“Of course, I choose letters,” Filinkov says. – I do not have time to respond. Today I was given three more days in a punishment cell for being in court answered the judge’s questions… Where? Just mind-numbing viewing the wall around the clock. They don’t give a textbook. I would like to read literature in English, I brought six textbooks on mathematics. One was stolen from me, but in the end, frightened by the Investigative Committee, they nevertheless returned it, taking a receipt that I had no complaints. They simply don’t give me their “textbooks”. These are degrading conditions, they do not socialize, they desocialize, people become vegetables. “
Filinkov is in “solitary confinement” due to planted his birthday blades. As reported in the Rupression Telegram channel, which covers what is happening with political prisoners in Russia, at present, the Central District Court of Orenburg is simultaneously considering seven claims of Viktor against IK-1. In the same place information provided about the help that Victor and his family need.
A criminal case on the so-called terrorist community “Network” was opened by the FSB in October 2017. Then, for a month in Penza, Yegor Zorin, Ilya Shakursky, Vasily Kuksov, Dmitry Pchelintsev and Andrei Chernov were detained. Arman Sagynbaev was found in St. Petersburg, and the Penza residents Maxim Ivankin and Mikhail Kulkov were later detained in Moscow. Also, three Petersburgers were detained in the case: Viktor Filinkov, Igor Shishkin and Yulia Boyarshinov. Most of the detainees are anarchists and anti-fascists, who were also fond of airsoft. According to the materials of the case, the defendants allegedly created an online community with the aim of committing terrorist attacks, preparing for a revolution and civil war.
According to the FSB, no later than May 2015, the person involved in the case, Dmitry Pchelintsev, decided to unite anarchists and antifascists from different cities – Penza, St. Petersburg and Moscow – into “battle groups” to attack the security forces, attacks on government bodies, military registration and enlistment offices and branches of United Russia … Activists allegedly gathered in 2018 during the presidential elections and the World Cup with the help of explosions to “shake the masses to further destabilize the political situation in the country,” and then to raise an armed rebellion.
The defendants argued that the materials of the case were fabricated by the FSB, and that they gave confessions under torture. Viktor Filinkov and other defendants spoke in detail about the torture.
In February 2020, seven defendants in the Network case were sentenced to imprisonment for a term of six to 18 years. In the summer of the same year, Filinkov was sentenced. He received 7 years in prison.