Denis Kaznacheev arrested:
DJ and music producer Denis Kaznacheev has been arrested in Berlin on cyber-crime charges on the request of the US authorities.
Long-term Berlin resident Kaznacheev is co-founder of Nervmusic records and half of minimal techno duo Easy Changes, who’ve amassed a large following since 2007 with releases on Grow Vinyl, Sleep Is Commercial, FoundSound, and Arma.
The United States has accused Siberian-born Kaznacheev of “money laundering and dark web activities,” in accordance with a post on his Facebook fan page. German police detained the musician on May 30 on behalf of the US Department of Justice, which is seeking his extradition to America.
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Kaznacheev’s supervisor confirmed to Trommel that the musician is at the moment being held in Berlin’s Moabit jail.
Supporters of Kaznacheev relayed the next message from the musician on social media: “Make noise! I am innocent here. Please get me out of here! Everybody, I need your help! Please help me!”
A petition has been began to safe the discharge of the DJ, whose supporters consider has develop into embroiled in a case of mistaken identification.
In a June 6 Facebook post, a supporter wrote: “We stand by Denis’s innocence, and chances are high his identification was stolen and used for felony actions.
“Germany should stand by Denis’s innocence and fair civil treatment, and defend him to avoid extradition, as so far, there’s no proof that he is guilty of any of the charges. The USA can’t unlawfully arrest and destroy the life of a person without evidence.”
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A GoFundMe page set as much as assist pay for the artist’s legal prices has to this point raised €7,982 out of a €10,000 purpose.
Donor Bruno Santos wrote: “Denis is a humble, hard-working person and a friend. He’s also an admired artist all around the world. This whole thing seems like a terrible mistake, and he needs our support.”
Kaznacheev’s artist agency has set up a Justice for Denis web site by which supporters can sign the petition and make a donation. Supporters have been requested to ship letters or postcards to the musician at Moabit jail to maintain up his spirits as he waits for his destiny to be decided.