Russian Federation: Close Criminal Case Against Valentina Cherevatenko (UA 121/16)

Urgent Action
July 5, 2016
Prominent human rights defender Valentina Cherevatenko was informed on 24 June that she has been declared a suspect under the “foreign agents law”. She may face up to two years in prison.
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:
  • Urging the Russian authorities to immediately stop all criminal proceedings against Valentina Cherevatenko for violation of the “foreign agents law”;
  • Calling on them to stop the harassment of Valentina Cherevatenko;
  • Reminding them of their responsibility to ensure human rights defenders can carry out their legitimate activities free of harassment and without fear of reprisals, as set out in the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 121/16” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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