#SolidarityWords

#SolidarityWords

A joint project of the Ukrainian PEN and the ZMINA Human Rights Center, in which well-known Ukrainian writers and journalists became ambassadors of Ukrainian political prisoners-journalists imprisoned in the Russian Federation and the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Years: 2021-

Coordinators: Maksym Sytnikov, Nadiya Dobryanska

Project description

A joint project of the Ukrainian PEN and the ZMINA Human Rights Center, in which well-known Ukrainian writers and journalists became ambassadors of Ukrainian political prisoners-journalists imprisoned in the Russian Federation and the temporarily occupied Crimea. In their publications, interviews, public events in Ukraine and abroad, the ambassadors will call for the release of political prisoners and their cases. The solidarity program is designed to draw attention to the affairs of Ukrainian Kremlin hostages and to promote international pressure on Russia to release them.

The ambassadors of the political prisoners were Victoria Amelina (Osman Arifmemetov), Myroslava Barchuk (Oleksiy Bessarabov), Olga Gerasimyuk (Tymur Ibragimov), Larisa Denisenko (Remzi Bekirov), Irena Karpa (Marlen (Suleiman) Asanov), Andriy Kurkov (Nariman Dzhelyal), Yuri Makarov (Rustem Sheyhaliyev), Myroslav Marynovych (Server Mustafayev), Vitaly Portnikov (Vladislav Esipenko) Irina Slavinska (Amet Suleymanov) Ostap Slyvynsky (Asan Akhtemov), Mariana Savka (Ruslan Suleymanov) and Irina Tsilyk (Seyran Saliev).

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