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Urgent Action update: Release youth prisoners of conscience

The trial of Yan Sidorov, Vladislav Mordasov and Viacheslav Shashmin is ongoing at the Rostov-on-Don regional court, in southwestern Russia. They are being prosecuted for trying to organise a peaceful protest in November 2017 in support of dozens of Rostov-on-Don residents who had lost their houses in mass fires earlier that year. At the trial, Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov reaffirmed that they had been tortured to extract “confessions” but the court disregarded the statements. The three men are prisoners of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally and their allegations of torture and other ill-treatment effectively investigated.

Take action.



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

Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika
Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Prosecutor General’s Office 
ul. B.Dmitrovka, d.15a
125993 Moscow GSP- 3
Russian Federation
Fax: +7495 987 58 41/ +7495 692 17 25
Twitter: @Genproc
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

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

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY DR ALEXANDER V YAKOVENKO Embassy of the Russian Federation 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP Tel: 0207 229 6412 Fax: 0207 727 8625

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

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