Saturday, 7 May 2011

Verdict on Tihonov - Khasis Trail

On 6th May the Moscow City Court had announced the verdict in the trail of Nikita Tikhonov and Evgenia Khasis recognized by the jury convicted of murdering jewish antifashist lawyer Markelov and Anastasia Baburova.
Russian nationalist Nikita Tikhonov sentenced to life imprisonment. His wife Evgenia Khasis convicted of aiding and abetting murder, received 18 years in prison.

At the same time we received a statement from POW Center Russia which we publish here by their request:


So as in mass-media there was an information about involvement Sergey Golubev ( Oper), who had introduced himself as the leader of nearmusical formation «B&H/C18 Russian» as a witness for the prosecution Tihonov – Khasis and had appeared in the Internet conjectures of individual characters and figures, regarding his participation in the charity fund of POW-center, we consider it necessary, in order to avoid gossip and false conclusions to give the following comments:

1. POW-Center continues to operate in the former mode. Assistance to prisoners and their families was, is and will be in the future.

2. POW-Center never was, is not and will not be depend on any organization, including B&H. As stated earlier the structure of the fund is a non-partisan and above organizational character and in the implementation of the activity of the fund take part people do not consisting in any other formations.

3. Sergey Golubev has NEVER had bearing to help political prisoners and their families in the format fund.

4. Sergey Golubev is not the plenipotentiary representative of the charitable fund of POW- Center and never has been. And he never realized fundraising for POW-Center as well as has not received any financial assistance from us.

5. About the individual activities of Sergey Golubev as a volunteer, an assistance to prisoners and their families, we haven’t information. Because of this fact we put under doubt the authenticity of his testimony and on other questions which was sounded during the court session.

6. Regarding under no circumstances unacceptable participation nationalists as witnesses for prosecution over the nationalists, as well as over other nationally-minded people, in particular, who pass as accused in the cases with political subtext. All the other statements and opinioned conjectures on the activity of the charity fund of POW- Center are lies and falsifications of people who wishing to use the separately taken villains for destabilization of the situation and the demoralization of the participants of the Movement.

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