08/03/2018

Urgent Action: Fears for Two Disappeared Russian Prisoners (Russian Federation: UA 145.18)


The fate and whereabouts of IT specialist Victor Filinkov and civil society activist Yuliy Boyarshinov remain unknown. They were last seen on 28 July, in a detention centre in Yaroslavl, Russia but are now believed to be in transit to an undisclosed location. There are grave concerns for their safety.

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The fate and whereabouts of IT specialist Victor Filinkov and civil society activist Yuliy Boyarshinov remain unknown. They were last seen on 28 July, in a detention centre in Yaroslavl, Russia but are now believed to be in transit to an undisclosed location. There are grave concerns for their safety.

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

  • Immediately disclose Victor Filinkov and Yuliy Boyarshinov’s fate and whereabouts, ensure that they are held in official places of detention and their families and lawyers have access to them and are fully informed of their location at all times;
  • Ensure that they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment both in transit and in detention and that a prompt, independent, effective and impartial investigation is conducted into their allegations of torture and ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 14 September, 2018: 
Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika

Prosecutor General’s Office
ul. B. Dmitrovka, dom 15a
Moscow GSP- 3, 125993, Russia
Fax: 7 495 987 58 41 / 7 495 692 17 25
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov,
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 298 5700  I  Fax: 1 202 298 5735
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @mfa_russia
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 145.18
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