the 16th.
Now: in detention center-4 «Medved».
Term: 1 year probation.


Awaiting the end of the investigation


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We are a self-organized group of activists, friends and relatives of the people detained during peaceful demonstrations in July and August 2019. We provide assistance to all participants prosecuted under criminal articles.

Our aim is to help the detained under «Case 212», their families and their friends, inform the media coverage of criminal prosecutions, and to show them other forms of solidarity and support.

We seek official recognition that there was no "public disorder" in Moscow streets on July 27.

We seek the release of all those persecuted.

We seek respect for their human rights.

Alexandra Krylenkova, a human rights activist
Nikita Ponarin, a HSE student, a civic activist
Roman Kiselev, a human rights activist
Maria Chernyh, a co-founder of the bureau «Verstak»
Anastasia Shilovskaya, a HSE student, a civic activist
Daniel Khryaschyov, BMSTU student, human rights activist

And many, many others.
We're not sure how «Case 212» will progress from hereon, how many people will be arrested in total, how much time these folks will spend in prison and how their family members will be affected. Therefore we must be ready to support them.

On average around 15,000₽ (230 USD) is required for transfer to their Federal Penitentiary Accounts and for purchasing products to pass on to each of them in detention. Also, we'd like to collect a further 30,000₽ (460 USD) to support each of their families. This is a relatively small sum, spent according to the families' needs, covering basic expenses.

It's impossible to truly cover a loss of a family member's presence at home, but we could at least alleviate some of their financial burden.
Our team is made up of volunteers. We don't have an organizational structure and receive assistance for processing monetary donations from Team 29, who is also defending people prosecuted by the government.
Our support for the 212 prisoners and their families would be impossible without friends:
Team 29, MHG, OVD Info, Pravozaschita Otkrytki, Sakharov Centr, ZATEXT
Once a week we send a summary of what is happening and write about what's most important

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