Young Soviet protesters jailed

August 14, 1991

Young Soviet protesters jailed

Two young Moscow anarchists have been imprisoned awaiting trial for three months, and may face prison sentences of up to seven years after being arrested at a demonstration near the offices of the KGB on March 12.

The protesters, A. Rodionov and A. Kuznetsov, were set upon by two unidentified men in civilian clothes. After the two anarchists defended themselves, tearing the jacket of one of the assailants and scratching the face of the other, it turned out the two were police.

Australian supporters of the two are planning a protest outside the Sydney consulate of the USSR at 12 noon on August 17. They are also asking that protests be sent to the Soviet embassy in Canberra.

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