January 21, 2015

Russian Federation: Release Rafis Kashapov (UA 12/15)

Tatar activist and outspoken government critic, Rafis Kashapov, was sentenced to three years in prison on 15 September for criticizing the Russian government.
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:
  • Calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Rafis Kashapov, as he is imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to drop the charges against Rafis Kashapov and to take steps necessary to overturn his sentence.
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 12/15” 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.