In Tuva, FSB officers reported on the arrest of the alleged organizer and 14 members of the “AUE” (Prisoner’s way of life is one) movement, recognized in Russia as extremist. This is reported by the press service FSB and Investigative Committee.
As follows from the FSB report, some of the detainees were serving sentences in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service, while others were at large. According to the intelligence service, “supporters of the AUE ideology are accused of committing grave and especially grave crimes.
According to the Investigative Committee, 15 detainees were charged with extremism, 14 of whom were arrested, and in relation to one “forensic medical examination is being carried out in connection with his state of health.” In addition, a criminal case was initiated under the article on occupying a higher position in the criminal hierarchy.
According to the department, the members of the group promoted criminal traditions, antisocial behavior, the prestige of committing crimes, and also helped to transfer prohibited items to prisons and collected money for a criminal fund – a common fund. In addition, they involved new members in the group, including teenagers, and also declared hatred towards representatives of law enforcement agencies.
Searches were carried out at the homes of the accused, as well as at the place of serving their sentences.
Since 2021 in Russia began to appear more often criminal cases for allegedly promoting the subculture of prisoners, the so-called AUE movement. Moreover, investigators find “cells” of an extremist group right in a pre-trial detention center or colony, and the evidence in the case is the testimony of cellmates and some notes “promoting the rules of life and behavior of AUE adherents.”
Human rights activists believe that such accusations are most often made against detainees whose falsified cases “fall apart” due to lack of evidence.