Today, in the 2nd Western District Military Court, a verdict will be passed on a Moscow civil activist, a member of Solidarity, Mikhail Krieger. He is accused of justifying terrorism because of posts and comments on Facebook three years ago. On May 16, the prosecution requested nine years in prison for Krieger. On the day of the verdict, he spoke in court with the last word. The Insider publishes it in full.
I am charged with two Facebook posts that were two years old at the time of my detention. From which I conclude that these texts of mine are just an excuse. And they are persecuting me for my first anti-war, and now openly pro-Ukrainian position, which I not only do not hide, but try to demonstrate it as widely as possible and at every opportunity. I consider this war to be that rare conflict in which the truth is absolutely present on one side. And this side is Ukrainian.
Trying to somehow wash away the fratricidal shame that our country has covered itself with, I helped Ukrainian refugees, in every possible way expressed my sincere hope for Peremoga in social networks. I was and still am sure that if the Russians are destined to meet freedom, then it can come only as a result of this very Peremoga. Just as it came to Japan and Germany precisely as a result of a military defeat.
Alexander Gorodnitsky has these words: “Victory is not always needed for freedom, it sometimes needs defeat…”
But back to my accusation. So, I am accused of having publicly allowed myself to dream about Putin's hanging. Yes, I really dream to live to see such a holiday.
I am sure that our dictator deserves such an execution as well as other war criminals who were hanged by sentence, for example, at the Nuremberg Tribunal. The same deceitful tyrant, who appropriated unlimited power for himself, with the same hands stained with blood. And this assessment of mine is fully confirmed by the warrant for his arrest issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. But, perhaps, in these dreams of mine, I forgot about mercy, about “mercy for the fallen”, so to speak? Again - no. After all, by the grace of this butcher (I insist - it is precisely by his grace), blood continues to flow every day.
And since he himself will not leave power, as we all understand, his arrest and execution is the only way to stop the fratricidal bloodshed, which, again, I insist, it was he who unleashed against the people most related to the Russians - the people of my native and beloved Ukraine.
Now, because of the maniacal ambitions of our Fuhrer in my native Dnieper, my numerous relatives, classmates, childhood friends are sitting in basements waiting for shelling and bombing. What are they all for? For the fact that our sun-faced did not play enough of soldiers in childhood? For the fact that, according to my observations, he became a fan of the same, real Fuhrer and, it seems, follows his example?
Thus, I insist on justice, reasonableness and, if you like, expediency of this "crystal dream" of mine.
Or, to paraphrase a well-known lackey by the name of Volodin, let's say this: "There is Putin - there are rivers of blood, no Putin - there is no bloodshed."
I hope I have sufficiently and intelligibly substantiated my dream?
Then let's move on to my second accusation. I am also charged with inciting hatred towards the FSB. Yes, I really do not like this office, which is an absolute analogue of the Gestapo of the Nazi Reich. And even surpasses in meanness and brutality. Why, ask? Yes, because the German executioners, albeit with inhuman methods, fought the real enemies of the Reich and the Fuhrer, and did not invent them.
Ours, Putin's, the Gestapo simply invent "enemies". With the help of infiltrated provocateurs, "terrorist organizations" are created, and then they themselves "reveal" them. That is, for the sake of stars on shoulder straps, orders for the chest, for the sake of a career, they break the lives of a teenager, their parents, not at all sympathizing with them, just as they do not sympathize with a rabbit being eaten. This vile practice of theirs was manifested in the cases of the New Greatness, the Network, in the case of the Kanan teenagers. Moreover, one of the Kansk children, 14-year-old Nikita Uvarov, was kept in a pre-trial detention center for almost a year. And at the age of 16 they soldered him 5 years in a colony. For the "terror attack in Minecraft." Who, tell me, do you have to be to put a 14-year-old child in fact? Aren't these modern Gestapo men a monster? Can they be called human?
In general, the text that formed the basis of my accusation was written under the influence of the shock that happened to me after the verdict in the “Kaliningrad case”. Let me remind you, if anyone forgot that then the two newlyweds received 12 and 13 (!) Years for service inconsistency of an FSB officer who turned out to be a guest at their wedding. And now - almost the next day after the marriage, the newlyweds received such wild terms. And what should I feel after all this for the employees in our Gestapo?
I cannot but add that in the Network case, at least confessions from young people were obtained by torture with electric shocks. What the judges chose not to pay attention to. Judging by the geography of these cases, by the obedience of the courts in these cases, I conclude that this cannibalistic, monstrous practice is precisely a practice, and not isolated excesses. And what should I feel for the employees of this brutal office? Really boundless respect and puppy delight?
And what feelings should I have for this department after the poisoning of Navalny, Kara-Murza, and a number of other poisonings by a special group of service killers traveling around the country for their victims? These are the same "hot hearts and clean hands."
Explain to me how it is possible, knowing about everything I have listed, to belong to the department of executioners, sadists, murderers and informers? And why do I not have the right to share this disgust with others? Doesn't Article 29 of the Constitution guarantee me the right to disseminate open information?
Thus, it seems to me that I have sufficiently substantiated my position on both counts.
And that's why I consider Mikhail Zhlobitsky a hero. Although I do not condone terrorism! Has Putin's government left him any other means of protest other than suicide by self-detonation? Did the judges pay attention to the traces of electric shock torture on the body of the defendant Filinkov during the hearing? And how many deputies of the State Duma wrote their requests to the Investigative Committee or the prosecutor's office about this? Did they say anything about the 5-year term to the teenager Uvarov on Channel One or on the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company? And what was left for the heroic truth-seeker Zhlobitsky? What are the forms of protest? If the "ashes of Klaas" burns the heart? Only the "madness of the brave" according to Maxim Gorky ...
Now a couple more words. During the meetings, repeatedly, apparently as an aggravating circumstance, my numerous administrative detentions were mentioned. Probably, according to the prosecution, this should somehow characterize me negatively.
So I have to say that I never went to a protest for fun or boredom. Always only in defense of the rule of law and in strict accordance with the Constitution, which in Article 31 guarantees all of us the right to peaceful assembly.
I'll say more. I considered going out into the streets not only a right, but also a duty of citizens to protect their civil rights. And he often forced himself to do this, overcoming his own laziness, fatigue and other circumstances.
And, dear judges, prosecutors and investigators, I spoke in defense of your rights as well. So that you can choose a government responsible to you. And so that, when making this or that decision, the deputies elected by you think first of all about your reaction, approval or disapproval of these decisions. So that they somehow depend on you. So that, including your sons, brothers, fathers, husbands, they will not be shaved into this criminal war and returned to you in a plastic bag. I think you are just as interested in this as I am. Just be more afraid. It was for these good intentions that I was detained many times, and fined, and imprisoned.
Well, a couple more words.
I appeal to everyone who hears me and to those who read these words of mine. If you ever hear or read that “Krieger changed his mind ...” or “Krieger refused, apologized”, etc., then you should know that a serious threat loomed over my loved ones or over me.
And finally, my short appeal to my glorious countrymen - defenders of native Ukraine.
Love my friends!
Thank you for everything for me, that I cannot be in order with you. At lava ZSU for example.
To that I can only help you Peremogi!
Hai bless you, brother and sister!
Glory to Ukraine!