Russian anti-war activist Aleksey Rozhkov, who is accused of setting fire to the military registration and enlistment office after the start of the war with Ukraine, was taken from Kyrgyzstan to Russia, accompanied by members of the Kyrgyz special services. Upon arrival in Russia, he was met by FSB officers who put a bag over his head and used a stun gun on him. Rozhkov told his lawyer Kamil Isabekov about this, Zona Solidarity writes .
Rozhkov, who fled from Russia to Kyrgyzstan, extended his temporary registration in the host country. The next day, early in the morning, security forces broke into his home. On June 7, the lawyer visited him in the temporary detention center in Berezovsky (a suburb of Yekaterinburg) to find out the circumstances of his transfer to Russia.
“I was detained early in the morning in a rented temporary building by a large number of operatives, five to seven,” Rozhkov said. “The equipment was immediately taken away. They told me to take all my things with me, but they didn’t let me pack properly. They brought me to the department, in a hurry [GKNB - State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan]. In neighboring rooms, the screams of people who were being tortured were often and continuously heard. I was threatened with torture if I didn't cooperate.
My detention took place the next morning after I renewed my registration, so I doubt that this is a coincidence. I told them about how I did the check-in, then I was taken to the airport. [During the flight, Rozhkov was accompanied by two Kyrgyz intelligence officers in civilian clothes.] Upon arrival [in Russia] I was met by the FSB: a bag over my head, a shocker, everything was as usual.”
Rozhkov became the third person in Russia to set fire to the military enlistment office after the full-scale invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine. He was detained and charged with "attempted murder" - allegedly there was a woman watchman in the building of the military registration and enlistment office. However, six months later, the article was reclassified as “damage to property” and Rozhkov was released from the pre-trial detention center. Against the backdrop of statements by the authorities that the arson of military registration and enlistment offices should be qualified as “terrorist acts”, Rozhkov left Russia.
After the security forces brought Rozhkov to Russia, the Berezovsky City Court of the Sverdlovsk Region resumed the trial in his case. On June 6, at a meeting, the prosecutor requested that the case be returned for additional investigation. The next hearing is scheduled for June 14.
Gulshaiyr Abdirasulova, a spokeswoman for the Kylym Shamy human rights movement, told The Insider earlier that several Russians were detained over the weekend, not just Rozhkov. All of them were wanted in the Russian Federation and were expelled to their homeland. The Supreme Court explained that the decision was made at the level of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic.