I want to thank everyone who did not remain indifferent to the situation in Ukraine. When every day on the battlefield our valiant warriors die the death of the brave defending their native land from Russian invaders. Every day, in different parts of Ukraine, dozens, hundreds and thousands of civilians die from rockets, shells and bombs in Kyiv, Kharkov, Mariupol, Kherson, Chernigov and other Ukrainian cities and villages. Russian troops ruthlessly kill women and children, the elderly and the disabled.
The whole world is watching the development of events with fear, people of goodwill are ready to provide all possible assistance.
Dozens and hundreds of tons of humanitarian supplies come to Ukraine for the needs of the army and for people who have suffered from Russian missiles and bombs. They lost their homes and ended up on the street. Millions of refugees and internally displaced persons are leaving Ukraine.
But there are still people who, as a result of the war, found themselves in a terrible situation. They cannot make an independent decision with weapons in their hands to defend the country or leave the danger zone.
These are prisoners who are in prison and are hostages of the situation. The situation is repeating itself. In 2014, about 15 thousand prisoners ended up in the occupied territory of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and the state of Ukraine could not take care of them.
Our organization Kharkiv Human Rights Group appealed to the president and the government with a request to release the prisoners who ended up in the war zone:
The right to life of detainees and convicts held in prisons in Ukraine must be protected
To date, prisoners in the prisons of Sumy, Chernihiv, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Kiev, Zhytomyr and other regions have found themselves in the combat zone. These are thousands of Ukrainian citizens. They need protection and help. We receive numerous requests from prisoners who suffer from a shortage of basic necessities, food, medicine, drinking water. These institutions are on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. Prison authorities are unable to provide them.
I am writing to you on behalf of a coalition of human rights organizations in Ukraine that have united around protecting prisoners from imminent death during the war. In partnership with prison authorities, the Red Cross and volunteers, we will facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to almost any prison.
Don’t be indifferent.
If you can donate humanitarian aid, please contact us and we will discuss delivery methods.
Contact: Andrey Didenko Programme Coordinator of the Kharkiv Human Rights Group: +38093 985 25 74
email: [email protected]
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