October 3, 2017

Urgent Action: Whistle Blower Detained On Spurious Charges (Russian Federation: UA 228.17)


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Aleksandr Eivazov, a former court secretary, is unjustly detained on charges of interfering with the course of justice after he exposed violations in the judicial system. His health is at risk and he should be immediately released.

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

  • Urging the authorities to release Aleksandr Eivazov immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression;
  • Pending his release, calling on them to ensure that he is provided with access to any medical care he may require, including the medication he needs to treat his asthma.

Contact these two officials by 14 November, 2017:

Prosecutor of Saint Petersburg Sergei Litvinenko
Saint Petersburg Prosecutor’s Office
ul. Pochtamtskaya 2/9
190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Fax: + 7 812 315 4853/ 3182649
Email via website: http://procspb.ru/reception
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor

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: rusembusa@mid.ru
Twitter: @RusEmbUSA
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 228.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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