July 21, 2017

Urgent Action: Imprisoned Journalist Must Be Released (Ukraine: UA 160.17)


Stanislav Aseev, a freelance journalist, who was missing for several weeks, is held by the Russia-backed separatists from the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DNR”) in eastern Ukraine. They accuse him of “espionage”.

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Stanislav Aseev, a freelance journalist, who was missing for several weeks, is held by the Russia-backed separatists from the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DNR”) in eastern Ukraine. They accuse him of “espionage”.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Demanding that Stanislav Aseev is immediately released;
  • Urging that he, and any other journalist, is able to carry out legitimate journalist activities without interference, including when travelling in and out of the territories affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine;
  • Reminding them that under international humanitarian law, which is binding on all parties in conflict, arbitrary, abusive and prolonged detention of civilians is prohibited.

Contact these two officials by 1 September, 2017:

Head of the DNR
Aleksandr Zakharchenko
Artyoma St., 68,
Donetsk, Ukraine
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr Zakharchenko

Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M St NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 349 2963 I Fax: 1 202 333 0817
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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