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

Years: 2021-

Coordinators: Maksym Sytnikov, Tetiana Pechonchyk

Project description

In their publications, interviews, public events in Ukraine and abroad, public ambassadors call for the release of political prisoners and tell their stories. The #SolidarityWords program is designed to draw attention to the affairs of Kremlin hostages and to promote international pressure on Russian Federation to release them.

The ambassadors of the political prisoners are:

Alim Aliev (Iryna Danylovych), Victoria Amelina (Osman Arifmemetov), Myroslava Barchuk (Oleksiy Bessarabov), Olha Herasymiuk (Timur Ibragimov), Larysa Denysenko (Remzy Bekirov), Volodymyr Yermolenko (Maksym Butkevych), Zoya Kazanzhy (Vilen Temeryanov), Irena Karpa (Marlen (Suleiman) Asanov), Andriy Kurkov (Nariman Celal), Yuri Makarov (Rustem Sheykhaliyev), Myroslav Marynovych (Server Mustafayev), Vitaly Portnikov (Vladyslav Yesypenko), Iryna Slavinska (Amet Suleymanov) Ostap Slyvynsky (Asan Akhtemov), Mariana Savka (Ruslan Suleymanov) and Iryna Tsilyk (Seyran Saliev).

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