#LetMyPeopleGo list of Ukrainian citizens deprived of freedom in occupied Crimea and Russia on political motives

Today dozens of Ukrainian citizens of various political, religious, ethnic, and professional backgrounds are illegally imprisoned by Russia on political motives. Over the last months, their number exceeded fifty. Together they constitute the #LetMyPeopleGo list of Ukrainian Kremlin’s hostages.

Why are these people called “the Ukrainian hostages of the Kremlin”?

Most of them were involuntarily turned into instruments of Putin’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine. Being portrayed as Ukrainian “war criminals,” “saboteurs,” and “terrorists” on Russian television, they are a “living proof” that Russia is allegedly at danger from attacks of malevolent Ukrainians or Crimean Tatars.

Propaganda tells such kinds of stories to reinforce the negative image of Ukraine, the country that ousted its pro-Russian president in the Euromaidan revolution and buried the plans for the restoration of Moscow’s Eurasian empire. Many of these people describe how they were tortured into “confessing” to the most wicked plans in front of Russian TV cameras. And these media operations are arguably the most important aspect of the Kremlin’s hybrid war against Ukraine. The Crimean Tatars, representatives of Crimea’s indigenous nation, constitute the major group of the prisoners. As they are the main resistance force to Russia’s occupation of Crimea, the Kremlin is arresting them en masse on fictitious “terrorism” and “extremism” charges.

#LetMyPeopleGo List (A—Z), as of 24 September 2020

  1. Eskender Abdulganiev
  2. Tofik Abdulgaziev
  3. Izzet Abdullaev
  4. Teymur Abdullaev
  5. Uzair Abdullaev
  6. Vladlen Abdulkadyrov
  7. Medzhit Abdurakhmanov
  8. Arsen Abhairov
  9. Rustem Abiltarov
  10. Medzhit Ablyamitov
  11. Zevri Abseitov
  12. Bilial Adilov
  13. Muslim Aliev
  14. Refat Alimov
  15. Enver Ametov
  16. Osman Arifmemetov
  17. Suleyman (Marlen) Asanov
  18. Raim Ayvazov
  19. Farhod Bazarov
  20. Akim Bekirov
  21. Enver Bekirov
  22. Remzi Bekirov
  23. Vadym Bektimirov
  24. Memet Belyalov
  25. Oleksiy Bessarabov
  26. Oleksiy Chyrniy
  27. Kostiantyn Davydenko
  28. Halyna Dovhopola
  29. Volodymyr Dudka
  30. Emil Dzhemadenov
  31. Ayder Dzhepparov
  32. Arsen Dzhepparov
  33. Rustem Emiruseinov
  34. Serhiy Filatov
  35. Dilyaver Gafarov
  36. Dzhemil Gafarov
  37. Server Gaziev
  38. Artem Gerasymov
  39. Tymur Ibrahimov
  40. Ismet Ibrahimov
  41. Rustem Ismailov
  42. Riza Izetov
  43. Edem Kadyrov
  44. Eldar Kantemyrov
  45. Yevhen Karakashev
  46. Alim Karimov
  47. Denys Kashuk
  48. Lenur Khalilov
  49. Seyran Khayretdinov
  50. Ihor Kiyashko
  51. Andriy Kolomiyets
  52. Emir-Usein Kuku
  53. Hennadiy Lymeshko
  54. Aidyn Mamutov
  55. Enver Mamutov
  56. Oleksandr Marchenko
  57. Yunus Masharipov
  58. Nariman Mezhmednov
  59. Remzi Memetov
  60. Ruslan Mesutov
  61. Yashar Muedinov
  62. Zekirya Muratov
  63. Seyran Murtaza
  64. Server Mustafaev
  65. Ruslan Nagaev
  66. Enver Omerov
  67. Riza Omerov
  68. Erfan Osmanov
  69. Leonid Parkhomenko
  70. Oleh Prikhodko
  71. Fevzi Sagandzhy
  72. Ayder Saledinov
  73. Seyran Saliev
  74. Rustem Seythalilov
  75. Seytveli Seytabdiev
  76. Rustem Seytmemetov
  77. Enver Seytosmanov
  78. Osman Seytumerov
  79. Seytumer Seytumerov
  80. Hlib Shabliy
  81. Rustem Sheyhaliev
  82. Dmytro Shtyblikov
  83. Oleksandr Shumkov
  84. Viktor Shur
  85. Mykola Shyptur
  86. Vadym Siruk
  87. Edem Smailov
  88. Alim Sufyanov
  89. Eskender Suleymanov
  90. Renat Suleymanov
  91. Ruslan Suleymanov
  92. Shaban Umerov
  93. Valentyn Vyhivskyi
  94. Asan Yanikov
  95. Ivan Yatskin
  96. Andriy Zakhtey
  97. Server Zekiryaev
  98. Ruslan Zeytullaev
  99. Emil Ziyadinov

Suspended sentences:

  1. Talyat Abdurakhmanov
  2. Renat Suleymanov
  3. Arsen Kubedinov
  4. Seyran Mustafaev

House arrest:

  1. Amet Suleimanov
  2. Oleksandr Sizikov


  1. Nariman Memediminov
  2. Ernest Ametov

How can I help the Kremlin’s hostages?

  • Follow the #LetMyPeopleGo social media pages on Facebook and Twitter and share the information;
  • Send letters and postcards to show your support to the prisoners;
  • Demand Russia release illegally jailed Ukrainians at public actions;
  • Draw the attention of statesmen and opinion makers to the issue of political prisoners and call on them to put pressure on the Kremlin.


The #LetMyPeopleGo campaign advocates for the Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia and occupied Crimea on political motives. It aims to release all the prisoners from the #LetMyPeopleGo list and controls the observance of fundamental human rights, among which are freedom from torture, the right to a lawyer, the right to medical care etc.

The campaign was started by Euromaidan SOS and is supported by a number of organizations and institutions in Ukraine and abroad: Center for Civil Liberties, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, People in Need, the Open Dialogue Foundation, Euromaidan Press, Euromaidan-Warsaw, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Office of Ukraine’s Ombudsman.