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Anarchist anti-fascist murdered in Samara, Russia - friends and family need support!

posted 27 Feb 2012, 03:04 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Feb 2012, 03:05 ]
21 February 2012

On the 9th of February, at 6:30 in the morning in the area of the institute "FIAN" (in Samara) a janitor found the body of Nikita Kalin, born in 1991. At 8:00am police arrived on the scene, and at 11:00am police contacted the mother of the victim. According to his mother, Nikita was stabbed 61 times, besides this, his ribs were fractured multiple times, and his head was wounded as well. No property was stolen. Currently there is one murder suspect under arrest. Nikita's blood was found on the clothes of the arrested suspect. 

It is obvious, that Nikita was attacked by a group, and police also told his mother off the record, that the detained suspect is a national socialist activist, and refuses to name any accomplices. Besides the brutality of the murder, the investigation has still not questioned Nikita's mother, or his friend who was the last person who saw him. Due to this, we suppose that there will be an attempt to cover up the case, as it often hapens in Russia. However, the suspect has already hired a lawyer.

We suspect, that the investigation is working in the interest of the arrested, and thus support is necessary. At this point, a human rights organisation has provided a lawyer, but funds are still needed for funeral costs. [Read more]