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Urgent Action: Three face jail for peaceful protest

The trial against Yan Sidorov, Vladislav Mordasov and Viacheslav Shashmin, three young men from Rostov-on-Don in south-west Russia, is expected to start in May. They are prosecuted for trying to organise a peaceful protest in November 2017 in support of dozens of Rostov residents who had lost their houses in mass fires. They could be sentenced to 15 years in jail if convicted. Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov have been in pre-trial detention and Viacheslav Shashmin under house arrest since November 2017. They are prisoners of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Russian to:


Prosecutor of Rostov Region
Yurii Alekseevich Baranov 
Prosecutor’s Office of Rostov Region
344011, Rostov-on-Don,
Pereulok Khalturinskiy, 101
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor


And copies to:

Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation 
Yurii Yakovlevich Chaika
Prosecutor General’s Office 
ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a
125993  Moscow GSP- 3
Russian Federation 
Fax: +7 495 987 58 41 ; +7 495 692 17 25

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH YAKOVENKO 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP 0207 229 6412 Fax 0207 727 8625

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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