In jail (awaiting charges or shorter sentence)

Issam Hijjawi Bassalat, Dr.

Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat is a Palestinian medical doctor who has lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, since 2010. Today, Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat is a political prisoner, held in high-security Maghaberry Prison in the north of Ireland. He was targeted by an MI5 infiltrator to attend a bugged meeting with members of Saoradh, an Irish republican socialist political party that advocates for an end to British colonialism and a united Ireland. He was detained on 22 August at Heathrow Airport on the same day that nine members of Saoradh were also arrested by British forces.

Dmitriy Pchelintsev

Dmitriy was born in Penza, but his family moved frequently. He graduated from school in Izhevsk, returned to Penza. Dmitry studied at the faculty of computer technology of the Penza State University. In 2013-2014, he served urgent service in the Penza Artillery School. He worked as a shooting instructor at the Penza shooting range. Several times acted as a judge in the competitions. He plays drums, is an environmental activist, participated in the vegan days, ecological actions, and organized film screenings in Penza.

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Ilya Shakurskiy

Ilya was born in the city of Moksha (Penza region). At the time of his arrest Ilya lived in Penza. He is a student of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Pedagogical Institute n.a. Belinsky of Penza State University. The environmental activist-ecologist, anti-fascist. At school, Shakursky gathered classmates and went with them to clean the river Moksha. He writes poems and prose.

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Vasiliy Kuksov

Vasiliy was born in Serdobsk (Penza region). He studied at Agricultural academy, and worked as an constructing engineer in Penza. He volonteered in animal shelters. Since being a student interested in music: many times participated in autor’s song contest “Hoper”, member of “Academic” band, used to perform in Penza Philharmonia. Enjoys nature and hiking.

Andrey Chernov

Andrey was born in the city of Kamenka, Penza region. He studied at the Penza Pedagogical Institute at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. He is interested in rock music, programming, muay thai. Participated in competitions and won prizes. Vegetarian, took part in the actions “Feed the hungry”. He lived with his twin brother Alexei in a rented apartment in Penza. He worked at the factory as a fitter.

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Mikhail Kulkov

Mikhail was born, studied and lived in Penza. He graduated from the Penza Trade and Economic College, specialty cook-technologist. After studying he served the army as radio man. After army he planned to open a fast-food joint for the beginning, and in the future a cafe.

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Detained on July 4, 2018 in the frame of the investigation of the so-called “Network” case.


Maxim Ivankin

Maxim was born and raised in the village. He studied at the college for technologist, worked as a cook in a restaurant. In addition, as an unskilled worker at a construction site, children’s animator, celebrations designer, was a camp caretaker, painted on clothes. He was involved in organizing free markets, Food not Bombs, free libraries. He served in the fleet.

Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal

Lore has dedicated her entire life to serving people and making them feel better. She provides essential, life-sustaining services to the most vulnerable Philadelphians as a care worker. She supports community members who live with HIV and chronic illnesses to access medical and critical care, often at her own expense. She has maintained multiple studios in massage therapy and provides regular outcalls to elders and clients who cannot leave their homes. She is the irreplaceable rock of support for her family through health crises.

Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez

On May 22, 2019, anarchist comrade Juan was arrested, a fugitive and wanted for about two years. Two houses were searched in the province of Brescia, as well as two homes of parents of a comrade, and a comrade in the Brescia hinterland. Another comrade was also arrested and detained in the Brescia prison, accused of “personal aiding” (article 378 of the Criminal Code), with the aggravating circumstance of ”aiding the subtraction of the execution of the sentence“ (in reference to Juan).


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