Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Russia | Seven Crimean left activists have been persecuted for last six months

On March 1 five left activists were searched in Sevastopol. Two of them were arrested.

Last months the Russian authorities began to persecute the left activists in Crimea. On November 14, 2017, investigators brought the case to the worker Valery Bolshakov. Bolshakov for a long time headed the Workers Union of Sevastopol, and at present he is the secretary of the Sebastopol branch of the party “The Russian United Labor Front.” During the search, he was subjected to ill-treatment, all identification documents were confiscated, as a result the activist can not get a job, and his bank card is blocked.

UK | Neo-Nazi groups recruit Britons to fight in Ukraine

by Kevin Rawlinson

Neo-Nazi groups involved in the fighting in Ukraine are actively seeking to recruit British far-right activists, a leading anti-fascist watchdog has warned.

At least two Britons are thought to have travelled to the war-torn eastern European country in recent months after encouragement by people linked to the Azov battalion, a notorious Ukrainian fascist militia, according to Hope Not Hate.

Brazil | Brazil: Lula da Silva’s Habeas Corpus Appeal Postponed

Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) has postponed former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva‘s habeas corpus appeal until Mar. 6. The hearing was initially scheduled for today, ten days after Lula’s defense team submitted documents related to the proceedings to the court.