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

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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)

  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. Talyat Abdurakhmanov
  10. Rustem Abiltarov
  11. Zevri Abseitov
  12. Raim Ayvazov
  13. Muslim Aliev
  14. Refat Alimov
  15. Enver Ametov
  16. Kazim Ametov
  17. Ernest Ametov
  18. Ali Asanov
  19. Suleyman (Marlen) Asanov
  20. Volodymyr Balukh
  21. Farhod Bazarov
  22. Akim Bekirov
  23. Edem Bekirov
  24. Enver Bekirov
  25. Remzi Bekirov
  26. Chaban Oleg
  27. Memet Belyalov
  28. Oleksiy Bessarabov
  29. Bilyal Adilov
  30. Asan Chapukh
  31. Oleksiy Chyrniy
  32. Bekir Dehermendzhy
  33. Mustafa Dehermendzhy
  34. Volodymyr Dudka
  35. Emil Dzhemadenov
  36. Dzhemil Gafarov
  37. Arsen Dzhepparov
  38. Rustem Emiruseinov
  39. Servet Gaziev
  40. Pavlo Hryb
  41. Tymur Ibrahimov
  42. Rustem Ismailov
  43. Riza Izetov
  44. Yevhen Karakashev
  45. Alim Karimov
  46. Mykola Karpyuk
  47. Ihor Kiyashko
  48. Stanislav Klykh
  49. Oleksandr Kolchenko
  50. Andriy Kolomiyets
  51. Arsen Kubedinov
  52. Emir-Usein Kuku
  53. Hennadiy Lymeshko
  54. Serhiy Lytvynov
  55. Enver Mamutov
  56. Nariman Memedinov
  57. Remzi Memetov
  58. Emil Minasov
  59. Yashar Muedinov
  60. Seyran Murtaza
  61. Seyran Mustafaev
  62. Server Mustafaev
  63. Erfan Osmanov
  64. Yevhen Panov
  65. Yuriy (Nuri) Primov
  66. Volodymyr Prysych
  67. Ayder Saledinov
  68. Seyran Saliev
  69. Ferat Sayfullaev
  70. Oleg Sentsov
  71. Rustem Seythalilov
  72. Seytveli Seytnabdiev
  73. Enver Seytosmanov
  74. Hlib Shabliy
  75. Rustem Sheyhaliev
  76. Dmytro Shtyblikov
  77. Oleksandr Shumkov
  78. Viktor Shur
  79. Mykola Shyptur
  80. Vadym Siruk
  81. Edem Smailov
  82. Maksym Sokurenko
  83. Oleksiy Stohniy
  84. Renat Suleymanov
  85. Roman Sushchenko
  86. Oleksandr Steshenko
  87. Oleksiy Syzonovych
  88. Shaban Umerov
  89. Roman Ternovsky
  90. Ruslan Trubach
  91. Rustem Vaitov
  92. Valentyn Vyhivskyi
  93. Asan Yanikov
  94. Andriy Zakhtey
  95. Server Zekiryaev
  96. Ruslan Zeytullaev
  97. One prisoner whose name we don’t disclose on the desire of his relatives

This list may change. Arrests are taking place each week. Currently, information about Kostyantyn Davydenko, and Leonid Parkhomenko is being checked.

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.

FIND THE PRISONERS' MAILING ADDRESSES

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.