29 May

Activists in Kiyv held day of solidarity with the Crimean Four

Solidarity actions with the Crimean Four – Oleg Sentsov, Alexander Kolchenko, Gennadiy Afanasiev, and Alexey Chyrniy detained by the FSB in Simferopol two years ago – were held in several locations of Kyiv.

The “Crimean Hostages” are still imprisoned by the Russian authorities.

“The purpose of our action is to draw attention to the fate of the Crimean Four and to remind that they are still there,” said Maksym Butkevych, a member of the Solidarity Committee.

The solidarity events lasted throughout the day. They included a number of activities, for example, a exhibition of photo works by Gennadiy Afanasiev at the “Zhovten” cinema.

Friends and family members who gathered at the venue made speeches about the Crimean political prisoners.

Activists urged all the people concerned, both in Ukraine and abroad, to join the campaign. Berlin and New York confirmed their participation in the solidarity week.

Hromadske.ua (28 May 2016)
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